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By DANIEL KITTREDGE A Cranston Police officer has been convicted of simple assault in connection with a March 5, 2020, incident involving a man in police custody. Andrew Leonard, 46, was found guilty of the misdemeanor by District Court Magistrate J. more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE An "unacceptable escalation" and a "breach of authority," or a "reasonable" use of force in a violent circumstance? Attorneys for the state and for a Cranston Police officer charged in connection with his alleged assault on a man in more
By JOHN HOWELL At inaugural ceremonies Sunday in front of the State House, Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos received a standing ovation for remarks that weren't in her prepared script. It was an opportunity for the audience to also express their frustration with a more
By JOHN HOWELL Iftikhar Ahmad, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation, has reason to be a cautious optimist. Consider what has happened to airline traffic since people learned the meaning of COVID-19. Green, like airports across the more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE An "unacceptable escalation" and a "breach of authority," or a "reasonable" use of force in a violent circumstance? Attorneys for the state and for a Cranston Police officer charged in connection with his alleged assault on a man in more
By MERI R. KENNEDY City announces summer camp program Mayor Ken Hopkins has announced the Parks and Recreation Department will offer a five-week summer camp program. Playground Program will run from July 6 to Aug. 6. The cost will be $150 per week and more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Turnout didn't reach the level officials had anticipated, but well over 100 students received their initial dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 shot Monday as Cranston played host to the state's first high school vaccination clinic. "After more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Within weeks, Rhode Island is set to see the most significant lifting of its pandemic-related restrictions since the COVID-19 crisis began more than a year ago. Gov. Dan McKee last week announced a two-phased plan to lift all current more
Celebrating Earth Day in Edgewood, Pawtuxet On Saturday morning, the Edgewood Waterfront Preservation Association, as part of a cooperative effort with the Pawtuxet Village Association, Save The Bay, the Rhode Island Yacht Club, the Cranston Rotary Club, more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Free COVID-19 testing for Cranston residents OneCranston Health Equity Zone (HEZ) and Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP) are offering free COVID-19 tests for Cranston residents through their new mobile van testing sites. he more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Have plans for a Costco-anchored commercial development at the current home of Mulligan's Island Golf & Entertainment been changed enough to warrant another look? That question will go before members of the City Council in May. more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE A long-running legal challenge to the city's 2017 ordinance aimed at curbing roadside solicitation - more commonly known as panhandling - has been settled. U.S. District Court Judge William E. Smith last week issued a consent judgment more
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