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According to feline math, a Warwick Parks and Rec employee saved 81 lives on the job Monday. Paul Joutras gripped the cardboard box and aimed for his city trash truck. “But I heard … more
Oak Lawn School fifth graders have been working hard to bring a little more kindness to the world after reading “Pay it Forward,” a novel by Catherine Ryan Hyde. The book, about seemingly … more
By robert porter lynch When my mom led the charge to save the mansion, we didn't have a caretaker living in the house. As a student at Brown, I volunteered. After all, what young man wouldn't … more
With the special election to fill the Ward 6 council seat left empty after Matthew Reilly’s resignation tentatively set as October 3, two candidates have come forward to throw their hat into … more
In 1966, while still a freshman at LaSalle Academy, in Providence, Cranston Resident Ed Bastia and his class began writing to French students overseas. While his whole class created relationships … more
Seven minutes, that’s all you’ll get to make your mark. Live Bait, an open mic storytelling event, has returns after a COVID hiatus at a new location, the Artists’ Exchange, … more
The city of Cranston is partnering with the state to provide up to $20,000 in grants and aid to small businesses. Director of Economic Development Franklin Paulino said there are three different … more
UPDATED: Police shot and killed a man wanted for a triple shooting on Ligian Court in Johnston. more
Cranston Police hold second annual Spring Street Festival on Rolfe Square this past Sunday, May 21. With the work that has gone into revitalizing Rolfe Square, Community Outreach Captain Justin Dutra … more
11-year-old Cranston resident Joseph Colardo placed first in the Ohio National Tournament of Champions wrestling competition, junior 75 division, held in West Virginia last month. “I do … more
At their meeting on Monday night, the city council heard from Director of Elections Nick Lima who detailed laws regarding the special election of a new member of the council to replace Councilman … more
Three-year-old Eli Urena, from Cranston, was diagnosed with cancer Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia TCELL in December of 2021. After going into remission in January of 2022 his cancer has returned. … more
Scrap metal or monument? Johnston picks the latter. Removed from its Providence pedestal in 2020 and locked away in storage, a 130-year-old statue depicting Christopher Columbus will be … more
Bright orange barricades spray-painted with five dripping, black letters — RI DOT — block both sides of the Greystone Sluiceway Bridge on the border of Johnston and North Providence. … more
Ward 6 Councilman Matthew Reilly was arrested Monday on charges of Drug Possession. Reilly, a Republican and a member of the safety services committee, was arrested on drug charges early at … more
Artificial Intelligence has been more than a buzzword for the entirety of 2023. ChatGPT, a program that generates everything from essays to songs to instructions, has been at the forefront of this … more
The Rhode Island Town and City Clerks’ Association’s Elections Committee is behind six bills to optimize local elections by altering the selection and size of polling locations, allowing … more
The Cranston Police Department is sponsoring a Spring Festival at Rolfe Square this Sunday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Community Outreach Captain Justin Dutra, a member of the department … more
He can imagine what it would be like hiding in a classroom as gunshots echo through school hallways. “I’m in a classroom and I hear a guy walking down the corridor and he’s shooting … What do I want between me and him?” asked grandfather and retired Warwick Police Capt. Tim Colgan. “I don’t want a social worker; I don’t want a psychiatrist; I don’t want the principal. I want a cop between me and him. And I think most people feel that way. I think they do.” more
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