October 8, 2021 e-EDITION

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  • Knights enjoy historic run

    2 days ago

    For the first time in school history, the Community College of Rhode Island’s men’s soccer team reached the NJCAA National Tournament after winning the Region XXI title last …

  • City close to slipping below 15% affordable housing rental requirement

    2 days ago

    According to the city’s Planning Department, Cranston is close to slipping below its 15 percent requirement on affordable full-time rental units. Planning Director Jason Pezzullo said …

  • Busy, but not too busy

    2 days ago

    While it may have seemed hectic at times during the Thanksgiving holiday, traffic at Rhode Island International T.F. Green Airport was manageable. As Dan Velez, regional spokesman for TSA said in an …

  • Ordinance reduces number of municipal court associate judges, increases experience requirement

    2 days ago

    Council members unanimously voted (8-0) Monday night approving an amendment to an ordinance concerning the appointment, term and qualifications of municipal court judges. The legislation will reduce …

  • Park View presents honor roll students

    2 days ago

    Park View Middle School names its Q1 honor roll students: Grade 8 HIGH Honors Cohen N. Brinker, Arleen E. Bueno, Jadalyne Casiano Arenas, Ava M. Chiarello, Krisnee S. Choun, Isabella S. …

  • Gas averaging $3.70, down 6 cents from last week

    2 days ago

    Rhode Island’s average gas price is down 6 cents from last week, averaging $3.70 per gallon. Monday’s price is 3 cents lower than a month ago, and 28 cents higher than November 28, 2021. …

  • West students to perform ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

    2 days ago

    Cranston West Theater, with a cast and crew of over a hundred ninth through twelfth grade students, will be performing their own local production of the Tony Winning Show, “Bye, Bye …

  • A picture perfect event

    2 days ago

    What better way to celebrate art than to have an exhibit featuring a grandfather, grandson and family friend? Ed Rondeau, Nicholas Paolino and Terry Boylan have had their photography displayed at …

  • Dr. MLK Jr. State Holiday Commission hosts essay contest

    2 days ago

    The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. State Holiday Commission announced last week the annual essay contest for the upcoming holiday event. “Every year, this essay contest tends to be one of the …

  • Senior Enrichment Center news

    2 days ago

    Our programs assist, inform, entertain and enrich the lives of individuals 55 years and older. Staying Healthy During the Winter Months Dec. 7 – 10 a.m. Salve Regina University Nursing …

  • Thankful for those who give

    2 days ago

    The nonprofit organizations Esperanza-Hope and Lights & Sirens International came together on Nov. 19 to help deserving families get ready for Thanksgiving. The groups gave out 600 free turkeys …

  • Region Champs

    2 days ago

    The 8-U Edgewood Eagles football team beat the New Haven Seahawks 9-6 to win the New England championship. Darius Jackson Jr. had three interceptions and rushed for 21 touchdowns to go along with …

  • West takes lead

    2 days ago

    The Falcons out-battled the Thunderbolts 35-26 in the Thanksgiving Game last Thursday morning at Cranston Stadium. Cranston West senior Marcus Chung topped all scorers with four rushing touchdowns …

  • The spirit of giving

    2 days ago

    The Cranston Senior Enrichment Center handed out 300 bags of single-serving sized Thanksgiving meals on Nov. 23. The bags, which were decorated by individuals in the Adult Day Services program, were …

  • West students create superhero capes for kids at Hasbro Children’s Hospital

    2 days ago

    Superheroes will soon be flying around Hasbro Children’s Hospital thanks to 30 capes that Cranston West juniors Thea Marses and Sofia Marella created for kids at the hospital. Their creations …

  • ‘Black Friday really started Nov. 1’

    2 days ago

    Deals had shoppers waiting in lines outside some of the store at Warwick Mall on Black Friday. But stores didn’t open at midnight nor did people camp outside hoping to snag one of a limited …

  • Santa makes grand entrance at Garden City Center

    2 days ago

    Santa visited local children Saturday morning by visiting Garden City Center where he stopped his horse-drawn carriage to take photos with kids. The family-friendly event included rides on a …

  • Rotary Club to present first holiday concert with Cranston East, West musicians

    2 days ago

    Cranston’s Rotary Club will be jingling all the way to Park Theatre on Dec. 19 for their first holiday concert in collaboration with students from the Cranston High School East and West music …

  • Pallet housing resolution fails

    2 days ago

    The pallet housing resolution sponsored by Councilman Matt Reilly and Councilwoman Nicole Renzulli failed to pass at Monday’s full City Council meeting after resulting in a tied (4 to 4) vote. …

  • Humans of Cranston Nominations

    2 days ago

    OneCranston Health Equity Zone is starting a new initiative with the Cranston Herald and local photographer Timothy McFate called Humans of Cranston; they will be interviewing Cranston residents to …

  • Shots fired Thanksgiving Eve

    2 days ago

    By Herald Staff Reports Cranston Police are investigating a Thanksgiving Eve shooting in the city.  The Wednesday night shooting, at a Smith Street home, sent one man to the hospital, …

  • Some holiday gift giving ideas for aging parents

    2 days ago

    The Holidays are quickly approaching. It’s time to make a gift list. When choosing a gift for your parents or grandparents, put some extra thought into it. Gift giving can be a satisfying and …

  • Election security is worth waiting for

    2 days ago

    Rhode Islanders likely recently saw headlines touting the state as the fastest in the country at posting and verifying its election results for the most recent midterm elections — and in …

  • BankNewport names Elena Yates Harootunian senior vice president, director of human resources

    2 days ago

    BankNewport announced Nov. 23 that Elena Yates Harootunian has been named senior vice president, director of human resources. She will continue to be responsible for all human resources functions for …

  • Your clothing donations impact young people

    2 days ago

    In 2022, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island (BBBSRI) matched 55 new mentor/mentee pairs and supported 191 young people and their families. BBBSRI gave $18,000 in scholarships, $26,000 to …

  • Humans of Cranston Nominations

    Tuesday, November 22

    OneCranston Health Equity Zone is starting a new initiative with the Cranston Herald and local photographer Timothy McFate called Humans of Cranston; they will be interviewing Cranston residents to …

  • RI Community Food Bank kicks off holiday food drive

    Tuesday, November 22

    The Rhode Island Community Food Bank kicked off its annual Holiday Meals Drive on Nov. 15, inviting Rhode Islanders to participate by making a donation, starting a virtual fundraiser or hosting a …

  • On their mark for Operation Stand Down

    Tuesday, November 22

    The ninth annual Park View Veterans Day 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Kids Run was held on Nov. 11 at Roger Williams Park. The event is designed to bring honor and recognition to Veterans Day and proceeds …

  • How we can end hunger

    Tuesday, November 22

    It’s time for Thanksgiving. A time when we express gratitude for all the good things in our lives, including the food on our plates. We remember those who aren’t as lucky by donating …

  • Humans of Cranston

    Tuesday, November 22

    Humans of Cranston is a recurring column showcasing the stories of Cranston residents’ community involvement, diversity, and unique life perspectives. Berta Santes is a Guatemalan mother of …

  • Give thanks, and a little more

    Tuesday, November 22

    As you pass the stuffing this year, be grateful. Yes, your stuffing cost more this year. Your puny turkey cost more, and it was harder to find. The natural gas (or oil) keeping your dining room …

  • Ocean State’s best bocce players honored by RI league

    Tuesday, November 22

    Special to the Cranston Herald The Rhode Island Bocce League held its annual banquet on Friday, Nov. 11 at the Prata Society in Cranston. There were about 175 guys representing 24 teams from the …

  • One person can make a difference

    Tuesday, November 22

    You can’t miss Shawn O’Rourke’s Marion Avenue home in Edgewood. It’s the one with the porch loaded with bags of groceries, clothing, toys, furniture and anything that is of …

  • Senior Enrichment Center news

    Tuesday, November 22

    Our programs assist, inform, entertain and enrich the lives of individuals 55 years and older. Building a Resilient Brain “Tips & Tricks to Strengthen Our Memory As We …

  • A toast to the twenties

    Tuesday, November 22

    The Tomorrow Fund held its 34th annual fantasy ball on Nov. 5 at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet. The night – titled A Toast to the Twenties – received tremendous response and support from …

  • Holiday shopping in full swing

    Tuesday, November 22

    The St. Mary’s Feast Society Ladies’ Auxiliary held their annual holiday craft and vendor show this past weekend in the St. Mary’s Church’s parish hall. Attendees filled the …

  • Second Pontiac Ave. bridge slide successfully completed

    Tuesday, November 22

    Workers demolished the old Pontiac bridge Friday night as the Rhode Island Department of Transportation prepared for Saturday’s bridge slide. According to Charles St. Martin, Chief Public …

  • St. Mary’s Feast Society toy drive

    Tuesday, November 22

    Bring an unwappred toy to the St. Mary’s Feast Society’s toy drive from 8 p.m. to midnight on Dec. 9 at 15 Phenix Ave., Cranston. Steve Smith and the Nakeds will provide musical …

  • Cranston’s EGAPL receives $1,500 gift card for pet supplies from OSJL

    Tuesday, November 22

    Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL) announced Friday that more than 200 animal welfare organizations throughout the region benefited from its third annual “To the Rescue” charitable program, a …

  • After resident pushback, zone change proceeds to full council

    Tuesday, November 22

    Norman Avenue resident David Wilburn doesn’t think the proposed construction of 18 multi-family housing units in a former Pontiac Avenue office space is a good idea. From his perspective, the …

  • It’s a new RI game

    Tuesday, November 22

    Okay, when Rhode Islanders think of Cranston they think of …? If you answered St. Mary’s Feast, Chapel View or Budlong Pool you wouldn’t be scoring any points. Neither the feast …

  • Police Log November 24, 2022

    Tuesday, November 22

    DRUG POSSESSION At 10:50 a.m. on Nov. 20, Cranston Police arrested Dylan Pellegrino, 30, of 6 Belfield Drive, Johnston on charges of Possession of Schedule II Under 10 grams, Possession of …

  • Gobbling up turkeys

    Tuesday, November 22

    Through the assistance of sponsors, St. Mary’s Feast Society raised $2,500 to purchase 50 twenty pound turkeys from Cola Foods which volunteers gave to those in need Monday afternoon. Of the …

  • ‘Products made with promise’

    Tuesday, November 22

    If there’s one word to describe the interior of Lexus Fernandez and Evan Delpeche’s Cranston store Soulita, it’s cozy. The building’s warm tones, relaxing aroma of products …

  • City gets $1M grant for new ladder truck

    Tuesday, November 22

    By EMMA BARTLETT A new aerial ladder fire truck will join the Cranston Fire Department's force thanks to a $1 million grant the department received earlier this fall from the Federal Emergency …

  • Unpaid lunches take a bite out of budget

    Tuesday, November 22

    Two months into the new school year and Cranston’s student lunch debt is rapidly increasing districtwide. According to Cranston Public Schools’ (CPS) Chief Financial Officer Joseph …

  • Gulliver to play for Eastern Connecticut

    Tuesday, November 22

    Cranston East standout basketball player Aydan Gulliver made her college decision official as she recently chose DIII Eastern Connecticut State University where she will be …

  • Robbins sisters take home CCC awards

    Tuesday, November 22

    For the second straight fall season, Johnston native and Roger Williams soccer player Bianca Robbins was named the Commonwealth Coast Conference’s Offensive Player of the …

  • CLCF wins 2 state titles

    Tuesday, November 22

    The CLCF Chiefs had another stellar campaign this fall and saw two of its teams win Super Bowl titles. The 12-U and 11-U clubs each won their second state championships and advanced all the way to …

  • November 24, 2022 e-EDITION

    Tuesday, November 22

  • Explore the Woonasquatucket

    Tuesday, November 15

    At 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 19 you can explore the Woonasquatucket during a hike at Mowry Conservation Area. Stocked trout stream, an arching footbridge, stonewalls, towering hemlocks and pines …

  • Help keep food pantries, soup kitchens stocked

    Tuesday, November 15

    The Rhode Island Foundation announced Thursday that it will match every donation the public makes to Trinity Repertory Company during its 2022 run of “A Christmas Carol” with an equal …

  • Fine arts & crafts fair

    Tuesday, November 15

    Sprague Mansion held its fine arts and crafts fair on Oct. 29 at the Governor Sprague Mansion. Individuals could stop by for unique art and fine crafts by area artisans and learn about the artists …

  • Super Bowl Champs

    Tuesday, November 15

    The Edgewood 8-U football team won the state championship last week in the Rhode Island Pop Warner Super Bowl Championships. The Eagles will now head to this weekend’s regional tournament. …

  • Division Champs

    Tuesday, November 15

    The Cranston East unified volleyball team recently won the Division III title to wrap up its fall season. Members of the team included: Riley Brusco, Jeremy Diaz, Joshua Dorvilier, Damion Juan, …

  • Piled high with books

    Tuesday, November 15

    Volunteers at William Hall Library greeted shoppers bright and early on Nov. 5 as locals stopped in for the Friends of the Library Book Sale. Thousands of books, CDs and DVDs were available for …

  • BankNewport names Leiyina Tavarez vice president, regional manager

    Tuesday, November 15

    BankNewport announced Friday that Cranston resident Leiyina Taverez has been named vice president, regional manager, responsible for the development and management of the retail branch teams in the …

  • Glen Hills students celebrate the veterans in their lives

    Tuesday, November 15

    A sea of tiny hands clutched miniature American flags and waved them in the air below the flag pole outside Glen Hills Elementary School last Wednesday morning. In a shimmering blanket of red, white …

  • Senior Enrichment Center news

    Tuesday, November 15

    Our programs assist, inform, entertain and enrich the lives of individuals 55 years and older. Thanksgiving Memories “Time to Reminisce” Nov. 23 – 10 a.m. Facilitators: …

  • Congrats to elected Ward 2 school committee member

    Tuesday, November 15

    To the Editor,My name is Christopher Maxwell, and I most recently ran for Cranston School Committee Ward 2. I’d like to first and foremost congratulate my opponent on her election victory to …

  • Time to renew the holiday spirit

    Tuesday, November 15

     To the Editor, Elections are over and now we can prepare to renew old traditions and plan new ones so all can enjoy the coming holiday season. Be aware that the virus is still with us. …

  • Shocked by police response

    Tuesday, November 15

    To The Editor, I am appalled at Major Patalano’s responses to the concerned members of the community from your most recent piece on the matter, “Residents continue speaking out against …

  • Who is this mysterious expert?

    Tuesday, November 15

    To the Editor, Who is the unnamed medical expert who extorts living with gunfire eight to twelve hours a day is harmless? In the article Residents continue to speak out against Cranston’s …

  • Fung rejected on basis of what GOP planned to do

    Tuesday, November 15

    To the Editor, I was perplexed by the story, “Fung Falls Short.” I respect the authors, but was stunned they framed the issue on individual candidates’ resumes. No. I think …

  • A purple wave

    Tuesday, November 15

    The predictions for a so-called red wave — or even a red tsunami, as some pundits called it — turned out to be more of a purple ripple; a mix of red and blue victories that serves to not …

  • Police Log 11-17-22

    Tuesday, November 15

    STOLEN VEHICLE At 2 a.m. on Nov. 13, Cranston Police arrested Kyle Burlety, 29, of 10 Hill Farm Road, Coventry, on charges of Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Possession of Schedule I-V and …

  • Display of affection

    Tuesday, November 15

    Those who have fond memories of Rocky Point as an amusement park and enjoy it today as a public park can now get plates to show off their attachment. The first 185 of the plates, which had been …

  • School officials take ‘deep dive’ in RICAS scores

    Tuesday, November 15

    The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) released the final results of the 2022 Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS) tests Friday. Following the pandemic, school …

  • Flag flies because of American soldiers

    Tuesday, November 15

    Families lined Rolfe Street and Park Avenue Friday for the city’s Veterans Day Parade. The parade returned to the city last year after a 20 year hiatus and drew a large group for the …

  • Cranston company to develop undersea training devices

    Tuesday, November 15

    When it comes to having a well prepared Navy, training is key. Saab Inc. – which set up its Autonomous and Undersea Systems Division in Cranston in January 2022 – recently won a $173.2 …

  • Business owner fined $2,500 in municipal court for selling tobacco products to minors

    Tuesday, November 15

    Back in June, business partners and brothers Miam and Muhammed Saleem went before the City Council’s Safety Services and Licenses committee after being issued six citations from the Cranston …

  • Welcome Boba Lova

    Tuesday, November 15

    Mayor Ken Hopkins and city personnel welcomed Boba Lova Tea and Snack Bar to Cranston two weeks ago with an official ribbon cutting. The store, located at 1375 Park Ave., sells bubble tea. The shop …

  • Author presents book concerning Jewish, Muslim relationship and antisemitism

    Tuesday, November 15

    Growing up, Dr. Mehnaz Afridi found there was a lot of antisemitism in her community. As a Muslim, she felt a desire to look into why there was a denial of the Holocaust within the Muslim community. …

  • Dems unite behind Shekarchi in open caucus

    Tuesday, November 15

    By JOHN HOWELL Joseph Shekarchi didn’t get any argument when he told the House Democratic caucus Thursday evening that they “developed an agenda that was tremendously well received by …

  • West athletes make it official

    Tuesday, November 15

    Five Cranston West athletes made their college decisions official on Tuesday morning, signing their National Letters of Intent to compete at the next level. Those signing included Colby Kuzman …

  • Guzman signs to play D1 baseball

    Tuesday, November 15

    This past Wednesday, senior Randy Guzman signed his letter of intent to further his education and play baseball at a Division-I college. In the Cranston High School East library, surrounded by …

  • 222 turkeys given out; Adam DeCiccio remembered

    Tuesday, November 15

    A truck full of 222 turkeys was quickly emptied Friday morning behind the cannon memorial between Rolfe Street and Pontiac Avenue as Cranston Cares founders Justin Erickson and Ed Brady handed out …

  • Helping veterans live their healthiest, happiest lives

    Wednesday, November 9

    Veterans Day is Friday, November 11, 2022, a time to express our gratitude to the women and men who have proudly served in the military to preserve our freedoms. For many Americans, the holiday can …

  • Fung falls short

    Wednesday, November 9

    It was a roller coaster ride Election Night that didn’t end well for the man who led Cranston for 12 years and was ready to do even bigger things in Washington. As the votes started coming …

  • Changes in School Committee, not council

    Wednesday, November 9

    As polling places closed Tuesday and results filtered in, Cranston residents found that incumbents for the General Assembly, City Council and School Committee held their seats. Each of the three …

  • Mom beat Allan to the polls

    Wednesday, November 9

    This was the morning of the big day when Rhode Island Second Congressional District voters would send Allan Fung or Seth Magaziner to Washington. The news media was alerted as to when Allan and his …

  • East, West compete at XC states

    Wednesday, November 9

    The Bishop Hendricken cross country team ran to its 26th state championship last weekend at Ponaganset High School. The Hawks will now head to the New England Championships this weekend with a chance …

  • Students from Cranston East and West team up for shared goals

    Wednesday, November 9

    On Oct. 31, the combined Cranston High Schools East and West Student Leadership Team had their first meeting of the school year. The team consisted of 100 invited students, half from each of the two …

  • November 10, 2022 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, November 9

  • Free screening of The Color of Care, panel with RI healthcare leaders

    Tuesday, November 8

    Join the Rhode Island Historical Society and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University on Nov. 15, at 5:30 p.m. for a screening of the Smithsonian Channel documentary “The Color of …

  • Ten years of truly serving veterans

    Tuesday, November 8

    In a world where it seems we can hardly agree on anything – and particularly amidst a political season where our worst tribal qualities are on all too apparent display – it is nice to be …

  • Deer me, cheap insurance

    Tuesday, November 8

    To the Editor, I read your latest article on cars versus the local fauna (DEM reported 91 Warwick deer crashes last year)  and I have just a few points to address. Automobiles and animals …

  • Humans of Cranston

    Tuesday, November 8

    Humans of Cranston is a recurring column showcasing the stories of Cranston residents’ community involvement, diversity and unique life perspectives.   Ed Brady is the co-owner of …

  • Helping veterans live their healthiest, happiest lives

    Tuesday, November 8

    Veterans Day is Friday, November 11, 2022, a time to express our gratitude to the women and men who have proudly served in the military to preserve our freedoms. For many Americans, the holiday can …

  • Police Log 11-10-22

    Tuesday, November 8

    NO CONTACT ORDER VIOLATION At 3:14 p.m. on Nov. 6, Cranston Police arrested Vincent B. Smith, 61, of 335 Simmonsville Ave., Apt. 103, Johnston, on Violation of a No Contact Order (one count, third …

  • Grant to increase community events at Governor Sprague Mansion

    Tuesday, November 8

    Everything old is new again. Or, in this case, something old is getting a few new improvements. Governor Sprague Mansion is the recipient of a $10,000 grant that allowed for the purchase of a …

  • A concrete start to solid career

    Tuesday, November 8

    When senior Nicholas Aschettino, 17, graduates from the New England Laborer’s Cranston Public Schools Construction and Career Academy in June, he wants to work in highway construction. Down the …

  • LG Matos visits Park View for Operation Holiday Cheer

    Tuesday, November 8

    Just after noon on Oct. 26, a group of Park View Middle School eighth graders handed homemade cards and artwork created by their classmates to Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos, to be sent to members …

  • Humans of Cranston Nominations

    Tuesday, November 8

    OneCranston Health Equity Zone is starting a new initiative with the Cranston Herald and local photographer Timothy McFate called Humans of Cranston; they will be interviewing Cranston residents to …

  • A veteran at honoring vets

    Tuesday, November 8

    A chance encounter at the Baltimore/Washington Airport as George Farrell and his family were on their way home from a spring vacation in 2010 changed his live and the lives of about 800 …

  • Panel says ‘no’ to pallet housing

    Tuesday, November 8

    Members of the Safety Services and Licenses Committee approved (4-2) a pallet shelter resolution Thursday night calling for Gov. Dan McKee to abandon plans for placing pallet shelters at …

  • Frozen Few were toasty (and wet) for frostbite racing

    Tuesday, November 8

    George Shuster had great expectations for Sunday, the first day of frostbite racing at Edgewood Yacht Club. The weather forecast was unbelievable for this time of year. The temperature could hit 75 …

  • Elks Hoop Shoot begins Sunday

    Tuesday, November 8

    “Chicago or bust!” That could easily be the theme of the Nationals Elks 2023 Hoop Shoot that will begin locally this Sunday at 12:30 inside the Cranston YMCA. It’s a terrific …

  • West blanked in quarters

    Tuesday, November 8

    The third-seeded Falcons were blanked 2-0 by the sixth-seeded East Greenwich Avengers last Thursday night during the Division II Boys Soccer Quarterfinal match at Cranston West High School. Leo …

  • Chung, Falcons headed to semis

    Tuesday, November 8

    The Cranston West football team held on to beat Woonsocket 21-18 in the Division II Quarterfinals at home last week. The Falcons were once again led by senior running back Marcus Chung, who rushed …

  • All eyes on Warby Parker

    Tuesday, November 8

    New stores keep popping up across Garden City Center, with the latest installment being Warby Parker at 39 Hillside Road, #9013. The eyeglass store opened Nov. 5 and seeks to inspire and impact the …

  • Senior Enrichment Center news

    Tuesday, November 8

    Cranston Senior Enrichment Center 1070 Cranston Street Cranston, Rhode Island 02920 401-780-6000 Our programs assist, inform, entertain, and enrich the lives of individuals 55 years and …

  • ‘This food has to last our veterans through the year’

    Tuesday, November 8

    Most of the shelf space was bare. A few scattered year-old cans of green beans and corn niblets dotted the metal shelving. Tyrone “Ty” Smith walked into the food pantry and surveyed …

  • Cranston Public Schools offers free early education screenings

    Tuesday, November 8

    By PAM SCHIFF Children’s first smiles, first steps, first words are all milestones that parents delight in. To make sure kids are progressing properly, Cranston Public Schools offers free …

  • Support Germain for Ward 2

    Monday, November 7

    To the Editor,    I strongly support Aniece Germain for reelection as Cranston City Councilor in Ward 2.  I’ve known Aniece since 2017, when we met in community …

  • Lisi named LEC Player of Week again

    Wednesday, November 2

    Rhode Island College senior Jenna Lisi (Cranston, R.I.) was named the Little East Women’s Tennis Co-Player of the Week. She shares this week’s honor with Bridgewater State sophomore …

  • Cranston co-op falls in quarters

    Tuesday, November 1

    The Cranston co-op field hockey team fell in the Division II Quarterfinals 3-0 last week against Lincoln to see its season come to a close. The host Lions jumped out a 2-0 lead in the first …

  • Fall playoffs underway

    Tuesday, November 1

    The fall regular season is behind us, so now, let’s dig into the playoffs. For football, we have two teams remaining in Bishop Hendricken and Cranston West. The Hawks will be hosting No. 4 …

  • West falls short in comeback bid

    Tuesday, November 1

    The Pilgrim girls soccer team held off visiting Cranston West 2-1 in the teams’ regular season finale last week. Pilgrim would take a quick 2-0 lead in the first half on goals from Gillian …

  • Bolts drop finale to Portsmouth

    Tuesday, November 1

    The Portsmouth football team rolled to a 36-6 win over host Cranston East in the regular season finale last week to claim the top spot in Division II-B while dropping the Bolts’ final record to …

  • Taking it Outside

    Tuesday, November 1

    The Park Theatre received a $10,000 grant Wednesday through the City of Cranston’s Take it Outside grant. The Take it Outside program is a statewide initiative to encourage and increase outdoor …

  • Police Log 11-03-22

    Tuesday, November 1

    WARRANT At 12:14 a.m. on Nov. 1, Cranston Police arrested Amanda Pizzi, 37, of 165 Holland St., Apt. 4, Cranston, on a Cranston Police Department Arrest and Affidavit Warrant for Shoplifting as a …

  • 1916 Lecture

    Tuesday, November 1

    The 1916 Committee will present a special conversation with Kathleen Savage, a long time member of the LAOH (Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians) and Irish Northern Aid. During her time with the LAOH, …

  • Breaking bread over civic, civil dialogue

    Tuesday, November 1

    By EMMA BARTLETT When Doris Blanchard, John Graichen, Jim Goulet and David Raymond sat together at Cranston’s Portuguese Club last Wednesday, they knew nothing about each other. Blanchard …

  • Election countdown

    Tuesday, November 1

    By EMMA BARTLETT According to Registrar and Director of Elections Nick Lima, early voting for the General Election has been going well and is starting to pick up. Lima said Monday that the city …

  • Residents continue speaking out against Cranston’s Police Academy Training Complex

    Tuesday, November 1

    Residents irritated by ongoing sounds of gunfire from Cranston’s Police Academy Training Complex on Phenix Avenue addressed the City Council with quality of life and mental health concerns on …

  • Fung is an amiable guy, but he won’t stand up to Republican leadership

    Tuesday, November 1

    To the Editor, Many in Rhode Island can agree that Allan Fung is an amiable guy. He has a unique background and was, by many accounts, a successful mayor. Fung is consistently described as a …

  • Allegations, responses to incident at George Peters

    Tuesday, November 1

    2019 school event deserves investigation To the Editor, On Sept. 6, 2019, I was wrongfully arrested while picking up my daughter at dismissal. The teacher knew I was picking her up as it was …

  • November 3, 2022 e-EDITION

    Tuesday, November 1

  • Nothing moderate about this group of Republicans

    Tuesday, November 1

    To the Editor, I strongly disagree with your Oct. 27 endorsement of Allan Fung for Congress. Despite his commendable record as mayor of Cranston, the adage that “all politics is local” …

  • Whistling in the dark

    Tuesday, November 1

    To the Editor, The Herald has thrown its weight behind Allan Fung for Congress. Such is their prerogative. I don’t know whether Mr. Fung will make a good or a bad Congressperson. I can say …

  • Don’t send someone to D.C. who will weaken gun laws

    Tuesday, November 1

    To the Editor, Did you know firearms are now the number 1 killer of children and teens in America? This is beyond unacceptable in a civilized society. Our children are afraid to go to school for …

  • Green bond invests in best of Rhode Island

    Tuesday, November 1

    To the Editor, On Nov. 8, Rhode Islanders will have many important choices to make in the voting booths. I ask you to consider voting yes on referendum Question No. 3, the Green Bond. If approved, …

  • Appealing to fear, making false promises

    Tuesday, November 1

    To the Editor, I am in receipt of another campaign flyer from another challenger to a Cranston incumbent, this one from John Colasante running for Ward 2 City Council. I am sure Mr. Colasante is a …

  • No matter who you vote for, please do

    Tuesday, November 1

    We have consistently been vocal in the past about the importance of fulfilling your civic duty as American citizens and taking part in your fundamental right to vote, and we will do so again in …

  • RI economy continues to improve, but employment growth slows in Q3

    Tuesday, November 1

    Rhode Island’s economy improved across most major indicators in the third quarter of 2022, but employment growth slowed, according to the Rhode Island Key Performance Indicators (KPI) Briefing, …

  • Hendricken, Iggy’s Boardwalk team up to honor vets with free breakfast

    Tuesday, November 1

    Bishop Hendricken High School and Iggy's Boardwalk Restaurant will honor those who have served with a free Veterans' Day Breakfast on Nov. 11, 2022. All active duty and retired military and their …

  • McNamara asks DEM, EPA to plan for more frequent flooding, inform residents of contaminants

    Tuesday, November 1

    Rep. Joseph M. McNamara (D-Dist. 19, Warwick, Cranston) has asked the Department of Environmental Management and the Environmental Protection Agency to work together to develop plans to address more …

  • District creates social media policy for employees

    Tuesday, November 1

    Following incidents of inappropriate communications between students and school staff within Rhode Island, Cranston Public Schools created a social media policy for all district employees as …

  • Senior Enrichment Center news

    Tuesday, November 1

    Our programs assist, inform, entertain and enrich the lives of individuals 55 years and older. URI SNAP Outreach Clinic “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program” Nov. 3 …

  • Rev. Dr. Donnie Anderson shares her experience as a transgender woman

    Tuesday, November 1

    Rev. Dr. Donnie Anderson, 74, was nine years old when she knew something was something different about her. She couldn’t explain what and thought long and hard about how to approach …

  • Celebrate the movement

    Tuesday, November 1

    Special Olympics Rhode Island, Garden City Center and the Cranston Police Department supported Special Olympics Rhode Island this past Sunday by holding a Celebrate the movement 5k and Walkathon. …

  • Free event on the state of Rhode Island politics

    Tuesday, November 1

    The Providence Athenaeum and The Public’s Radio are proud to partner to present The Public’s Voice, a panel discussion on the state of Rhode Island politics, on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 5:30 …

  • Greek food fair, Christmas bazaar this weekend

    Tuesday, November 1

    One of the state’s most popular eateries will open this weekend at 165 Oaklawn Ave. in Cranston. The Taverna, as it’s known, will be located inside the Rev. Peter G. Mihailides Center …

  • The Bridge is now available in the CPL digital archive

    Tuesday, November 1

    The Cranston Public Library announced Tuesday the addition of The Bridge to the Cranston Public Library Digital Archive. The Bridge is the official newspaper of The Pawtuxet Village Association and …

  • Wowing the crowd

    Tuesday, November 1

    A packed crowd joined Jared DuBois the magician and mentalist on Oct. 28 at Governor Sprague Mansion for the Cranston Historical Society’s annual Charlie the Butler Ghost Party fundraising …

  • RI Landfill hosts Recycling Right Event

    Tuesday, November 1

    During a “special holiday event” sponsored by the state’s landfill, Rhode Island Resource Recovery Inc., you will not only learn how to Recycle Right here in RI, but you will have …

  • Ordinance restricts marijuana consumption in public spaces

    Tuesday, November 1

    Cranston’s City Council unanimously approved an ordinance at its October meeting restricting the consumption of marijuana in public places within the city. The legislation – which closely …

  • West stays hot, comes back to beat Kilties

    Tuesday, October 25

    The Cranston West football team continued its ascent up the Division II standings by topping visiting Mt. Pleasant 20-16 last Friday night. The Kilties got off to a fast start by blocking a West …

  • Bolts fighting for playoff spot

    Tuesday, October 25

    The Cranston East girls volleyball team will be playing for its life this week as it enters the final two games of the season. The Bolts entered the week on a four-game losing streak and in need …

  • West hoops set for preseason events

    Tuesday, October 25

    The Cranston West boys basketball team is looking forward to the upcoming season and is planning on a few preseason gatherings to tip things off. Below are two events scheduled to help introduce …

  • Park Theatre main stage to reopen

    Tuesday, October 25

    The Park Theatre will reopen its main stage on Oct. 28 for the first time in six weeks since flooding from excessive rain burst through the theatre’s walls and ceiling. All postponed shows have …

  • Backlash to ‘village’ for homeless

    Tuesday, October 25

    A resolution calling for Governor Dan McKee to abandon his plans for a Homeless Village at the Pastore Center will go before the City Council’s Safety Services and Licensing Committee during a …

  • School construction projects on target

    Tuesday, October 25

    By EMMA BARTLETT Despite construction costs being up 30 to 40 percent and materials being delayed, Cranston Public Schools’ building projects for the district’s five-year plan are …

  • CPS sees vacancies in custodial, paraprofessional positions

    Tuesday, October 25

    With a national shortage of teachers, Rhode Island’s schools are no different and are still trying to recruit hires for the 2022-2023 school year. “Anecdotally we are hearing of …

  • Police Log October 27, 2022

    Tuesday, October 25

    EMBEZZLEMENT At 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 24, Cranston Police arrested Jakeel Togba, 22, of 79 Alger St., Providence, on charges of Embezzlement/Fraudulent Conversion Over $100 (one count). The arrest …

  • First Student bus drivers, monitors, aides threaten open strike

    Tuesday, October 25

    First Student bus drivers, monitors and aides who are members of SEIU 1199 New England announced on Oct. 25 that they plan to begin an open strike starting Nov. 2 at 5:30 a.m. Since June, 275 …

  • Council recognizes October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Tuesday, October 25

    Council members unanimously approved a resolution (8-0) recognizing this October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month within the city. The resolution was sponsored by Councilwoman Nicole Renzulli, …

  • State candidates introduce themselves, answer questions

    Tuesday, October 25

    Cranston state Senate and Representative District candidates were asked the following questions: 1. Now that a federal judge has ruled truck tolls unconstitutional as a means of financing bridge …

  • Oaklawn Avenue welcomes real estate business

    Tuesday, October 25

    Century 21 Limitless/Platinum Real Estate held a ribbon cutting on Oct. 21 for its new business at 840 Oaklawn Ave., Cranston. Century 21 Limitless is leader in the Real Estate Market with a highly …

  • Shake Shack coming soon to Garden City Center

    Tuesday, October 25

    Burger lovers look out because Shake Shack is headed to Garden City Center in 2023. Shake Shack is known for its all-natural Angus beef burgers, chicken sandwiches and 100 percent beef flat-top …

  • A tale of two books

    Tuesday, October 25

    Sandra Moyer and Janet Cullen Ragno, authors of “Cranston Revisited” and “Cranston Through Time” spent this past Saturday afternoon presenting their two books to an audience …

  • Senior Enrichment Center news

    Tuesday, October 25

    Our programs assist, inform, entertain and enrich the lives of individuals 55 years and older. Drug Take Back Event Oct. 28 – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Cranston Police Department, …

  • A special thanks to Dimeo

    Tuesday, October 25

    Dimeo Construction presented Principal Bryan Byerlee and a group of his Garden City Elementary School teachers with 50 $60 Ocean State Job Lot gift cards to spend on school supplies. Byerlee has been …

  • Rocky Pt. plates ready for distribution

    Tuesday, October 25

    For many, it’s been almost six years since they paid $42.50 to get a Rocky Point license plate. Now the plates are here and will be given out at a distribution event from 10 a.m. to noon at the …

  • Boo and view

    Tuesday, October 25

    Over 150 people gathered at Garden City Center’s gazebo for an outdoor movie night showing Monsters Inc. The event had snacks, crafts and games for families and proceeds went to Adoption Rhode …

  • Hopkins endorses local bond issues for Cranston’s future

    Tuesday, October 25

    Mayor Ken Hopkins issued his public endorsement for four local bond referenda that appear on this year’s election ballot. “As early voting begins and mail ballots are being reviewed, I …

  • Cranston’s Veterans Day Parade returns Nov. 11

    Tuesday, October 25

    One-hundred-and-one-year-old Don Mellor is proud to have served his country during World War II. A lifelong Cranston resident who grew up on Essex Street, Mellor will serve as the grand marshal in …

  • OSDRI launches holiday collection drive for grocery gift cards, food items

    Tuesday, October 25

    Operation Stand Down RI is putting out a call to action to the local community in the days leading up to Veterans Day. On Friday, Oct. 21, OSDRI began seeking support from the local community to …

  • We endorse McKee, Fung, Guckian, among others

    Tuesday, October 25

    Making political endorsements is not something we take lightly at this publication. Considering the implications of each race, we strive to take an objective and fact-based approach to deciding who …

  • Elect Germain for Ward 2

    Tuesday, October 25

    To the Editor, I choose incumbent Aniece Germain as candidate for the office of City Council Ward 2 in Cranston, RI. Aniece Germain acquired a great deal of experience dealing with local, county …

  • Humans of Cranston

    Tuesday, October 25

    Humans of Cranston is a recurring column showcasing the stories of Cranston residents’ community involvement, diversity and unique life perspectives. Rocio Poirier is the co-chair of the …

  • Suspect arrested after crashing into police cruiser

    Tuesday, October 25

    Chief of the Cranston Police Department Colonel Michael J. Winquist announced the arrest of Adam M. Corbin, 35, of 872 Chalkstone Ave., Providence, for Attempted Larceny, Malicious Injury to …

  • 91 Warwick deer crashes last year, AAA reports

    Tuesday, October 25

    Warwick motorists have more to be on the lookout for at this time of year than pedestrians, kids in costumes trick or treating, joggers, bikers and other motorists…deer. According to …

  • Pumpkin painting at Central

    Tuesday, October 25

    Sixth through twelfth graders were invited to Cranston’s Central Public Library for a pumpkin painting contest this past Saturday. Teens received a pumpkin, paints and craft supplies – …

  • Festival of small businesses

    Tuesday, October 25

    Bethany Penardo is a special education teacher. She has a job but she’s not feeling good about the way things are going. “How much job security is there. It’s not a good thing …

  • College Notes: Alves breaking out at Stonehill

    Tuesday, October 25

    Cranston West product Cameron Alves reached new highs on the gridiron for Stonehill in the Skyhawks’ meeting with Sacred Heart, but the host Pioneers proved too strong and earned a 40-27 …

  • Free Vaccine Clinics

    Tuesday, October 25

    The OneCranston HEZ will be hosting two Free Vaccine clinics. One at Central Library on Nov. 2 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (this will be Flu Shot only) and another on Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 1090 …

  • Stripers running thick

    Tuesday, October 18

    Striped bass fishing rose to a new level this past week with large schools of slot size fish (28 to < 35 inches, one fish/person/day) making their presence know if our Bays, estuaries and favorite …

  • Just in time

    Tuesday, October 18

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston field hockey co-op snapped its four-game losing streak by shutting out visiting Bay View 4-0 last weekend at its homecoming matchup at Cranston Stadium. The …

  • Falcons blank Mariners, 3-0

    Tuesday, October 18

    The Cranston West Falcons went to Narragansett last Friday night and shut out the Mariners 3-0 during a Boys Division II Soccer battle. Sam Naiefeh, a junior winger, topped West with two …

  • Bulldogs roll past Bolts

    Tuesday, October 18

    The visiting Westerly football team stayed hot as it cruised past Cranston East 42-6 last Friday night at Cranston Stadium. Westerly entered the game as one of the state’s hottest teams. The …

  • In support of this year’s ballot initiatives

    Tuesday, October 18

    Critics of state governmental spending are quick to point out when dollars are wasted, but they are less vocal to discuss initiatives worth the investment. The three measures asking for Rhode …

  • Affordable answers to the age of energy innovation

    Tuesday, October 18

    Green Energy is the future. However, that future is not within the next 30 years, and it has little to do with the current policies that have been put forth by our sitting officials. Someday …

  • It’s more than contest between two candidates

    Tuesday, October 18

    To the Editor, On the surface, the contest for Rhode Island’s 2nd Congressional District may appear as a local race between well-known politicians, one a Democrat and the other a Republican. …

  • Changing the dismal direction

    Tuesday, October 18

    To the Editor, As the November deadline for voting approaches many concerns have voters questioning their current choices. They are reviewing where the candidates stand on the  economy, …

  • Shared view on RI economy

    Tuesday, October 18

    To the Editor, As we reflect on the recently concluded session of the General Assembly, it is necessary for us to draw attention to the leaders who work alongside us day after day to ensure that …

  • October 20, 2022 e-EDITION

    Tuesday, October 18

  • Cranston East Thunderbolt Invitational

    Tuesday, October 18

    There will be a marching band competition on Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. at Cranston Stadium. Gates open at 5 p.m. and administration is $8 for students/seniors and $10 for everyone else. Ten great bands from …

  • Hunter Biden’s laptop

    Tuesday, October 18

    To the Editor, Apr 2019, Hunter Biden dropped off his laptop to a Delaware computer repairman. Dec 9, 2019, FBI agents served a subpoena for the Hunter Biden laptop and it was promptly …

  • Cranston Public Library celebrates October’s health literacy month

    Tuesday, October 18

    The Cranston Public Library announced Friday the installation of two new Health Information touchscreen kiosks. The kiosks are located at the Central Library and the William Hall Library. Through a …

  • Admiring art

    Tuesday, October 18

  • Hopkins welcomes new finance director

    Tuesday, October 18

    Mayor Ken Hopkins welcomed Thomas Zidelis as Cranston’s new Finance Director; Zidelis began his new duties on Oct. 17. “I am very pleased to welcome Tom Zidelis to City Hall as he …

  • An event space for small gatherings

    Tuesday, October 18

    Ingrid Guzman started her career as a dental hygienist, but her eye for interior design eventually led her to event planning, coordinating and designing; after a long process of obtaining city …

  • Commerce secretary aims to make doing business easier, says ‘blue economy’ state’s future

    Tuesday, October 18

    By JOHN HOWELL Elizabeth Tanner is focused on making it easier to do business in Rhode Island. The state’s secretary of commerce recently offered members of the Warwick Rotary Club a rosy …

  • ‘No Time To Fail’ documents how local canvassing departments prepared for the 2020 election

    Tuesday, October 18

    Four hundred hours of video footage following three local canvassing departments during the 2020 election has been compiled into a 90 minute documentary film which tells the story of the largely …

  • University president urges to ‘vote yes on Question 1’

    Tuesday, October 18

    Before making his way to Chelo’s Hometown Bar and Grille for the Warwick Rotary Club’s Thursday lunch, University of Rhode Island President Marc Parlange started the morning running a 5k …

  • Tea time at Sprague Mansion

    Tuesday, October 18

    Cranston Historical Society held its Victorian Tea Party on Oct. 16 at Governor Sprague Mansion where guests learned about the history of parasols from Maria Vazquez, a conservator, exhibitor and …

  • Cranston native writes motivational children’s book

    Tuesday, October 18

    What is a better message to teach a young pup other than to follow your dreams and never give up yourself? In this brand new children’s book, by Cranston native, Marc Bochner he shines a …

  • Celebrating independence of those who are blind and visually impaired

    Tuesday, October 18

    White Cane Day was held at Garden City Center on Oct. 15 and celebrated the independence of Rhode Islanders who are blind and visually impaired. There were family friendly activities including a free …

  • Senior Enrichment Center news

    Tuesday, October 18

    Our programs assist, inform, entertain and enrich the lives of individuals 55 years and older. Open Enrollment for Medicare Plans “It’s that time of year!” Beginning Oct. …

  • ‘Meri was Cranston’

    Tuesday, October 18

    An ordinance co-sponsored by Council President Chris Paplauskas and Councilman Richard Campopiano came before council members Thursday requesting to name the city’s Oak Lawn Gazebo in memory of …

  • Overnight parking is a problem, but there’s no easy answer

    Tuesday, October 18

    Legislation allowing overnight street parking permits came before the City Council’s Ordinance Committee Thursday night. While the ordinance was ultimately withdrawn by councilwoman and sponsor …

  • Police Log October 20, 2o22

    Tuesday, October 18

    ROBBERY CHARGE On Oct. 13, the Providence County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Cranston’s Justin Kulas, 40, with one count of First-Degree Robbery. The alleged act occurred …

  • Warwick businessman fights back against catalytic converter thefts

    Tuesday, October 18

    After several thefts from his property, a Warwick businessman decided to fight back, using technology and a little perseverance to combat a rash of catalytic converter thefts. At 10:31 a.m., Sept. …

  • Thunderbolt to Washington

    Tuesday, October 18

    Richard Esposito of Cranston said he couldn’t wait to get to Vietnam. That’s not what one expected to hear from an Army veteran who saw 25 percent of his company, …

  • Suspects arrested in breaking & entering on Fernbrook Court

    Tuesday, October 18

    Cranston Police arrested two men Friday night following a call earlier in the day that three armed men were allegedly breaking into an apartment at 32 Fernbrook Court. Colonel Michael Winquist, Chief …

  • Marvelous Mia

    Tuesday, October 18

    By EMMA BARTLETT “Mia was marvelous,” said Angela Palazini Monday morning outside Western Hills Middle School’s entrance. A group of roughly 80 students, teachers and family …

  • HOF inductees recognized at 41st annual ceremony

    Tuesday, October 18

    The impact of education and the inspiration of people you’ve met along life’s journey were common themes among inductee speeches Friday night at the Cranston Hall of Fame’s 41st …

  • Warwick businessman fights back against catalytic converter thefts

    Thursday, October 13

    After several thefts from his property, a Warwick businessman decided to fight back, using technology and a little perseverance to combat a rash of catalytic converter thefts. At 10:31 a.m., Sept. …

  • East tops West Warwick in five sets

    Tuesday, October 11

    The Cranston East girls volleyball team edged West Warwick 3-2 (28-26/24-26/25-20/23-25/19-17) in a close contest last week. Sarina Marines led East with 32 kills and 31 digs, while Taylor …

  • October 13, 2022 e-EDITION

    Tuesday, October 11

  • Help Provide Thanksgiving Turkeys

    Tuesday, October 11

    At 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 22, Steve Smith and The Nakeds will hold an intimate performance in The Rolfe Supper Club at The Historic Park Theatre & Event Center. Proceeds from the silent auction and …

  • Less than a week until early voting

    Tuesday, October 11

    In an effort to inform voters for the November General Election, the Cranston Herald asked City Council candidates to partake in a written Q&A composed of four questions. (Two of their responses …

  • Bank honors Cranston residents

    Tuesday, October 11

    On Sept. 19, Citizens Financial Group CEO Bruce Van Saun congratulated 132 colleagues who have been with the bank for 25 years or more. These colleagues will have specially inscribed bricks bearing …

  • Rhode to Halloween

    Tuesday, October 11

    The Beacon’s Ashley Medeiros loves Halloween. We asked her to name displays she thought people would enjoy. Here’s her list. And if you have additions, be sure to let Ashley know at …

  • Planning Commission approves Goddard Drive warehouse’s preliminary plan

    Tuesday, October 11

    After 11 years since the closure of the Donald Price Correctional Facility, the city’s Planning Commission approved preliminary plans on Oct. 4 for the construction of a 210,000 square foot …

  • Sharing memories of beloved Meri

    Tuesday, October 11

    Most people who hear the name Meri Kennedy associate it with the Cranston Herald. Some might remember her from their school days in Cranston. Others might have worked with her when she was Executive …

  • On the hunt for a great photo

    Tuesday, October 11

    Photographers along with spectators gravitated to Conimicut Point Park in Warwick Saturday to see the “Hunter Moon” rise above Conimicut Lighthouse. The Hunter Moon is the first full moon …

  • Jared the magician, mentalist returns to Sprague Mansion’s annual Charlie the Ghost Party

    Tuesday, October 11

    Believe it or not, magician and mentalist Jared DuBois, 59, was the shyest kid in his class growing up. “I literally would faint if the teacher called my name – that’s how bad it …

  • Senior Enrichment Center news

    Tuesday, October 11

    Our programs assist, inform, entertain and enrich the lives of individuals 55 years and older. Open Enrollment for Medicare Plans “It’s that time of year!” Beginning Oct. …

  • Festival fun

    Tuesday, October 11

    The sun was shining this weekend for Confreda Greenhouses and Farms fall festival. The event includes unlimited hayrides, train rides, a corn maze, carnival rides, pick-your-own pumpkins, tomato …

  • ‘Haiti needs Biden administration now’

    Tuesday, October 11

    The Haitian flag rippled in the wind next to councilwoman Aniece Germain Thursday outside City Hall. Germain, the first Haitian-American elected official in the City of Cranston, called for a press …

  • Cranston residents invited to share ideas at free community dinner

    Tuesday, October 11

    The Rhode Island Foundation is inviting Cranston residents to share their thoughts about the issues that are important to them at a free community dinner Oct. 26.  “Now more than ever …

  • Pink ribbon flag flies high at City Hall, raises breast cancer awareness

    Tuesday, October 11

    Mayor Ken Hopkins raised the pink ribbon flag for breast cancer awareness month outside City Hall Thursday night; this is the first time the city has flown the flag. “This is an extremely …

  • National attendance awareness month shows positive results at Bain

    Tuesday, October 11

    As the first full month of school wrapped up, the school community at Hugh B. Bain Middle School is cautiously optimistic about attendance this year. Chronic absenteeism (defined as 10 percent of …

  • Back in the water, happy about it

    Tuesday, October 11

    It’s been more than three years since McDermott Pool in Warwick closed. And then came the pandemic and it wasn’t until Frank Picozzi became Warwick mayor that it reopened. The exception …

  • Police Log 10-13-22

    Tuesday, October 11

    ASSAULT At 3:38 a.m. on Oct. 10, Cranston Police arrested Jeffrey Card, 23, of 341 Wellington Ave., Cranston, on charges of Domestic Simple Assault, Domestic Vandalism, and Domestic Disorderly …

  • Bon appetite

    Tuesday, October 11

    By EMMA BARTLETT It’s not every day that you see a pig in Cranston Area Career and Technical Center’s (CACTC) hallways – especially a smoked one next to a buffet-style dinner of …

  • State’s ‘biggest little fleet’ splashes at Stillhouse Cove

    Tuesday, October 11

    It’s the time of year when boaters plan for winter. There’s lots to do in addition to hauling  including winterizing the engine, removing and storing cushions to they don’t …

  • Reilly objects to proposal for pallet housing

    Tuesday, October 11

    Ward 6 Councilman Matthew Reilly called upon Governor Daniel McKee Monday to drop his proposal to build villages of pallet housing for the homeless at Cranston’s Pastore Complex. These units …

  • Macera named LEC Player of Week

    Tuesday, October 11

    Rhode Island College junior Lauren Macera (Cranston) and freshman Erica Botelho (Greenville) were recognized by the Little East for their respective performances in a 3-0 week for the …

  • Hawks come back to edge Falcons, 28-16

    Tuesday, October 11

    The Bishop Hendricken football team came back to pick up a 28-16 win over Cranston West in a non-league matchup last Friday night. West came out strong in the first half on each side of the ball …

  • West looks to rebound

    Tuesday, October 11

    The Cranston West girls tennis team dropped a pair of matches recently, falling to Moses Brown 6-1 then North Kingstown 6-1. The losses dropped the Falcons’ record to 2-5 this fall season. …

  • West sweeps City Cup

    Tuesday, October 11

    Cranston’s crosstown rivals met again over the weekend for their annual City Cup soccer matches. The Falcons swept their rival at Cranston Stadium in two shutouts, as the Falcons girls and boys …

  • Silly putty?

    Tuesday, October 11

    To the Editor, Congressional candidate Seth Magaziner is like political silly putty. He initially told us he was committed to becoming our next Governor. That was until Democratic Party bosses …

  • Humans of Cranston

    Tuesday, October 11

    Humans of Cranston is a recurring column showcasing the stories of Cranston residents’ community involvement, diversity and unique life perspectives. Vivian Recinos is the co-owner of …

  • A middle ground needed on early voting

    Tuesday, October 11

    The locked down election of 2020 provided a great proof of concept in regards to methods intended to make voting more accessible and convenient. Early voting and mail-in voting are valuable tools, …

  • Committee listens to residents, denies request to extend hours to meet repaving needs

    Tuesday, October 4

    After listening to complaints of vibrations and dust, the Council Safety Services and Licenses Committee denied Monday the request of P.J. Keating Company’s to temporarily extend its hours of …

  • Halloween Touch a Truck

    Tuesday, October 4

    The Rotary Club of Cranston will host its Halloween Touch a Truck event on Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Garden City Center. Come explore big trucks along with crafts, face painting, balloon …

  • Candidate profiles

    Tuesday, October 4

    In an effort to inform voters for the November General Election, the Cranston Herald asked City Council candidates to partake in a written Q&A composed of four questions. (Two of their responses …

  • Falling into autumn with local harvest festival

    Tuesday, October 4

    The Cranston Police Department held its harvest festival on Sept. 24 at 100 Sockanosset Cross Roads. With ongoing entertainment from the Cranston East Thunderbolt Band and Emerald Dance Line, …

  • Unnatural government?

    Tuesday, October 4

    To the Editor, This past May the nation celebrated "National Police Week." Nowhere in the entire state of Rhode Island did I see one mention of that fact. These are the men and women who are our …

  • In a better place thanks to Shekarchi

    Tuesday, October 4

    To the Editor, As the President & CEO of the Rhode Island Health Care Association (RIHCA), an association with 64-member nursing facilities representing 80% of the profession, I am writing to …

  • Grandparents and grandchildren unite the world

    Tuesday, October 4

    I am a grandmother, and I have a dream that grandparents will work with their grandchildren to unite the world and build a better future. But first we need to have a vision of how the world could …

  • Leading the way to balanced policies to increase housing

    Tuesday, October 4

    To the Editor, If you’re trying to purchase a home, currently rent, or are looking to remodel your existing home to adjust to today’s new post-covid ways of living - with older parents …

  • A costly toll for RI’s roads, and reputation

    Tuesday, October 4

    With a federal judge ruling that Rhode Island’s truck tolling program — first switched on in 2018 and responsible for generating nearly $100 million in revenue to the state since — …

  • Senior Enrichment Center news

    Tuesday, October 4

    Our programs assist, inform, entertain and enrich the lives of individuals 55 years and older. Open Enrollment for Medicare Plans “It’s that time of year!” Beginning Oct. …

  • Four Cranston residents cast in Trinity Rep’s ‘A Christmas Carol’

    Tuesday, October 4

    Trinity Rep’s 46th annual production of “A Christmas Carol” continues the long tradition of young local actors performing alongside Trinity Rep’s resident company and guest …

  • Cranston Hall of Fame induction ceremony to be held Oct. 14

    Tuesday, October 4

    The 41ST induction ceremony and dinner banquet for the Cranston Hall of Fame Foundation will take place Friday, October 14 at Alpine Country Club. The ceremony and dinner are open to the general …

  • McKee signs legislation providing injured police dogs with ambulance transport, EMT care

    Tuesday, October 4

    Joined by police dogs and police departments from across New England, as well as bill sponsors and advocates, Governor Dan McKee today ceremonially signed legislation which allows police dogs injured …

  • That’s the spirit

    Tuesday, October 4

    In preparation for their football game against East Providence High School, the Cranston West falcons held their pep rally last Friday. In a sea of red, students cheered for their athletic and dance …

  • RI gas prices nearly half those on West Coast

    Tuesday, October 4

    Rhode Island’s average gas price is down 11 cents from last week,, averaging $3.32 per gallon. Monday’s price was 51 cents lower than a month ago, and 24 cents higher …

  • Raising that Thunderbolt spirit

    Tuesday, October 4

    Cranston East held its homecoming parade this past Friday. Step off began at 5:55 p.m. at the school and the parade traveled down Park Avenue to Cranston Stadium. (Photos by Stephanie Bernaba)

  • Cranston West ranked in top 25 RI public schools

    Tuesday, October 4

    The education platform, Niche, recently ranked Cranston High School West as one of the top 25 public schools within the state. Coming in at 24 out of 56 public schools, the school was noted for being …

  • Still too much

    Tuesday, October 4

    Raymond DaQuila, of Johnston, gassed up at BJ’s Wholesale Club on Hartford Avenue in Johnston on Monday. The price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline, for members, has finally fallen to $3, and …

  • Police, traffic engineer outline why traffic safety commission is unnecessary

    Tuesday, October 4

    Following a conversation at the September full City Council meeting on what Cranston’s Traffic Safety Commission does, Councilwoman Nicole Renzulli invited Traffic Engineer Stephen Mulcahy and …

  • Police Log 10-06-22

    Tuesday, October 4

    CHILD STRUCK BY TIRE AND RIM Around 3:30 p.m., Sept. 27, a pickup truck was traveling south on Dyer Avenue when the driver-side front tire and rim became dislodged from the vehicle, according to …

  • City works on Bain splash pad, and Budlong Pool plans

    Tuesday, October 4

    Summer has come to a close, but the city is already looking toward next year with the hopes of opening a splash pad near the Bain walking path and reopening Budlong Pool. According to Chief of Staff …

  • Residents first; aggregate can wait

    Tuesday, October 4

    After listening to complaints of vibrations and dust, the Council Safety Services and Licenses Committee denied Monday the request of P.J. Keating Company’s to temporarily extend its hours of …

  • City has finance director, finally

    Tuesday, October 4

    After six months without a finance director, the City Council unanimously approved Thomas Zidelis, 58, for the position Thursday evening during a special meeting. Zidelis, Mayor Ken Hopkins choice …

  • West keeping pace in DII playoff hunt

    Tuesday, October 4

    The Cranston West boys soccer team is off to a strong start as it looks to return to the Division II playoffs this fall. West started with a 4-2 league record an 6-4 overall record. Kyle Fay has …

  • East stays perfect, runs to division title

    Tuesday, October 4

    The Cranston East girls cross country team ran to another win against Pilgrim, Toll Gate and Johnston on Monday afternoon at Goddard Park to improve to 11-0 this fall and claim the Suburban Division …

  • Sampson leads Rams to win

    Tuesday, October 4

    The University of Rhode Island women’s hockey team took home a 5-4 overtime win over Providence College at the Boss Arena last week during the team’s home opener. Cranston native Abbi …

  • West holds on to upset Townies at Homecoming

    Tuesday, October 4

    The Cranston West football team picked up a statement win over visiting East Providence last Friday night, getting the 28-22 Homecoming victory to emerge as a contender in the Division II …

  • RIC shuts out Curry to remain unbeaten

    Tuesday, October 4

    Rhode Island College stayed undefeated and notched its fourth shutout win of the season as the Anchorwomen blanked Curry, 9-0, in collegiate women’s tennis action on Thursday afternoon. The …

  • October 6, 2022 e-EDITION

    Tuesday, October 4

  • Sargent Rehabilitation Center named official site for Flutie 5K

    Wednesday, September 28

    Sargent Rehabilitation Center  based in Warwick will host the 23rd Annual Flutie 5K. This significant event raises funds for The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism and the Sargent Center …

  • East sweeps West

    Tuesday, September 27

    The Cranston East girls volleyball team swept visiting Cranston West 3-0 (26-24/ 25-19/25-20) last week to beat its city rival. The Bolts entered the game with a 1-4 record and in need of a …

  • Rebels take down Bolts

    Tuesday, September 27

    By RYAN D. MURRAY The Thunderbolts were defeated by the South Kingstown Rebels 35-14 on Friday night at Cranston Stadium during a Division II-B football showdown. East struck first when senior …

  • Fans Only Sportz wins city streaming bid

    Tuesday, September 27

    Local sports streaming company Fans Only Sportz recently won the bid to live stream sports for Cranston East and West. After winning the bid and fulfilling requirements such as the ability to …

  • East falls short despite comeback

    Tuesday, September 27

    The Cranston East boys soccer team fell to host Pilgrim 3-2 on Monday afternoon. After falling behind 2-0 in the first half, the Bolts would rebound and tie the score out the gate in the second. …

  • Mazzulla latest from RI to reach the top

    Tuesday, September 27

    As most of you know by now, Johnston native and Bishop Hendricken alum Joe Mazzulla was promoted to interim coach of the Boston Celtics after Ime Udoka was suspended for the upcoming season due to a …

  • Open Studio

    Tuesday, September 27

    Susan Kelley Scotti’s Mr. Hare sits with his head cocked. His eyes inviting, though glossy and hard. If you approach the varmint, he will not run. He may just lead you on a tour of Ocean …

  • Police Log 09-28-22

    Tuesday, September 27

    BREAKING AND ENTERING At 3:37 a.m. on Sept. 25, Cranston Police arrested Erik L. Eklund, 35, of 1 Edgewood Drive, Barrington, on charges of Breaking and Entering and Reckless/Eluding. The arrest …

  • Chapel Grille & Seven Stars Bakery in Cranston to participate in Bakes for Breast Cancer Rhode Island

    Tuesday, September 27

    Chapel Grille and Seven Stars Bakery announced their participation in Bakes for Breast Cancer Rhode Island – returning for its ninth year, which helps raise funds and awareness for breast …

  • Nutrition Station creates Cranston East drink

    Tuesday, September 27

    It tastes like a green apple Jolly Rancher,” said Cranston East senior Talya Martins about the Nutrition Station’s new “The Crusher” drink that has a tie to Cranston East. …

  • Cranston residents of color selected for leadership development program

    Tuesday, September 27

    Five Cranston residents are among just 31 people statewide selected to participate in the Rhode Island Foundation’s Equity Leadership Initiative (ELI). The program cultivates, mentors, and seek …

  • Senior Enrichment Center news

    Tuesday, September 27

    Adherence to Medications Oct. 5 – 10 a.m. URI Pharmacy Outreach Program How closely do you follow your medication regimen instructions? Do you know the costs – both health wise …

  • Walk & Talk Wednesdays

    Tuesday, September 27

    OneCranston Health Equity Zone has started a walking group! Every Wednesday from Sept. 21 through Oct. 26, at 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., you can join Sal, a Community Health Worker, for four laps on …

  • ‘It’s always falling on deaf ears’

    Tuesday, September 27

    Sheila Resseger and Claire Stadtmueller are regulars at City Council meetings. The two are founders of 5G Free Rhode Island (an organization that educates community members and public officials on …

  • Paranormal experience paved way for book

    Tuesday, September 27

    By EMMA BARTLETT Paul Tiberi’s “Unwelcome Visitor” may be fictional, but the Cranston author claims the story is based on a true paranormal experience. Tiberi never believed in …

  • Input sought on disaster plan

    Tuesday, September 27

    When 11 inches of rain fell in Cranston between Sept. 4 and 5, flooding was a major concern for the city and residents. Planning Director Jason Pezzullo noted that the city did okay in the storm and, …

  • Credits ease record Rhode Island Energy electric rate hike

    Tuesday, September 27

    Having validated the procurement costs for electricity, the Public Utilities Commission on Friday approved Rhode Island Energy’s request to increase the price per kilowatt hour for the basic …

  • Pampering our pets

    Tuesday, September 27

    Cranston Animal Shelter had many visitors Sept. 17 for a pet supply giveaway. Friends of Homeless Animals Inc., Vintage Pets, Snort Rescue and Little Rhody Rescue donated supplies to the animal …

  • Rallying around peace

    Tuesday, September 27

    The congregation of Trinity Episcopal Church in Pawtuxet celebrated World Peace Day Sunday. A highlight of the service was a 5-foot World Peace Pole, the creation of parish children. The pole …

  • Jewish New Year brings hope of peace and good health

    Tuesday, September 27

    L’Shana Tova. It is the greeting heard round the world as Jews celebrate Rosh Hashanah — the New Year. This year, 5783, will be another year wishing people happiness, prosperity and to be …

  • ‘Hard work pays off’

    Tuesday, September 27

    Anthony Lantini, a 2016 graduate of New England Laborers’ Cranston Public Schools Construction Career Academy, is proof that hard work pays off. As someone who bought a house at age 23 and now …

  • Cranston Cares is living up to founder’s dreams

    Tuesday, September 27

    Great ideas can come from the most unusual places. And, in the case of Cranston Cares, it was three lifelong friends sitting around talking. Adam DeCiccio, Ed Brady and Justin Erickson wanted to …

  • Ensuring RI is a true republic

    Wednesday, September 21

    Nathan Cornell, a 25-year-old graduate of Toll Gate High School and member of the Warwick School Committee, is out to change the state’s constitution including a provision to do away with …

  • Police Log 09-22-22

    Tuesday, September 20

    POSSESSION OF STOLEN VEHICLE At 2:50 p.m. on Sept. 16, Cranston Police arrested Yesenia Torres, 48, of 661 Union Ave., first floor, Providence, on charges of Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, …

  • How Cranston voted

    Tuesday, September 20

    Candidate              Votes in Cranston         % of Vote   Congress District 2 …

  • College Notes: RIC trio continues to impress

    Tuesday, September 20

    Cranston is once again well-represented on the roster of the Rhode Island College women’s tennis team, as natives Jenna Lisi, Lauren Macera and Serena Bobola are suiting up this fall for the …

  • Bolts off to strong start

    Tuesday, September 20

    The Cranston East girls tennis team has jumped off to a solid 3-2 start this fall as it looks to rebound after a tough two-win season in 2021. The Bolts picked up wins over West Warwick, Shea and …

  • Cranston co-op looking for first victory

    Tuesday, September 20

    The Cranston co-op field hockey team is seeking its first win of the fall season as it sits at 0-2 after dropping matches to Rocky Hill and Lincoln. Rocky Hill rolled to a 6-0 win while the visiting …

  • Falcons pick up first win

    Tuesday, September 20

    The Cranston West Falcons went to Burrillville High School on Saturday afternoon and battered the Broncos 32-13, while earning their first victory of the season. Last week, the Falcons blew a …

  • Raise a glass to the Beer Garden

    Tuesday, September 20

    Garden City Center has returned with Beer Garden, which will run until October 2. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at the gazebo, the center is hosting a rotating lineup of local breweries. This …

  • CPD honors the life of K-9 Lex who died from cancer

    Tuesday, September 20

    Police officers lined the entrance of Cranston Police Department’s headquarters Monday afternoon as motorcades and K-9 units stopped along Garfield Avenue to honor K-9 Lex who passed away from …

  • Arts Commission celebrates Bright Box Project artists at annual gallery event

    Tuesday, September 20

    When Ryan Dean applied for Cranston Art Commission’s Bright Box Project, he racked his brain for an idea. Since the design had to relate to Cranston, he started off by considering the …

  • Celebration of life service Oct. 5 for Meri Kennedy

    Tuesday, September 20

    A celebration of life service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Park Theatre in Cranston for Merilyn (Meri) Kennedy who died Sept. 1  at the age of 59. Despite a prolonged …

  • Foulkes would be nominee if not for early votes

    Tuesday, September 20

    To the Editor, Today we should be welcoming Helena Foulkes as the incoming Democratic nominee for  governor of Rhode Island.  Why?  Because she won the election-day vote …

  • Not common sense to have gun range across from schools

    Tuesday, September 20

    To the Editor, Last Monday I attended the City Hall meeting for the shooting range grievances. I did not speak before you [the council] because those who did said what I would have. I have …

  • Do your research before donating used clothes

    Tuesday, September 20

    To the Editor, It’s the back-to-school season, which means back-to-school shopping and time to get rid of last year’s fashions and sizes. But what happens to the old clothes? Some …

  • Cornhole Fundraiser

    Tuesday, September 20

    There will be a cornhole tournament at Cranston’s Thirsty Beaver (288 Atwood Ave., Cranston) on Sept. 25 at noon. All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. There will be …

  • Dr. Peter Kreeft to speak at St. Paul’s

    Tuesday, September 20

    Peter Kreeft, Professor of Philosophy at Boston College will speak on “Spiritual Warfare: How People of Faith Can Combat Unholy Influences in Society,” on Oct. 2 at 3 p.m. at St. …

  • Council to tweak proposed restrictions on marijuana

    Tuesday, September 20

    The newly introduced ordinance restricting the consumption of marijuana in public was unanimously continued to October’s ordinance meeting due to council members calling for tweaks. Sponsored …

  • Author to explore whether burning of Gaspee a plot at Sept. 27 lecture

    Tuesday, September 20

    On June 9, 1772, a group of men took control of, and burned to the waterline, the armed schooner HMS Gaspee, a British customs vessel that had run aground off Namquid Point in Warwick. The Gaspee …

  • 107-year-old is oldest WWII vet in Cranston

    Tuesday, September 20

    Henry Polichetti, 107, remembers the days before radio and TV. Growing up in a cold water flat on Federal Hill, Henry cites living through World War I, Prohibition, the Great Depression and World War …

  • Celebrating 100 years

    Tuesday, September 20

    For the last 100 years, Confreda Greenhouses and Farms has served the Rhode Island community and beyond. The farm celebrated its centennial on Sept. 17 with free hot dogs and ice for guests, free …

  • Pole is shared pain for neighbors

    Tuesday, September 20

    Steve Dionne has lived at 77 Crescent Avenue for 45 years. His neighbor Donna Miccolis has lived at 75 Crescent for 17 years. They share one thing in common, which for years they would just as …

  • September 22, 2022 e-EDITION

    Tuesday, September 20

  • 10,151 residents voted in primary

    Tuesday, September 20

    Unofficial results from the Sept. 13 primary currently show that 10,151 Cranston residents voted in last Tuesday's primary – this is 17 percent of the city’s total eligible voters (a …

  • Protest erupts over gender ideology forum held at William Hall Library

    Tuesday, September 20

    Several hundred protesters gathered outside Cranston’s William Hall Library Monday preceding a 6:30 p.m. panel discussion on gender ideology that would take place inside the library’s …

  • MENTOR Rhode Island awards $500,000 to support 21 RI youth mentoring programs

    Tuesday, September 13

    MENTOR Rhode Island is providing a total of $500,000 in funding support to 21 youth mentoring programs across the state through its new “Rhode to Success” initiative. The funds are part …

  • We love our city

    Tuesday, September 13

    Region Church is new in town and is making Cranston its home. To show how much the church loves Cranston, it held a gas giveaway this past Saturday at Savers Mart on Park Avenue. Region Church gave …

  • CPS deploys UV-C technology across district, protecting over 11,000 students and staff

    Tuesday, September 13

    Cranston Public Schools announced Friday a districtwide rollout of sustainable UV-C disinfection technology, in partnership with biosafety technology company, R-Zero. The implementation is part of …

  • 4 end Alzheimer’s walks planned this fall with goal to raise $670k

    Tuesday, September 13

    The Alzheimer’s Association Rhode Island Chapter is inviting families to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by taking part in one of four Walk to End Alzheimer’s scheduled across the …

  • In the final throes of a primary

    Tuesday, September 13

    Editor’s Note: With the Cranston Herald going to press Tuesday evening, it was impossible for Ian Donnis to know the results. This column looks at many of the primary races and now that the …

  • Let’s all pay payable utility bills

    Tuesday, September 13

    To the Editor, Must your electric bill go up this winter an extra $50/month? Or will our PUC (Public Utilities Commission) stop punishing some of us for being poor, and stop protecting RI …

  • Volunteering to be air crash victim helps airport preparedness

    Tuesday, September 13

    Jennifer Barry will start a job this week as a LPN at the Rhode Island Hospital Critical Care. Courtney Rebensdorf is a recently retired veterinarian. Both are in the business of helping to care …

  • Let us not forget

    Tuesday, September 13

    Cranston Senior Enrichment Center held a 9/11 recognition event Friday and asked the city’s first responders – police and fire – to join them for lunch. The event honored the heroes …

  • Pedal and pick apples at Woonasquatucket River Council ride

    Tuesday, September 13

    Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC) is sponsoring a fall bike ride to Dame Farm in Johnston for some good old fashioned apple picking on Sept. 24 starting at 10 a.m. This bike ride is part …

  • A warm welcome to school administrators

    Tuesday, September 13

    As the school year begins, Cranston Public Schools welcomes principals/directors to new roles within the district. From seasoned educators switching schools to new educators entering the district, …

  • Senior Enrichment Center news

    Tuesday, September 13

    Our programs assist, inform, entertain and enrich the lives of individuals 55 years and older. Fatigue & Aging: What is Normal? Sept. 21 – 10 a.m. URI Pharmacy Outreach …

  • Greek Festival a sellout

    Tuesday, September 13

    What event serves the best Greek food and pastry – as well as unmatched entertainment, music and hospitality – unlike any other Rite of Summer in Rhode Island? It’s the Cranston …

  • Suffering from chronic pain?

    Tuesday, September 13

    If you’re experiencing chronic pain, you’ll want to hear what URI pharmacy students Jessica Minoz and Braylee Wardwell have to say about complementary treatment options. The two women …

  • War stories

    Tuesday, September 13

    Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Helena Buonanno Foulkes and Warwick School Committee candidate Leah Hazelwood shared stories of their long hours on the campaign trail Tuesday morning when they …

  • Police Log 09-15-2022

    Tuesday, September 13

    DISORDERLY CONDUCT At 8:47 p.m. on Sept. 11, Cranston Police arrested Linwood Beale, 64, of 2580 Cranston St., Cranston, on charges of Domestic Disorderly Conduct. The arrest was the result of a …

  • Snack attack after class

    Tuesday, September 13

    In October 2021, Children's Pastor Barry Seymour of Praise Tabernacle Church stood along Park Avenue next to the Subway and Del’s Lemonade parking lot in a hot dog costume. Behind him were …

  • Residents shoot-off gripes on gun range

    Tuesday, September 13

    “I hear every bullet that is fired at that range,” is what Martha DiMeo had to say about Cranston’s Police Academy Training Complex on Phenix Avenue. DiMeo resides on Laconia Road …

  • Surge in car break-ins

    Tuesday, September 13

    Recent car break-ins within the city have prompted Cranston Police to remind residents to lock their doors and remove valuables from their vehicles. Since Aug. 20, 18 car break-ins have occurred …

  • High spirits, damp start

    Tuesday, September 13

    Candidates and their supporters were prepared for rain on Primary Day and they got it. Before the showers, they greeted voters at the Scottish Rite Masonic Lodge in Pawtuxet. The Herald also caught …

  • Bake Sale and Plant Sale

    Tuesday, September 13

    The Edgewood Garden Club will hold a Bake & Plant Sale on Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market, in the Shriner’s parking lot at One Rhodes Place, off Broad …

  • Queen was above partisan politics

    Tuesday, September 13

     To the Editor,   Majesty is a word that can truly be said about Queen Elizabeth II. Whether you believe in a monarchy form of government or not, it has staying power of in the …

  • It’s everyone’s duty to report child abuse, neglect

    Tuesday, September 13

    As autumn begins and many families resume busy schedules of learning, work, sports practices and other extracurricular activities, it is a time of fresh starts and new opportunities. Kids will try …

  • What to learn from the Royal Family?

    Tuesday, September 13

    Although we are a hyper-local newspaper focused on the day-to-day events occurring in our communities, we would feel remiss to not provide some sort of comment on the historically significant passing …

  • Oakers roll past Bolts in opener

    Tuesday, September 13

    The Cranston East football team dropped its season opener 38-12 to the visiting Coventry Oakers last week. The East offense struggled to find its rhythm throughout the matchup while the Oakers …

  • Falcons start season 0-1-1

    Tuesday, September 13

    The Cranston West girls soccer team kicked off its fall season by going 0-1-1 in its first two matches. The Falcons fell to East Greenwich 1-0 in the opener and then would tie East Providence 1-1 on …

  • West falls in thriller

    Tuesday, September 13

    The Wizards outlasted the Cranston West Falcons 30-27 at West Warwick High School on Thursday night in a thrilling Division II football season-opening showdown. The Falcons led by as many as 17 …

  • September 15, 2022 e-EDITION

    Tuesday, September 13

  • 9/11 remembrance ceremony is Sunday in Oakland Beach

    Wednesday, September 7

    The City of Warwick will hold its annual remembrance ceremony Sunday, September 11th at the 9/11 Memorial in Oakland Beach to commemorate the 21st anniversary of the terrorist attacks.  The …

  • Stillhouse Cove Cleanup

    Tuesday, September 6

    Help maintain and beautify Cranston’s waterfront gem – Stillhouse Cove – while meeting neighbors and having fun! The Edgewood Waterfront Preservation Association …

  • Meri Kennedy, bearer of good news, dies peacefully

    Tuesday, September 6

    Merilyn (Meri) Kennedy, 59, of Cranston, passed away peacefully on Sept. 1 with her longtime companion, Stephen F. Popiel, at her side. Born in Warwick, Meri was a daughter of the late Mitchell …

  • We need to change the kind of people we send to Washington

    Tuesday, September 6

    During these challenging times, it’s clear people are tired and want meaningful action in Washington. They want more lawmakers who are committed to putting the people first. That is why we need …

  • Humans of Cranston

    Tuesday, September 6

    Humans of Cranston is a recurring column showcasing the stories of Cranston residents’ community involvement, diversity and unique life perspectives. Taino Palermo (he/him/his) is a recent …

  • Time for Congress to Act

    Tuesday, September 6

    Enough. Last month Ger’Vontae Tilson, a 15-year-old boy, was gunned down in Providence. On the 4th of July, seven people were killed and dozens injured by a gunman in Highland Park, …

  • Senior Enrichment Center news

    Tuesday, September 6

    Our programs assist, inform, entertain and enrich the lives of individuals 55 years and older. 9/11 Recognition Event “Let Us Not Forget” Sept. 9 – 10:30 a.m. Join us to …

  • 4 Cranston residents receive scholarship through RI Foundation

    Tuesday, September 6

    Cranston’s Tommy Bratini and Stephanie Sosa were two of the four Cranston residents who recently received the Robert G. and Joyce Andrew College Scholarship through the Rhode Island Foundation. …

  • RIDOT starts I-95 renumbering, changes to come in Cranston

    Tuesday, September 6

    If you’ve driven along I-95 from Hopkinton to Pawtucket within the past week, you may have noticed a change in exit numbers closer to the Massachusetts border. The Rhode Island Department of …

  • Citation for work during Covid

    Tuesday, September 6

    Mayor Ken Hopkins presented CVS Pharmacy Manager Katie Pouliot (middle) with a citation from the City of Cranston on Aug. 22 for receiving a 2022 Paragon Award for business leadership and customer …

  • BankRI sends $25,000 to food programs statewide

    Tuesday, September 6

    With the late summer traditionally a time of high need among Rhode Islanders struggling with hunger and now made worse by the rising costs of groceries, Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) has sent a total of …

  • CNE participates in research of postpartum depression for new mothers

    Tuesday, September 6

    Maternal mental health is a critical public health component of perinatal care and maternal safety. Postpartum depression can have lasting consequences for the mother, child, and family. After each …

  • Same places, new faces

    Tuesday, September 6

    As the new school year begins, Cranston Public Schools welcomes 13 principals/directors to new roles within the district. From seasoned educators switching schools to new educators entering the …

  • La Salette holds third annual Italian Cultural Festival honoring Padre Pio

    Tuesday, September 6

    Special to the Cranston Herald The Padre Pio Prayer Group of the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette at 947 Park Street in Attleboro, Massachusetts, is proud to announce the third annual …

  • Nike by Cranston is company’s first RI live concept store

    Tuesday, September 6

    Looking for new leggings or sweatpants? Maybe a new pair of sneakers for the upcoming fall? If so, Garden City Center’s new Nike by Cranston store has you covered. The shop opened Aug. 11 and, …

  • Cranston, Warwick businesses represented at RI VegtoberFest

    Tuesday, September 6

    If there’s one bestseller at Cranston’s Blaze Pizza, it’s the company’s cheesy bread. Made with vegan dough and cheese, Assistant Manager Destiny Laoie said she’s had …

  • ‘Do random acts of kindness; let’s do this in Richard’s memory’

    Tuesday, September 6

    It has been three difficult years for Richard and Kathleen Gemma — as well as the highly-respected brotherhood of the Johnston Fire Department — since the passing of Richard R. …

  • BBBSRI’s founding mother, 98, cuts ribbon on Providence headquarters

    Tuesday, September 6

    Dr. Dorothy Pieniadz stood beaming as she cut the ribbon on Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island’s (BBBSRI) new headquarters in Olneyville’s Rising Sun Mills on Aug. 17. Dr. Pieniadz …

  • Police Log 09-08-22

    Tuesday, September 6

    DISORDERLY CONDUCT At 6:02 p.m. on Sept. 4, Cranston Police arrested Elias Diaz, 24, of 28 Cedar St., Cranston, on charges of Disorderly Conduct. The arrest was the result of a disturbance at the …

  • Angler voices heard at climate workshop

    Tuesday, September 6

    Recreational angler voices were heard at the East Coast Climate Change Scenario Planning Workshops held Aug. 17 and 23, 2022. The initiative is sponsored by the three East Coast Fishery Management …

  • A 50 year tradition…and counting

    Tuesday, September 6

    Clam cakes, chowder, fruit salad and watermelon lined the back porch’s table at Matthew and Christine Moretti’s house on Sunday. With kids trailing one another in and out of the house and …

  • Rain causes flooding across city

    Tuesday, September 6

    Cars went for a swim in Cranston Sunday night along Rolfe Street during the state’s flash flood warning that was put into effect earlier that day. According to the National Weather Service, the …

  • Woodridge multimedia library takes education into 21st Century

    Tuesday, September 6

    It was spring of 2020 when Woodridge Elementary Principal Marisa Jackson envisioned creating a 21st century library space for students. Made up of movable furniture, a cozy reading nook and small …

  • My final football predictions

    Tuesday, September 6

    Here we go, it is finally opening week of the high school football season. Most league schedules begin next week, but this will be the week that teams go for four full quarters with games that count …

  • Falcons get Injury Fund win over Wizards

    Tuesday, September 6

    The Cranston West boys soccer team played its annual Injury Fund exhibition last weekend at Cranston Stadium and picked up the win over the West Warwick Wizards. The Falcons are coming off of a …

  • ‘Faster’ Bolts look to return to playoffs

    Tuesday, September 6

    The Cranston East boys soccer team is looking to make some noise this season in Division II after an injury-plagued 2021 season in which it grinded its way to the playoffs. The Bolts saw five …

  • Rebuilding Pats look to contend

    Wednesday, August 31

    The Pilgrim boys soccer team is looking to make another playoff run this season after another strong campaign last fall. Despite losing seven seniors from last year’s roster, the Pats still …

  • Falcons eyeing playoff return

    Tuesday, August 30

    The Cranston West girls soccer team is looking to return to the playoffs this coming season after a disappointing loss in the Division I Quarterfinals last fall. West graduated a large core of …

  • Bolts look to make run in new division

    Tuesday, August 30

    The Cranston East girls soccer team is looking to make some noise in a new division as it moved down from Division II to Division III for this fall season. The Bolts struggled last year and …

  • RI Hockey HOF inducts 2022 class

    Tuesday, August 30

    Five local hockey greats who represent the RI Hockey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022 were inducted last weekend at the Hall’s annual Enshrinement Celebration & Dinner at historic …

  • Annual Apple Festival

    Tuesday, August 30

    The annual apple festival at Johnston Memorial Park (1583 Hartford Ave., Johnston) will take place Sept. 10 and Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event will feature Artisan Row, handcrafted items, …

  • 90 Cranston officers up to Lt. rank to wear body-worn cameras

    Tuesday, August 30

    In response to Rhode Island’s statewide body camera policy program, Cranston’s Police Department is looking at several body cameras companies for 90 of the department’s officers. …

  • Familiar places, new faces

    Tuesday, August 30

    As always at this time of year there are many new faces in Cranston schools. That’s the process and to be expected. Yet classroom veterans will likewise be seeing and meeting new administrative …

  • St. Rocco’s treats the public to an incredible feast

    Tuesday, August 30

    Never before, according to records dating back to 2004, has the St. Rocco’s Feast and Festival enjoyed as much sparkling success as last week’s four-day fun, food and music …

  • 1838 bell at to sing again

    Tuesday, August 30

    It takes one flight of stairs, a pull down ladder and two fixed steel ladders to reach the 870 lb. bell at the top of the steeple at Phillips Memorial Baptist Church. The bell, which was cast in 1838 …

  • Park View announces Q4 honor roll students

    Tuesday, August 30

    Grade 8 HIGH Honors Aliviah L. Britto, Kara A. Bush, Asianalese Calderon, Miley A. Chhour, Jessica L. Chin, Nicholas Chin, Haley B. Connor, Thora F. Corcoran, Nicolas Germosen, Addison R. Haun, …

  • The mayor’s annual senior picnic The mayor’s annual senior picnic

    Tuesday, August 30

    Seniors from the Cranston Senior Enrichment Center joined Mayor Ken Hopkins at Governor William Sprague Mansion on Aug. 26 for the annual mayor’s senior picnic. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., guests …

  • Did Nellie hand Dan the edge he needs going into the primary?

    Tuesday, August 30

    STORY OF THE WEEK With less than three weeks until Rhode Island’s Sept. 13 primary, the five-way Democratic race for governor took a curious turn. Nellie Gorbea’s campaign aired an ad …

  • Rep. Lima, champion of our most vulnerable elders

    Tuesday, August 30

    To the Editor, As the President & CEO of the Rhode Island Health Care Association (RIHCA), an association with 64 member facilities representing 80 percent of the profession, I am writing to …

  • Before you revitalize Knightsville, rid us of rats

    Tuesday, August 30

    To the Editor, Driving home to Knightsville this past week I was shocked to see the dismantling of the gazebo across from the feast society – callously ripped apart with pieces strewn about …

  • Where are all the courageous leaders when we need them most?

    Tuesday, August 30

    To the Editor, There is a reason Rhode Islanders have lost faith in politicians. Many lack the integrity and courage to stand-up for what is right. They are more focused on getting elected or …

  • Charlie Hall

    Tuesday, August 30

  • 28th annual homeless animals day celebrated at Sprague Mansion

    Tuesday, August 30

    The Defenders of Animals held its 28th annual Homeless Animals Day/Candlelight Vigil/Award Ceremony and Raffle at the Governor Sprague Mansion in Cranston on Aug. 20. This event was held in …

  • Nonprofit raises funds to assist Haitian children, mental health consultation for migrants

    Tuesday, August 30

    Dr. Merites Abelard recalled many of his classmates dropping out of school due to finances while he grew up in Haiti. Abelard, now assistant executive director of Hope and Change for Haiti, was lucky …

  • Gas prices fall below $4 for first time since February

    Tuesday, August 30

    Rhode Island’s average gas price is down 13 cents from last week, averaging $3.95 per gallon. The state’s average hasn’t been below $4 a gallon since February of this year. …

  • Ready to cast your vote?

    Tuesday, August 30

    Early voting for the September 13 primary began Aug. 24 and will continue through Sept. 12 at the Peter T. Pastore Youth Center located at 155 Gansett Ave (voting is closed Labor Day). Early voting …

  • Senior Enrichment Center news

    Tuesday, August 30

    Our programs assist, inform, entertain and enrich the lives of individuals 55 years and older. Grief & Bereavement Support Group Beginning Thursday, Sept. 1 – 2 p.m. to 3:30 …

  • Cranston Cares helps brighten up Stadium Elementary

    Tuesday, August 30

    By PAM SCHIFF Under a bright and sunny sky, Cranston Cares and a roster of volunteers worked for several hours on Aug. 27 to clean up and plant around the front entrance; Cranston Cares was also …

  • Police Log 09-01-22

    Tuesday, August 30

    RESISTING ARREST At 2:25 a.m. on Aug. 30, Cranston Police arrested Shaqonda Amado, 33, of 58 Berkshire St., Providence, on charges of Obstruction of Justice and Resisting Illegal or Legal Arrest. …

  • 73 more days

    Tuesday, August 30

    Allan Fung, Republican candidate for Jim Langevin’s second congressional district seat, opened his campaign headquarters Saturday at 52 Rolfe St. in Cranston. James Donahue, who serves as …

  • CLCF Green Machine wins again

    Tuesday, August 30

    With its first 9v9 tournament entry, the CLCF Green Machine soccer team played in the Bayside preseason summer tournament as the only town team to play in a premier club style tournament. Green …

  • 19th Century Music Concert

    Tuesday, August 23

    Join the Providence Brigade Band for a living history concert at 7 p.m. on Sept. 10 at the Church of the Ascension (390 Pontiac Ave., Cranston). The concert will feature 19th century music performed …

  • August 25, 2022 e-EDITION

    Tuesday, August 23

  • 326,000 streams and climbing

    Tuesday, August 23

    By EMMA BARTLETT When Nate Poshkus, 19, picked up the guitar for the first time in third grade, he never imagined that 11 years later he’d find himself flying to New York City and Los …

  • Putting medicine to good use

    Tuesday, August 23

    It was a Wednesday in August when Rep. Joseph McNamara (D-Dist. 19, Cranston, Warwick) found himself talking about the state’s senior-focused legislation with a female constituent. The woman, …

  • 7 Troop 66 scouts soar as Eagles

    Tuesday, August 23

    Troop 66 Garden City celebrated seven scouts at Lakewood Baptist Church Thursday who made the rank of Eagle, the highest rank in scouting. The boys, who have been close friends throughout their …

  • Garden City school costs up 30%

    Tuesday, August 23

    A year from now, the new Garden City Elementary School should be ready to welcome students for the 2023-2024 school year. The $53 million project is now almost fully enclosed and Dimeo Construction …

  • Shakespeare under the stars

    Tuesday, August 23

    As a celebration of Shakespeare's comedies,What Cheer, Shakespeare? Theatre Co. performed two comedies at Sprague Mansion under the stars from July 22 to Aug 6. In act one, actors performed part …

  • House needs to act now

    Tuesday, August 23

    To the Editor,   Currently the U.S. House has not joined the Senate in passing their version of honoring first responders. The Senate passed their resolution in June 2019 and their date …

  • Gun rights activists misinterpret Second Amendment

    Tuesday, August 23

    To the Editor, When the U.S. Congress was drafting, debating and ratifying the Second Amendment back in the late 1700s, they could have never imagined the advances in technology, weaponry and …

  • Superintendent’s message: Life is full of changes

    Tuesday, August 23

    Life is full of changes around every corner and through every season. If we’ve learned anything during these Covid years when changes happened (sometimes) daily, we’ve learned to be …

  • Charlie Hall

    Tuesday, August 23

  • Humans of Cranston

    Tuesday, August 23

    Humans of Cranston is a recurring column showcasing the stories of Cranston residents’ community involvement, diversity, and unique life perspectives. Jeny Daniels (she/her/hers) is a recent …

  • One lesson learned, one ignored

    Tuesday, August 23

    Another summer is flying by and parents are surely already looking ahead to the start of school a few weeks from now. Compared to last autumn and the spring of 2020, there is certainly a more …

  • Historic Park Theatre is bringing dreams to reality

    Tuesday, August 23

    The Dig In Dining group, composed of Ed Brady, Justin Erickson and Jeff Quinlan, has roots deep in Rhode Island, and even deeper in Cranston. When the brand recently bought the closed, and …

  • Senior Enrichment Center news

    Tuesday, August 23

    Our programs assist, inform, entertain and enrich the lives of individuals 55 years and older. Computer Class at the Center Provided by: Cranston Public Library Monday 9 a.m. to 11 …

  • Festival folk

    Tuesday, August 23

    Gov. Dan McKee, Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos, Cranston Mayor Ken Hopkins, Sen. Frank Lombardo and Councilwoman Linda Folcarelli, Dave Pingitore, Marty Church and Richard DelFino III were among the hundreds …

  • Gearing up for primaries

    Tuesday, August 23

    Early voting for Cranston’s primary kicks off Aug. 24 and continues through Sept. 12 (closed Labor Day) at the Peter T. Pastore Youth Center located at 155 Gansett Ave. Individuals can stop by …

  • Knightsville site work commences

    Tuesday, August 23

    After 56 years of watching over the Knightsville section of Cranston, the local gazebo was demolished Thursday. The structure’s removal represents the beginning of site work for the …

  • 2022 Rosario Society Bocci Team keeps the tape measure handy

    Tuesday, August 23

    Special to the Herald This is the seven-man Rosario Bocci Team, coached by John Almagno. The team has come a long way since the beginning of the season. The team home court is at the Rosario …

  • Cranstonians won’t vote on cannabis retail shops

    Tuesday, August 23

    Thirty-one of the state’s cities and towns will vote Nov. 8 to either approve or reject the establishment of cannabis retail shops in their hometowns; Cranston is not among those 31 and …

  • Police Log 08-25-22

    Tuesday, August 23

    OFFICER OBSTRUCTION At 10:17 p.m. on Aug. 20, Cranston Police arrested Jeremy W. Fernandez, Jr., 21, of 212 Eldridge St., Cranston, on charges of Obstructing an Officer in Execution of Duty as the …

  • Clean up day

    Tuesday, August 23

    Sixty volunteers showed up at Oakland Cemetery on Aug. 6 for Gateway Pentecostal Fellowship’s (711 Park Ave.) clean up. The church holds an event each month called “Others Days” …

  • Special guests

    Tuesday, August 23

    Cranston Mayor Ken Hopkins had some special guests visit city hall, as the Cranston Western Little League 10-year-old All-Stars made the trip to receive special citations for their efforts this …

  • Falcons looking to regain form

    Tuesday, August 23

    The Cranston West football team got back to work last week as it looks to regain its form heading into the 2022 season. The Falcons had a down year in 2021, finishing with just two wins overall …

  • Hitting the gridiron

    Tuesday, August 23

    The Cranston East football team is preparing to make a return to prominence after a few seasons away. With one of the youngest rosters in the state over the past two years, the Bolts struggled and …

  • Music throughout the city

    Tuesday, August 16

    Two weeks ago, there were two free concerts in the city of Cranston. The Down City Band performed at the Garden City gazebo on Aug. 3, and Nineteenth Nervous Breakdown performed at Hall Library on …

  • Griffen Hill achieves honors at Holy Cross

    Tuesday, August 16

    Cranston college student Griffen Hill has earned a spot on the dean's list at the University of the Holy Cross in Massachussets for outstanding academic achievement during the Spring 2022 semester.

  • Six down, more to go

    Tuesday, August 16

    Every year of business is important to acknowledge, which is why Julie Meisler and Ted Torti – co-owners of Ted’s Stadium Kitchen and Pub on Park Avenue – celebrated their …

  • 82nd St. Rocco’s feast kicks off

    Tuesday, August 16

    By PETE FONTAINE One of Rhode Island’s longest standing traditions will make its 82nd annual appearance this weekend in Johnston. It’s called the St. Rocco’s Feast and …

  • Hope Highlands students make Q4 honor roll

    Tuesday, August 16

    Grade 8 High Honors Connor Ainley, Chloe Ayoub, Eid Bassil, Caden Baum, Caitlyn Blanchette, Joshua Bloschichak, Sofia Borges, Kyla Buco, Sadie Butler, Ciana Catelli, Emma Coggeshall, Benjamin …

  • Governor tours Tri-County Community Action Agency

    Tuesday, August 16

    There was some interesting and important conversation last Thursday morning inside the Tri-County Community Action Agency located at 1128 Hartford Ave. in Johnston. Discussion centered on …

  • Serving off-reservation native families

    Tuesday, August 16

    The Rhode Island Indian Council recently announced its Indian Parent and Child Services, IPCS. IPCS serves off-reservation Native Families in RI and nearby CT and MA through parenting education, …

  • A Bucci blessing

    Tuesday, August 16

    A team of 63 runners, walkers and on the course supporters participated in the annual 10-mile Blessing of the Fleet race in Narragansett on July 29 to honor Cranston coach and teacher Paul Bucci who …

  • Purple Pump campaign surpasses $1M in fundraising toward Alzheimer’s care, support, research

    Tuesday, August 16

    Family-owned Volta Oil raised more than $169,000 during its annual seven-week campaign to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, according to the company’s Aug. 10 announcement; this brings …

  • RI Manufacturers Association endorses Pryor for general treasurer

    Tuesday, August 16

    The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association (RIMA) endorsed General Treasurer candidate Stefan Pryor Thursday at Taco Comfort Solutions on Cranston Street. RIMA Executive Director David Chenevert made …

  • Doubling up to help Ukrainians

    Tuesday, August 16

    John Schmidt has started learning a bit of Ukrainian using Google, simple phrases like “good morning.” His wife Stacey is rearranging their home in Norwood to accommodate a family of …

  • Gas prices drop 45 cents in the last month

    Tuesday, August 16

    Rhode Island’s average gas price is down 10 cents from last week, averaging $4.19 per gallon. Monday’s  price is 45 cents lower than a month ago, and $1.13 higher than August 15, …

  • School district wraps up credit recovery, summer learning programs

    Tuesday, August 16

    City school officials have a lot of money to spend. Cranston was awarded $20 million in ESSER III, and the district has only spent $700,000. Assistant Superintendent of Schools Norma Cole updated the …

  • Legislative package, $250 million termed ‘historic investment’ in housing

    Tuesday, August 16

    It made perfect sense that the Meadowbrook Terrace housing complex was the site for an event last Thursday to highlight General Assembly passage of ten housing bills and allocation of $250 million in …

  • 2,500 Dahlias Bloom at What Cheer Farm’s Flower Festival ‘22

    Tuesday, August 16

    Providence’s What Cheer Flower Farm opens Aug. 27 for Flower Festival ’22, the farm’s first public event in three years. 2,500 dahlias will be in full bloom as visitors tour the …

  • District out to bid for new athletic streaming platform

    Tuesday, August 16

    The Cranston Public School Department is out to bid for a new athletic streaming platform following the not so successful run of NFHS Network’s streaming service, which the district was in …

  • Catherine Moretti represents Rhode Island in Ms. Wheelchair America competition

    Tuesday, August 16

    For the past 50 years, the Ms. Wheelchair America pageant has crowned women from around the country for their advocacy work and achievements. Cranston’s Catherine Moretti will represent Rhode …

  • August 18, 2022 e-EDITION

    Tuesday, August 16

  • Thunderbolt Dance/Drill Team

    Tuesday, August 16

    There will be auditions for the 2022 Thunderbolt Dance/Drill Team from noon to 3 p.m. on Aug. 22 at Bain/Cooney Field. Band camp/rehearsals are from Aug. 22 to Aug. 26 from noon to 7 p.m. and Monday …

  • Featuring Elena Rios as new Central librarian

    Tuesday, August 16

    The Cranston Public Library (CPL) announced the hiring of Elena Rios as the new full-time Youth Services Librarian at the Central Library on July 27. A lifelong resident of Cranston, Rios began …

  • LARCENY

    Tuesday, August 16

    At 3:33 p.m. on Aug. 11, Cranston Police arrested Gina Russo, 34, of 3 Langsberris Ave., North Providence, on charges of Larceny Under $1,500. The arrest was the result of a warrant pickup at Fourth …

  • ‘CRIME SCENE FOR SALE’

    Tuesday, August 16

    A Johnston teenager was shot and killed inside the home at 78 Cedar St. An investigation into his death is ongoing, but the house where Dillon Viens died can be bought for …

  • Music Man Jr. comes to Park Theatre Friday and Saturday

    Tuesday, August 16

    With just two weeks of prep time and 30 campers, Rhode Island Youth Theatre (RIYT) is ready to perform “Music Man Jr.” at the Historic Park Theatre and Event Center this Friday and …

  • Sharing their faith

    Tuesday, August 16

    If there’s one word to describe the residents of Blessed Assurance orphanage in Montego Bay, Jamaica, it’s happy. Fourteen teens and adult advisors from Holy Apostles Catholic Church …

  • Tuesday, August 16

    Cranston Senior Enrichment Center 1070 Cranston Street Cranston, RI 02920 401-780-6000 Our programs assist, inform, entertain and enrich the lives of individuals 55 years and …

  • CWLL wins Sally Eddy tournament

    Tuesday, August 16

    The Cranston Western Little League 8-U All-Stars won the 2022 Sally Eddy tournament at Warwick’s Klitzner Field. They defeated North Providence Little League 8-6 in the championship. CWLL …

  • Diggs to coach at RIC next winter

    Tuesday, August 16

    After three seasons at the helm, Cranston East girls basketball coach Jhamal Diggs will be moving on to the next chapter of his career, accepting the position of assistant coach at Rhode Island …

  • CWLL takes 3rd

    Tuesday, August 16

    The Cranston Western Little League 10-year-old All-Stars wrapped up their summer last week, going 1-1 in their final two games of the regional tournament played up at Hope Road. CWLL was in a …

  • Doubling up homes to help Ukrainians

    Tuesday, August 16

    John Schmidt has started learning a bit of Ukrainian using Google, simple phrases like “good morning.” His wife Stacey is rearranging their home in Norwood to accommodate a family of …

  • As mercury dips, power bills expected to soar

    Tuesday, August 16

    The Ocean State’s new power company issued a warning to customers: “Rhode Island Energy Encourages Customers to Prepare Now for Significantly Higher Winter Electricity Supply …

  • Phillips Memorial Baptist Church welcomes new pastor

    Wednesday, August 10

    Rev. Dr. Amy L. Chilton came to Phillips Memorial Baptist Church with an impressive resume. Chilton earned a PhD from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2015 in Systematic Theology; her secondary …

  • August 11, 2022 e-EDITION

    Tuesday, August 9

  • RI Art Educators Exhibit

    Tuesday, August 9

    The Rhode Island Art Educators Exhibit will run from Aug. 27 to Sept. 24 at the Warwick Center for the Arts (3259 Post Road, Warwick). This second annual Rhode Island Art Educators Exhibit is an …

  • Classic Beetle Cats purr at EYC regatta

    Tuesday, August 9

    Edgewood Yacht Club could well earn the title of the “Bug Capital” of the sailing community. Earlier this summer, the club hosted the North American WASZP championships and Saturday and …

  • Proposed 180-unit apartment complex would include 15% affordable housing component

    Tuesday, August 9

    A 180-unit residential development could be coming to Cranston. The proposed Plainfield Pike development incorporating an affordable housing component was presented to the City Council and the …

  • Outraged by litter, kids mount cove, park cleanup

    Tuesday, August 9

    STEM Advantage campers recently organized a local clean up and fundraiser for Cranston’s Stillhouse Cove and Charlestown’s Kettle Pond after observing a collection of washed up plastic …

  • East golf tournament returns with gold classic

    Tuesday, August 9

    One more tradition felled by the Covid virus was the annual Cranston East golf tournament. Originally established in 2003, the tournament was put on hold for two years but made its comeback this …

  • National Night Out

    Tuesday, August 9

    Cranston’s Police Department held its National Night Out event on Aug. 2 at Garden City Center. The event is meant to enhance the relationship between law enforcement and neighbors and last …

  • West alumni gifts new outdoor classroom space

    Tuesday, August 9

    It's always a struggle to keep students' attention in any classroom environment – especially when the days are bright and sunny and kids only want to be outside. To that end, the Alumni …

  • With pool closure, DePetrillo dives into council race

    Tuesday, August 9

    By EMMA BARTLETT When it came to running for City Council, Ward 2 independent candidate Carmine DePetrillo said the Budlong Pool issue motivated him to get involved more than anything else. …

  • Police Log 08-11-22

    Tuesday, August 9

    ASSAULT At 2:52 a.m. on Aug. 7, Cranston Police arrested Martin Osorio, 43, of 2 Lowell St., Cranston, on charges of Domestic Simple Assault. The arrest was the result of a disturbance call at 594 …

  • West student receives Coastal1 Credit Union scholarship

    Tuesday, August 9

    Brian Azar, President and Chief Executive Officer, announced July 28 the recipients of the Coastal1 Credit Union’s Investing In Your Future scholarship program. Ten scholarships totaling …

  • How old will the landfill grow?

    Tuesday, August 9

    The Ocean State’s garbage cans empty into Johnston. But how long will Johnston remain Rhode Island’s dump? Estimates for the landfill’s lifespan are shifting. The Rhode Island …

  • Temporary closure of river trail raises concerns over Pawtuxet site

    Tuesday, August 9

    By JOHN HOWELL “We’re local blue collar guys who grew up in Warwick,” says Artak Avagyan. But that’s not the way some Pawtuxet residents see Avagyan and his partner Lee …

  • Knightsville park work to start soon

    Tuesday, August 9

    By EMMA BARTLETT   In-house site work on the Knightsville revitalization is ready to start, according to Chief of Staff Anthony Moretti. The project is part of Mayor Ken Hopkins’ …

  • RI lands Breeze Airways base

    Tuesday, August 9

    Rhode Island leaders announced Tuesday the state has landed a bonanza that promises to mean high paying jobs and an annual growth in the Ocean State economy of more than $76 million. The …

  • Can McKee close the deal with voters by Sept. 13?

    Tuesday, August 9

    STORY OF THE WEEK The primary election on Sept. 13 has big stakes for Gov. Dan McKee. If McKee loses, he’ll be remembered as the short-term gov who inherited the office, thanks to being …

  • Rhode Island is a national leader in elections cyber security

    Tuesday, August 9

    By NELLIE GORBEA Since 2016, Russian government hackers have kept no secrets about their desire to meddle in our elections. They want to sow distrust in the integrity of our electoral process, to …

  • Bulldogs come back in quarters, fall in semis

    Tuesday, August 9

    The Cranston Bulldogs came back from a game down to win the best-of-three quarterfinal round of the R.I. Connie Mack Baseball best-of-three series. Last Wednesday, Westerly won Game 1 by a score …

  • Humans of Cranston

    Tuesday, August 9

    Humans of Cranston is a recurring column funded by the Rhode Island Foundation that showcases the stories of Cranston residents’ community involvement, diversity and unique life perspectives. …

  • Landfill future must be priority Ocean State debate

    Tuesday, August 9

    Rhode Island’s Central Landfill in Johnston will eventually reach capacity. When, however, is a topic of inconsistent debate. Whether the landfill will fill to the brim by 2034, 2036, or the …

  • CWLL softball takes 3rd at regionals

    Tuesday, August 9

    The Cranston Western Little League 10-year-old softball All-Stars made the trip to Pennsylvania to compete in the regional tournament and would reach the losers bracket final, going 3-2 overall …

  • Hanging tough

    Tuesday, August 9

    The Cranston Western Little League 10-year-old All-Stars are in the thick of their regional tournament that is being held up on Hope Road and started by going 1-1. CWLL started things off on …

  • Gershkoff falls in legion playoffs

    Tuesday, August 2

    Gershkoff Auto Body was ousted from the R.I. American Senior Legion Baseball tournament last Wednesday, after falling to R & R Construction by a final score of 4-3 at McCarthy Field. R & R …

  • CELL juniors roll to state championship

    Tuesday, August 2

    The Cranston East Little League Junior All-Stars toppled Cumberland 15-0 in the state championship last week in Smithfield to punch their ticket to regionals. East wasted little time jumping ahead …

  • CWLL 10’s win state title

    Tuesday, August 2

    The Cranston Western 10-year-old All-Star team topped Cumberland 15-7 to win the state championship in Chariho last week, punching its ticket to the regional tournament that will be held at the CWLL …

  • Those who build community

    Tuesday, August 2

    By JOHN HOWELL The excitement was high and the dogs barking made it all the more palpable. Karin Muller pulled open the door and in an instant the larger of the two – a German shepherd …

  • City appeals for change in behavior to fight rats

    Tuesday, August 2

    It’s 9:30 on a Thursday morning and Rodent Control Coordinator David Laquale is busy baiting rat traps at Cranston residences. He’s scoping different yards for the rodents’ burrows …

  • ‘Every Little League should have a challenger division’

    Tuesday, August 2

    As the sun set over Richard D. Santamaria Field on July 27, roars of cheering filled the air while the Cranston Challengers faced off against the Continental American Challengers of Warwick in their …

  • Too fast…

    Tuesday, August 2

    Out of all the calls the Cranston Police Department receives, speeding is at the top of the list. Over the past three years, Cranston Police have written 7,376 speeding tickets and arrested 56 …

  • Medical problems won’t keep Cranston native from enjoying life

    Tuesday, August 2

    As Chepachet resident Kathleen Wikstrom, 70, tells it, her friends think she should write a book about her life; however, she says people would think it is fiction. Over the years, Wikstrom has …

  • Foulkes jabs Gorbea during Rotary Club lunch

    Tuesday, August 2

    Democratic candidate for governor, Helena Foulkes, was on the offensive last Thursday as she questioned a policy proposal by a competing candidate, Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea who have said she …

  • ‘We have never needed the voices of women more’

    Tuesday, August 2

    To the Editor, Twenty-two years ago, I was a candidate for Congress in Rhode Island’s Second Congressional District. I was not elected, and have spent the ensuing decades working all over …

  • Columbus statue still stands, but may find a new home

    Tuesday, August 2

    To the Editor, So many meetings and discussions regarding this statue that has stood in Providence for over 100 years. Why is there an issue now in the last few years? Seems Providence has been …

  • Of primary concern

    Tuesday, August 2

    There are few things more exciting than state primary season — right? Sarcasm aside, with the state primary only a little over a month away, we thought it prudent to at least provide the …

  • After 2 years, amendments, ordinance for minority and women business enterprises passes

    Tuesday, August 2

    Since 2020, Councilwoman Lammis Vargas has worked on an ordinance supporting the participation of Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) in city funded and …

  • Senior Enrichment Center news

    Tuesday, August 2

    Our programs assist, inform, entertain and enrich the lives of individuals 55 years and older. Weight Watching Aug. 10 – 10 a.m. Facilitators: Mary Mckenna, R.Ph & Marylou Pearson, …

  • A night of music

    Tuesday, August 2

    The Silks performed the first Garden City Concert of the season on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. The next three concerts will take place Aug. 3, 10 and 17. The event goes from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. …

  • Cranston native takes his place in Rhode Island Comedy Hall of Fame

    Tuesday, August 2

    Al Ducharme, Cranston native and proud Falcon (Class of 1981), had the honor of being only the 10th inductee into the Rhode Island Hall of Fame on July 23 at the Comedy Park in Cranston. Ducharme …

  • Looking to expand business? Check out Cranston’s Take It Outside grant program

    Tuesday, August 2

    Cranston’s new Take It Outside grant program is now live via the city’s website. According to Director of Economic Development Franklin Paulino, the $250,000 funding is meant to provide …

  • Hunt for Gaspee comes up empty handed, but leader not discouraged

    Tuesday, August 2

    By JOHN HOWELL After more than two weeks of what is surely the most comprehensive search for remains of the HMS Gaspee that was burned by colonists 250 years ago, the marine archeologist who led …

  • ‘We should start somewhere’

    Tuesday, August 2

    Where to find the money to repair Budlong Pool has been a topic of discussion for the past several months after it was determined the pool would not open this year due to safety concerns. …

  • Police Log 08-04-22

    Tuesday, August 2

    DUI At 1:18 a.m. on July 30, Cranston Police arrested Jessica Campos, 31, of 432 Union Ave., Apt. 2, Providence, on charges of DUI with a minor child under 13 in a vehicle, BAC unknown (two …

  • Fire department open house

    Tuesday, August 2

    The Cranston Fire Department held an open house on July 30 at Station 2 (301 Pontiac Ave.). Individuals could tour the firehouse and fire trucks while lunch was provided. The event was free for the …

  • August 4, 2022 e-EDITION

    Tuesday, August 2

  • Oaklawn Cemetery Clean Up

    Tuesday, August 2

    There will be an Oaklawn Cemetery clean up on Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are asked to bring their own gloves and tools. Mayor’s Annual Senior Picnic The Mayor’s annual …

  • Sailors gather for 19th annual CJ Buckley Regatta

    Tuesday, August 2

    Sailors from all over the world gathered at Goddard State Park and East Greenwich Bay on Monday and Tuesday this week to take part in the 19th annual CJ Buckley Memorial Regatta. CJ Buckley was a …

  • Cranston native brings smiles to youngest cancer patients

    Wednesday, July 27

    A Glimmer of Hope Foundation brings the near impossible to light. The organization makes children stricken with cancer and other extreme illnesses smile by providing them with bald dolls that look …

  • July 28, 2022 e-EDITION

    Tuesday, July 26

  • Goldman Sachs summit:

    Tuesday, July 26

      By EMMA BARTLETT When Yemi Sekoni boarded the bus for a nine hour drive to Washington D.C. last week, she knew that the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Summit event she’d be …

  • Never too early to be storm prepared

    Tuesday, July 26

    It’s never too early to prepare for storms, according to Cranston’s police and fire departments. Making sure homes have canned food, flashlights and bottled water on hand are some of the …

  • Bringing smiles to cancer patients

    Tuesday, July 26

    A Glimmer of Hope Foundation brings the near impossible to light. The organization makes children stricken with cancer and other extreme illnesses smile by providing them with bald dolls that look …

  • Finance to review fire pact

    Tuesday, July 26

    The city’s recently renegotiated contract with the Local 1363 International Association of Fire Fighters includes several updates including the development of an officer’s training …

  • If the Gaspee… ‘it’s completely buried’

    Tuesday, July 26

    Those hunting for remnants of the HMS Gaspee that colonists set afire more than 250 years ago off Namquid Point (now Gaspee Point) have located multiple targets as of Tuesday, but so far, only one …

  • City’s $12M budget deficit is hardly a shock

    Tuesday, July 26

    To the Editor, The City of Cranston’s $12 million budget deficit less than two years into Mayor Kenneth Hopkins’ term is hardly a shock. Looking back, there were early signs of fiscal …

  • Turning the treasurer’s office into an economic catalyst

    Tuesday, July 26

    After seven and a half years serving as Rhode Island’s Commerce Secretary, Providence’s Stefan Pryor, 50, is running for the state’s general treasurer seat. The position is …

  • Senior Enrichment Center News

    Tuesday, July 26

    Our programs assist, inform, entertain and enrich the lives of individuals 55 years and older. A Season of Sharing the 50s “A Reminiscence Program” Wednesday, Aug. 3 – 10 …

  • Cranston West’s Q3 honor roll students announced

    Tuesday, July 26

    Highest Honors Grade 12 Dylan Almeida, Madison Alves, Abigail Alviti, Sanjana Ananthula, Kaitlyn Antonucci, Emily Bessette, Mackenzie Bessette, Isabel Blanco, Ariarna Brennan, Molly Brown, Mia …

  • It’s warm and race for governor gets hotter

    Tuesday, July 26

    STORY OF THE WEEK On the surface, a new Morning Consult finding showing Gov. Dan McKee as the lowest-ranked governor in the nation (with a 38% approval rating) doesn’t reflect well on the …

  • Mental health institutions needed

    Tuesday, July 26

    To the Editor, Michael Carbone's article about bringing back mental health institutions was very insightful. As someone who worked in mental health centers for 10 years as a case manager …

  • Now is the time to think about heat

    Tuesday, July 26

    Undoubtedly many of us have thought — while baking in a triple-digit-hot car at the end of the day before the air conditioner gets cool and brings reprieve from the suffering — that we …

  • Animal Encounters

    Tuesday, July 26

    Join educators from the Roger Williams Park Zoo at Garden City Center to learn more about the wild world of animals. Programs will offer opportunities for adult/child pairs to make discoveries …

  • Police Log 0-7-28-22

    Tuesday, July 26

    VANDALISM At 7:31 p.m. on July 24, Cranston Police arrested Joyce Storti, 73, of 46 Eden Crest Drive, Cranston, on charges of vandalism. The arrest was the result of a service call at 51 Eden …

  • CORRECTION

    Tuesday, July 26

    In printing the list several weeks ago of candidates who declared their run for City Council in the upcoming election, the Cranston Herald unintentionally omitted two candidates: Michael Farina, who …

  • Latest Trolley Barn revisions show evolving project

    Tuesday, July 26

    The proposed design for the Trolley Barn property received updates to its landscape, parking, bike path and building locations. At the July 12 Planning Commission meeting, Senior Planner Joshua Berry …

  • CCRI announces spring 2022 Dean’s list students from Cranston

    Tuesday, July 26

    Allison Abram, Christopher Acosta, Linda Al Sarayri, Michael Albright, David Alden Sears, Justin Alfaro, Arthur Arslanyan, Bria Bernardo, Jilian Brillon, Yaliah Brito, Eliot Brun, Hayden Buckley, …

  • Celebrating 10 years in business

    Tuesday, July 26

    McGuinness Media, a full-service marketing agency based in Warwick, celebrated their 10th anniversary in business on May 26 with a clam cake and chowder bar, live music, open bar and over 100 people …

  • Tightening election security, lowering business fees

    Tuesday, July 26

    When you’re security-minded like Cranston resident Pat Cortellessa, you look at things differently. His way of thinking about things? Trust but verify. Cortellessa, who works in the security …

  • East juniors punch ticket to state final

    Tuesday, July 26

    The Cranston East 13-14 year-old All-Stars blanked Chariho 5-0 on Wednesday evening during the first round of the RI State Tournament at Whipple Field. East starting pitcher Chris Barboza tossed 6 …

  • CWLL headed to state final

    Tuesday, July 26

    The Cranston Western Little League 10-year-old All-Stars picked up two wins last weekend to punch its ticket to the state championship on Wednesday. CWLL won its opening game …

  • Champs Again

    Tuesday, July 26

    The Cranston Western Little League softball 10’s rolled to the state championship last week at Tiverton Town Farm, going 3-0 in the tournament and outscoring opponents 41-1 in the …

  • National Night Out

    Tuesday, July 26

    Cranston Police invite you to join them for their annual National Night Out on Aug. 2, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Garden City Center Gazebo (100 Midway Road). Come meet your local police and …

  • July 21, 2022 e-EDITION

    Tuesday, July 19

  • Air cargo takes off

    Tuesday, July 19

    When the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) drafted a 20-year master plan for Green Airport in 2019, it was thought expansion of air cargo facilities to the south of the terminal in what is now …

  • Police Log 07-21-22

    Tuesday, July 19

    SEX OFFENDER At 5:26 a.m. on July 18, Cranston Police arrested Bruce Peavy, 69, of 30 Howard Ave., Cranston, RI, on charges of Sexual Offender Registration Required (one count). The arrest was the …

  • CELL 11’s roll past CWLL

    Tuesday, July 19

    Cranston East Little League defeated Cranston West 7-2 last Wednesday night during the District 1 11U Championship at Speck Field. East starting pitcher Eli Ozbek tossed a complete-game and struck …

  • CELL juniors top Elmwood

    Tuesday, July 19

    The Cranston East Junior Little League team beat Elmwood in back to back games to win the District I Championship last week. East went 2-0 in the three-team tournament and will next head to the …

  • CWLL softball falls in state championship series

    Tuesday, July 19

    The Cranston Western Little League softball senior team fell in its state championship series against Portsmouth in three games. Portsmouth would roll to a 19-8 win in the best-of-three clash, but …

  • Block Island Inshore Fishing Tournament this weekend

    Tuesday, July 19

    There is still time to register and participant in the Block Island Inshore Fishing Tournament this Saturday, June 23 from 5:33 a.m. to Sunday, July 24, 2022, 12:00 p.m. Catch & release or keep …

  • A little exploration can go a long way

    Tuesday, July 19

    Silversides, clams and crabs were some of the many creatures STEM Advantage campers found Friday morning at Stillhouse Cove during their field study. Twenty kids between third and sixth grade eagerly …

  • Cranston Enrichment Center News

    Tuesday, July 19

    Our programs assist, inform, entertain and enrich the lives of individuals 55 years and older. Summer Fun Trip   Dame Farm & Orchards – Johnston “Three generations of …

  • First splash in search for Gaspee

    Tuesday, July 19

    By JOHN HOWELL Gaspee Point has hidden its secrets well, although divers found a “cultural item,” a brick, as they prepared over the weekend for a more extensive search this week in …

  • Fitch reaffirms city’s AA+ bond rating

    Tuesday, July 19

    Mayor Ken Hopkins announced Friday in a press release that Fitch Ratings Agency affirmed Cranston’s AA+ rating on the city’s outstanding general obligation bonds. As part of a scheduled …

  • This time mayor OK with school contracts

    Tuesday, July 19

    By EMMA BARTLETT Approximately 400 teachers and school administrators gathered in Cranston East’s auditorium Monday night for the City Council finance committee meeting concerning the …

  • Dressed to honor their father, a saint

    Tuesday, July 19

    Lucio Mancini could easily be spotted each year in the St. Mary’s Feast procession. While those walking in the event wore flip flops or shorts due to the intense summer heat, Lucio was always …

  • New Associate degree program at CCRI in environment, sustainability and management

    Tuesday, July 19

    Innovative collaboration with Rhode Island Nursery & Landscape Association and Rhode Island Food Policy Council provides a clear path toward careers in RI’s growing land and sea …

  • East’s top 10 off to top colleges to pursue dreams

    Tuesday, July 19

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  • Park Avenue Railroad Bridge opens

    Tuesday, July 19

    The Park Avenue Railroad Bridge opened Friday after a repair period that lasted over a year. It was only a matter of minutes after the ribbon cutting ceremony that the first vehicle crossed over the …

  • 19th Thunderbolt gold classic

    Tuesday, July 19

    The Thunderbolt Golf Classic is going to be held at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 3 at the Cranston Country Club after a two-year hiatus due to Covid in 2020 and 2021. This golf classic began in 2003, under …

  • Lt. Pezzullo assists North Providence Police resolve armed standoff

    Tuesday, July 19

    North Providence Police requested the assistance of Cranston Police Lt. Michael Pezzullo on July 13 in a standoff between police and Stephanie Drive resident Gino Rotondo in North …

  • Rhode Island is not a true Republic

    Tuesday, July 19

    To the Editor, Article IV Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution states, “The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government…” 181 years …

  • Overturning Roe makes case for EACA

    Tuesday, July 19

    To the Editor, The overturning of Roe v. Wade has severe ramifications for millions of women across America. Thankfully in Rhode Island in 2019, advocacy organizations successfully lobbied the …

  • Witness history at Gaspee Point

    Tuesday, July 19

    You have a unique opportunity right now to bear witness to something once in a lifetime. If you ever dreamed as a kid about finding buried treasure, you’ll especially not want to miss out on a …

  • Parking, affordable housing concerns addressed in Legion Bowl project

    Tuesday, July 19

    Back in February when Legion Development Inc. held a public site walk at Park Avenue’s Legion Bowl and Pub on Park, residents raised concerns about parking, traffic and affordable housing. The …

  • Committee endorses Tommasiello for new directorship

    Tuesday, July 19

    The Finance Committee voted Thursday (5, 1) to approve Ernie Tommasiello for the city’s community development director position; Tommasiello will now go before the full council for approval at …

  • A new tea in town

    Tuesday, July 19

    Nicole Renzulli, City Wide City Councilperson, was on hand to cut the ribbon at the grand opening of Gong cha, which is an international beverage franchise specializing in freshly prepared bubble …

  • Softball Tryouts

    Tuesday, July 19

    CLCF Bombers 2023 travel tryouts will be held this August at Brayton Park. 14U and 18U tryouts will be held Aug. 8 at 6 p.m.12U tryouts will be held Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. 10U tryouts will be held Aug. 10 …

  • Painting Republicans as pro-taxpayer

    Tuesday, July 19

    To the Editor, In a recent Cranston Herald article (Renzulli Named Leader for City Council Republicans, July 5, 2022), Cranston Ward 6 Republican City Councilman Matthew Reilly paints Cranston …

  • CHSE class of ‘72 raises funds for scholarship endowment

    Wednesday, July 13

    By EMMA BARTLETT CHSE’s class of ‘72 recently raised funds to establish a scholarship endowment for Cranston East students. The initiative came about when the class reunion committee …

  • Sour Grapes

    Tuesday, July 12

  • CELL, CWLL 11’s to play for district title

    Tuesday, July 12

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston East and Western 11-year-old All-Stars are set to do battle once again, this time for the District I championship.The two teams played each other last week at Speck …

  • Rowdy for a summer baseball game

    Tuesday, July 12

    On Saturday morning, the Warwick PAL versus Coventry Connie Mack baseball game was called off in the bottom of the seventh inning after the umpires handed out warnings regarding taunting in the …

  • CLCF track shines at nationals

    Tuesday, July 12

    SPECIAL TO THE HERALD The USATF National Youth Outdoor Championships were held from June 29 to July 2 of this year. The meet was held at Icahn Stadium on Randalls Island, NY. The CLCF Panthers …

  • CWLL 12’s rebound

    Tuesday, July 12

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston Western 12-year-old All-Star team reached the District I losers bracket final on Tuesday night after going 3-1 to start the summer tournament. The CWLL …

  • Getting it right for right whales

    Tuesday, July 12

    South Fork Wind, a joint venture offshore wind project developed by Ørsted and Eversource, announced earlier this month it has signed an agreement with environmental organizations to further …

  • A Much Cleaner Pocasset Cemetery

    Tuesday, July 12

    The Cranston Historical Cemeteries Commission along with volunteers cleaned up the Pocasset Cemetery in late-May as they were participating in RI State Wide Historical Cemetery Awareness and Clean Up …

  • Police Log 07-14-22

    Tuesday, July 12

    DUI At 3:15 a.m. on July 10, Cranston Police arrested Rosalio Castro Ramos, 26, of 53 Lincoln Ave., Apt. 2, Cranston, on charges of DUI – BAC unknown and Breathalyzer Refusal (first …

  • Resident is director of State Council on Arts

    Tuesday, July 12

    By EMMA BARTLETT Cranston’s Lynne McCormack, 57, is the new director of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA).  Announcement of her selection from 70 applicants was made …

  • Park Ave. bridge to reopen by July 15

    Tuesday, July 12

    The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced Friday that it expects to reopen the Park Avenue Railroad Bridge in Cranston to all traffic by July 15. The bridge carries Park Avenue …

  • Academy’s top 3 students

    Tuesday, July 12

    The New England Laborers’/Cranston Public Schools (NEL/CPS) Construction and Career Academy graduated 35 students this past June. Here are the school’s top three students: [cqmedia …

  • West’s top ten share academic, athletic achievements

    Tuesday, July 12

    #1 Mikaya Parente Mikaya Parente, valedictorian of Cranston High School West’s class of 2022, will attend Harvard University this fall. She plans to study mechanical engineering and …

  • AP art students design welcome shirts for CPS multilingual learners

    Tuesday, July 12

    By EMMA BARTLETT If you’re in need of a t-shirt design, just call upon Jill Cyr’s AP 2D art students. Cyr, who teaches at Cranston East, had students develop a t-shirt logo for …

  • July 13, 2022 e-EDITION

    Tuesday, July 12

  • BankRI Giving Community offers two ways to fight hunger

    Tuesday, July 12

    Beginning July 11, Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) is offering the community two ways to join its efforts to alleviate hunger in the Ocean State this summer. In addition to collecting nonperishable food …

  • Matracia family is humbled by fundraising efforts

    Tuesday, July 12

    By PAM SCHIFF Blazing heat and scorching temperatures did not deter the family, friends and supporters of the Matracia family at their fundraiser to help rebuild their family home that was lost to …

  • Keeping cool in Cranston

    Tuesday, July 12

    With the summer months upon us, many people are finding ways to keep cool – which includes ice cream! (Herald photo by Steve Popiel)

  • Digging up the Stone family’s legacy

    Tuesday, July 12

    By JOHN HILL You’re forgiven if you never noticed the Stone Family Burying Ground; it is nestled on a 40-by-40 foot lot on Frankfort Street, not far from Speck Field. What was a busy …

  • Calling attention to lead

    Tuesday, July 12

    To the Editor, With respect to the article “Lead exposure up 1 percent in Cranston children under age 6” by Emma Bartlett, I wanted to call attention to legislation S-2765 that was …

  • A financial infusion, but not a cure

    Tuesday, July 12

    Care New England has announced that they will remain independent and not be pursuing another merger, and are not looking for a suitor who may still be interested in acquiring them. It is a bit of …

  • HHMS Garden Club hosts groundbreaking ceremony

    Tuesday, July 12

    Members of the school community at Hope Highlands Middle School gathered together in front of the school near the flagpole on May 24 for a groundbreaking ceremony which celebrated the awarding of a …

  • Swan Point Cemetery names James Cotter to family counselor

    Tuesday, July 12

    Swan Point Cemetery in Providence, announced the appointment of Cranston resident James Cotter to the position of Family Counselor, Proprietor Relations on July 1. Cotter is responsible for at need …

  • Free farmer's market returns to Cranston

    Tuesday, July 12

    By PAM SCHIFF Under a glorious blue sky with a slight breeze, OneCranston HEZ welcomed the community back to its free farmer's market on July 7 at the Bain Middle School track. Ivy Swinski, …

  • StoryWalks

    Tuesday, July 12

    Cranston Public Library is hosting two StoryWalks – one at the Auburn Branch and another at William Hall Library now through August. A StoryWalk combines movement and reading, two things that …

  • ‘Farm girl’ is Carnegie Hall diva

    Tuesday, July 12

    By EMMA BARTLETT Opera singer Claire Stadtmueller describes herself as a farm girl by day and diva by night. Growing up on a farm in New Jersey, Stadtmueller brought her roots to Western Cranston …

  • Mayor wants new pacts; superintendent disagrees

    Tuesday, July 12

    By EMMA BARTLETT The city’s monthly finance meeting was rescheduled from Monday to July 18 after the number of public attendees was expected to exceed seating in Council Chambers. Interest …

  • Friendly lightening asThunderbolts gather for 50th reunion

    Tuesday, July 12

    By EMMA BARTLETT Cranston High School East’s class of ‘71 – the largest class to graduate within the state – celebrated its 50th reunion at Bonnet Shores Beach Club on June …

  • RI Blues Festival this weekend

    Tuesday, July 12

    The 2022 Rhode Island Blues Festival returns to Events Center at Mulligan’s Island this Saturday. This year, gates open at noon followed by a 1 p.m. performance by Neal & The Vipers. At 3 …

  • 5 Cranston Hall of Fame inductees named

    Tuesday, July 12

    By EMMA BARTLETT Cranston Hall of Fame announced its five 2022 inductees who will be celebrated on Oct. 14 at Alpine Country Club. The nominees are attorney Nicole Benjamin of Bristol, Paul …

  • Hope Highlands presents Q3 honor roll

    Wednesday, July 6

    Grade 8 High Honors Connor Ainley, Chloe Ayoub, Caden Baum, Caitlyn Blanchette, Joshua Bloschichak, Sofia Borges, Kyla Buco, Sadie Butler, Caley Carlino-Legault, Kate Caron-McCain, Ciana Catelli, …

  • Lisi wins Craybas Award for third time

    Wednesday, July 6

    By ALEX SPONSELLER Rhode Island College junior and Cranston native Jenna Lisi was named the Jill Craybas Award winner for the third straight season. The Craybas Award is given to Rhode …

  • Going E has its costs, too

    Wednesday, July 6

    By JOHN HOWELLand EMMA BARTLETT Lloyd Albert, first vice president at AAA New England has been though dramatic gas increases before and what motorists will do to reduce consumption including …

  • WCA 11’s roll to win over West Warwick

    Wednesday, July 6

    By RYAN D. MURRAY The Warwick Continental American All-Stars blanked West Warwick 15-0 in three innings on Tuesday evening. WCA starting pitcher Enzo Gianfrancesco tossed a no-hitter while …

  • 21st Annual Rochambeau strawberry biscuit tea celebrated at Joy Homestead

    Tuesday, July 5

    Visitors at the Joy Homestead celebrated the 241st anniversary of the March to Victory of General Rochambeau through Cranston, Scituate and Coventry on June 18. The early morning of June 18, 1781, …

  • Police Log 07-07-22

    Tuesday, July 5

    DUI At 2:48 a.m. on July 4, Cranston Police arrested Andy Luna, 32, of 38 Harold St., Providence, on charges of DUI (first offense) and Breathalyzer Refusal. The arrest was the result of an …

  • Legislation grants driving privilege cards, permits to undocumented Rhode Islanders

    Tuesday, July 5

    By EMMA BARTLETT Before Rep. Karen Alzate (D-Dist. 60, Pawtucket) and her sister were in high school and could drive, their father taxied them everywhere. However, there was one problem. He was …

  • Renzulli named leader for City Council republicans, endorsed candidates named

    Tuesday, July 5

    Cranston Ward 6 Councilman and Republican City Chairman Matthew R. Reilly has announced that City Wide Councilwoman Nicole Renzulli has been unanimously selected as the new leader of the City Council …

  • Ukraine refugee welcomed to Warwick City Council Chambers

    Tuesday, July 5

    By ALEX MALM  When Bohdanna “Dana” Fedan came to Newport as an exchange student she thought she would be in the United States for a short time. Then the war in her home country …

  • Cranston Senior Enrichment Center news

    Tuesday, July 5

    Fun with Salads “Summer Salad Meals” July 13 – 10 a.m. Our facilitators will concentrate on healthy, brain-boosting salads that are nutritious and fun meals. Studies have …

  • Cranston declared candidates

    Tuesday, July 5

    As of June 29, individuals had to declare their run for City Council, School Committee and General Assembly. Below is the full list of candidates: City Council Ward 1 Lammis Vargas …

  • Homemaker for refugees

    Tuesday, July 5

    By EMMA BARTLETT Cranston native Justin Bibee, 34, is an avid human rights advocate. He jokes that just like those in the military service receive badges for their work, he aims to be the most …

  • Despite delays, city to receive full 25-year net metering credit discount from Natick solar project

    Tuesday, July 5

    By EMMA BARTLETT At the June 27 City Council meeting, Councilman Robert Ferri asked the Solicitor’s Office for an update on the status of the net metering contract between the city and …

  • Growing their knowledge of plants

    Tuesday, July 5

    Kindergarten through fifth grade children joined the Western Cranston Garden Club outside Central Library on June 8 to plant peonies in the library’s garden beds. Co-president Cheryl Celeste …

  • Cranston native Al Ducharme is newest inductee to RI Comedy Hall of Fame

    Tuesday, July 5

    By PAM SCHIFF Life has a way of going full circle. And, for comedian Al Ducharme, it has done just that. “It is apropos that I’m heading to my hometown of Cranston to be inducted …

  • Stay local to beat summer inflation

    Tuesday, July 5

    There’s no avoiding the fact that the price of gas, and just about everything else, is problematically high right now. But alleviation from some of that pain might be attainable through a …

  • Spreading kindness and raising funds

    Tuesday, July 5

    In just five days, Cranston West students raised $1,854 for the Tomorrow Fund through their Falcon Fest spirit week and its Battle of the Bills fundraiser that ran from May 16 to May 20. Student …

  • Former staffers disappointed in Langevin’s endorsement

    Tuesday, July 5

    To the Editor, We are proud former staffers of Congressman Jim Langevin, representing 65 years of service to the Second Congressional District. Not every Member of Congress engenders the kind of …

  • Field of dreams, a possible nightmare?

    Tuesday, July 5

    To the Editor, Build it and they will come. From all over the world. Noisy, stinky, carcinogenic cargo jets. Right to the proposed T.F. Green International Freight Port and I-95 Gateway Amazon …

  • Belonging. Not (just) gun regulation

    Tuesday, July 5

    By DEVAN LALAS It’s June 30, 2022, at the time of this writing. Practically halfway through the year. The 181st out of the 365th day of the year. Yet, according to the Gun Violence Archive, …

  • July 7, 2022 e-EDITION

    Tuesday, July 5

  • NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX RATE CHANGE

    Tuesday, July 5

    The Town of Johnston proposes to decrease its total property tax levy to $72,362,216 in the 2022-2023 budget year, the total property tax levy this year is $72,400,437. This is a proposed decrease of …

  • With reduced demand, gas prices down 8 cents from last week

    Tuesday, July 5

    Rhode Island’s average gas price is down 8 cents from last week, averaging $4.81 per gallon. Tuesday’s price is 12 cents lower than a month ago, and $1.80 higher than July 5, 2021. Rhode …

  • Western Hills Middle School presents Q3 honor roll

    Tuesday, July 5

    Grade 8 HIGH Honors Brooke Bedetta, Anden Bianchi, Tiffany Chen, Celina Cheng, Joel Cortorreal, Julia Davis, Adriel Debrossard, Ryaly Delarosa, Marc Driscoll, John Fang, Jordan Fermino, …

  • Officially declared

    Tuesday, July 5

    The Cranston Democrats held a Democratic kick-off campaign on June 29 at Chapel Grille to celebrate those who declared their run for office come the fall. Local, statewide and elected officials …

  • Natasha Delsanto announces run for District 16 seat

    Tuesday, July 5

    By EMMA BARTLETT Natasha Delsanto announced her run for State Representative (District 16) on June 28. Delsanto is the daughter of an immigrant family who escaped from Soviet Russian tyranny over …

  • Topgolf groundbreaking to come

    Tuesday, July 5

    Things are looking promising for golf lovers over on Sockanosset Road. The long-awaited Topgolf project will finally be underway after an official groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. on July 13. Chief …

  • Providence Brigade Band pays tribute to RI wartime music

    Tuesday, July 5

    By PAM SCHIFF Originally chartered in 1846 in Providence, the Providence Brigade Band was resurrected in 1996 by Melissa and Eric Willis. “Town brass bands proliferated in the 1840s and …

  • CHSE Class of ‘70 Reunion

    Tuesday, July 5

    Cranston East’s class of 1970 will hold its reunion on Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Cranston Country Club. The class is accepting responses until July 15. If anyone needs an invitation or would …

  • Residents not crying ‘fowl’ over rooster ordinance

    Tuesday, July 5

    By EMMA BARTLETT Council members unanimously approved a rooster ordinance on June 27 that allows homeowners to keep one rooster in a coop and fenced-in area on their property that is no closer …

  • Langevin picks Magaziner to succeed him in Washington

    Tuesday, July 5

    By ALEX MALM After announcing he wouldn’t be seeking a 13th term in Congress, Congressman Jim Langevin five months ago Langevin decided to make an endorsement in the race to replace …

  • Cutting city government

    Tuesday, July 5

    By EMMA BARTLETT After month-long discussions with Cranston’s employee unions, Mayor Ken Hopkins announced Friday his administration is implementing a series of workforce reductions as part …

  • Starting July 13, St. Mary’s Feast returns for 117th year

    Tuesday, July 5

    By EMMA BARTLETT It’s one week before the St. Mary’s Feast in Knightsville and Charlotte Schiapo has already finished preparing food for the annual five-day event. Her freezer is …

  • Hope Alzheimer’s Center holds 10th annual golf outing

    Tuesday, July 5

    By PETE FONTAINE The Hope Alzheimer’s Center, which many people will attest is one of Cranston’s most cherished and important facilities, once again entered Rhode Island’s sports …

  • Pinkie Swear wins CLCF title

    Tuesday, July 5

    SPECIAL TO THE HERALD Team Pinkie Swear won the 10-U CLCF/GALS recreational softball championship. The coaching staff was led by three mothers: Kristina Enright, Christine Grimaldi Field and …

  • Thibodeau to coach Rocky Hill girls hoops

    Tuesday, July 5

    By ALEX SPONSELLER Local basketball coach PJ Thibodeau will be returning to the court next winter season as he was recently named the new girls coach at Rocky Hill Country Day in East …

  • CITY OF CRANSTON NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

    Friday, July 1

    Proposed Amendment to the Comprehensive Plan (0 Comstock Parkway, 2184 Plainfield Pike, and 2174 Plainfield Pike)      There will be a Public Hearing on proposed …

  • CRANSTON BOARD OF CONTRACT AND PURCHASE AGENDA

    Thursday, June 30

    There will be a meeting of the Board of Contract and Purchase on July 5, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. Pursuant to City Council Ordinance, the following advertises the agenda for that meeting. All matters listed …

  • Papitto $3M gift to RIPO to expand diversity

    Thursday, June 30

    The Cranston Arts Commission (CAC), in collaboration with Cranston City Council, is sponsoring the Bright Box Project, a public art project beautifying electrical boxes within the City’s six …

  • Block party

    Thursday, June 30

    OneCranston Health Equity Zone, Cranston Public Library and Community Connectors hosted Connecting Four Cranston – an interactive block party – on June 4. The event took place at four …

  • Filling the park with music

    Thursday, June 30

    Symphony in the Park returned for this year’s 250th Gaspee Days celebration. On June 4, Pawtuxet Park was packed with families and friends listening to Gooseberry Road and the Warwick Symphony …

  • Police Log 06-30-22

    Thursday, June 30

    RESISTING ARREST At 4:45 p.m. on June 27, Cranston Police arrested Vincent Smith, 60, of 17 Cliffside Drive, Cranston, on charges of Resisting Legal or Illegal Arrest and Obstructing an Officer in …

  • Addressing local shops’ needs

    Thursday, June 30

    By EMMA BARTLETT Governor Dan McKee signed off on the state’s $13.6 billion budget Monday and is already preparing for the next fiscal year. On June 22, McKee, Lt. Governor Sabina Matos and …

  • Fusco seeks reelection, Melillo newcomer to school race

    Thursday, June 30

    By EMMA BARTLETT Two Cranston residents announced their run for School Committee Monday. Domenic Fusco is running for reelection in Ward 3 while Anthony Melillo is running for the …

  • East’s Meaghan McGonagle posthumously named financial literacy educator of year

    Thursday, June 30

    By EMMA BARTLETT General Treasurer Seth Magaziner posthumously awarded Cranston East teacher Meaghan McGonagle with the state’s 2022 Financial Literacy Educator of the Year award on …

  • Magaziner kicks off CD2 campaign in Cranston

    Thursday, June 30

    By EMMA BARTLETT Magaziner kicked off his CD2 field campaign Friday at Mesa Cafe and Grill in Rolfe Square. For the past eight years he has served as the state’s general treasurer and is …

  • Third lane aims to make driving Cranston Canyon rapid

    Thursday, June 30

    By JOHN HOWELL Navigating “The Canyon” is nothing like running the rapids. In fact, it’s almost a daily occurrence to be far from “The Canyon” when traffic comes to a …

  • CPS celebrates record number of graduating CACTC students

    Thursday, June 30

    Seniors gathered at Cranston West on June 8 for the Cranston Area Career & Technical Center’s 2022 Senior Awards and Certificate Ceremony. This is the district’s largest class of …

  • Summer Concert Series

    Wednesday, June 29

    Cranston Public Library announced this year’s Summer Concert Series, sponsored by the Cranston Department of Parks and Recreation. The concert series features eight performances, at the William …

  • Candidates grilled lightly at Latino Public Radio BBQ

    Wednesday, June 29

    By JOHN HOWELL The grill was on low, but the camaraderie was on high burner Saturday as Reynaldo Almonte and Latino Public Radio based in Cranston maintained the tradition of political barbecues …

  • 2 incumbents, challenger in council races

    Wednesday, June 29

    By EMMA BARTLETT Three more Cranston residents have added their names to the list of those running for City Council this fall. Current Ward 2 councilwoman Aniece Germain announced her bid as a …

  • 8th grader wins 1st in state GIS contest, receives national honorable mention

    Wednesday, June 29

    By EMMA BARTLETT Eighth grader Caden Baum recently won first place in Rhode Island’s Environmental Systems Research Institute’s Aeronautical Reconnaissance Coverage Geographic …

  • Punches fly at melee, candidate charged

    Wednesday, June 29

    By ALEX MALM The ringing in her ear hasn’t gone away, Jennifer Rourke said on Monday three days after Providence Police Officer Jeann Lugo allegedly punched her in the face during a rally at …

  • Looking for a little ‘pro-life’ consistency

    Wednesday, June 29

    There’s a moral hypocrisy embedded in the modern abortion debate. Those often aligned with the so-called “pro-life” movement, by political affiliation, also tend to support …

  • Bring back Budlong!

    Wednesday, June 29

    To the Editor, I live several blocks from the Budlong Pool and have been there numerous times, often with my kids, over the last 15 years. The report (April 2022 “Feasibility Study” by …

  • Time to reopen mental institutions

    Wednesday, June 29

    To the Editor, Why is it that whenever there is a school shooting or any horrific mass shooting or, for that matter, any appalling single shooting, the media talks only about the one non-lifeform …

  • The end of the American Beech forests?

    Wednesday, June 29

    To the Editor, Right now, Rhode Island is facing a pandemic. However, I am not talking about Covid, but a pandemic affecting Rhode Island’s American Beech trees that could lead to the near …

  • Cranston Senior Enrichment Center News

    Wednesday, June 29

    Caregiver’s Support Group Wednesday, July 6 – 2 p.m. Caregiving can feel isolating, but you are not alone. There are over 34 million Americans providing unpaid care to an adult 50 …

  • Recession fears prompt 7 cent drop in gas prices

    Wednesday, June 29

    Rhode Island’s average gas price is down 7 cents from last week, averaging $4.90 per gallon. Monday’s price is 20 cents higher than a month ago, and $1.91 higher than June 27, 2021. Rhode …

  • Bulldogs surge to 3-0 start

    Wednesday, June 29

    By RYAN D. MURRAY The Cranston Bulldogs handled Coventry 16-0 on Saturday morning in five innings at Fay Field. The game was called early due to the 12-run mercy-rule. Mike Smith pitched a …

  • CELL, CWLL crown champions

    Wednesday, June 29

    The Cranston East and Western Little Leagues wrapped up their seasons recently, crowning new champions across multiple divisions. Pictured above are the Majors Division champions from each league. …

  • June 30. 2022 e-Edition

    Tuesday, June 28

  • Great Race Gets a Classic Rocky Point Sendoff

    Thursday, June 23

    By JOHN HOWELL Before he ran for the School Committee, before he turned his home into a Christmas light show phenomena and long, long before he even dreamed of running for mayor, Frank Picozzi was …

  • A likely unconstitutional taking of private property

    Tuesday, June 21

    With Warwick’s own Senator Michael McCaffrey (D-Warwick) leading the charge, the Rhode Island Senate has once again subverted the will of the voters!  To the Editor, Senators were …

  • Meet Seth Magaziner

    Tuesday, June 21

    General Treasurer and congressional candidate Seth Magaziner is holding his first field at Mesa Café in Cranston on June 24 at 9 a.m. Magaziner will provide a free breakfast and engage voters …

  • Police Log 06-23-22

    Tuesday, June 21

    NO CONTACT ORDER VIOLATION At 8:55 a.m. on June 20, Cranston Police arrested Andrew Doyle, 26, of 44 Archer Ave., Johnston, on charges of Violation of a No Contact Order. The arrest was a result …

  • June 23, 2022 e-EDITION

    Tuesday, June 21

  • In-person with Wesley and smitten

    Tuesday, June 21

    I’ve always wanted to be a father and was certainly ready to join the ranks of the other dads of the world. As the months passed, my excitement continued to grow. Still, I never really …

  • Gershkoff Auburn Post 20 splits doubleheader

    Tuesday, June 21

    Ruben Fernandez hit a two-run single in the bottom of the 7th inning to give Gershkoff Auburn Post 20 a thrilling 8-7 walk-off win over South Kingstown Post 39 in Game 1 of their …

  • Locals make All-Division volleyball squads

    Tuesday, June 21

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Rhode Island Volleyball Coaches Association recently unveiled its All-Division teams and a handful of locals made the cut. Cranston East’s Jordan Bou was named to …

  • Vargas is Navigant community development leader

    Tuesday, June 21

    Navigant Credit Union, the largest member-owned credit union in Rhode Island, has added a new member to its growing leadership team – including Cranston’s Carlos Vargas. Vargas will …

  • Hope Highlands Q3 honor roll

    Tuesday, June 21

    High Honors Grade 8 Connor Ainley, Chloe Ayoub, Caden Baum, Caitlyn Blanchette, Joshua Bloschichak, Sofia Borges, Kyla Buco, Sadie Butler, Caley Carlino-Legault, Kate Caron-McCain, Ciana …

  • A Day of Giving

    Tuesday, June 21

    Sixth graders at Hugh B. Bain Middle School had a special guest on May 25. Providence Postmaster Jeanne Jackson visited students and taught them how to address a letter and said each student would …

  • Memories of Budlong Pool

    Tuesday, June 21

    To the Editor, It’s too quiet at the old Budlong pool these days. Sounds of five year olds shouting, “Look, Ma!” are missing and may become only faded memories. For nearly a …

  • Turning back the clock at Rocky Point

    Tuesday, June 21

    To the Editor, I wanted to share some of the pictures I captured at Saturday's Great Race send off.  What a great event this was!  What a crowd there was!! When the send off ceremony …

  • An eventful session with a few remaining questions

    Tuesday, June 21

    There’s no doubt that this year’s legislative session of the General Assembly was one for the history books, but there do remain a few lingering questions as the session winds down, with …

  • Keeping Cranston Clean

    Tuesday, June 21

    Boy scouts from Troop 66 helped clean up the lawn of St. David's on the Hill Episcopal Church on April 30. The troop uses the church for meetings and did some community service for the church in …

  • Bain middle school students make Q3 honors

    Tuesday, June 21

    Grade 8 High Honors Gabriel Boch Estrada, Leah Carrillo Hernandez, Victor De Leon, Angel Guzman, Madelyn Hart, Matthew Li, Bradly Santos Sanchez, Robert Stevens, Meilyn Torres Garcia, Mariel …

  • Cranston Senior Enrichment Center News

    Tuesday, June 21

    Volunteering: Health & Wellbeing June 29 – 10 a.m. Facilitator: Karen Porto, RSVP Director Volunteering makes a huge difference in the lives of others, but did you know that …

  • Cranston East: Only Rhode Island high school to offer unmanned aircraft program

    Tuesday, June 21

    By PAM SCHIFF High schools across the state and country are constantly looking for classes and programs to increase students' interest and challenge them. Cranston East has the luck to be the …

  • Fire victims look to community for help

    Tuesday, June 21

    By PAM SCHIFF As the Matracia family learned in May, life can change in literally the blink of an eye. For Charlie, his wife Angela, their three sons, and his brother Michael unfortunately lost …

  • Great Race Gets a Classic Rocky Point Sendoff

    Tuesday, June 21

    By JOHN HOWELL Before he ran for the School Committee, before he turned his home into a Christmas light show phenomena and long, long before he even dreamed of running for mayor, Frank Picozzi was …

  • A quest for truth through art

    Tuesday, June 21

    By EMMA BARTLETT If there’s one constant figure that Haitian painter and Cranston resident Nixon Leger, 44, implements in his artwork, it’s the plantain leaf. “My artwork from …

  • Park View students make Q3 honors

    Tuesday, June 21

    Grade 8 HIGH Honors Aliviah L. Britto, Jessica L. Chin, Nicholas Chin, Thora F. Corcoran, Elivs D. Donnelly, Noah T. Germain, Nicolas Germosen, Noah E. Gong, Addison R. Haun, Claire K. Kiley, …

  • Warehouse proposed at former correctional facility site

    Tuesday, June 21

    By EMMA BARTLETT A 210,000 square foot industrial warehouse has been proposed at the site of the former Donald Price Correctional Facility on Goddard Drive. The project came before the Plan …

  • Councilman crows about roosters

    Tuesday, June 21

    By EMMA BARTLETT The sound of roosters crowing at dawn may have been a handy alarm clock back in the day, but for current Bryant Road resident Richard Nawrocki, the rooster in his neighborhood is …

  • $12.5M in city bonds could be on ballot

    Tuesday, June 21

    By EMMA BARTLETT Four potential questions for the November ballot came before Cranston’s finance committee at a special meeting on June 16. The questions ask voters for authorization to …

  • As schools close for summer, West principal prepares to move East

    Tuesday, June 21

    By EMMA BARTLETT Cranston West principal Thomas Barbieri, 54, remembers his first day teaching in Cranston Public Schools quite clearly. It was October 1993. He wore a sports jacket with a tie and …

  • Edgewood Yacht Club gets Bay buzzing

    Tuesday, June 21

    By john howell The bay was bugged the week of June 5.  Wasps, well actually WASZPs, from across the country started buzzing at Edgewood Yacht Club Thursday and didn’t stop until …

  • Police Log 06-16-22

    Wednesday, June 15

    EMBEZZLEMENT At 11 a.m., April 26, Warwick Police Officer Nia L. Pina responded to Kohl’s Department Store, 650 Bald Hill Road, for investigate a reported embezzlement. Pina met with a …

  • June 16, 2022 e-Edition

    Wednesday, June 15

  • Hats off to the grads

    Tuesday, June 14

    Cranston High School West was filled with families and friends Friday night to celebrate the 31 New England Laborers'/Cranston Public Schools Construction and Career Academy’s (NEL/CPS) …

  • Yappy Hour: Puppy Picnic

    Tuesday, June 14

    Garden City Center hosted a Yappy Hour Puppy Picnic on May 20. They allowed for pets and owners to enjoy treats and the outdoor atmosphere.The area near the center’s gazebo was the place to be …

  • A summer for the history books

    Tuesday, June 14

    Another summer season is upon us, marked by the passing of the annual Gaspee Days celebration and heralded by beach loving Rhode Islanders everywhere. As graduating students toss their caps and look …

  • Panthers get it done, sorting out the rest

    Tuesday, June 14

    Add the Johnston boys volleyball team to the list of Beacon Communications state champions for this year, as it cruised past Exeter-West Greenwich 3-1 to claim the Division III title on Saturday at …

  • Get ready for the Block Island Inshore Fishing Tournament

    Tuesday, June 14

    By CAPT. DAVE MONTI “This year we added a fly fishing division to the Block Island Inshore Fishing Tournament,” said Capt. Chris Willi of Block Island Fish Works, a bait & tackle …

  • West’s historic run ends at Pilgrim

    Tuesday, June 14

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Pilgrim softball team held on to beat visiting Cranston West 5-4 in the losers bracket final of the Division I softball playoffs on Monday to punch its ticket to the state …

  • Bolts fall in semis

    Tuesday, June 14

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The top-seeded North Kingstown boys volleyball team beat visiting Cranston East 3-0 in the Division I Semifinals last week to advance to the state championship, where the …

  • Mellor to receive Chace Trophy

    Tuesday, June 14

    FROM STAFF REPORTS The RI Hockey Hall of Fame has announced that Don Mellor has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 Malcolm Greene Chace Memorial Trophy recognizing “Achievement and …

  • Celebrating music with fifth grade band and strings musicians

    Tuesday, June 14

    The sound of trombones, flutes, violins and xylophones drifted through the air at Cranston Stadium last Wednesday as fifth grade students from Cranston’s elementary schools warmed up for their …

  • Police Log 06-15-22

    Tuesday, June 14

    DISORDERLY CONDUCT At 5:33 p.m. on June 12, Cranston Police arrested Deyanira Cintron, 28, of 8 Bodell Ave., Apt. 4, Providence, on charges of Disorderly Conduct. The arrest was the result of a …

  • House passes gun legislation, now off to Senate

    Tuesday, June 14

    By ALEX MALM The State House was filled with those on both sides of the issue last Friday as the House had a rare Friday session to vote on various gun legislation. The three bills voted on …

  • CHSE Class of ’65 reunion

    Tuesday, June 14

    Join the Cranston High School East Class of 65 for a belated 55th reunion on Sept. 17 at the Radisson Hotel (2081 Post Road, Warwick), from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Join the class for dinner, dancing …

  • Hopkins proudly raises pride flag at City Hall

    Tuesday, June 14

    By EMMA BARTLETT For the fourth year in a row, Cranston raised the pride flag outside City Hall; it will fly there for the remainder of June. “It fills my heart to hear and read about so …

  • Keith Catone to fill Ward 1 School Committee seat

    Tuesday, June 14

    By EMMA BARTLETT On Monday night, Cranston’s School Committee approved the nomination of Keith Catone to fill the vacant Ward 1 seat until the end of the 2022 term. Catone and two other …

  • Cranston West list of graduates

    Tuesday, June 14

    Myah E. Abreu                  Josaris J. …

  • Leaving the falcon nest

    Tuesday, June 14

    A sea of red caps and gowns packed the front rows of the Providence Performing Arts Center on June 11 as Cranston West graduates prepared to celebrate their achievements from the past 13 years. West …

  • Senior Enrichment Center News

    Tuesday, June 14

    Our programs assist, inform, entertain and enrich the lives of individuals 55 years and older. Father’s Day Luncheon: “A Tribute to Dads” June 17 – 11:30 …

  • What to know about the state’s proposed car tax elimination

    Tuesday, June 14

    By EMMA BARTLETT In the FY 2023 state budget, Governor Dan McKee included a plan for eliminating Rhode Island’s car tax, which the state has been phasing out for the past five years. …

  • Seeking opportunities for all

    Tuesday, June 14

    By Richard Charest and Kevin Savage   The most contentious topic in the home shared by the Jenkins siblings might be who does the cooking. Two of the brothers, Alton and George, say …

  • Calling all scouts

    Tuesday, June 14

    By RORY SCHULER Nearly 4,000 Ocean State residents have died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. Fred Faria and Rev. Eugene Dyszlewski have joined forces to spearhead a statewide …

  • Cranston East awards more than $300K in scholarships

    Tuesday, June 14

    Cranston High School East celebrated its Academic Convocation in person for the first time in two years on May 19. In attendance were Principal Sean Kelly and members of his administration, faculty …

  • Back to the beginning

    Tuesday, June 14

    The hallways of Cranston’s elementary schools were filled with red and green on June 6 as East and West high school seniors once again walked through the hallways where their education first …

  • Cranston East announces 2022 graduates

    Tuesday, June 14

    Chelsie AbatielloAkram Rashed AbdelrehemJose Alexander Abreu PaulinoSelene C AbreuJayderi AcostaBryant J Acosto BaezIqra AdilMorgan A AdkinsDashira M Agramonte DiazAbdulrahman Al-TaraziOrion M …

  • East graduates 370 students at Saturday’s ceremony

    Tuesday, June 14

    By EMMA BARTLETT The city has a new set of graduates after seniors from Cranston High School East took to the stage Saturday to receive their diplomas. Principal Sean Kelly congratulated the class …

  • Superior Court makes decision on Natick Ave. Solar case

    Tuesday, June 14

    By EMMA BARTLETT Residents opposed to the development of a solar farm on a 29-acre parcel on Natick Avenue have won a Superior Court decision to reopen the Plan Commission’s approval of the …

  • No rush to close out Gaspee Days

    Tuesday, June 14

    It’s a good thing Al Nazareth has a flare for boats. He’s been around them most of his life, but Sunday surely had to be the first time he was called upon to set one afire. He took the …

  • NEL/CPS Construction Career Academy honors seniors and underclassmen

    Thursday, June 9

    On May 18, Executive Director of the New England Laborers’/Cranston Public Schools Construction Career Academy hosted their annual Honors Night, recognizing the achievements and accomplishments …

  • Videoconferencing equipment now available at Cranston Public Library

    Wednesday, June 8

    The Cranston Public Library announced June 1 that new videoconferencing technology is now available for use at Central and William Hall Libraries. This videoconferencing equipment, with a built-in …

  • Pride Flag Raising

    Wednesday, June 8

    There will be a Pride flag raising outside Cranston City Hall (869 Park Ave.) on June 9 at 5:15 p.m. The ceremony will happen rain or shine.   Small Business Saturdays Join library …

  • Senior Enrichment Center News

    Wednesday, June 8

    Our programs assist, inform, entertain and enrich the lives of individuals 55 years and older. Father’s Day Luncheon: “A Tribute to Dads” June 17 – 11:30 …

  • Unsafe and concern?

    Wednesday, June 8

    To the Editor, Currently when we are in public venues outdoors or indoors are we ever truly safe? Schools, churches, medical facilities, malls, and entertainment venues all have had active shooter …

  • 250th Gaspee observance closes with parade, burning

    Tuesday, June 7

    By ALEX MALM  Two years ago, Gaspee Days events were canceled because of the pandemic. Now, the Gaspee Days Committee is prepared for one of the crowning events of the 250th anniversary of …

  • Licenses suspended for selling tobacco products to minors

    Tuesday, June 7

    By EMMA BARTLETT Business partners and brothers Miam and Muhammed Saleem came before the safety services and licenses committee Monday night after being issued six violations from the Cranston …

  • East's Col. Murray steps down from JROTC command

    Tuesday, June 7

    By PAM SCHIFF For 14 years, Lieutenant Colonel (ret) John Murray has guided, educated, supported and taught hundreds of students in the United States Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps …

  • Park Ave. bridge to open mid/late July

    Tuesday, June 7

    By EMMA BARTLETT and FRANKLIN PAULINO It’s a Friday morning and Bit Ruong is waiting on customers at Park Ave Nails. Ruong has been in business for 15 years and while it’s been …

  • Police Log 06-09-22

    Tuesday, June 7

    ASSAULT At 9:31 p.m. on June 5, Cranston Police arrested Deven Lavallee, 23, of 182 Park Ave., Cranston, on charges of Assault on a Person > 60 Causing Bodily Injury. The arrest was the result …

  • With legislator help, Cranston Cares installs benches

    Tuesday, June 7

    By PAM SCHIFF Few of life’s simpler pleasures beat sitting on a park bench looking at the water, listening to the birds sing and seeing children run and ride bikes. Now, because of the …

  • Bishop confers Sacrament of Holy Orders on Cranston deacon

    Tuesday, June 7

    By EMMA BARTLETT The Diocese of Providence welcomed Deacon Mark Gadoury to the priesthood Saturday at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Providence. While completing his seminary studies …

  • School Committee to fill Ward 1 seat on June 13

    Tuesday, June 7

    By EMMA BARTLETT Cranston’s School Committee will fill the empty Ward 1 seat at its June 13 meeting. Two individuals are being considered for the position. They are Keith Catone and Jeff …

  • Flag Memorial

    Tuesday, June 7

    Sons of the Union Civil War Veterans, Camp 7, replaced American flags at all Civil War veterans’ headstones. (Herald photos by Steve Popiel)

  • Cranston son returns to bring the funny to the Comedy Park

    Tuesday, June 7

    By PAM SCHIFF Larry Venturino is bringing his unique and (as he describes it) “My show is a little different,” comedy to his hometown on June 26. Venturino spent his childhood in …

  • Western Hills students send artwork to Ukrainian refugee center in Poland

    Tuesday, June 7

    By EMMA BARTLETT   Seventh and eighth grade students in Mary Greim-Gallo’s art classes are showing their support for Ukrainian refugees through art. The project – which is two …

  • Students demonstrate top notch talent at annual PVMS variety show

    Tuesday, June 7

    By EMMA BARTLETT Park View Middle School’s annual TNT (top-notch talent) show returned to the stage this past Friday for its 28th season — and talent was certainly not lacking. Samuel …

  • June 9, 2022 e-EDITION

    Tuesday, June 7

  • Bolts roll to Senior Night win over rival West

    Tuesday, June 7

    By CHARLIE ADAMS Following their 6-4 win over Pilgrim High School to clinch a spot in the playoffs, the Cranston East baseball team celebrated Senior Night in their final game of the regular …

  • East comes back to beat Hawks in quarters

    Tuesday, June 7

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The visiting No. 5 Cranston East boys volleyball team erased an early deficit to beat No. 4 Bishop Hendricken 3-1 last week in the Division I Quarterfinals. The Hawks would …

  • Falcons fall in quarters

    Tuesday, June 7

    FROM STAFF REPORTS The Cranston West baseball team fell to top-seeded North Kingstown 2-1 on the road in the Division I Quarterfinals last week to end its season. Starting pitcher Demetrius …

  • West softball rolling in DI playoffs

    Tuesday, June 7

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The No. 7 Cranston West softball team continues to impress in the Division I playoffs as it earned a trip to the winners bracket semifinals. The Falcons pulled off …

  • Falcons, Bolts earn state titles on track

    Tuesday, June 7

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Rhode Island Interscholastic League Outdoor Track and Field State Championships were held last weekend at Brown University, and many locals made some noise on the …

  • Gas prices up 23 cents from last week at $4.94 per gallon

    Tuesday, June 7

    Rhode Island’s average gas price is up 23 cents from last week ($4.71), averaging $4.94 per gallon. Monday’s price is 66 cents higher than a month ago, and $1.98 higher than June 6, 2021 …

  • School Committee member pursues higher education, will not seek reelection in 2022

    Tuesday, June 7

    By EMMA BARTLETT Ward 5 school committee member David Alden Sears, 25, shared in a June 1 press release that reluctantly he will not seek reelection for another 2-year term. While he has enjoyed …

  • Time to cut unnecessary spending

    Tuesday, June 7

    To the Editor,   It’s really disturbing to read how many of our elected officials in Rhode Island are calling for a tax increase while our state coffers are flushed with cash ($1 …

  • Gun violence goes to core of American values

    Tuesday, June 7

    Are you willing to live in a world where you need to be able to exercise lethal force at a moment’s notice in order to feel safe? This question may very well be the only one that matters in …

  • Hopkins calls on directors to cut budget

    Tuesday, June 7

    STAFF REPORTS Mayor Ken Hopkins announced Monday a series of initiatives his administration is undertaking to meet budget challenges resulting from the pandemic and structural cost increases that …

  • Strings and Band Concert

    Tuesday, May 31

    You are invited to the first annual Cranston citywide Elementary strings and band concert on June 1 at 5 p.m. at Cranston “Stebbins” Stadium. This event will feature fifth grade band and …

  • May breakfast at Woodridge Church

    Tuesday, May 31

    On May 14, Woodridge Church held its 38th May Breakfast a bit late due to Covid concerns. Breakfast was served all morning and featured Johnnycakes, beans, waffles, eggs, home fries, ham and sausage …

  • RI gas prices unchanged at $4.71

    Tuesday, May 31

    Rhode Island’s average gas price is the same as last week, averaging $4.71 per gallon. Tuesday’s price is 54 cents higher than a month ago, and $1.77 higher than May 31, 2021. Rhode …

  • Schools commemorate Memorial Day

    Tuesday, May 31

    A beautiful solemn Memorial Day Ceremony took place at Park View Middle School last Friday. The event featured dignitaries, students, faculty, parents and guests. (Herald photos by Steve Popiel)

  • Off to a good start…lots more to come

    Tuesday, May 31

    Mother Nature put on a command performance for the Gaspee Days arts and crafts show held over Memorial Day weekend in Pawtuxet. The forecast had been for rain Saturday morning, but while there were a …

  • West holds off Chariho in quarters

    Tuesday, May 31

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston West girls lacrosse team would overcome an early deficit last week to hold off visiting Chariho 12-11 in the quarterfinals to advance to the Division II …

  • June 2, 2022 e-EDITION

    Tuesday, May 31

  • Senior Enrichment Center News

    Tuesday, May 31

    Our programs assist, inform, entertain and enrich the lives of individuals 55 years and older. Insight Support Group June 3 – 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Join us for our monthly education …

  • Arlington Elementary Community Garden partners with community

    Tuesday, May 31

    By PAM SCHIFF On May 19, Arlington Elementary Community Garden participants had the opportunity to share and learn while collaborating with members of the OneCranston Health Equity Zone …

  • Cranston East holds JROTC awards ceremony for 33rd Corps of Cadets

    Tuesday, May 31

    By PAM SCHIFF In Cranston East’s auditorium on May 20, the room was filled with uniformed student cadets and proud family members watching their loved ones receive well deserved awards and …

  • Pryor announces bid for General Treasurer

    Tuesday, May 31

    By ALEX MALM While most  of the attention across the state has been focused on the Governor and 2nd Congressional District race, a Democratic Primary is likely in the General Treasurer race …

  • Gubernatorial candidates discuss poverty-related issues

    Tuesday, May 31

    Housing, education, healthcare and food security were the main topics gubernatorial candidates addressed Friday in a forum hosted by the Interfaith Coalition to Reduce Poverty. …

  • Schools commemorate Memorial Day

    Tuesday, May 31

    Last Friday, Hugh B. Bain Middle School continued their traditional Memorial Day Ceremony which included dignitaries, students, faculty and guests. The street in front of the school was briefly shut …

  • Buzz Lightyear shines at Y thanks to Eagle project

    Tuesday, May 31

    By EMMA BARTLETT If you’ve visited Cranston’s YMCA playground lately, you may have noticed the newly painted blacktop games have a Toy Story theme to them. Cranston West senior Andrew …

  • Dissecting Cranston’s $5.5M deficit in hospitalization, claims account

    Tuesday, May 31

    By EMMA BARTLETT On May 23, Cranston’s finance department and administration came before the City Council for a discussion on Cranston’s $5.5 million deficit of FY 2021 for …

  • Buddy is BACK!

    Tuesday, May 31

    By EMMA BARTLETT Comedian Nick Albanese, 48, is bringing Buddy Cianci back to life in his new one-man comedy show “BUDDY: One Last Night.” Join Buddy at the Comedy Park within …

  • Bill to limit K-2 classes to 20 students

    Tuesday, May 31

    By EMMA BARTLETT Senate President Pro Tempore Hanna Gallo (D-Dist. 27, Cranston, West Warwick) who also works as a speech pathologist for Cranston Public Schools, introduced two education bills in …

  • Keeping our students safe

    Tuesday, May 31

    By EMMA BARTLETT In the wake of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, last week, Cranston Public  Schools leadership team notified parents on May 25 of the district’s  updated …

  • Police Log 06-02022

    Tuesday, May 31

    FIREARM POSSESSION At 12:30 a.m. on May 29, Cranston Police arrested an unnamed male, 17, for possession of a ghost gun/undetectable firearm, possession of firearms by minors, possession of …

  • Cranston East athletes participate in college signing day

    Tuesday, May 31

    The following Cranston High School East senior athletes participated in the May 13 college signing event for sports: Carlos Andrade, Johnson and Wales, soccer; Jordan Bou, Rivier College, volleyball; …

  • Stop discriminating against National Guard, property tax exemptions

    Tuesday, May 31

    To the Editor, The City of Cranston’s discrimination of National Guard Personnel with regard to property tax exemptions: Why are the City of Cranston and its officials discriminating …

  • Safe ways to mitigate harms from wireless radiation

    Tuesday, May 31

    To the Editor, Are Cranston Schools TechSafe?  The American Academy of Pediatrics, in a letter to the Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) dated July 12, 2012, …

  • Slippery slope of weakening constitutional rights

    Tuesday, May 31

    To the Editor, President Joe Biden has once again falsely claimed, “You couldn’t buy a canon when the Second Amendment was passed”.  Even the left-leaning PolitiFact has …

  • For first time AFL-CIO calling on lawmakers to raise age on gun purchases

    Tuesday, May 31

    STORY OF THE WEEK Over recent history, the General Assembly has approved a series of measures that once would have gone nowhere: pension reform (2011), same-sex marriage (2013), and state-based …

  • Falcons fall in quarters

    Tuesday, May 31

    The Cranston West boys lacrosse team fell to host Providence Country Day in the Division III Quarterfinals last week in Providence. The Falcons jumped out to a 3-2 lead in the first quarter and would …

  • Longtime teacher, coach Bucci passes

    Tuesday, May 31

    By ALEX SPONSELLER Longtime Cranston East teacher and West track coach Paul Bucci passed away on Monday morning after a 10-month battle against stage 4 metastatic rare small bowel cancer. He …

  • Headed to semis

    Tuesday, May 31

    By RYAN D. MURRAY The Lady Thunderbolts edged the Providence Country Day / Blackstone Valley Prep Co-Op 8-7 last Wednesday during the Division III Girls Lacrosse Quarterfinal at Cranston …

  • Senior Enrichment Center News

    Tuesday, May 24

    Our programs assist, inform, entertain and enrich the lives of individuals 55 years and older.   Summertime Health June 1 – 10 a.m. URI Pharmacy Outreach Program Summertime …

  • Nothing but net

    Tuesday, May 24

    A 24-hour foul shooting event was held at Cranston East starting at noon on Saturday (May 14) and finishing at noon on Sunday. (May 15) Stephanie Coro was the primary shooter -- making 100 foul shots …

  • May 26, 2022 e-EDITION

    Tuesday, May 24

  • After 85 years, Stadium Fish and Chips to sell business

    Tuesday, May 24

    By EMMA BARTLETT If there’s a well-known place in Cranston to get your fish and chips, clam cakes or scallops, Stadium Fish and Chips is likely the first name to slip off the local tongue. …

  • Honoring those who made ultimate sacrifice

    Tuesday, May 24

    By EMMA BARTLETT Each year in the U.S., more than 900,000 law enforcement officers put their lives on the line for the safety and protection of others. To honor those who have sacrificed their …

  • Taxes, spending key issues for new candidate

    Tuesday, May 24

    By EMMA BARTLETT Cranston resident Peter Rivelli, 45, announced Wednesday his run for City Council as a Democrat in Ward 4. “Serving is something I have been involved in and enjoyed doing …

  • Block Party

    Tuesday, May 24

    OneCranston Health and Equity Zone will host a block party on June 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at four Cranston library locations: Central, William Hall, Auburn and Oaklawn. There will be a shuttle …

  • Students create milestone markers for families with babies in NICU

    Tuesday, May 24

    By EMMA BARTLETT Carefully arranged in two containers are a colorful collection of 650 envelopes which hold milestone markers that will be delivered to parents at Women and Infants Hospital who …

  • Police Log 05-26-22

    Tuesday, May 24

    VANDALISM At 10:22 p.m. on May 22, Cranston Police arrested Kevin R. McMahon, 35, of 297 Doric Ave., Cranston, on charges of Domestic vandalism (Third Offense), Domestic Disorderly Conduct and …

  • Pasta Dinner Benefits Homeless

    Tuesday, May 24

    On May 14, the St. Mary’s Feast Society Women’s Auxiliary held a pasta dinner at the Feast Society to raise funds for MAE Organization for the Homeless MAE Organization for the …

  • Eagle Scout’s project eases path to Army’s basic training

    Tuesday, May 24

    By EMMA BARTLETT Two years ago, Stephen Caniglia, 17, started planning his Eagle Scout project which involved gathering toiletries, snacks and paper products for a collection drive he created …

  • Legislation officially named for Johnston native

    Tuesday, May 24

    By RORY SCHULER Lou Massemini has a copy of the bill at home, autographed by the governor. He keeps the legislation in his late son’s bedroom. The document’s just one small, proud …

  • 5 Cranston students awarded at young leader ceremony

    Tuesday, May 24

    Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner hosted a ceremony on May 9 honoring 66 high school juniors from across Rhode Island with the General Treasurer's Young Leader Award; among those students …

  • Signs point to easing of home prices, but not quite yet

    Tuesday, May 24

    By JOHN HOWELL General Treasurer and candidate for the Second Congressional District Seth Magaziner knows how difficult it is to buy a house first hand. He’s been looking to buy something in …

  • Spring Green Memorial Church to hold yard sale

    Tuesday, May 24

    Spring Green Memorial Church at 1350 Warwcik Avenue will be holding a yard sale on June 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church parking lot. (In case of rain the sale will be held inside the church …

  • Local dad co-chairs Women & Infants Gala

    Tuesday, May 24

    By PAM SCHIFF Time can literally stand still when someone tells you there is something medically wrong with your baby. For Warwick dad Matt Patty, 40, his whole life and world were turned upside …

  • Dan Wall and Dylan Zelazo working together for Cranston’s 6th Ward Dan Wall and Dylan Zelazo working together for Cranston’s 6th Ward

    Tuesday, May 24

    Cranston Ward 6 Democrats Dan Wall and Dylan Zelazo announced Tuesday that they will work as a team to ensure Ward 6 has the best representation possible for the next two years and moving forward. …

  • Public lecture series focuses on coastal, inland flooding

    Tuesday, May 24

    Metcalf Institute based at the University of Rhode Island will conduct its 25th Annual Public Lecture Series June 13-17. Recent events around the world have shown how climate change has made flooding …

  • CPS welcomes guests to school sites

    Tuesday, May 24

    On May 9, guests from Climate Jobs RI, RI AFL-CIO, Audubon Society of Rhode Island, IBEW Local 99, RI Federation of Teachers and Health Professionals, General Treasurer Seth Magaziner and the RI …

  • In a league of their own

    Tuesday, May 24

    401 A League of Our Own was founded by Nina Fiasconaro who ran The Miracle League of Westchester, New York, for eight years before permanently moving to Rhode Island. She tried to find a league that …

  • Cranston West inducts 250 students into NHS

    Tuesday, May 24

    It was a windy event, but an exciting event May 10 on the Cranston High School West athletic field as 250 juniors and seniors were inducted into the National Honor Society, with many of those …

  • Why we voted down the mayor’s budget

    Tuesday, May 24

    By John Donegan Last month, a bipartisan super majority of the Cranston City Council voted to not approve Mayor Ken Hopkins’ proposed Fiscal Year 2023 Budget. Members of the Cranston City …

  • Polls and whatever candidates read into them

    Tuesday, May 24

    STORY OF THE WEEK The biggest takeaway from the poll released last week by WPRI-TV, Channel 12, is how the top two political races of Rhode Island’s 2022 election season remain very …

  • Cranston East holds honors night

    Tuesday, May 24

    On May 12, 2022, Cranston High School East inducted students from both the junior and senior classes into the National Honor Society and the National Art Honor Society. The ceremony was held in the …

  • West holds student job fair

    Tuesday, May 24

    The Cranston Area Career & Technical Center at Cranston West welcomed local business representatives at their annual student job fair. Senior and Junior CACTC students, as well as West students …

  • Rhode Islanders asked for input, ideas for creation of statewide nonprofit resource center

    Tuesday, May 24

    The Design Team working with United Way of Rhode Island to create a vision and plan for a statewide Nonprofit Resource Center is seeking input and ideas from the community to help guide what the …

  • Falcons top Pats, Wizards

    Tuesday, May 24

    The Cranston West golf team won its playoff match against Pilgrim and West Warwick on Monday afternoon, shooting 173 as a team. The Wizards finished at 189 and Pilgrim 191. Joe Corso led the way …

  • West hires Sweeney as hoops coach

    Tuesday, May 24

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston West boys basketball program will be welcoming in a new, but familiar, face to take over as head coach, as James Sweeney was hired last week. Sweeney, a 2014 …

  • Class Champs

    Tuesday, May 24

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston West girls outdoor track and field team made history this past weekend when it shocked the state and won the Class A Championship at Coventry High School. It was …

  • Cobras get playoff win

    Tuesday, May 24

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Western Hills baseball team won its opening round playoff matchup at home on Saturday morning. The Cobras were led by starting pitcher Alex Milano, who allowed no runs on …

  • A wood carved gift

    Wednesday, May 18

    During the yard sale held at Cranston High School East on April 30, Randy Burt Jr. of Tree of Life Chain Saw Carvings carved a class logo for the Class of 2023 as a gift and demonstrated his skills …

  • May 19, 2022 e-EDTION

    Tuesday, May 17

  • Council races heat up

    Tuesday, May 17

    By EMMA BARTLETT Three more Cranstonians have announced their run for City Council. Councilman Richard Campopiano will run as a republican for Ward 4, School Committee Chair Daniel Wall will run …

  • It takes a ‘Village’

    Tuesday, May 17

    By EMMA BARTLETT Six years ago, Sue Babin, 70, got the call on a Friday night at 5:30. Within an hour, DCYF dropped off a young girl with one set of PJs and two outfits to her house in Gloucester. …

  • Cranston police offer identification cards for children and special populations

    Tuesday, May 17

    In April of 2016, during Autism Awareness Month, members of the Cranston Police Department were trained to recognize autism symptoms and how to interact successfully with people who are on the autism …

  • Saying goodbye to diesel

    Tuesday, May 17

    By EMMA BARTLETT Goodbye diesel and welcome electric. This week, RIPTA’s R-Line -- which runs from Providence to Pawtucket -- switched from diesel run buses to an electric fleet as part of …

  • New Business

    Tuesday, May 17

    Mayor Ken Hopkins officially welcomed Cornerstone Café to Rolfe Square on May 9 – the site was formerly Character’s Café. The new business is open on weekdays for breakfast …

  • Police Log 05-19-22

    Tuesday, May 17

    WARRANT Around 10:30 p.m. on May 12, while working a fixed post at the Bel-Air Motor Inn, 2154 Hartford Ave., Johnston Police observed a red Dodge Nitro exit the parking lot without an inspection …

  • Council revisits, approves capital budget, tax levy

    Tuesday, May 17

    By EMMA BARTLETT City Council met Monday night at Mayor Ken Hopkins’ request for the reconsideration of the FY 2023 capital budget and tax levy; the council unanimously approved both …

  • Caparco family establishes scholarships to benefit Cranston East students

    Tuesday, May 17

    John and Beverly Caparco each had strong ties both to the city of Cranston and to Cranston High School East. Beverly, who passed away last summer, was born in Cranston and not only attended Cranston …

  • Yappy Hour - Puppy Picnic

    Tuesday, May 17

    Yappy Hour - Puppy Picnic Join the Garden City Center at the gazebo for a yappy hour puppy picnic on May 20 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Enjoy catered treats for humans and pups; hang out with your …

  • Senior Enrichment Center News

    Tuesday, May 17

    Our programs assist, inform ,entertain and enrich the lives of individuals 55 years and older. Self Defense for Seniors“Demo & Discussion: How to Protect Yourself”May 25 – 10 …

  • An educational balancing act

    Tuesday, May 17

    Designing a curricula that is the right combination of challenging, engaging, and well-rounded is far from an easy task for those at the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE). Regardless, it is …

  • Let’s talk about the budget

    Tuesday, May 17

    By Nicole Renzulli I simply cannot bite my tongue any longer. I need to express my utter disgust with the Democratic Caucus of the Cranston City Council for chasing headlines instead of budget …

  • How will children grade us?

    Tuesday, May 17

    By ANDREW SCHIFF As we approach the end of the school year, students from elementary to high school are preparing for final exams. They are hoping for high marks. The best students like to show …

  • Celebrating neurodiversity, making theatre accessible to all

    Tuesday, May 17

    By EMMA BARTLETT Six years ago, Clay Martin, 38, founded Spectrum Theatre Ensemble (STE) – an organization whose mission is to evolve the awareness, resources and professionals that empower …

  • ‘I intend to be a Lieutenant Governor who writes legislation’

    Tuesday, May 17

    By EMMA BARTLETT It’s evident that Representative Deborah Ruggiero (District 74: Middletown and Jamestown) has a passion for government, but her love for broadcasting and radio may not be as …

  • Picheco enters House Dist. 14 race

    Tuesday, May 17

    By ALEX MALM Giona Picheco of Cranston entered the House District 14 race on Monday. The seat is currently held by Deputy Majority Leader Charlene Lima. “The past few years have made it …

  • Bolts hold off EP

    Tuesday, May 17

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston East/Johnston/North Providence boys lacrosse co-op traveled to East Providence last week and picked up a 13-11 win in a pivotal late-season matchup against the …

  • East tennis celebrates seniors

    Tuesday, May 17

    The Cranston East boys tennis team wrapped up its regular season on Monday afternoon when it hosted St. Ray’s. The Bolts also celebrated their Senior Night as well. The Saints went on to win …

  • Falcons take home JV title

    Tuesday, May 17

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The future looks bright for the Cranston West softball program, as its junior varsity team beat Cumberland 21-7 to claim the state championship. After going 13-1 and 5-0 in …

  • College Notes: Local duo ready for DIII tourney

    Tuesday, May 17

    By BRENDEN SOARES The bracket for the Division III edition of the NCAA baseball tournament dropped Sunday night, with a trio of New England schools selected for the 60-team field boasting the …

  • Scenes from Spring Fest

    Tuesday, May 17

    The Cranston Police Department hosted their spring festival behind the Cranston Public Library and Cranston Fire Department on Sockanosset Cross Road on May 14.The event featured vendors, a rock …

  • Amended cannabis legislation could come to a vote next Tuesday

    Tuesday, May 17

    By ALEX MALM Sen. Joshua Miller and state Rep. Scott Slater introduced amendments to legislation that would legalize regulation marijuana; the Senate Judiciary Committee and House Finance …

  • May 12, 2022 e-Edition

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  • Cranston East holds yard sale

    Tuesday, May 10

    It was a beautiful day on Saturday when the Cranston High School East held their yard sale to benefit the Class of 2023. With the sun shining and many bargains to be had, the class had a steady …

  • ‘Tradition of insubordination’

    Tuesday, May 10

    The sinking of the HMS Gaspee is merely a footnote in some U.S. history books. If a small group of Rhode Island citizen scientists succeeds, a search for the British vessel’s remains may help rewrite the nation’s annals, and place the Namquid Point explosion on the first page of the first chapter of the American story.

  • Council lets mayor’s budget, tax increase pass

    Tuesday, May 10

    By EMMA BARTLETT After seven hours of voting on amendments for the city’s operating and capital budget for FY 2023, council members voted 6-3 not to accept the budget’s amendments …

  • Pushback on new grad regulations

    Tuesday, May 10

    By ALEX MALM The Council on Elementary and Secondary Education is set to vote on a proposal soon from the Rhode Island Department of Education to change graduation requirements starting with the …

  • My final deadline

    Tuesday, May 10

    When I hit the send button last week to submit my weekly columns and other news/photos, I did not know it would be my final deadline. For the past 28 years, I have not missed …

  • 13th Annual Classic Car Show

    Tuesday, May 10

    After a two year hiatus, the 13th Annual “Cause for Paws” Classic Car Show roars to life on Sunday, June 12. There will be antiques and classic cars, plus all corvettes, custom, muscle, …

  • Police Log 05-12-22

    Tuesday, May 10

    DUI At 1:47 a.m. on May 7, Cranston Police arrested Joseph Ferreira III, 39, of 23 Aldrich Ave., Apt. 1, Cranston, on charges of DUI – BAC Unknown (first offense), Driving with a Suspended …

  • Job Corps offering training, openings for low-income students

    Tuesday, May 10

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Corps program has launched a recruitment drive in Rhode Island, offering immediate openings and free career training for low-income students ages 16–24 …

  • Spring festival offers exciting community activities

    Tuesday, May 10

    By EMMA BARTLETT Miniature ponies and donkeys. Horse carriage rides. A chance to see Cali, the Cranston Police Department’s therapy dog. These are a few of the many exciting activities …

  • A legacy of distinguished service

    Tuesday, May 10

    By JOHN HOWELL Salvatore Soscia lost track of some of the medals he was due to receive for his service in the Navy during World War II. It’s not that the recognition didn’t mean …

  • Community answers the call for blanket collection drive

    Tuesday, May 10

    By PAM SCHIFF   For East graduate Emily Sanitas, giving back to the community is a way of life. She does her acts of generosity to be kind, to be helpful and to be impactful. This year, …

  • East junior wins playwriting contest two years in a row

    Tuesday, May 10

    Out of 100 submissions from across New England, Cranston East’s Tosin George, 16, was recently named one of Trinity Repertory Company’s four winners of its annual Write Here! Write Now! playwriting competition.  Each year, Trinity Rep invites high school students from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire Vermont and Maine to submit up to two ten-minute plays for its playwriting competition; winners will then have their plays performed by professional actors. 

  • Cranston East voices sparkle in ‘Spelling Bee’

    Tuesday, May 10

    By EMMA BARTLETT For the past three months, Cranston East students have eagerly awaited the opportunity to perform the musical comedy "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" for a live …

  • Steel beam signing ceremony for Garden City school community

    Tuesday, May 10

    On April 26, the Garden City School community gathered at Chester Barrows Elementary School for a ceremonial beam signing. Joining the staff and students of Garden City were Mayor Ken Hopkins and …

  • Neon pink counters Covid blues

    Tuesday, May 10

    By EMMA BARTLETT & FRANKLIN PAULINO If you’re looking for a prom dress, Stefania Spas from Stefania’s Boutique, knows what’s in style this year. Neon pink and neon orange …

  • An emerging artist…maybe

    Tuesday, May 10

    Cranston East senior Mathilda Corcoran was the winner of the Rhode Island Art Educator Association’s $500 scholarship presented Saturday at the closing reception of the third annual Emerging …

  • A search 250 years in the making

    Tuesday, May 10

    The 250th celebration commemorating the burning of the HMS Gaspee will be unlike any that has come before it. Not only is the anniversary itself significant, but it coincides with the exciting …

  • Protecting your home, your investment

    Tuesday, May 10

    Seeking to build more “affordable housing,” state house politicians have proposed legislation which would allow apartments to be built in areas currently zoned only for single-family …

  • Protecting Kent’s patients, workers is paramount

    Tuesday, May 10

    Securing the future of Kent Hospital is essential for the health of our community. Thousands of Rhode Islanders in Warwick and beyond depend on Kent’s services, from emergency care to cancer …

  • Happy days were here again

    Tuesday, May 10

    On the evening of April 23, the St. Mary’s Feast Society Ladies’ Auxiliary held a Sock Hop to raise funds for the yearly St. Mary’s Feast. Guests put on their poodle skirts and …

  • Senior Enrichment Center News

    Tuesday, May 10

    Our programs assist, inform, entertain and enrich the lives of individuals 55 years and older.   Rhode Island Grown “Buy Fresh, Buy Local” May 18 – 10 a.m. Rhode …

  • West clinches

    Tuesday, May 10

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston West softball team topped Scituate 4-1 on Monday afternoon to earn a playoff spot in Division I. The two teams would combine for just eight hits, but the Falcons …

  • Rivera scores first MLS goal

    Tuesday, May 10

    By ALEX SPONSELLER Cranston native Damian Rivera had himself quite the Major League Soccer debut recently, scoring his first goal, on his first shot, during his first start. The goal also came in …

  • Local duo earns region honors for CCRI

    Tuesday, May 10

    FROM STAFF REPORTS Five members of the Community College of Rhode Island baseball team earned All-NJCAA Region XXI honors for the 2022 season. Outfielder and captain James Coleman (Pawtucket) …

  • Runners Up

    Tuesday, May 10

    The Cranston West unified basketball team wrapped its season up last weekend when it faced Woonsocket in the Division 3 Championship at Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick. The Villa Novans …

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  • Historic Park Theatre & Event Center hosts Jim Breuer

    Wednesday, April 13

    The Freedom of Laughter Tour comes to Rhode Island! The freewheeling, New York bred comic storyteller who made the list of Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Standups of All Time,” is …

  • Gun Range not the problem

    Tuesday, April 12

    To the editor, I feel the need offer another view on the proposed legislation regarding the Cranston Gun Range. My husband and I attended Western Hills and Cranston West in the 1970s. In the early …

  • Finding ancient pathways

    Tuesday, April 12

    The birds do sing,  anyway. The flowers do bloom,   anyway. The waters do move,   anyway. The trees grow leaves,  anyway. The sun also rises,  …

  • West softball bounces back after loss to La Salle

    Tuesday, April 12

    After losing its first game of the season last Thursday to La Salle, the Cranston West softball team would bounce back to beat Moses Brown 3-0 on Monday to improve to 2-1 this season. Paige Cote …

  • Ambassador with a bike

    Tuesday, April 12

    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 …

  • How long can city go without a finance director?

    Tuesday, April 12

    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 …

  • On your mark, get set, run!

    Tuesday, April 12

    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 …

  • Budlong pool too big, Hopkins plans revisions

    Tuesday, April 12

    After receiving an engineering and structural report showing Budlong Pool is in disrepair, the administration has moved to modernize the facility by reducing the size of the pool, adding a splash pad …

  • Easter Sunday Mass

    Tuesday, April 12

    Saint David’s on-the-Hill Episcopal Church announced that the Rt. Rev. W. Nicholas Knisely, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island, will celebrate this year’s Easter Sunday …

  • Enrichment Center News

    Tuesday, April 12

    Our programs assist, inform, entertain and enrich the lives of individuals 55 years and older. Arthritis Exercise Classes “Free Low Impact Physical Activity” Tuesdays & …

  • Hippity, hop, time to find eggs!

    Tuesday, April 12

    This past weekend, children had several Easter bunnies throughout the city and plenty of eggs filled with treats. Cranston children – in the hundreds – had more than 4,500 filled eggs …

  • Rhode Island gas prices down 11 cents

    Tuesday, April 12

    Rhode Island’s average gas price is down 11 cents from last week ($4.13), averaging $4.02 per gallon. Monday’s price is 34 cents lower than a month ago ($4.36), and $1.26 higher than …

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  • Images from the NEL/CPS 2021 Graduation Ceremony

    Wednesday, June 23, 2021

    NE/CPS  2021 Graduates

  • Images of East's 2021 Graduation Ceremony

    Wednesday, June 23, 2021

    Cranston East  Class of 2021

  • Images of West's 2021 Graduations Ceremony

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    Cranston West Class of 2021

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  • Word Of Life Covenant Church

    Thursday, March 18, 2021

    Word Of Life Covenant Church 1308 Phenix Avenue, Cranston, RI 944-1163https://wordofliferi.com

  • Word & Prayer Fellowship

    Thursday, March 18, 2021

    Word & Prayer Fellowship 828 Oaklawn Ave., Cranston, RI Pastor Chick Salliby www.wordandprayer.org

  • Woodridge Congregational United Church Of Christ

    Thursday, March 18, 2021

    Woodridge Congregational United Church Of Christ 546 Budlong Road, Cranston, RI Rev. Scott Spencer 942-0654woodridgechurchri.org

  • Trinity Episcopal Church

    Thursday, March 18, 2021

    Trinity Episcopal Church 139 Ocean Ave., Pawtuxet, Cranston, RI Rev. Mitchell Lindeman 941-4324www.trinitypaw@gmail.com

  • Shepherd Of The Valley United Methodist Church

    Thursday, March 18, 2021

    Shepherd Of The Valley United Methodist Church   604 Seven Mile Road, Cranston, RI   Rev. Katherine Mitchell   821-8217   www.sovumc.org

  • Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church Of Edgewood

    Thursday, March 18, 2021

    Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church Of Edgewood 1 St. Paul Place, Cranston, RI 461-5734 http://www.saintpaulcranston.org

  • St. Patrick Catholic Church

    Thursday, March 18, 2021

    St. Patrick Catholic Church 2068 Cranston Street, Cranston, RI Fr. Roger Durand, Pastor www.SaintPatrickCatholicChurch.org Sat. 5pm, Sun. 8:30 & 10:30

  • St. Matthew Church

    Thursday, March 18, 2021

    St. Matthew Church 15 Frances Avenue, Cranston, RI Rev. Ronald J. Bengford 461-7172 https://stmatthewri.org

  • St. David’s On-The-Hill Episcopal Church

    Thursday, March 18, 2021

    St. David’s On-The-HillEpiscopal Church 200 Meshanticut Valley, Cranston, RI Rev. Andrea Castner Wyatt 942-4368www.stdavidsonthehill.net

  • Phillips Memorial Baptist Church

    Thursday, March 18, 2021

    Phillips MemorialBaptist Church 565 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, RI467-3300 www.phillipschurch.org Handicapped accessable

  • People’s Baptist Church

    Thursday, March 18, 2021

    People’s Baptist Church 1275 Elmwood Avenue, Cranston, RI Pastor Mark Lindsay www.PeoplesBaptistChurch.org

  • Pawtuxet Baptist Church

    Thursday, March 18, 2021

    Pawtuxet BaptistChurch 2157 Broad Street, Cranston, RI Pastor Irving Scoby 461-3635www.pawtuxetbaptist.com

  • Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church

    Thursday, March 18, 2021

    Oak Lawn CommunityBaptist Church 229 Wilbur Avenue, Cranston, RI Rev. Barbara DaCosta, Pastor 944-0864www.olcbaptistchurch.com

  • La Iglesia de la Ascensión (Episcopal)

    Thursday, March 18, 2021

    La Iglesia de laAscensión (Episcopal) 390 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, RI Pastor Santiago Rodriguez 401 345-0819 http://ascensioncranston.org

  • Holy Apostles Church

    Thursday, March 18, 2021

    Holy Apostles Church 800 Pippin Orchard Road Very Reverend William J. Ledoux 946-5586www.holyapostles.com

  • Grace Bible Church

    Thursday, March 18, 2021

    Grace Bible Church 116 Rolfe Street481-0030www.gracecranston.com 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship5:30 p.m. Sunday Eve Prayer

  • Gateway Pentacostal Fellowship

    Thursday, March 18, 2021

    Gateway PentacostalFellowship 711 Park Ave. (rear), Cranston, RI Pastor Russell Farmer 467-3830 www.gatewayupc.org

  • Faith Chapel Lutheran Brethren

    Thursday, March 18, 2021

    Faith ChapelLutheran Brethren 43 Scituate Ave., Cranston, RI Rev. Michael Natale 944-2771 www.faithchapelri.org Sunday Worship 10am

  • Edgewood Congregational Church

    Thursday, March 18, 2021

    EdgewoodCongregational Church 1788 Broad Street461-1344 Sunday 10 am w/coffee hour www.edgewoodchurchri.org

  • Congregation of Chadash Egalitarian Minyan

    Thursday, March 18, 2021

    Congregation of ChadashEgalitarian Minyan in theJewish Conservative Traditionin Trinity Episcopal Church, 139 Ocean Avenue, CranstonUse Circuit Street entrance Friday Services 6:00 pmSaturday …

  • Church Of The Transfiguration

    Thursday, March 18, 2021

    Church Of TheTransfiguration 1665 Broad Street, Cranston, RI 461-3142 Sunday 10 amHoly Eucharist https://www.churchofthetransfigurationri.org

  • Church Of The Ascension (Episcopal)

    Thursday, March 18, 2021

    Church Of TheAscension (Episcopal)390 Pontiac AvenueThe Rev. Michael Coburn461-5811www.ascensioncranston.org

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