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By DANIEL KITTREDGE A proposal that would clear existing commercial structures and homes from a site situated along Oaklawn Avenue, Bateman Avenue and Catherine Street to make way for a new multi-use commercial project will be the focus of a planned more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE The Charter Review Commission has started the process of reviewing proposed changes to the city's governing document and preparing recommendations for the November election ballot. During its meeting on Feb. 5, the commission took more
By JOHN HOWELL David Levesque believes in the value of a hand shake. It's what landed him the largest of his Brewed Awakenings stores - the one on Route 2 in Warwick in the shadow of Barnes and Noble - and set him on the path to developing a different more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE A former Cranston state representative has set his sights on a seat in Congress. Robert Lancia, a Republican who previously represented District 16 in the Rhode Island House of Representatives, this week announced he plans to more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Mayor Allan Fung last week called on state lawmakers to reverse local aid cuts proposed in Gov. Gina Raimondo's initial budget plan for the coming fiscal year, saying the planned reductions in Distressed Communities and payment in more
By PAM SCHIFF Not many kids like science or physics. But when you have a teacher who can make such a subject fun and interesting, it can become one of their favorite classes. Cranston High School East has a special teacher who does just that. Ann Walkup, more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Garden City Center, a decades-old fixture of the Ocean State's retail shopping scene, has been sold to a Massachusetts-based company. The transaction was announced this week in separate press releases from the purchaser, WS more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE An unexpected candidate may soon enter the race to succeed Allan Fung in the mayor's office. Citywide Councilman Ken Hopkins - who last year said he had decided to pass on a run for the city's top job - recently hinted that a "e;major more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE The city's School Committee is once again at full strength. On a 5-0 vote, the committee on Jan. 29 approved the appointment of David Alden Sears to fill the Ward 5 seat left vacant by Janice Ruggieri's resignation in November. Sears more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE A city man who was the subject of a search after an investigation into fentanyl trafficking has been arrested. Leonard T. Liriano, 21, had been wanted on charges of possession of fentanyl with intent to deliver, eluding police and more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE The battle over the state's gaming future has ended - at least on one front. IGT and Twin River last week announced a truce in their long-running dispute over Rhode Island's lottery contract, presenting plans to create a new joint more
By JOHN HOWELL Centreville Bank dates back to 1828 when local business and civic leaders, textile manufacturer John Greene and surgeon Sylvester Knight, started a bank in the village of Centreville in West Warwick. A hundred years later in celebration of more
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