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By RORY SCHULER Rhode Island businesses have received approximately 17,282 federal Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP, loans totaling more than $1 billion, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Gov. Dan McKee has proposed taxing loans more
By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston West softball team had lofty expectations heading into the 2021 spring and has lived up to them as it heads into a pivotal regular season finale on Friday. The Falcons, who boast a roster filled college-committed players, more
By JOHN HOWELL Kellsie King, a graduate of Cranston High School West who's now a junior at University of Rhode Island, would have probably attended college regardless of the Rhode Island Promise. But it wouldn't have been easy for her or her family. King more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Members of the City Council last week cleared the way for a June 19 boxing event to be held at Cranston Stadium, although the granting of licenses necessary for the promotion to proceed was not without debate. The council's Safety more
By RORY SCHULER The Rhode Island Business Coalition (RIBC) held a press conference last week to argue against proposed personal income tax increases for high-income earners and taxes on the federal Paycheck Protection Program loans in the state. "This is more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Cranston East banner auction Cranston High School East is thrilled to announce a silent auction to benefit the East athletic programs. In an unprecedented move, the school will be auctioning off the original individual banners for both more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE An ordinance amendment creating a new Diversity Commission in the city will stand. The City Council on Monday unanimously overrode Mayor Ken Hopkins's veto of the measure, clearing the way for the new, codified, nine-member panel to more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Opening a new Crepe Corner location in Pawtuxet Village has involved challenges owner Natacha Legein could never have imagined. But on Saturday, as the village bustled with activity, the mood was rightfully joyous. Asked what it meant more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Pride flag-raising ceremony Cranston's third annual Pride flag-raising ceremony will be held Thursday, June 3, at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 869 Park Ave. The event will also be streamed live at The event will feature more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Plans for a new Costco-anchored development at the current home of Mulligan's Island Golf & Entertainment have again stalled, this time through a vote of the City Council's Ordinance Committee. Whether the move represents the end of more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Mayor Ken Hopkins says he is "livid" over the City Council's removal of administrative appointments from a proposed new Diversity Commission, calling it a "slap in the face." And his frustration doesn't stop there. During an interview more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE The City Council's Ordinance Committee was set this week to vote on whether Coastal Partners LLC's request for new consideration of a proposed zoning change at the New London Avenue property that currently houses Mulligan's Island more
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