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Garden City Elementary School, Cranston’s new vision of elementary education has concluded its first trimester. From fifty-year-old buildings, students and teachers alike have transitioned to a … more
New Year ’s Day arrived as a whisper. The still waters of the Providence River reflected gray clouds. The Fields Point giant wind turbines stood tall, their blades frozen. The Edgewood … more
The ex-boss at the Central Landfill has taken over as CEO of J.R. Vinagro Corporation, following his resignation last month. And his new employer, Vinagro Corp. has now taken over road and bridge … more
By KEVIN FITZPATRICK The Rhode Island Judiciary is requesting funding to build a new courthouse in Cranston, but don’t hold your breath. The Judiciary requested funding from the state … more
Herald Staff Reports Cranston’s Fire Chief formally announced his retirement last week and Mayor Kenneth Hopkins announced his successor. Fire Chief James Warren formalized his … more
The Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives set his eyes on the biscuits slathered in sausage gravy across the table. “There’s no more … gravy train coming from the federal government,” said state Rep. K. Joseph Shekarchi more
A resolution to bring a $40 million bond for Cranston Public Schools before voters in a special election next year has passed in the city council in a 6-3 decision along party lines. The … more
Editor’s Note: This is the fifth installment of a series looking at the newest iteration of the proposed Winsor Avenue solar farm. The public hearing is expected to continue in January, with a likely vote on a special-use permit to build an industrial-scale 19-megawatt (MW) solar field, with nearly 50,000 solar panels at 118 Winsor Ave. in northwest Johnston. Watch for more coverage leading up to and following the expected continuation of this hearing on Jan. 25. more
By ED KDONIAN “I would be remiss if I didn’t say my victory was not just the Dan Wall victory,” he said. “It was the result of the team of good people who worked with me … more
Chief Operating Officer Marrio Carreño, of the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), made an appearance at last week’s Finance Committee meeting to update the committee on the … more
Ladd Observatory Staff Astronomer Francine Jackson and Jim Hendrickson, member of “Sky Scrapers” amateur astronomers of Rhode Island, were welcomed at Cranston Central Library to inform … more
JOHNSTON, R.I. — As small local newspapers struggle with dwindling circulation and shrinking revenue, public officials unhappy with critical news stories are hitting where it hurts — yanking away their contracts to advertise legal notices. more
How fast can you go?  It’s a question Bob Walker expects when asked about the electric bicycle he’s built and rides – except for rainy days when he take public … more
In a 5 to 3 vote Thursday, council members denied the advice and consent of Robert Zarnetske for the position of Cranston’s finance director. Zarnetske has … more
30,000 runners will participate in the upcoming 2022 Boston Marathon on April 18. Of those individuals, 133 Rhode Islanders will represent the state with seven Cranston residents and six from Warwick … 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
It was 5 o’clock Monday evening and Jeremy Bousquet had just finished climbing a ladder and began hammering nails into a corner of two pieces of long lumber when someone asked: “What are … more
On Oct. 16, Eden Park Elementary School opened its doors to celebrate and showcase the newly renovated wing, dubbed the Learning Community. more
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