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By DANIEL KITTREDGE Cranston's inaugural activities, as required by the city's charter, will take place as scheduled on Monday, Jan. 4. But the proceedings will have a very different look this year, with the pandemic forcing the typical pomp and more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Need help with your mortgage? RI Housing's Hardest Hit Fund Rhode Island (HHFRI) program is offering zero-interest, forgivable loans to eligible Rhode Island homeowners who became unemployed or underemployed due to the COVID-19 more
No one needs to be convinced that this has been a terrible year.   The doomsday virus that originated in the People’s Republic of China (otherwise known as COVID-19) has spread death … more
This year, our annual quest for the perfect Christmas tree took us across the state line to Connecticut. For two Southern California ex-pats who formerly chose our Christmas trees on a typical … more
By ARDEN BASTIA Coinme, a leading cryptocurrency exchange company, and Coinstar, LLC announced last week that the digital currency Bitcoin is now available at more than 45 Rhode Island currency kiosks. These Bitcoin-enabled Coinstar kiosks are in more
In a year unlike any other, community generosity helped Bank Rhode Island's (BankRI) 23rd annual Holiday Giving Tree program provide more than 2,659 gifts to children throughout the state. Each of the bank's 20 branches displayed a giving tree decorated more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE The debate surrounding plans to bring a new, Costco-anchored development to the current home of Mulligan's Island Golf & Entertainment drew to an abrupt end last week. Through a brief letter from its legal counsel to the City Council more
Winter wonderland IN STYLE: Nicholas Pirolli, 2, cruises down the hill at Cranston High School West in his L.L Bean tube on Sunday. (Herald photos by Steve Popiel) 2 ZOOM! Robert Izzi, 3, of Cranston enjoys some morning sledding on Sunday at Cranston more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE The air was cold, and the snow and ice from last week's storm still covered the ground as night fell. But on Bluff Avenue on Saturday, "e;Bright Nights"e; shone through. Luminarias lined snowpiles along the street's sidewalks, and groups more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE As the pandemic wears on, Rhode Islanders across all walks of life have grappled with how to adapt. In some ways, the last nine months can be compared with the way communities responded in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE An ordinance that would bar a tenant's source of income as a deciding factor for landlords in Cranston received the City Council's backing last week. The measure, formally titled "Fair Housing Practices," was approved on a 5-3 vote more
By ALEX SPONSELLER New England Patriots Cheerleading Director Tracy Sormanti passed away at the age of 58 on Dec. 4 after a three-year battle with multiple myeloma. The Warwick native was in her 32nd year with the Patriots organization and was one of the more
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