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By NICHOLAS MATTIELLO Curbing the opioid epidemic is one of the most significant public health challenges facing Rhode Island and the nation today. A Washington Post investigation recently reported that Rhode Island was one of the first places in the more
By MERI KENNEDY Johnston Historical Society The Johnston Historical Society museum barn is open Tuesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursdays from 2 to 5 p.m., or by appointment for those who would like to visit the museum or examine the more
By STEVEN FRIAS An old adage is to avoid discussing politics and religion. A debate on abortion usually entangles both politics and religion, which is why even politicians may try to avoid it. Therefore, some were surprised when for the first time in a more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Call for artists There is an open art call for New Hope Art Gallery Spring show that opens on April 2 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Registration days are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on March 11, March 12 and March 13. There is a $10 fee for pop up more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Bowling for Animals On Feb. 24, Defenders of Animals will host a night of bowling fundraiser at Town Hall Bowling Lanes, located at 1463 Atwood Ave. from 2 to 4 p.m. For a $20 donation, you will receive two hours of bowling, a pizza more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Academic Decathlon looking for volunteers Rhode Island Academic Decathlon is actively recruiting volunteers for their Sunday, March 10, 2019 state competition. Volunteers evaluate the speech and interview skills of high school students more
By STEVEN FRIAS After the election, the state Department of Education released the results of the Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS), which mirrors the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS). The results revealed that only more
As we begin our 2019 legislative session, I want to give the people of Cranston an overview of what they can expect from their House of Representatives this year. Before doing so, however, I wish to sincerely thank two key groups - the voters of more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Gingerbread House Decorating Contest Artists' Exchange in Cranston has announced that the 14th annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest will be held Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Artists' Exchange, located at 50 more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Fall with the Gentian Garden Club The Gentian Garden Club will hold their next meeting on October 16 at 7 p.m. at the North Scituate Community House, Rte. 116. This will be a … more
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