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'It's very widespread': Thousands get tax forms for UI benefits they didn't seek or receive By JOHN HOWELL Thousands of Rhode Islanders are beings asked to pay federal and state taxes on money they never received. Over the last month, taxpayers started more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE While some members expressed concern over the length of the proposed freeze, the City Council on Monday unanimously backed a resolution calling on the General Assembly to approve a three-year moratorium on charter school expansion in more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Visitors to City Hall will now find a new look at the building's front entrance. The leadership of the Cranston Police Department, along with Mayor Ken Hopkins and other city officials, gathered Monday morning to mark the opening of a more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE While it was not the celebration Director Ed Garcia would have liked, last Friday's gathering in the William Hall Library's auditorium was nonetheless a special occasion for the leadership and staff of the city's library system. A more
By JACOB MARROCCO Members of the law enforcement community gathered at Doric Park in Cranston on Feb. 12 for a "e;Blessing of the Roads,"e; an event meant to promote driver safety and spotlight the growing number of deaths of the state's major roadways. more
By LAURA WEICK A COVID-19 survivor recently celebrated her 105th birthday in style by virtually spending time with her family - as well as being crowned the "Valentine's Day Queen" at her nursing home. On Feb. 15, three days before her actual birthday on more
By ETHAN HARTLEY On Tuesday, March 2, Rhode Island will hold a special election that could potentially green-light $400 million in state bonding - borrowed money that is to be paid back over a period of time, with interest, similar to a mortgage. The more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Despite the steady, soaking rain, there was cause for celebration Tuesday morning at the Cranston Senior Enrichment Center on Cranston Street. As 9 o'clock arrived, the first group of residents age 75 and older entered the facility's more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Volunteers needed for vaccine assistance The city of Cranston is seeking volunteers to assist with operations of the COVID-19 vaccination site at the Cranston Senior Enrichment Center. Assistance is being sought from volunteers on more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE A resolution recognizing Black History Month in Cranston received the unanimous backing of the City Council last week - but not before an unexpected, lengthy and at times impassioned discussion. "e;All of you can be there. We've got more
Let it snow! On the weekend of the anniversary of the Blizzard of 1978, Sunday's winter storm left behind plenty of snow for local children to play in. School remained in session virtually on Monday, but there's always time for some fun on a snow day. more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE As the administering of an initial batch of 390 COVID-19 vaccine doses to city residents 75 and older wrapped up this week, planning continued for the next steps in the local rollout. On Tuesday, Anthony Moretti, director of more
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