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By JOHN HOWELL The first West Bay drive-thru pet pantry hosted by the Potter League was scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Saturday from the league's spay and neuter clinic on Elm Street in Warwick. By 9:30, however, so many people had shown up that Kara more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE After 36 years of service to the city and more than four decades in the fire service, Fire Chief Stephen MacIntosh says the time is right for his retirement. "e;If you could call this a book, I don't even know what genre it would fit in more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Now in office at City Hall, Mayor Ken Hopkins has initiated the process of having picks for several key leadership posts confirmed by the City Council. The council on Monday forwarded a list of nine names submitted by the mayor to its more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Pagano Foundation scholarships available The Lt. Jim Pagano Foundation, now in its 10th year, will again be offering $6,000 in college scholarships to graduating seniors in Cranston. The Lt. Jim Pagano Foundation Scholarship is a more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE During last year's election cycle, many Republican candidates and officials faced questions about the party's leader, President Donald Trump. After last week's events in Washington, D.C. - which saw insurrectionists overrun the more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Citing a "e;terrific chance to build on a solid record of success with a new and spirited beginning for our government and citizens,"e; Ken Hopkins was sworn in Monday as the city's 21st mayor. "e;Everyone has their own piece of Cranston more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Allan Fung's veto of the "e;Fair Housing Practices"e; ordinance approved by the City Council in December - one of his last official acts as mayor - will stand. During a special meeting ahead of Monday's inaugural activities, the council more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Allan Fung took office as Cranston's mayor at a trying time. The city, already facing dire fiscal straits, was reeling from the effects of the global financial crisis. Then, just a year into his term, the floods of 2010 left homes, more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Cranston partners with Tree-Plenish As of the week of Dec. 7, Tree-Plenish has partnered with over 85 schools and communities, including Cranston, to help build sustainable communities through youth engagement. The group plans to plant more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Chris Paplauskas, a Republican entering his fourth term representing Ward 5, is poised to serve as the next president of the City Council. Paplauskas on Monday confirmed that the council's Republican caucus has unanimously backed him more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE After weeks of planning and dozens of interviews with candidates for key leadership posts in his administration, Mayor-elect Ken Hopkins says he is prepared to take the reins at City Hall on Jan. 4. "e;We're ready to go,"e; he told the more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE In a year filled with dramatic moments, the date of Friday, March 13 will likely loom large in the memory of Cranstonians and others across Rhode Island. On that day, news broke that a Cranston High School West student had tested more
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