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For a class that saw its junior and senior years disrupted profoundly, the bright skies over Cranston Stadium on Saturday afternoon set the stage for a deservedly pleasant, celebratory … more
By STEPHANIE BERNABA Perseverance through adversity was the overarching theme at Cranston High School West's 59th annual commencement exercises, held outdoors for the first time ever on June 12 at Cranston Stebbins Stadium. A total of 345 seniors more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Alleging "political interference and favoritism" on the part of both the current mayor and his immediate predecessor, the developer behind the proposed Costco-anchored Cranston Crossing project at the current Mulligan's Island Golf & more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE The future of Providence's troubled pension system has drawn attention across Rhode Island in recent weeks, but a recent report from the general treasurer's office and a subsequent news story have sparked new debate over Cranston's more
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
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