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John Ricci unveiled his 1934 Cadillac slowly. He peeled off sheets and blankets like small strips of wrapping paper. The bright red hood and its chrome accents flashed in the afternoon sun streaming through the garage door windows. " more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE A new chapter in the storied history of the Park Theatre is in the works. Ed Brady and Jeff Quinlan, whose Dig In Dining restaurant group includes the Thirsty Beaver and other establishments in the area, are eying the local landmark more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Traveling east or west along Park Avenue on the eastern side of the city? Expect more detours and delays - likely through early next year. The anticipated reopening of the Park Avenue railroad bridge, which carries the road over rail more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Ward 4, which includes much of Western Cranston, has a new representative on the City Council. On an 8-0 vote during a special session ahead of the council's regular monthly meeting Monday, Richard Campopiano was appointed to fill the more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Ken Mancuso, a former chief of the Cranston Police Department, has been appointed to the Ward 4 seat on the School Committee. "I'm thrilled. I know I'll do a good job . I'll enjoy doing this," he said after being sworn in by Ron more
Fun at the Fall Festival This past weekend, a Harvest Festival was held at the historic Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in collaboration with The Artists' Exchange. The event featured something for everyone, including fun children's activities and concessions more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Another name is being put forward to fill the Ward 4 seat on the City Council, while a special meeting has been set to act on the proposed appointment. Council President Chris Paplauskas on Tuesday announced he has nominated Richard more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Plans for a pair of separate, large-scale development projects were unveiled before the Planning Commission earlier this month, with a formal public hearing process for both still to come. The first proposal, dubbed Trolley Barn more
Matthew Newell was playing on the St. Rocco School playground on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. The carefree 9-year-old heard a teacher calling his name. The fourth-grader, wearing his … more
Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee, along with Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos made the trip to Johnston High School to provide the state with its weekly COVID-19 update on Wednesday afternoon. In collaboration … more
Johnston has a new biggest taxpayer. The Johnston Town Council voted unanimously Wednesday night to approve a Tax Stabilization Agreement with Amazon. “This agreement if approved by you … more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE The leader of the city's Police Department defended a new automated license plate reader, or ALPR, program during a special meeting of the City Council on Monday, saying its use has already resulted in more than two-dozen arrests and more
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