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By DANIEL KITTREDGE The time to be counted has nearly arrived. The 2020 U.S. Census gets underway in just days, and Rhode Islanders will soon be receiving mailings related to the 10-year population tally. Much is at stake for the Ocean State, including more
By JOHN HOWELL Since it opened in 1951, the hospital on Toll Gate has been known as Kent. But that's going to change as soon as this April as part of a rebranding of the state's second largest hospital, president and CEO Robert Haffey told the Rotary more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE What promises to be one of the most closely watched contests in Rhode Island this election season has come into sharp focus. On Monday, Republican Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung, wife of Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, filed paperwork with the more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE The School Committee on Monday unanimously approved a pair of resolutions seeking to place a $147 million bond question for a five-year school facility improvement plan on the November election ballot. The figure is $14 million higher more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Clearing existing buildings at an Oaklawn Avenue site that includes the former Mardi Gras nightclub and other businesses will pave the way for a planned liquor store and branch bank, the project's backers told city officials and more
By JOHN HOWELL Toni Andersen is putting out a call for a ship's captain, gravedigger, bailiff, class of students, member of the militia, teacher, blacksmith and jailor, along with a prisoner or two. To qualify, they should at least be a third-grader - more
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
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