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THE LATEST: Picture brightens as RI enters new phase

“There is going to be this week a lot of activity in Rhode Island that we haven’t seen in months … There’s a lot to look forward to. And we’ve had a very good weekend," the governor said.

Raimondo: Demonstrations, riots a ‘wake-up call’

The governor said the pandemic has newly illuminated the “real human cost” of “institutional inequality” in Rhode Island and elsewhere across the country.

Radio Beacon, Episode 13: Joseph Polisena Jr., Johnston Town Council

Joseph Polisena Jr., vice president of the Johnston Town Council, talks about how the COVID-19 crisis continues to play out at the town and state levels, his political future, and being a sports fan during the pandemic.

THE LATEST: Nursing homes will remain closed to visitors on June 1

“It’s very much still a crisis in nursing homes,” Gov. Raimondo said. “I hope that will be able to change in Phase 3 (starting July 1).”

THE LATEST: Welcome back, indoor dining, haircuts and youth sports

Beginning Monday, when Rhode Island transitions to Phase 2 of its economic reboot, residents will be able to dine indoors, cut and color their hair, get a new coat of nail polish for the first time in months and visit a spa to shake off all their COVID-19 stresses.

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Foley, Lopez to play college ball

By ALEX SPONSELLER Two more Cranston West softball players committed to play in college recently, as senior Caitlin Lopez is set to play for nearby Rhode Island College and fellow senior Lauren Foley will be heading north to play for the Huskies at the

Falcons Finale

Falcons finale Another Cranston West team recognized it's captains one last time this season, as the Falcon football team dropped off yard signs to their leaders. West football captains include Andrew Dionizio, Cameron Alves, Daniel Ormond, Jake

Champions for Charity golf match a hit

Like millions of other Americans, I spent much of Sunday afternoon tuning into the charity golf match between Team Tiger Woods-Peyton Manning and Team Phil Mickelson-Tom Brady. Woods-Manning came out on top by one hole, but the important part is that the

$1.1M awarded for wind farm studies

Rhode Island, Massachusetts and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced grants worth $1.1 million for four regional studies (versus site specific studies) that will collect data vital to the development of offshore wind and fishing.

Red Sox reflect on historic 2013 season in Zoom call

By ALEX SPONSELLER Last week, the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce held a Zoom conference call with members of the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox. In the conference call, the members of the team recounted stories ranging from the

Grammas receives RIC's prestigious Murphy Award

By ALEX SPONSELLER Cranston native Eleni Grammas recently received Rhode Island College's Helen M. Murphy Award, which is given to a female athlete that has achieved athletic greatness while being involved in the RIC community. Grammas played soccer and

Three Hawks head to the college baseball ranks

By ALEX SPONSELLER Despite the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down the baseball diamond for the spring, Bishop Hendricken baseball is still making headlines as three of its players made their college decisions official in the past few weeks. Senior captain

Sweet music

Lori Istok, a Cranston resident and owner of Lori’s Music Together, knows that “miracles do happen” – and she wants other families going through trying times to know it, …

Wickford Art Association to feature members' work

Crumbling mausoleum contains many Warwick residents

Houghtaling puts spotlight on mental health during crisis

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Officer arrested on assault charge

By HERALD STAFF A Cranston Police officer was arrested last week on a charge of simple assault as a result of a use-of-force investigation, according to Rhode Island State Police. Online court records show Andrew Leonard, 45, was released on $1,000

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