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This month, FEMA will begin providing financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 for deaths related to coronavirus (COVID-19) to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic. The policy was more
Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) has opened applications for its Summer 2021 Incubator program. The SEG Incubator is a 10-week business education program designed to help entrepreneurs launch a new business or fine-tune a business that is already in more
DUI On April 6 at 7:39 p.m., police arrested Daniel Casperson, 43, 94 Brayton Ave., Cranston, on a charge of driving under the influence, second offense. Police say Casperson was arrested as a result of a motor vehicle accident investigation on Pontiac more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Reaction to Mayor Ken Hopkins's $311 million city budget plan for the coming year continues to roll in, with the city's Democrats criticizing proposal as "fool's gold." The Republican mayor, meanwhile, is standing by his April 1 more
Save The Bay has opened registration for its 45th annual Swim fundraiser. The nonprofit organization's flagship fundraiser typically welcomes hundreds of swimmers to the shores of Newport and Jamestown for a two-mile, cross-bay swim in support of Save more
By JOHN HOWELL What does it take to make a parade? Well, for starters, you need people. And as Gina Dooley knows, many assume everybody wants to show off so they willingly march for nothing. That's not the case. Dooley, chair of the Gaspee Days more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE After months of delays, the Planning Commission on April 6 voted to grant preliminary plan approval for Revity Energy's 8.1-megawatt solar energy installation off Natick Avenue. The nine-member commission voted 8-1 to accept Planning more
A job well done A gathering was held at Cranston Police headquarters last week to honor Detective Paula Duffy, who has retired after 30 years of service on the Cranston Police Departnent. Chief of Police Col. Michael Winquist and Mayor Ken Hopkins were more
Police: Man dealt drugs while on home confinement A "substantial amount of narcotics" and thousands of dollars in cash were seized last week from the Smith Street home of a man who allegedly continued to distribute drugs while on home confinement for a more
By MERI R. KENNEDY The rain held off on Sunday as 17 teams of softball players gathered at Western Hills, Cooney and Mattera fields for a double elimination co-ed softball tournament, led by Thirsty Beaver co-owner City Council Vice President Ed Brady. more
By JOHN HOWELL They can't weigh more than 5 ounces, and some look like they have come off the set of a science fiction movie. Others could be the cars of the future, yet still others are not much more than a block of brightly colored wood with stickers more
By JACOB MARROCCO Gov. Dan McKee touched on vaccination rates, hesitancy, masking, small businesses and more during a wide-ranging media roundtable at the State House last week. McKee and his staff will host the gatherings - mostly aimed at small, local more
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