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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
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
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