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Bridge closure nears The Rhode Island Department of Transportation issued a reminder this week that the bridge carrying Park Avenue over railroad tracks between Wellington and Elmwood avenues will close to all traffic for approximately four months more
By JACOB MARROCCO Friends, family, teammates and others gathered around the front steps of Cranston High School East on the morning of May 7 to surprise girls volleyball star Lauren Milani, who was named this year's Gatorade Player of the Year. Mayor more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Library updates COVID building guidelines The Cranston Public Library is happy to announce that in accordance with state guidance, it has updated its building use guidelines. As of May 7, the library system has made the following more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Mayor Ken Hopkins has vetoed the City Council's unanimously approved ordinance amendment that would create - and codify - a new Diversity Commission, asking the council to "work with me" and restore at least some mayoral appointments more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE The final days of the City Council's annual budget review proved to be the most consequential - and charged - of a process that involved many hours of hearings and debate over the course of more than five weeks. The council on May 6 more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE A Cranston Police officer has been convicted of simple assault in connection with a March 5, 2020, incident involving a man in police custody. Andrew Leonard, 46, was found guilty of the misdemeanor by District Court Magistrate J. more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE An "unacceptable escalation" and a "breach of authority," or a "reasonable" use of force in a violent circumstance? Attorneys for the state and for a Cranston Police officer charged in connection with his alleged assault on a man in more
By JOHN HOWELL At inaugural ceremonies Sunday in front of the State House, Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos received a standing ovation for remarks that weren't in her prepared script. It was an opportunity for the audience to also express their frustration with a more
By JOHN HOWELL Iftikhar Ahmad, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation, has reason to be a cautious optimist. Consider what has happened to airline traffic since people learned the meaning of COVID-19. Green, like airports across the more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE An "unacceptable escalation" and a "breach of authority," or a "reasonable" use of force in a violent circumstance? Attorneys for the state and for a Cranston Police officer charged in connection with his alleged assault on a man in more
By MERI R. KENNEDY City announces summer camp program Mayor Ken Hopkins has announced the Parks and Recreation Department will offer a five-week summer camp program. Playground Program will run from July 6 to Aug. 6. The cost will be $150 per week and more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Turnout didn't reach the level officials had anticipated, but well over 100 students received their initial dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 shot Monday as Cranston played host to the state's first high school vaccination clinic. "After more
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