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Hospitalized Cranston man faces multiple charges after 39 West shooting

Modern-day public altercations tend to follow an increasingly familiar formula. Tensions escalate. A circle forms. Cell phones, cameras lit, turn toward the drama. The drama escalates …

Johnston Police respond to fatal crash on Hartford Avenue

A Greenville woman died from injuries suffered in a crash on Hartford Avenue during heavy rain on Thursday night. Around midnight, Thursday, July 18, Johnston Police responded to the vicinity of …
SIGN OF RESISTANCE: The abutters who live next to the proposed site of 32 condos along Shun Pike have planted signs stating their clear objections to the project in their front yards. 

Shun Pike single-family homeowners in Johnston square off against affordable housing condo developer

They learned to live with the solar fields and sky-scraping windmills. But 32 condos — 16 restricted to low- and moderate-income households, and 16 market rate units —neighbors …
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RAIN CHECKS: Employees at the Johnston store have been instructed to hand out these little slips of white paper when customers inquire about the store’s future.

Johnston’s Stop & Shop chopped

On Tuesday evening, around 6 p.m., the long row of registers at Stop & Shop in Johnston was empty. There were clearly more employees than customers in the store. By early November, the …

Hearing aids helping to increase life expectancy

For many, hearing aids are necessary to communicate. The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California did a study on the effect of hearing loss in relation …
NO CONTEST: Warwick City Councilwoman Donna Travis pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges that she filed a false document connected to the illicit acquisition of a next-door slice of Oakland Beach property during a Third District Court arraignment Tuesday morning, July 16, 2024.

Warwick City Councilwoman pleads no contest, gets a year suspended sentence and probation

Warwick City Councilwoman Donna Travis pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges that she filed a false document connected to the illicit acquisition of a next-door slice of Oakland Beach …
Sports

Gershkoff wins at nationals

The Gershkoff/Top Notch Lightning Elite 14-U baseball team traveled down to Myrtle Beach for the Youth Baseball Nationals Tournament series, and came back champions. The tournament included the top …
HALEY BOUDREAU

RIIL, RISBCA unveil award winners

The Rhode Island Interscholastic League held a banquet as the RI Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association unveiled its postseason awards for this past spring season and many locals were recognized. …
READY FOR THE SUMMER: Youth instructor Graham Spurrell organizes the sailors as they go through the youth program.

Edgewood sets sail on another summer of fun

The Edgewood Sailing School in Cranston is set for another busy summer as it looks to provide top-notch instruction and opportunities to sailors old and new. The school recently began its youth …
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COMPANY PRIDE: Operations Manager Tom Glasgow poses in front of the company sign in front of the facility, sporting the company logo on his shirt as well.

It’s potato salad season!

Do you ever wonder where your food comes from? Or how the cabbage in the premade coleslaw gets from the farmer to the supermarket? Cranston’s Eastland Foods is the local linchpin of the produce …

FirstWorks hosts La Excelencia

Free concert series FirstWorks Summer Beats concludes this Sunday, July 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the Roger Williams Park Bandstand. The popular summer concert series began with Dobet Gnahoré, a …
SPRING BASS A HOOT: Steve Brustein of Warwick with a 25” spring striped bass caught on an Al Gag’s soft plaster white lure in five feet of water near the Goddard Park Boat Ramp, Warwick (Courtesy Capt. Dave Monti).

GET A BITE

A s the summer weather takes over, it’s important to know that fishing in Rhode Island is not quite as easy as casting off …
Police Logs
ARRESTED: Edwin Torres, 24, of Ivy Ave., Cranston, was charged with one count of murder in the death of 21-year-old Isaac Vasquez of Oak St., Cranston.

Cranston Police witness holiday murder after brawl and stabbing of 15-year-old

The holiday ended tragically following a large brawl in Cranston which resulted in a teenager with a stab wound and another man run over and killed. Shortly after midnight July Fourth, around …

CPD seeks stolen car that fled from traffic stop

SEEN THIS CAR? The Cranston Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating the vehicle in the photo, which was reported stolen on June 21 around midnight in Raynham, …
INDICTED: Former Ward 6 Cranston City Councilman Matthew Reilly has been indicted on multiple child molestation counts, according to the Rhode Island AG’s Office. Reilly, now 42, was arrested on drug charges on May 15, 2023. This image is a screenshot from the body-worn camera footage from the arresting officer. Just weeks later, he was arrested again, on child molestation charges.

AG: Former Cranston City Councilman Matthew Reilly indicted on multiple child molestation counts

Former Ward 6 Cranston City Councilman Matthew Reilly has been indicted on multiple child molestation counts, according to the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office.
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Attention Husky lovers!! This handsome boy appropriately named Ken because he is a doll, is ready to join your family! Ken is a year and a half old with the brightest blue eyes you've ever seen! He …

 
Editorial
STORY OF THE WEEK: In a sure sign that the end of the General Assembly session is approaching, House Speaker Joe Shekarchi slated a budget caucus yesterday afternoon at the State House. A memo this …
Letters
To the Editor, Why is the city of Warwick allowing individuals to set off illegal fireworks every 4th of July without arrests being made? Why aren’t officers enforcing Rhode Island …
TO THE BIGS: Johnston native Nick Raposo was called up to make his major league debut with the St. Louis Cardinals against the San Francisco Giants at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
Johnston native Nick Raposo called up to MLB by Cardinals
On Saturday, Johnston native Nick Raposo was called up to make his major league debut with the St. Louis Cardinals against the San Francisco Giants at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Raposo was …
SWINGING AWAY: Gershkoff’s Jack Fontaine. (Photos by Mike Zawistoski)
Gershkoff seniors taking early ‘licks’
Special to the Herald Early results are matching Warwick Tree Post Two’s preseason expectations. The club swept Gershkoff Auto Body/Auburn Post 20 8-2 and 11-1 in a doubleheader …
RUNNERS UP: The Gershkoff 9-U showcase team in the season finale. (Submitted photo)
Gershkoff Auto expands, expects busy summer
The Gershkoff Auto Body American Legion baseball program returns this summer and is bigger than it’s ever been. The Cranston-Johnston organization now fields four teams - 9-U, 14-U, 17-U …
Gaspee 5K expects largest race ever
The annual Gaspee Days 5K foot race will be making its return this June and is expected to host its largest pool of runners ever. The Gaspee Days 5K is the state’s oldest foot race and has …

Gaspee 5K expects largest race ever

The annual Gaspee Days 5K foot race will be making its return this June and is expected to host its largest pool of runners ever. The Gaspee Days 5K is the state’s oldest foot race and has …