October 8, 2021 e-EDITION

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  • Gas prices up $1.05 from a year ago

    4 days ago

    Rhode Island's average gas price is up nine cents from last week, averaging $3.18 per gallon. Tuesday's price is 11 cents higher than a month ago, and $1.05 higher than October 12, 2020. Rhode Island's average gas price is nine cents lower than the

  • Looking for a catch

    4 days ago

    Looking for a catch The birds outnumbered two-legged anglers Friday at Pawtuxet Cove and the environs of the upper bay as schools of juvenile menhaden, shad and herring, followed by blue fish and stripers, were driven into shallow waters. Cormorants,

  • Police Log 10/14/21

    4 days ago

    DOMESTIC CHARGES On Oct. 3 at 12:40 a.m., police arrested Michael Bryan, 34, 141 Julia St., Cranston, on a charge of domestic disorderly conduct. On Oct. 3 at 5:56 p.m., police arrested Christian Suarez, 31, 80 Tell St., Providence, on charges of

  • Taking lessons from the Senate District 3 primary

    4 days ago

    STORY OF THE WEEK: With the benefit of hindsight, it became clear that Sam Zurier was the odds-on favorite to win last week's Democratic primary for a vacant state Senate seat in District 3. Zurier, 62, is well-known around the East Side and he's had a

  • CCRI now accepting applicants to its free maritime career training program

    4 days ago

    CCRI's Division of Workforce Partnerships, in partnership with the Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island and the United States Maritime Resource Center (USMRC), is now accepting applications for its 20-day free training program that looks to provide basic

  • Charlie's Ghost Party is back at Sprague Mansion

    4 days ago

    A community favorite is returning on Friday, Oct. 29, at the Governor Sprague Mansion. Beginning at 7 p.m., the Cranston Historical Society will once again present its Charlie the Butler Ghost Party with Jared the Magician & Mentalist. The mansion is

  • Young at heart

    4 days ago

    Young at heart Last week, the YMCA of Greater Providence hosted a ceremony for Cranston native Frank Mancini, 98, to celebrate his 25 years of dedication to the Cranston YMCA. In attendance was Gov. Dan McKee, who presented Mancini with an official

  • Hoops for Hope scores big to boost Cranston boy's recovery, other charitable causes

    4 days ago

    On Sept. 18 at the Indoor Recreation Center in Johnston, 16 basketball teams came together to take part in a basketball tournament that raised $6,000 for local causes. The tournament, called Hoops for Hope, was co-founded by Matthew

  • No end in sight to COVID's economic impact

    4 days ago

    The toll of COVID-19 on the health side of things has been endlessly covered, and intimately experienced by the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have lost loved ones to the virus. Thankfully, the Delta variant that has become the basis of so much

  • West wins City Cup

    4 days ago

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston West boys soccer team took home the annual City Cup matchup over rival East on Sunday, winning in a 4-2 shootout at the stadium. The two teams were knotted at 1-1 at the end of regulation which would be the official result

  • Man shot while in car with girlfriend, child; investigation ongoing

    4 days ago

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE A broad-daylight shooting that occurred Monday on Hillwood Street remains under investigation, according to police, while the man shot in the incident - who was in a parked car with his girlfriend and her infant at the time - is

  • Preserving a 'gem'

    4 days ago

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE It's a place referred to, almost universally, as a "beautiful space" and a "gem." There's also broad agreement that it faces a host of issues, none of which will be easy, or cheap, to resolve. For now, the future of Meshanticut State

  • The Tomorrow Fund hosting 33rd Fantasy Ball

    4 days ago

    The Tomorrow Fund's 33rd annual Fantasy Ball will take place on Saturday, Nov. 6, at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston. All proceeds will benefit The Tomorrow Fund, the only local nonprofit organization that provides daily financial and emotional

  • Finding a home

    4 days ago

    By RORY SCHULER Hulk is a special dog - not just because he's on wheels. The 6-year-old mutt has a richer history than most humans. While homeless and living in the Middle Eastern nation of Jordan, Hulk was run over by a vehicle and left for dead on the

  • Softball tournament benefits Tomorrow Fund

    4 days ago

    Softball tournament benefits Tomorrow Fund Recently, 12 softball teams participated in a double-elimination tournament that took place at the Atwood Avenue field, Western Hills and Bain. Sponsored by The Thirsty Beaver, each team was giving it their all

  • Write Rhode Island returns to Cranston

    4 days ago

    Write Rhode Island, the annual short fiction contest open to all Rhode Island students from seventh through 12th grade, is offering both virtual and in-person workshop opportunities this year. Special themed classes, like Ghost Stories or World Building,

  • SENEDIA to award $2M in reimbursement subsidies for workforce training

    4 days ago

    The Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance (SENEDIA) is offering $2 million in training reimbursement subsidies to strengthen the New England submarine shipbuilding workforce. Applications are currently being accepted for this Incumbent

  • Investing in Rhode Island's growing older population

    4 days ago

    By MAUREEN MAIGRET As Gov. McKee develops the RI 2030 Plan and he and the legislature consider investing the $1.1 billion in American Rescue Plan funds, attention must be given to our demographics and the voices and needs of all our residents - young and

  • Big Brother is here and he is watching our every move

    4 days ago

    By LONNIE BARHAM I'm a retired Army officer who spent seven years in his twenties as a local police officer. You would think that I would favor any legislation or government policy that enhances law enforcement or that makes more difficult the legal

  • Fung honored at League of Cities and Towns event

    4 days ago

    Municipal leaders and guests from across the state gathered for the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns' 53rd annual Dinner and Training Workshop at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick on Thursday, Sept. 30. The yearly event is a celebration of the League's

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Chip Plans 202

    4 days ago

    1070 Cranston St. 780-6000 Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Chip Plans 202 Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. Join Susan Saccoccia-Olson, Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI Medicare member information coordinator, to learn the changes in the Blue Chip plans. Skin

  • Maintaining the fleet

    4 days ago

    Maintaining the fleet Interior Communications Electrician 3rd Class Paul Moore, a native of Warwick, performs preventative maintenance aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) on Sept. 27. Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is on a

  • Knights shut out Falcons

    4 days ago

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston West football team was shut out 33-0 by Central last Friday night at Conley Stadium in Providence. The Knights set the tone early, getting a 69-yard score on the first play from scrimmage to take an early lead. Central

  • October 7, 2021 e-EDITION

    Thursday, October 7

  • Major stakes for the party and the nation

    Wednesday, October 6

    STORY OF THE WEEK: Fissures are widening among Democrats, raising questions about setbacks in 2022 and the party's ability to get things done. Think we're talking about the looming showdown between the RI Political Cooperative and establishment

  • Go Sox!

    Wednesday, October 6

    This past weekend, the CLCF Bombers Softball Travel Team held a fundraiser at Brayton Field. A small group of parents did a lot of creative fundraising so that the girls can afford to travel around …

  • Police Log 10/07/21

    Wednesday, October 6

    MULTIPLE CHARGES On Sept. 30 at 12:51 a.m., police arrested Stephen Gorton, 46, no address listed, on charges of reckless driving, disorderly conduct, simple assault/battery and resisting arrest. Police say Gorton was arrested as a result of a motor

  • Lifespan, Care NE take next step toward merger

    Wednesday, October 6

    A partnership reinforced by the pandemic moved closer to becoming reality on Friday when Lifespan and Care New England submitted a revised Hospital Conversions Act (HCA) application with the Rhode Island Department of Health and the Rhode Island Office

  • Local entrepreneurs win business start-up, expansion funds in HarborOne Bank's first RI Small Business Pitch Contest

    Wednesday, October 6

    HarborOne awarded $17,500 to four small business entrepreneurs as part of their first annual Rhode Island Small Business "Pitch Contest," hosted at the Bank's Providence branch location in collaboration with Providence Media. On Sept. 28, eight

  • 'It's about changing education'

    Wednesday, October 6

    By JEN COWART Special to the Herald State Education Commissioner Angelica Infante-Green and several representatives from the Rhode Island Department of Education recently visited Eden Park Elementary School's new Learning Community, the district's "model

  • RI Free Clinic to honor Blue Cross, doctor at virtual 2021 Founders' Event

    Wednesday, October 6

    Access to vital care for Rhode Island's most vulnerable communities will be the focus of the Rhode Island Free Clinic's 2021 Founders' Event being held virtually on Oct. 13. The event, which serves as a major fundraiser for the Clinic, will be hosted by

  • Buddy Walk boosts Down Syndrome Society

    Wednesday, October 6

    Buddy Walk boosts Down Syndrome Society A special Buddy Walk to support the Down Syndrome Society of RI was held Sunday. The event was held virtually, with Vincenzo's Buddies, who walked in support of Cranston resident Vincenzo Feole, 8, present at

  • News at the Cranston Enrichment Center

    Wednesday, October 6

    The Memory Café Flu Clinic 2021 Be sure to bring your insurance card. Gut Health: Why It Matters Importance of Prebiotic & Probiotic Foods Did you know that a healthy gut plays …

  • Day of service

    Wednesday, October 6

    Day of service On Friday, Sept. 24, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) held its 10th annual statewide day of community service, Blue across Rhode Island. Nearly 500 BCBSRI employees deployed throughout the state at both in-person and

  • Use American Rescue Act funds to address affordable housing crisis

    Wednesday, October 6

    By SEN. MEGHAN KALLMAN and REP. JUNE SPEAKMAN Rhode Island is facing a housing emergency. We have been for years. And now we have an extraordinary opportunity to address it. With $1.1 billion in federal stimulus funding available for Rhode Island to

  • RIPTA to hold public hearings on proposed service changes

    Wednesday, October 6

    The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) is seeking public input as it considers service changes, including many improvements for passengers, for January 2022. The Authority will hold six public hearings on proposed changes to Routes 9x, 14,

  • RIPTA to hold public hearings on proposed service changes with many improvements for passengers

    Wednesday, October 6

    The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) is seeking public input as it considers service changes, including many improvements for passengers, for January 2022. The Authority will hold six public hearings on proposed changes to Routes 9x, 14,

  • Yappy Hour

    Wednesday, October 6

    Yappy Hour Garden City Center held a successful Yappy Hour over the weekend, followed by a Beer Garden City event with Whalers Brewing Company. During the event, Garden City unveiled the topiary twin of its mascot winner, Louie, a Dachshund. All proceeds

  • October 7, 2021 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, October 6

  • Sampson, URI win opener

    Wednesday, October 6

    The University of Rhode Island women's ice hockey team won its season opener against Boston University last week by a score of 5-0 at the Boss Arena. Former Cranston standout forward Abbi Sampson was in action with the Rams and has been carving out a

  • Falcons earn statement win

    Wednesday, October 6

    By RYAN D. MURRAY The Cranston West Falcons boys soccer team went onto Ferguson Field at Lincoln High School and upset the previously undefeated Lions 2-1. Falcons senior Nate Evans registered the game-winning goal during the 45th minute and West held

  • Broncos edge West

    Wednesday, October 6

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston West football team fell to host Burrillville 21-14 last Saturday in a tightly-contested Division I matchup. Knotted at 14-14 late in the fourth quarter, the West defense would need a stop to end the surging Burrillville

  • In the neighborhood

    Wednesday, October 6

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE Next year, Pawtuxet Village will play host to the 250th anniversary celebration of Gaspee Days. Thousands of visitors will descend on Cranston and Warwick for a range of festivities as the neighboring communities mark a milestone in

  • Capturing the GOAT

    Wednesday, October 6

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE "For me, he's the ultimate competitor. A true king of kings, conqueror of all." That's how Cranston native Rich Pellegrino described seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady in a recent post on Instagram. And it's the vision he had in

  • Suspect in two bank heists arrested

    Wednesday, October 6

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE A suspect in two Cranston bank robberies was taken into custody Oct. 1, according to Chief of Police Col. Michael Winquist, and information gleaned from both a doorbell security camera and the city's new license plate reading camera

  • September 30, 2021 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, September 29

  • At Recovery Month event, Reilly, others share stories of overcoming addiction

    Wednesday, September 22

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE For roughly 10 years, Matt Reilly was "under the grips of a severe drug addiction," one that "grew at various stages from marijuana right through crack cocaine." "I lost everything - my family, friends, possessions," he said. "I lost

  • News at the Cranston Enrichment Center

    Wednesday, September 22

    1070 Cranston St. 780-6000 Understanding Reiki & Its Importance Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. Presenter: Katelyn Mowry, Reiki master/teacher Many people enjoy the benefits of Reiki, finding relief from pain, anxiety, indigestion, and insomnia.

  • Hiccups and all, Magaziner is a contender

    Wednesday, September 22

    STORY OF THE WEEK: Democrat Seth Magaziner's campaign announcement last week was hardly a textbook example of how to launch a campaign for governor. The two-term general treasurer, 38, frosted reporters by not taking questions at the event, and there was

  • POLICE LOG 09-23-21

    Wednesday, September 22

    MULTIPLE CHARGES On Sept. 10 at 6:05 p.m., police arrested Joseph Botelho, 41, 818 Dyer Ave., Cranston, on charges of simple assault, vandalism and disorderly conduct. Police say Botelho was …

  • A great place to live and raise a family

    Wednesday, September 22

    My family moved to Cranston in March 2008. The following week while we were putting things together in our new home, I went to the school department building on Park Avenue looking for …

  • We need to prepare for other pandemics

    Wednesday, September 22

    By WOLFGANG KLIETMANN "There have been as many plagues as wars in history," wrote Albert Camus in "The Plague," "yet always plagues and wars take people equally by surprise." The world was certainly unprepared for COVID-19, but in just a year and a half

  • Cruisin’ for a Cause

    Wednesday, September 22

    Cruisin' for a Cause Precision Collision Service, located at 350 Wellington Ave. in Cranston, hosted its first Cruisin' for a Cause Car Show over the weekend in memory of Keith Gibb. Keith, brother to co-owner Tim Gibb, died on Sept. 19, 2020, after a

  • Free farmers market sprouts up in Cranston

    Wednesday, September 22

    By PAM SCHIFF Fresh, farm-to-table vegetables are a valued part of many dinner tables. Now, locally, there's a new chance to get locally grown produce - with the only requirement being to provide a Cranston ZIP code. Every Thursday through October at the

  • Be The Light Gala to benefit RI's homeless

    Wednesday, September 22

    The MAE Organization for the Homeless' annual Be The Light Gala is back. This year, the event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Warwick. Proceeds will benefit the MAE Organization and its mission to

  • Cranston co-op falls to Purple

    Wednesday, September 22

    The Cranston field hockey co-op's fall season is underway as it took on defending state champion Classical last week at Cranston Stadium. The Purple were dominant in the matchup, winning 6-0 and improving to 1-0 on the season. Cranston goalie Maura

  • Hawks roll past East in home opener

    Wednesday, September 22

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Bishop Hendricken football team cruised past visiting Cranston East 45-0 in the team's home opener last Friday. Hendricken's special teams unit stole the show in the win, getting return touchdowns from Peter Bibby and Joel Felix

  • September 23, 2021 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, September 22

  • Autumn in the air

    Wednesday, September 22

    Crafting some fun Brian Hallene displays his woodwork during the Fall Festival held this past weekend at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet. For more images from the event, turn to Page XX. (Herald photo by Steve Popiel)

  • Wizards upset Bolts

    Wednesday, September 22

    By ALEX SPONSELLER Despite holding two different leads, the Cranston East boys soccer team could not hold off host West Warwick and fell 3-2 last week. The Bolts entered the game on a 5-0 tear to start the season but struggled to contain the Wizard

  • Mancuso appointed to Ward 4 seat on School Committee

    Wednesday, September 22

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE Ken Mancuso, a former chief of the Cranston Police Department, has been appointed to the Ward 4 seat on the School Committee. "I'm thrilled. I know I'll do a good job . I'll enjoy doing this," he said after being sworn in by Ron

  • Fall festivities

    Wednesday, September 22

    Fun at the Fall Festival This past weekend, a Harvest Festival was held at the historic Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in collaboration with The Artists' Exchange. The event featured something for everyone, including fun children's activities and concessions

  • Community Art Exhibit

    Wednesday, September 22

    By MERI R. KENNEDY Community Art Exhibit After over a year apart, the Cranston arts community is reconnecting for a unique curated show exhibiting some of the city's greatest artists. The Cranston Arts Commission's first Cranston Community Art Exhibit

  • Paplauskas nominates Campopiano for seat on City Council

    Wednesday, September 22

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE Another name is being put forward to fill the Ward 4 seat on the City Council, while a special meeting has been set to act on the proposed appointment. Council President Chris Paplauskas on Tuesday announced he has nominated Richard

  • Development plans for Trolley Barn site, Comstock parcel presented

    Wednesday, September 22

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE Plans for a pair of separate, large-scale development projects were unveiled before the Planning Commission earlier this month, with a formal public hearing process for both still to come. The first proposal, dubbed Trolley Barn

  • Right whales could have used scenario planning

    Friday, September 17

    By CAPT. DAVE MONTI A study published Aug. 31, 2021 in the journal Oceanography titled “Ocean Regime Shift is Driving Collapse of the North Atlantic Right Whale Population” relates …

  • Marriage is a lifetime commitment

    Thursday, September 16

    To the Editor, This September my wife and I will be celebrating our 60th wedding anniversary. Our long lasting marriage was enriched from the beginning by receiving the Sacrament of Matrimony. Sincere love, trust, charity, and sharing a common faith are

  • A somber milestone

    Wednesday, September 15

    A somber milestone Members of the community gathered on the steps of Cranston High School East on Saturday morning to mark the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Cranston Public Schools staff and students, including East's JROTC

  • Police Log 09/16/21

    Wednesday, September 15

    MULTIPLE CHARGES On Sept. 8 at 2:27 p.m., police arrested Louis Ronald Wegener, 39, 58 Roundway Drive, Coventry, on two counts of fraudulent use of credit cards, two counts of computer access for fraudulent purposes, two counts of conspiracy, and a

  • POLICE & COURTS DIGEST

    Wednesday, September 15

    Man sentenced to prison for 3-month-old son's murder A Cranston man has been sentenced to nearly three decades in prison for the 2016 killing of his 3-month-old son, according to the office of Attorney General Peter Neronha. Elias Romero, 29, will serve

  • The abrupt end of the 'vacation from history'

    Wednesday, September 15

    Sept. 11, 2001, dawned as a beautiful late summer day in Providence. I took a few seconds to savor the blue sky and welcoming temperature before pulling open the big door at 150 Chestnut St. in the Jewelry District, the home at the time of The Providence

  • Worth the wait: After year off for pandemic, 35th Cranston Greek Festival draws big crowds

    Wednesday, September 15

    By PETE FONTAINE The Cranston Greek Festival's popularity was reinforced time and again last weekend on the Church of the Annunciation's jam-packed grounds at 175 Oaklawn Ave. Even His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios, who made a special visit from

  • RISPCA Paws in Park Saturday dog walk includes costume contest, marketplace

    Wednesday, September 15

    The 19th annual Rhode Island SPCA Paws in the Park dog walk will be held in-person this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rose Larisa Park in East Providence. ABC6 Morning News Anchor KC Kantz, and his dog Kaya will kick off the event at 10a.m.

  • Scenes from the 2021 Gaspee Days Arts & Crafts Festival

    Wednesday, September 15

    Scenes from the 2021 Gaspee Days Arts & Crafts Festival 1 HOLD ON TIGHT: Zayleigh Falkowski, 10, rode the bull at this past weekend's Gaspee Day Arts & Crafts Festival. She was able to complete the entire ride. (Herald photos by Steve Popiel) 2 YUM!

  • Youth provide us with needed hope

    Wednesday, September 15

    It’s a common cliché to say that “only the youth can save us.” In some ways, such a statement is an oversimplification of the challenges that we face in everyday …

  • Emerging from the shadow of endless war

    Wednesday, September 15

    By NANCY HOUSTON As my husband and I were taking our daily walk in Roger Williams Park the other day, our route took us past the statue of Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski, founder of the U.S. Cavalry. He cut a heroic figure with one arm outstretched,

  • A valuable tool for police

    Wednesday, September 15

    To the Editor: On Monday evening, I had the opportunity to listen to Cranston Police Col. Michael Winquist outline the recently installed license plate reader program to the City Council. No one can dispute the early results of this program in helping to

  • Marriage is a lifetime commitment

    Wednesday, September 15

    To the Editor, This September my wife and I will be celebrating our 60th wedding anniversary. Our long lasting marriage was enriched from the beginning by receiving the Sacrament of Matrimony. Sincere love, trust, charity, and sharing a common faith are

  • News at the Cranston Enrichment Center

    Wednesday, September 15

    1070 Cranston St. 780-6000 Chiropractic Care: What Is It? Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. Presenter: Dr. Ron Tyszkowski What is chiropractic care, what are the treatments and what are the benefits? What exactly does a chiropractor do? Dr. Ron, back by

  • Bolts fall to Oakers, 14-6

    Wednesday, September 15

    The Cranston East football team dropped its home opener against Coventry, 14-6, last Friday night. The Oakers would score early to take a 6-0 lead into the halftime break and led 14-0 late in the game. East would get on the board when Naz Millien

  • West volleyball tops rival East

    Wednesday, September 15

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston West girls volleyball team cruised past rival Cranston East in three sets last week to win its opener, 3-0. "They were excited. They were a little nervous in the first game and fell behind. East has a strong history since

  • Right whales could have used scenario planning

    Wednesday, September 15

    By CAPT. DAVE MONTI A study published Aug. 31, 2021 in the journal Oceanography titled “Ocean Regime Shift is Driving Collapse of the North Atlantic Right Whale Population” relates …

  • Bulky waste pickup in September

    Wednesday, September 15

    By MERI R. KENNEDY Bulky waste pickup in September During the month of September, the city's Department of Public Works offers residents an opportunity to have bulky waste items picked up free of charge, with certain restrictions. Residents must call

  • Chief: License plate cameras have 'exceeded expectations'

    Wednesday, September 15

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE The leader of the city's Police Department defended a new automated license plate reader, or ALPR, program during a special meeting of the City Council on Monday, saying its use has already resulted in more than two-dozen arrests and

  • September 16, 2021 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, September 15

  • West wins opener

    Wednesday, September 15

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston West football team bounced back from a tough Injury Fund loss to beat visiting West Warwick 20-7 last Friday night. The Falcons would take a 13-0 lead over the Wizards into halftime thanks to a five-yard rushing score from

  • GOP committee, mayors back Turchetta for Ward 4 seat

    Wednesday, September 15

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE The Cranston Republican City Committee, along with the city's current and two most recent past GOP mayors, have backed Vincent Turchetta for appointment to the Ward 4 City Council seat vacated by Ed Brady's resignation last month. In

  • Police Log 09/09/21

    Thursday, September 9

    DUI Just before 2 a.m. on Sept. 3, Officer Ryan Costa responded to Main Avenue for a report of an erratic motor vehicle. The reporting party had advised that she had first observed the vehicle - described as a white Mercedes - traveling north on Bald

  • Grassroots pressure can reshape political landscape

    Wednesday, September 8

    Back in 2018, then-House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello downplayed the threat to abortion rights in the U.S., telling The Public's Radio, "Roe v.Wade is not going to be overturned. I think that's a concern that's not rooted in reality." Gov. Dan McKee,

  • New Chase Bank branch welcomed to Cranston

    Wednesday, September 8

    New Chase Bank branch welcomed to Cranston Recently, Mayor Ken Hopkins welcomed the city's second Chase Bank branch, located at 175 Atwood Ave., to the local business community during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Present were branch manager Jason R.

  • Police Log 09-09-21

    Wednesday, September 8

    MULTIPLE CHARGES On Aug. 30 at 2 p.m., police arrested Christopher Rosario, 20, 17 Alma St., Providence, on two counts of computer access, five counts of larceny, six counts of fraudulent use of credit cards, one count of receiving stolen goods, and

  • People in the news

    Wednesday, September 8

    Hollmann appointed president of American Geriatrics Society Brown Medicine, a primary care, specialty outpatient and sub-specialty medical group practice with over 200 physicians and multiple patient care locations across the state, announces that Dr.

  • Beer Garden City

    Wednesday, September 8

    Beer Garden City Each weekend, Garden City Center and Avvio Ristorante will feature a new local brewery outside on the grounds of the Gazebo as part of Beer Garden City. There will be a rotating lineup of local breweries participating in the family (and

  • A celebration of heritage

    Wednesday, September 8

    A celebration of heritage The Labor Day weekend brought the Feast of Santa Maria Di Prata, which featured the best homemade Italian food in Rhode Island, entertainment and good family fun. The Santa Maria Di Prata Society was started in 1984. Today, more

  • Targeting excellence: For Cranston West's Lopez, passion for riflery is more than a hobby

    Wednesday, September 8

    By PAM SCHIFF If you were to ask Cranston High School West senior Emily Lopez about her favorite hobbies, you might expect a typical answer like shopping, hanging out with friends, or maybe participating in a team sport. But you'd likely be surprised to

  • We must not forget the lessons of 9/11

    Wednesday, September 8

    Twenty years ago this Saturday, the world changed forever following an unthinkable act of terrorism. In the years since, an entire generation of kids born prior to the attacks have grown up in a country locked in a perpetual state of war. Some of those

  • Woman-owned businesses help keep Cranston community strong

    Wednesday, September 8

    By ALEXANDRA FRANCISCO The incredible women in our lives deserve more recognition than they get. From bold leaders and family members to entrepreneurs and neighbors - I'm proud to be part of the strong community of women business owners here in Cranston.

  • A better, bolder state college for all Rhode Islanders

    Wednesday, September 8

    By DR. FRANK D. SANCHEZ This past June leaders in the General Assembly acknowledged the critical role Rhode Island College (RIC) has in shaping the state's workforce. Thanks to Speaker Joseph Shekarchi and Senate President Dominick Ruggerio, along with

  • Thoughts on nuclear threats

    Wednesday, September 8

    To the Editor: I'm not sure if hypersonic missiles or Iran's drones have a chance of first strike capability. If so, or if some countries will think so, and/or don't fear a second strike, then we need to take preventative steps. The same applies to

  • Costco dispute heading to court

    Wednesday, September 8

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE The fight over a proposed Costco in Cranston is heading to court. Massachusetts-based developer Coastal Partners last week filed suit in Superior Court, following through on its vow to pursue litigation if the city failed to meet the

  • Greek Festival kicks off Friday

    Wednesday, September 8

    By PETE FONTAINE The Cranston Greek Festival, which will open its 35th annual running this Friday at 5 o'clock at 175 Oaklawn Ave., will feature several new twists while also serving as a mighty memorial to one of Church of the Annunciation's most

  • Online food ordering to remain part of Cranston Greek Festival

    Wednesday, September 8

    By PETE FONTAINE The Cranston Greek Festival, which will open its 35th annual running this Friday at 5 o'clock at 175 Oaklawn Ave., will feature several new twists while also serving as a mighty memorial to one of Church of the Annunciation's most

  • West falls to Oakers

    Wednesday, September 8

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston West football team fell to visiting Coventry 34-19 in the teams' Injury Fund exhibition last Friday evening. Braydan Stetson led the Falcons on offense with two rushing scores while quarterback Matt DeFusco connected with

  • Young Bolts set for season

    Wednesday, September 8

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston East girls soccer team is set to get rolling this week and will be featuring a young roster with only six returning players from last fall season. Although the Bolts are inexperienced compared to many of the other clubs in

  • VFW Post being dedicated to Cranston vet

    Wednesday, September 8

    By HERALD STAFF A Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Warwick will be rededicated in honor of a late U.S. Army veteran from Cranston on the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Warwick Memorial VFW Post 272, located at 840 West Shore

  • Falcons poised for breakout

    Wednesday, September 8

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston West girls soccer team will be fielding one of the most experienced rosters in the state this fall and is looking to contend in the Division I championship hunt. The Falcons boast a whopping 17 upperclassmen on the roster,

  • Library card design contest now open

    Wednesday, September 8

    By MERI R. KENNEDY Library card design contest now open In honor of Library Card Sign-Up Month, the Cranston Public Library is hosting a library card design contest! Enter the contest and your artwork could be featured on a limited edition Cranston

  • As milestone 250th celebration approaches, Gaspee Days Committee welcomes new slate of officers

    Wednesday, September 8

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE A momentous year lies ahead for the new slate of officers on the Gaspee Days Committee. The 2022 edition of the annual festivities will mark the 250th anniversary of the burning of the British ship that gave the celebration its name -

  • RI Historical Society to host first Archive Remix Film Festival

    Friday, September 3

    The Rhode Island Historical Society, in partnership with LittleFire, is pleased to present its first annual Archive Remix Film Festival. This three-night, three-location event begins Friday, Sept. 10, and will present an hour-long program of 3-minute

  • Hurricane Ida could impact gas prices, warns AAA

    Thursday, September 2

    Rhode Island's average gas price is the same as last week, averaging $3.06 per gallon. Monday's price is 3 cents higher than a month ago,, and 89 cents higher than August 30, 2020. Rhode Island's average gas price is 9 cents lower than the national

  • RI Historical Society to host first Archive Remix Film Festival

    Thursday, September 2

    The Rhode Island Historical Society, in partnership with LittleFire, is pleased to present its first annual Archive Remix Film Festival. This three-night, three-location event begins Friday, Sept. 10, and will present an hour-long program of 3-minute

  • Helping to make a difference

    Wednesday, September 1

    Helping to make a difference Wanting to support BankRI's annual Summer Food Drive, Western Hills Middle School students Alexander Rodriguez, left, and his sister, Nayliana, played their own version of "Supermarket Sweep" during a family shopping trip.

  • Brady resigns from City Council, cites 'exciting new chapter'

    Wednesday, September 1

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE Ed Brady, who had represented Ward 4 on the City Council since mid-2018 and was in his first term as the council's vice president, has resigned from his seat. "Today, I am stepping down from the Cranston City Council, as my family

  • RI Historical Society to host first Archive Remix Film Festival

    Wednesday, September 1

    The Rhode Island Historical Society, in partnership with LittleFire, is pleased to present its first annual Archive Remix Film Festival. This three-night, three-location event begins Friday, Sept. 10, and will present an hour-long program of 3-minute

  • Cranston Public Library to participate in 9/11 Memorial & Museum's education exhibition

    Wednesday, September 1

    The Cranston Public Library is excited to announce its participation in "September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World," a downloadable educational exhibition that presents the history of 9/11, its origins, and its ongoing implications through the

  • Police Log 09/02/21

    Wednesday, September 1

    ASSAULT On Aug. 24 at 10:01 p.m., police arrested Ronald Sibilia, 34, 19 Woodward St., Cumberland, on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, simple assault and battery, and disorderly conduct. Police say Sibilia was arrested as a result of a call

  • Silva controversy shows the impact of the unexpected

    Wednesday, September 1

    While Gov. Dan McKee retains the advantage of incumbency, recent events show how unexpected events can alter the political landscape. McKee was front and center during Tropical Storm Henri - the first major weather event of his term - and the

  • Appeal to Congress

    Wednesday, September 1

    Appeal to Congress Michael F. Sabitoni, president of the Rhode Island Building & Construction Trades Council, flanked by Gov. Dan McKee, Rhode Island Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti Jr. and union construction workers, gathered last

  • BUSINESS DIGEST

    Wednesday, September 1

    Garden City Center announces additions, expansions Garden City Center has welcomed a pair of new pop-up spaces and will see other retailers arrive or expand in the months ahead, the shopping center announced recently. Booty by Brabants, which sells

  • Mayor announces completion of $60M bond sale

    Wednesday, September 1

    By HERALD STAFF The city has completed the sale of roughly $60 million in bonds to finance several capital projects, including the construction of a new Garden City Elementary School, the office of Mayor Ken Hopkins announced last week. "This transaction

  • Defenders of Animals honors five with Humane Hero award

    Wednesday, September 1

    By MERI R. KENNEDY Defenders of Animals Inc., which began a 43-year journey of caring for and defending the rights of animals in April of 1978, held its 27th annual Homeless Animals Day/Candlelight Vigil award ceremony and raffle at the Governor Sprague

  • RIPTA's fall service changes take effect

    Wednesday, September 1

    The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) has implemented its fall service changes, effective Saturday, Aug. 28. RIPTA makes regular service adjustments three times a year in response to seasonal changes and/or passenger use. Some of the changes

  • News at the Cranston Enrichment Center

    Wednesday, September 1

    Memory Café The Memory Café is a monthly gathering of individuals with memory loss, their caregivers, and/or friends and family members in a safe environment. The program affords …

  • After pandemic pause, Cranston Greek Festival set to return for 35th year

    Wednesday, September 1

    The Cranston Greek Festival, a time-honored Rhode Island tradition, will be back in 2021 after a year's hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. People will be able to enjoy delicious dinners like roast lamb and souvlaki as well as a wide

  • Helping dreams come true

    Wednesday, September 1

    Helping dreams come true Mayor Ken Hopkins recently welcomed Precision Home Lending to the Cranston business community. Held during a Launch Party at Chapel Grille, David A. DelBonis treated those in attendance to a variety of food, cash bar and music,

  • Protect drug access in Medicare

    Wednesday, September 1

    By SAUL ANUZIS Ask Americans to name a problem with our health care system, and you'll hear a range of answers, from overbooked doctors to the inadequacies of Medicaid. Only a very few will name Medicare's drug benefit, known as Part D. In one recent

  • Defending Biden an impossible task

    Wednesday, September 1

    To the Editor: After reading the ProJo op-ed dribble from Froma Harrop (Sunday, Aug. 22), I think Ms. Harrop has traveled to a state which has legalized smoking marijuana in public . and she has imbibed. Faced with an impossible task to defend President

  • AAA: Ida could impact gas prices

    Wednesday, September 1

    Rhode Island's average gas price is the same as last week, averaging $3.06 per gallon. Monday's price is 3 cents higher than a month ago,, and 89 cents higher than August 30, 2020. Rhode Island's average gas price is 9 cents lower than the national

  • Documentary makes case for ‘Overdue’ recognition of school librarians’ value

    Wednesday, September 1

    By ARDEN BASTIA Using a new documentary, "Overdue: The Value of School Librarians," librarians throughout the state are trying to dispel the myth of misconceptions of a school librarian. Produced by the School Librarians of Rhode Island and in

  • Documentary argues acknowledging value of school librarians is ‘Overdue’

    Wednesday, September 1

    By ARDEN BASTIA Using a new documentary, "Overdue: The Value of School Librarians," librarians throughout the state are trying to dispel the myth of misconceptions of a school librarian. Produced by the School Librarians of Rhode Island and in

  • RIC ranked No. 1 in preseason poll

    Wednesday, September 1

    Rhode Island College has been picked to finish first among a nineteam Little East Conference field for the 2021-22 season after a vote by the league’s coaches. Head Coach Adam Spring’s …

  • Falcons ready to contend

    Wednesday, September 1

    By ALEX SPONSELLER After a tough 2019 season in which it failed to reach the postseason, the Cranston West boys soccer team turned things around in 2020 and reached the quarterfinals after finishing in first place in its division with a 4-1-1 record. "I

  • Right this way!

    Wednesday, September 1

    Right this way! The Edgewood Highland Elementary School mascot, Rocky, was on hand to wave hello to students and their families as they arrived at school for the first day Tuesday morning. For additional images from the first day of school, turn to Page

  • Welcome back!

    Wednesday, September 1

    Welcome back! On Tuesday, schools across Cranston opened their doors and welcomed students back for a new school year. The first day was a staggered start day, with all elementary grades, along with sixth- and ninth-grade students, arriving for their

  • Bolts looking to make comeback

    Wednesday, September 1

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston East football team is getting set for this week's injury fund matchup and is looking to turn things around this season. The Bolts have had their toughest stretch in decades over the past two seasons, failing to reach the

  • District: Bus driver shortage may force ‘double up’ on runs

    Wednesday, September 1

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE Cranston Public Schools families are being asked to drive their children to school if possible, citing a shortage of bus drivers for the district's fleet that may force buses to make multiple runs and delay end-of-day drop-off times.

  • Back in RI, Raimondo makes stop at city's adult ed programs as part of 'care economy' pitch

    Wednesday, September 1

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE A familiar face made a stop in Cranston late last week to highlight federal efforts to boost workforce development and the "care economy." U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, who served as Rhode Island's governor until departing

  • Bulky waste pickup in September

    Wednesday, September 1

    By MERI R. KENNEDY Bulky waste pickup in September During the month of September, the city's Department of Public Works offers residents an opportunity to have bulky waste items picked up free of charge, with certain restrictions. Residents must call

  • Bryce Edward Kingsley Turbitt

    Friday, August 27

    Bryce Edward Kingsley Turbitt Bryce Edward Kingsley Turbitt, son of Kylah and Joshua Turbitt of Warwick, was born June 27, 2021, at 11:14 a.m. at Kent Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds and was 20 inches long. Bryce is the grandson of Victoria Shchyupakov and

  • Bryce Edward Kingsley Turbitt

    Thursday, August 26

    Bryce Edward Kingsley Turbitt Bryce Edward Kingsley Turbitt, son of Kylah and Joshua Turbitt of Warwick, was born June 27, 2021, at 11:14 a.m. at Kent Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds and was 20 inches long. Bryce is the grandson of Victoria Shchyupakov and

  • News at the Cranston Enrichment Center

    Wednesday, August 25

    1070 Cranston St.780-6000 Diabetes Support Group: Diabetes & Foot CareWednesday, Sept. 1 at 10 a.m.Presenters: Pharmacist Mary & Nurse Marylou Foot-related problems due to high blood …

  • RI Hockey HOF virtual induction set for Aug. 28

    Wednesday, August 25

    The RI Hockey Hall of Fame has announced that the enshrinements of its Classes of 2020 and 2021 will be broadcast on WSBE TV36 on Saturday, Aug. 28 at 10 pm. The safely pre-recorded TV …

  • Bryce Edward Kingsley Turbitt

    Wednesday, August 25

    Bryce Edward Kingsley Turbitt Bryce Edward Kingsley Turbitt, son of Kylah and Joshua Turbitt of Warwick, was born June 27, 2021, at 11:14 a.m. at Kent Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds and was 20 inches long. Bryce is the grandson of Victoria Shchyupakov and

  • Positive sign

    Wednesday, August 25

    Positive sign Students at Garden City Elementary School have created a colorful, 100-foot banner to adorn the fencing around the building as it completely transformed into a 21st-century learning space in the months ahead. Garden City students and staff

  • Police Log 08/26/21

    Wednesday, August 25

    MULTIPLE CHARGES On Aug. 22 at 1 a.m., police arrested Austin Sok, 25, with a last known address of 33 Algonquin St., Providence, on charges of assault and possession of heroin. Police say Sok was arrested as a result of a disturbance on Riverside

  • Arts & Crafts Fall Festival a first for Gaspee Days

    Wednesday, August 25

    By ANNELISE DEMERS A five-month delay has not stopped the Gaspee Days Committee; their annual Arts and Craft Festival will return on September 11th and 12th. In January 2021 the committee was not sure if they could even host the festival but they looked

  • Getting Ready for Henri

    Wednesday, August 25

    Ready for Henri While the parking lot was full, the docks at the Rhode Island Yacht Club were nearly deserted Saturday. A club crew checked dock lines in preparation of Henri forecast to arrive in the early morning hours Sunday. There was greater

  • Who's who, who's new in Cranston Public Schools

    Wednesday, August 25

    Each year, Cranston Public Schools provides a list of who's who and who's new in the district's administration and various buildings. This year the building administrators remain largely the same, with the addition of new assistant principals at Hope

  • Anna Casador-Saccoccio crowned 2021 Mrs. Rhode Island American Woman of Service

    Wednesday, August 25

    Anna Casador-Saccoccio crowned 2021 Mrs. Rhode Island American Woman of Service Cranston resident Anna Casador-Saccoccio was crowned International Mrs. American Woman of service 2021 in July in Portland Maine. In May, she was named Mrs. Rhode Island

  • Henri was a dud, but preparation isn't pointless

    Wednesday, August 25

    There's something odd about Rhode Islanders being seemingly disappointed by the failure of a storm to properly devastate the region to their expectations. We're sure you've heard some variation of this reaction. You can see it in the various sarcastic

  • Revisiting the Cranston Bicycle Network

    Wednesday, August 25

    By ROBERT ISENBERG I found the sign by accident. I was on a bike ride anyway, a little jaunt through Roger Williams Park. I reached Park Avenue, like I often do, and waited for the red light. Then I looked up and saw it: a square sign printed in white,

  • We cannot wait for public policy to catch up to science

    Wednesday, August 25

    To the Editor: There is an issue most people are unfamiliar with, but that, if ignored, can have serious negative consequences for our community. That issue is the ubiquitous use of wireless devices. People might be under the common assumption that

  • Why should individuals bear burden not to be surveilled?

    Wednesday, August 25

    To the Editor: In the interest of balanced reporting and the public interest, the Herald might want to look into and publicize the "Safe List" program described by Flock Safety on their website. This program apparently allows any individual to "opt out"

  • DEM announces availability of $3M to help communities, local groups protect open space

    Wednesday, August 25

    The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that $3 million in matching grants is available to help communities and local organizations protect valuable green space throughout Rhode Island. The grant round is now open, with a deadline of

  • Helping dreams come true

    Wednesday, August 25

    Helping dreams come true Mayor Ken Hopkins welcomed Precision Home Lending to the Cranston business community last week. Held during a Launch Party at Chapel Grille, David A. DelBonis treated those in attendance to a variety of food, cash bar and music,

  • Falcons eyeing bounce-back year

    Wednesday, August 25

    By ALEX SPONSELLER For the first time in two years, the Cranston West football team kicked off its preseason in August as it began practicing this week on campus. West had an up-and-down spring season earlier this year, finishing 1-4 and failing to reach

  • Rivera named Player of Week

    Wednesday, August 25

    FROM STAFF REPORTS New England Revolution II midfielder and Homegrown Player Damian Rivera was named USL League One Player of the Week for Week 18 following New England's 3-0 win over North Carolina FC at Gillette Stadium earlier this month. Rivera

  • Locals look to make noise at next level

    Wednesday, August 25

    Rhode Island athletes have been getting a lot of ink lately on computer news, NFL links and in the state and local papers. This surge was led by KWITY PAYE (Bishop Hendricken-UMichigan),whose personal story of his Mother's escape from war-torn Liberia,

  • August 26, 2021 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, August 25

  • Lawmakers could put speciality plates on fast lane

    Wednesday, August 25

    By ARDEN BASTIA Rhode Islanders love to show off their sports teams, their special causes, state locations and their colleges, so it's no wonder legislators have approved the issuance of "charity plates" to groups ranging from the Boy Scouts to

  • ‘We’ve got nothing like this’

    Wednesday, August 25

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE Situated at the intersection of Cranston Street and Dyer Avenue, on the east bank of the Pocasset River, the former Cranston Print Works property has shaped the surrounding area for generations. From inside the sprawling property,

  • Police cameras, communications concerns spur charged discussion

    Wednesday, August 25

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE Concerns over a new license plate camera program being instituted by city police - as well as long-simmering tensions between members of the City Council and the administration over communication issues - led to some pointed, and

  • Workforce Wednesday

    Wednesday, August 25

    By MERI R. KENNEDY Workforce Wednesday On Sept. 8, the Cranston Public Library's Central Library will offer a program entitled "Workforce Wednesday" beginning at noon through 3 p.m. Job seekers and employers will be able to engage and connect directly

  • Is there a solution?

    Thursday, August 19

    To the Editor, In less than two years our lives have changed dramatically from the accepted lifestyles of years past. It began in March 2020 with the pandemic spreading worldwide at an uncontrollable pace. We then had various levels of social unrest from

  • Medicare/Medicaid have made health coverage a reality for individuals, families

    Wednesday, August 18

    Your eyes, ears, and teeth are connected to your body - Medicare/Medicaid at 56 - Herb Weiss By HERB WEISS Over 56 years ago, Congress became actively involved in the health insurance business with President Lyndon Johnson signing the Social Security

  • Defenders of Animals plans Aug. 21 candlelight vigil

    Wednesday, August 18

    Defenders of Animals Inc., which began a 43-year journey of caring for and defending the rights of animals in April of 1978, will hold its 27th annual Homeless Animals Day/Candlelight Vigil/Award …

  • Police Log 08/19/21

    Wednesday, August 18

    DOMESTIC CHARGES On Aug. 9 at 2:11 p.m., police arrested Rafael Perez, 37, 19 Blaisdell St., Cranston, on charges of domestic simple assault, domestic failure to relinquish a telephone and domestic disorderly conduct. On Aug. 12 at 10:47 p.m., police

  • High stakes of redistricting has legislators watching

    Wednesday, August 18

    By IAN DONNIS Redistricting issue heats up RI One of the first rhetorical shots of the 2022 legislative campaign season was fired last week when some progressives objected to Smith Hill leaders' picks for the General Assembly redistricting commission.

  • Like so many businesses, 'cool place' looking for employees

    Wednesday, August 18

    By JOHN HOWELL The hottest issue at the "coolest place in town" Monday morning was the need of additional employees at Warwick Ice Cream to meet a 300 percent increase in business. House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi got an earful on the problem from two

  • Turchetta resigns from School Committee

    Wednesday, August 18

    Turchetta resigns from School Committee Vincent Turchetta has resigned from the Ward 4 seat on the School Committee. "I think it's a good time to take a break . Really, it's just scheduling," he said late last week. He added that he has taken on "a

  • Jeannine Nota Masse selected RI Superintendent of Year

    Wednesday, August 18

    Jeannine Nota Masse, Superintendent of the Cranston Public Schools, has been selected as the 2022 Rhode Island Superintendent of the Year. Her selection by the Rhode Island School Superintendents' Association (RISSA) was announced at its General

  • Stop & Shop celebrates new renovations

    Wednesday, August 18

    Last week Stop & Shop, a neighborhood grocer for more than 100 years, unveiled a newly remodeled store in Cranston, located at 200 Atwood Ave.  The new features at the Cranston store include …

  • Bills underscore coming together of lawmakers, hospitality industry

    Wednesday, August 18

    By ANNELISE DEMERS A little over a year and a half a go restaurants had to resort to take-out to stay afloat. The restaurant business became bleak when the pandemic hit and indoor dining came to a halt. Dale Venturini, president of the Rhode Island

  • Left twisting in the wind

    Wednesday, August 18

    Federal public health departments aren't perfect. State public health officials are slightly less perfect. School Committees aren't public health officials. So their public health decisions are bound to be far from perfect. One theme united two very

  • No prospects of acceptable solutions

    Wednesday, August 18

    To the Editor, In less than two years our lives have changed dramatically from the accepted lifestyles of years past. It began in March 2020 with the pandemic spreading worldwide at an uncontrollable pace. We then had various levels of social unrest from

  • RI gas price 12 cents lower than national average

    Wednesday, August 18

    Rhode Island's average gas price is the same as last week, averaging $3.06 per gallon. Monday's price is 2 cents higher than a month ago and 93 cents higher than August 16, 2020. Rhode Island's average gas price is 12 cents lower than the national

  • Meals on Wheels reaches out to recruit volunteer drivers

    Wednesday, August 18

    By JARED GUSTAFSON In 2020 during the height of the pandemic, Meals on Wheels delivered 4,000 meals and safety checks a day to homebound seniors. The pace has lessened. The agency is currently making 1,500 daily deliveries but now faces a shortage of

  • Family Service of RI holding back to school supply drive

    Wednesday, August 18

    A new school year brings with it a renewed sense of hope, and, of course, that familiar first-day-of-school excitement. As students prepare to head back to the classroom after more than a year of challenges, Family Service of Rhode Island (FSRI) is once

  • RI Senior Softball league nearing playoffs

    Wednesday, August 18

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Rhode Island Senior Softball League is back at it this summer and has enjoyed another season of play as it works its way back to normalcy. The league got off to a late start last season due to the pandemic and had to cram its

  • August 19, 2021 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, August 18

  • O’Keefe leads East Bay to tennis title

    Wednesday, August 18

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The East Bay Racquet Club out of East Providence recently won the Mixed 18 & Over Sectionals and will next compete at nationals in Arizona in October. Leading the way for East Bay was captain Meghan O'Keefe of Cranston. This year

  • Unnanounced traffic cameras surprise residents

    Wednesday, August 18

    By ARDEN BASTIA Pedestrians and motorists passing through Pawtuxet Village may notice something different: a black, solar-powered pole camera that was installed last week on a traffic island on the Warwick side of the river. The camera was a surprise to

  • Masks in class

    Wednesday, August 18

    By RORY SCHULER Police removed three Cranston men from Monday night's School Committee meeting. Tempers flared throughout the two-hour public forum, as passionate pleas from parents on both sides of the masking debate took turns making their case. In

  • Mayor’s Picnic for seniors

    Wednesday, August 18

    The annual Mayor’s Picnic will be held on Friday, Aug. 20, at Brayton Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Transportation will be provided from the …

  • Revival at Print Works

    Wednesday, August 18

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE Cranston Print Works was once home to a thriving manufacturing operation - the oldest textile printing operation in the country, in fact, one founded in 1824 by William Sprague. Around it sprang a mill village that continues to define

  • Project Undercover receives donation of 100K period products to support efforts to end period poverty in RI

    Wednesday, August 11

    The Rhode Island-based nonprofit Project Undercover recently received a welcomed donation of 100,000 period products from U by Kotex and the Alliance for Period Supplies. The contribution is a big boost to the organization's work to end period poverty in

  • Celebrating Kidpalooza

    Wednesday, August 11

    Celebrating Kidpalooza Tate Field at Hugh B. Bain Middle School was a flurry of activity on Aug. 6, with groups of children singing, dancing, running through streams of bubbles, and competing in sack races and an obstacle course. It was the annual

  • Bulldogs wrap up big summer

    Wednesday, August 11

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston Bulldogs Connie Mack baseball team had a solid summer season, finishing the regular season with an 8-5 record and reaching the semifinals in the playoffs. The third-seeded Bulldogs cruised past Tiverton in the opening

  • Hall of Famer

    Wednesday, August 11

    By ALEX SPONSELLER Warwick native and Cranston resident Dave Capuano is set to be inducted into the Rhode Island Hockey Hall of Fame later this month as a member of the 2020 class. Capuano played high school hockey for Mount St. Charles and was named

  • Summer of STEM

    Wednesday, August 11

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE Summer and science? It might not be the combination most students have in mind when the school year ends. But for students in the STEM Advantage program, the two went hand-in-hand over the past several weeks. "You've got to be precise

  • Mayor, chief tout city’s ‘proactive’ approach on crime

    Wednesday, August 11

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE A series of shootings and other violent incidents - including a situation last week in which a woman was dragged from her car and beaten as her 8-year-old child looked on - have raised new questions and concerns over the safety of

  • Garden City concert rescheduled

    Wednesday, August 11

    By MERI R. KENNEDY Garden City concert rescheduled Last week's Garden City Center Summer Concert Series event, which was rained out, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 25, at 6:30 p.m. The evening will feature tribute band performances of Elton

  • Lifesaving chatter

    Thursday, August 5

    Thank God for chatter. I'm not referring to the faulty brakes of a car or the mother-in-law who won't get off the phone. This chatter, as I can attest, is a lifesaver. It's the grooved strips that are now common on the sides of interstate highway lanes.

  • Optis converge at Edgewood

    Wednesday, August 4

    Optis converge at Edgewood Yacht Club They look no bigger than a bathtub and about as seaworthy as a teacup. They are called Optimists, or Optis for short. Optis are great for training young sailors and as they learn how to sail Optis it's not long

  • News at the Cranston Enrichment Center

    Wednesday, August 4

    1070 Cranston St. 780-6000 Dining at the Center: The Ins & Outs of the Nutrition Division Wednesday, Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. Presenter: Ray Sinapi, division director Come and meet our Nutrition Division director, Ray Sinapi. He will highlight the operation of

  • Police Log 08-05-2021

    Wednesday, August 4

    MULTIPLE CHARGES On July 26 at 3:15 a.m., police arrested Joseph Garry, 21, 128 Salem Ave., Cranston, on charges of domestic vandalism, domestic simple assault, violation of a protective order, assault with a deadly weapon, and domestic kidnapping.

  • Polisena: 'Project Schooner' offers Johnston 'financial stability' for next 20 years

    Wednesday, August 4

    By RORY SCHULER Will developers build an Amazon in the jungles of Johnston? The timeline has yet to be settled, but Johnston's mayor expects details will soon emerge. "I don't know the date yet," said Johnston Mayor Joseph M. Polisena. "I'm waiting for

  • With 'Run As You Are,' Women's Fund of RI seeks to encourage, train female political candidates

    Wednesday, August 4

    By ARDEN BASTIA Although 51 percent of Rhode Island's population is women, "we are nowhere near having equal representation in political office," said Kelly Nevins, CEO of Women's Fund of Rhode Island. For Nevins and other advocates, getting women on the

  • ‘Run As You Are’ encourages female candidates

    Wednesday, August 4

    By ARDEN BASTIA Although 51 percent of Rhode Island's population is women, "we are nowhere near having equal representation in political office," said Kelly Nevins, CEO of Women's Fund of Rhode Island. For Nevins and other advocates, getting women on the

  • Eden Park’s Pathfinder Project receives award

    Wednesday, August 4

    Eden Park's Pathfinder Project receives award Cranston Public Schools is proud to announce that the Eden Park Elementary School Pathfinder Project, completed in 2019, has received a Citation of Excellence Award in the Learning By Design Fall 2021

  • Local student represents RI at American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation

    Wednesday, August 4

    Dea Xhupi of Cranston is one of 94 young women selected to attend the 74th American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Girls Nation session July 24-31 in Washington, D.C. As part of the premier ALA program, two outstanding high school seniors are selected to

  • ‘A true Falcon’: Outgoing, incoming leaders of Cranston West Alumni Association celebrated

    Wednesday, August 4

    By PAM SCHIFF To say Justin Erickson is a busy person might be the understatement of the century. He is a managing partner in the restaurant group that owns the Thirsty Beaver, Newport Lemonade and Huck's Filling Station, and a founding executive board

  • Lemonade fundraiser helps secure blankets for RIers in needs

    Wednesday, August 4

    By PAM SCHIFF When Cranston High School East graduate Emily Sanita heard from Shawn O'Rourke at the Providence Rescue Mission that there were people who were homeless and freezing in the winter, she took action. "Last year, I was able to donate over 200

  • A new place to play

    Wednesday, August 4

    A new place to play Mayor Ken Hopkins officially welcomed Fawn & Cub Play Space, a recreation center for children and adults located at 687 Park Ave., with a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony. Pictured, from left, are Joe Lamountain, Brandon Lamountain,

  • Saint Rocco's Feast and Festival returns this month

    Wednesday, August 4

    The south section of Atwood Avenue is lined with American and Italian flags. However, it's the iconic banner - hung over the heavily traveled road around this time every year -that is living proof the ageless Saint Rocco's Feast and

  • On gun violence, no solution will come without a diagnosis

    Wednesday, August 4

    Sometimes difficult questions don't have an immediate answer, but it is also perhaps these questions that are the most important to ask. In light of the recent shooting in Providence that claimed the life of a 24-year-old Warwick woman, Miya

  • Tradition continues with Homeless Animals Day

    Wednesday, August 4

    By MERI R. KENNEDY Defenders of Animals Inc., which began a 43-year journey of caring for and defending the rights of animals in April of 1978, will hold its 27th annual Homeless Animals Day/Candlelight Vigil/Award Ceremony and Raffle at the Governor

  • Bulldogs rolling into playoffs

    Wednesday, August 4

    The Cranston Bulldogs baseball team has been surging as of late, winning four of its final five contests of the regular season. It continued to impress on Monday evening when it cruised past Tiverton 15-0 in the opening round of the Rhode Island Connie

  • Gershkoff juniors set for postseason

    Wednesday, August 4

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Gershkoff Auto junior American Legion baseball team recently wrapped up its regular season, finishing with a 5-7 record and qualifying for this week's state playoffs. After a shaky start to the season, Gershkoff would turn things

  • August 5, 2021 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, August 4

  • Perfection

    Wednesday, August 4

    By ALEX SPONSELLER After rolling to an undefeated district championship, the Cranston Western 11's would continue to dominate and went undefeated at states, beating Warwick Continental American in the final game and winning the title last week. CWLL

  • How will city spend millions in stimulus?

    Wednesday, August 4

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE How will Cranston spend millions of federal stimulus dollars over the next three years? Some of the money has already been allocated to offset revenue losses for the fiscal year that began July 1. And there are still more questions

  • First hearing set for Aug. 10 as part of city's 'proactive' redistricting effort

    Wednesday, August 4

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE It may feel like the last election season just wrapped up not too long ago. But the next cycle isn't too far off - and there's a great deal of work to be done before candidates file declaration forms and voters begin mulling their

  • 'His name will live on': End of the Watch Ride arrives at ACI to honor Freeman

    Wednesday, August 4

    By ARDEN BASTIA It was no coincidence that the Adult Correctional Institutions in Cranston was stop number 63 for the End of Watch Ride last Thursday. The stop was meant to honor the memory of late Lt. Russell Freeman, a corrections officer who wore

  • MS Dream Center seeks ‘Exceptional Individual’ nominees

    Wednesday, August 4

    By MERI R. KENNEDY MS Dream Center seeks 'Exceptional Individual' nominees The MS Dream Center is looking to reward outstanding individuals in the community by recognizing their efforts to "make a difference," and we need your help! Nominate someone for

  • Memorial rolls to ACI, honors fallen Lt. Russell Freeman

    Wednesday, August 4

    By ARDEN BASTIA It was no coincidence that the Adult Correctional Institutions in Cranston was stop number 63 for the End of Watch Ride last Thursday. The stop was meant to honor the memory of late Lt. Russell Freeman, a corrections officer who wore

  • Breeze flies new destinations to Green Airport

    Thursday, July 29

    By ARDEN BASTIA It was clear skies with a chance of "breeze" on Thursday night, as Rhode Island International T.F. Green Airport welcomed the first arrival of the new airline, Breeze Airways. Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos, Rhode Island House Speaker K. Joseph

  • Back in Chambers

    Wednesday, July 28

    Council returns to Chambers For the first time in nearly a year and a half, Cranston's City Council returned to City Hall's Council Chambers for its regular monthly meeting on Monday. The return to in-person meetings has been in the works for several

  • Police Log 07-29-21

    Wednesday, July 28

    CHILD NEGLECT On July 19 at 6 p.m., police arrested Jacqueline Ciccone, 36, 173 Westcott Ave., Cranston, on a charge of child neglect. Police say Ciccone was arrested as a result of an investigation on Westcott Avenue. DOMESTIC CHARGES On July 15 at

  • What to do about gun violence?

    Wednesday, July 28

    Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha said the higher number of shootings in mostly poor parts of Providence is among his top concerns. Asked about how some major categories of crime have climbed, after mostly falling since the mid-1990s, Neronha

  • Pagano Foundation awards scholarships

    Wednesday, July 28

    Pagano Foundation awards scholarships The Lt. Jim Pagano Foundation, in its 10th year, awarded $6,000 in college scholarships to four graduating seniors from Cranston West and Cranston East. The annual scholarship awards are based on academic merit,

  • Breeze flies new destinations to Green Airport

    Wednesday, July 28

    By ARDEN BASTIA It was clear skies with a chance of "breeze" on Thursday night, as Rhode Island International T.F. Green Airport welcomed the first arrival of the new airline, Breeze Airways. Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos, Rhode Island House Speaker K. Joseph

  • We can prevent suicide on bridge

    Wednesday, July 28

    By HERB WEISS As the General Assembly goes into recess until the fall, Rep. Joseph J. Solomon Jr. (D-Dist. 22, Warwick) sees H-5053, to require safety barriers or netting on the three bridges that connect Aquidneck and Conanicut Islands to the mainland

  • What's in a name? Johnston board OKs 'Project Schooner' plan, but no mention of Amazon

    Wednesday, July 28

    By RORY SCHULER As Jeff Bezos shot into space, the company he founded attempted to land a new retail distribution facility on a 196-acre Johnston woodland parcel. The agenda for the July 20 Johnston Planning Board meeting did not mention the word

  • Reptiles take center stage in Garden City

    Wednesday, July 28

    Reptiles take center stage in Garden City During last week's Animal Encounters event in Garden City Center, participants enjoyed meeting reptiles such as Pickles the Radiated Tortoise and the Hardy the Rainbow Boa Snake. Garden City Center and Roger

  • News at the Cranston Enrichment Center

    Wednesday, July 28

    1070 Cranston St. 780-6000 Diabetes Support Group: Feeling Down? Wednesday, Aug. 4 at 10 a.m. Diabetes affects more than just the physical. It's emotionally taxing and tests our constitution daily. Studies show that having diabetes doubles your risk of

  • Celebration at last

    Wednesday, July 28

    Celebration at last Although Zella Rose at 1719 Cranston St. opened as a hair salon a year ago, its official ribbon cutting was delayed due to the pandemic. Mayor Ken Hopkins was there recently to cut the ribbon, joined by owner Lasondra Pontarelli, her

  • Gershkoff advances in Legion playoffs

    Wednesday, July 28

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The fourth-seeded Gershkoff American Legion baseball team topped fifth-seeded Warwick Tree Post in two games last week to advance in the state playoffs. Gershkoff, who went 1-1 against Warwick in the regular season, beat its

  • East grinding in state tourney

    Wednesday, July 28

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston East junior Little League team has had a nice run this summer, winning the District I title and getting a win in the state tournament on Sunday. East fell to Barrington 7-2 in the opening round of the state tournament but

  • On the trail

    Wednesday, July 28

    On the trail On July 17, Boy Scouts from Cranston troops 6, 8 and 66 gathered at the Knight Farm Trail off Laten Knight Road to help restore portions of the path that had become overgrown and difficult to navigate. Tom Capirchio, scoutmaster of Troop 8,

  • Welcome sounds

    Wednesday, July 28

    Welcome sounds Garden City Center kicked off its Summer Concert Series with a high-energy dance party from the band XS on July 22, featuring soul, funk, disco and more. The performance was delayed one day due to rain. The rest of the schedule for the

  • Home cinema

    Wednesday, July 28

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE The story may involve a journey across the globe, but for the many of the cast and crew members, shooting the independent film "Poor Paul" has been a celebration of home. "I don't need to be anyplace else . All I need is between the

  • State Champs

    Wednesday, July 28

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston Western 10's won the softball state championship last week, rolling to a 19-1 win over South Kingstown. CWLL also topped South Kingstown 17-1 in the previous game, while beating Barrington 17-1 in the opening round of the

  • Updates eyed for city’s rat control regs

    Wednesday, July 28

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE The City Council's Ordinance Committee on Monday delayed action on a proposed ordinance amendment related to rodent issues in the city, while the administration said efforts are being made to decrease the wait time for residents who

  • Gaspee hunters set to take on challenge

    Wednesday, July 28

    By JOHN HOWELL "You mean that all the artist depictions are based on nothing?" That question was raised Thursday morning as a group of volunteers, recruits in the hunt for whatever remains of the HMS Gaspee, gathered around a picnic table at Mensa Park

  • Police cite ‘positive leads’ in probe of shooting

    Wednesday, July 28

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE Police to continue to investigate shooting on Harris Avenue late last week that left two people with gunshot wounds. Maj. Todd Patalano on Tuesday said detectives are "working on several positive leads" related to the case. "We have a

  • Walking Rhode Island

    Wednesday, July 28

    By MERI R. KENNEDY Walking Rhode Island The Cranston Public Library is excited to welcome John Kostrzewa to the Central Library on Tuesday, Aug. 3, at 6:30 p.m. to present "Walking Rhode Island: A Guide to Hiking in the Ocean State." Exploring Rhode

  • July 29, 2021 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, July 28

  • Shekarchi: Staving off tax hikes a success for Assembly

    Thursday, July 22

    By JOHN HOWELL What legislation didn't pass is as important as what was enacted, House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi told members of the Warwick Rotary Club Thursday. Legislators did not approve the so-called "tax the rich" plan or a sugar tax on drinks

  • Cranston schools bid farewell to 34 educators

    Wednesday, July 21

    By PAM SCHIFF Retirements throughout Cranston schools are always bittersweet. Longtime teachers who have taught generations of students, and dedicated their careers to serving in Cranston schools, leave behind great memories and big shoes to fill.

  • Police: Woman charged with child neglect after 2-year-old nearly drowns in pool

    Wednesday, July 21

    By HERALD STAFF A woman whose 2-year-old daughter nearly drowned in a backyard pool on Monday has been charged with child neglect, according to Cranston Police. Jacqueline Ciccone, 36, has been released on personal recognizance with a next scheduled

  • Cranston Police Log 07/22/21

    Wednesday, July 21

    MULTIPLE CHARGES On July 13 at 1:11 a.m., police arrested Joshua Ruiz Burgos, 21, 336 Farmington Ave., Cranston, on charges of possession of fentanyl and driving with a suspended license, second offense. Police say Ruiz Burgos was arrested as a result

  • Shekarchi: Staving off tax hikes a success for Assembly

    Wednesday, July 21

    By JOHN HOWELL What legislation didn't pass is as important as what was enacted, House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi told members of the Warwick Rotary Club Thursday. Legislators did not approve the so-called "tax the rich" plan or a sugar tax on drinks

  • No missing the signs

    Wednesday, July 21

    No missing the signs Two warning signs in English and Spanish, with a QR code for additional languages and information, were mounted recently at Warwick's Conimicut Point beach - not far from a shrine in memory of 10-year-old Yosekady Martinez and

  • Cranston High School West announces fourth quarter honor roll

    Wednesday, July 21

    Grade 12 Highest Honors: Samah Alam, Michael Albright, Carmela Andreozzi, Arthur Arslanyan, Anthony Autiello, Lindsey Bratter, Hannah Buerman, Marc Cabral, Cheyenne Chin, Kara Chy, Lina Chy, Anastasia Coclin, Catherine Consiglio, Hannah Cote, Elizabeth

  • Meritorious service

    Wednesday, July 21

    Meritorious service Rhode Island National Guard Capt. Regan Keenan is presented the Meritorious Service Medal for exceptional achievement from Lt. Col. Brenton Groeneveld on June 30 at Camp Fogarty in East Greenwich. Keenan served as the officer in

  • After president's slaying, local civic, faith leaders express 'solidarity' with Haiti

    Wednesday, July 21

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE Faith leaders, elected officials and others joined members of the local Haitian community in Cranston City Hall's Council Chambers on Monday evening to decry the recent assassination of Haiti's president and implore the international

  • 'It was a different way of life':

    Wednesday, July 21

    By PAM SCHIFF When Dolores DiMeo Carroll bumped into Bob Susi outside the former Rite Aid on Atwood Avenue in 2007, she never expected to organize a reunion of the 30 students who were in her kindergarten class at the former Knightsville Elementary

  • Cutting the ribbon at Aura’s

    Wednesday, July 21

    Cutting the ribbon at Aura's Chocolate Bar Mayor Ken Hopkins recently welcomed Aura's Chocolate Bar, located at 250 East St., to the local business community with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Aura's specializes in chocolates in a variety of assortments and

  • News at the Cranston Enrichment Center

    Wednesday, July 21

    1070 Cranston St. 780-6000 Diabetes Support Group: Diabetes & Depression Wednesday, Aug. 4 at 10 a.m. Diabetes affects more than just the physical. It's emotionally taxing and tests our constitution daily. Studies show that having diabetes doubles your

  • Rhode Islanders encouraged to report sightings of wild turkey broods

    Wednesday, July 21

    The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is asking the public to report sightings of wild turkey hens - both with a brood of baby turkeys and without - and tom turkeys to help with research efforts. Information gathered from the

  • A billion ways to change the future of Rhode Island

    Wednesday, July 21

    What would you do with a billion dollars? Although many of us have probably contemplated the possibilities that would accompany such a sum of money - the hard reality is that most of us probably don't fully realize just how much money a billion dollars

  • Connecticut and RI are right to be skeptical of TCI

    Wednesday, July 21

    By JONATHAN SHAER The furious reaction of environmental advocates that followed the Rhode Island and Connecticut legislatures' decision not to take up bills on the Transportation Climate Initiative (TCI) was unsurprising. After all, rare is the climate

  • Transforming care delivery: From sick care to well care in Rhode Island

    Wednesday, July 21

    By MATT COLLINS The primary care structure in the U.S. is in the midst of an important overhaul. For too long, primary care practices have been paid based on a fee-for-service model, which rewards volume of visits and doesn't allow primary care to

  • Frontier adds Atlanta, Philadelphia to airport's galaxy of destinations

    Wednesday, July 21

    By JOHN HOWELL The Rhode Island Airport Corporation's newest fire trucks, each less than a year old, were at the ready Monday afternoon. There wasn't an emergency, and at Gate 2, passengers waiting to take Frontier Airlines inaugural flight to Atlanta

  • At the libraryAT THE CRANSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

    Wednesday, July 21

    Walking Rhode Island The Cranston Public Library is excited to welcome John Kostrzewa to the Central Library on Tuesday, Aug. 3, at 6:30 p.m. to present "Walking Rhode Island: A Guide to Hiking in the Ocean State." Exploring Rhode Island through easy and

  • Artists’ Bazaar boosts city’s schools

    Wednesday, July 21

    Artists' Bazaar boosts city's schools On July 17, the Cranston Community Artists' Bazaar was held at Tate Field at Bain Middle School. The outdoor festival was free and featured vendors of all varieties. There were also food trucks, children's

  • East promotes McDaniel to head coach

    Wednesday, July 21

    By ALEX SPONSELLER Weeks after longtime Cranston East head football coach Tom Centore announced that he would be stepping away from the sidelines, the Thunderbolts found their new leader as assistant coach Isaiah McDaniel was promoted to the head

  • July 22, 2021 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, July 21

  • Reason to celebrate

    Wednesday, July 21

    Reason to celebrate A year after the pandemic forced a significant scaling back of festivities, St. Mary's Feast returned in full form last week for its 116th celebration. Above, the traditional carrying of the Madonna during the St. Mary's Feast

  • Title Town

    Wednesday, July 21

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston Western and Cranston East Little League All-Stars had a busy weekend, as all three CWLL squads competed for District I championships, as well as two clubs from CELL. The CWLL 10's and 11's were able to get wins over

  • Celebration and tradition

    Wednesday, July 21

    Celebration and tradition The 116th St. Mary's Feast, sponsored by the St. Mary's Feast Society, went off without a hitch over the past weekend. The Knightsville neighborhood joined in with the candlelight procession on Friday night and the streets were

  • Plastic bag ban to be enforced

    Wednesday, July 21

    By MERI R. KENNEDY Plastic bag ban to be enforced The city has issued a reminder that an ordinance banning single-use plastic bags for retail checkout purposes has taken full effect as of July 1. The city of Cranston will now enforce this ordinance -

  • 'Watch our vision come to life'

    Wednesday, July 21

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE It'll take some time before Charlotte Moffat, who just completed second grade at Garden City Elementary School, can return to the place she's known as her educational home. But the wait, she believes, will be well worth it. The

  • July 15, 2021 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, July 14

  • Preserving a treasure: Improvements at William Hall Library honor past, prepare for future

    Friday, July 9

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE It was in 1927 that William Henry Hall's vision for a public library on the grounds of his former Broad Street estate in Edgewood at last came to fruition. A Providence Sunday Journal story from the time of the library's dedication

  • Lighting up the night

    Friday, July 9

    Lighting up the night Fireworks light up the skies over the Atwood Avenue softball field on the night of July 4. The display marked a return of fireworks to the city on Independence Day after several years. The event was put on by the nonprofit

  • Cranston Chatter

    Friday, July 9

    By MERI R. KENNEDY Animals to arrive in Garden City Center Join educators from 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

  • Can RI pols make the most of this moment?

    Friday, July 9

    The end of Rhode Island's legislative session last week was largely drama-free, with none of the curious sticking points or cross-chamber clashes that have sometimes punctuated the final countdown. It helps, of course, that the state is flush with cash,

  • Johnston library employee, founder of Cranston theater company, suspended following sexual assault allegations

    Friday, July 9

    Johnston library employee suspended following sexual assault allegations Kevin Broccoli, library 'fiction specialist' and founder of Epic Theatre Company, has refused to step down from his artistic director post By RORY SCHULER A Johnston library

  • News at the Cranston Enrichment Center

    Friday, July 9

    The Memory Café: Back in person at the Center Friday, July 9 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.Join Laurie Mantz on the second Friday of each month for a fun, interactive experience. The Memory …

  • RI Police Accreditation Commission Honors local officers, agencies

    Friday, July 9

    The Rhode Island Police Accreditation Commission (RIPAC) recently held an awards and accreditation ceremony to recognize several departments across the state. The event, held Wednesday, June 30, at the Great Hall at the Community College of Rhode

  • MAE Organization makes its way to Cranston

    Friday, July 9

    MAE Organization makes its way to Cranston On Sunday, June 27, Martinha Javid, founder of the MAE Organization for the Homeless, received the key to the MAE Wellness Center, soon to open on Reservoir Avenue in Cranston. She is pictured with Christina

  • Family Day

    Friday, July 9

    Family Day Recently, A Wish Come True Inc. - which grants wishes and provides resources to families in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts with a child ages 3-18 who is struggling with a life threatening illness - hosted a Family Day at Adventure

  • Hope Highlands student wins first place in digital mapping competition

    Friday, July 9

    Cranston Public Schools is pleased to congratulate Hope Highlands Middle School seventh-grader Caden Baum and his competition faculty advisor, Hope Highlands science educator Paul Spencer, on this year's Rhode Island middle school first-place win in the

  • 'Amazing' girls take CLCF title

    Friday, July 9

    By PAM SCHIFF In a season where nothing was certain, between COVID-19 restrictions, unusual weather patterns and school and family commitments, 12 girls came together as a team and brought themselves a winning season. "These girls are amazing," parent

  • The power of our actions in supporting the LGBTQIA+ community

    Friday, July 9

    By JASON FURLAN As both a local employer and a health care company, we recognize that our actions and words have a profound impact on the Rhode Island community through the countless people we interact with each day. Our employees, customers, providers

  • Diggs honored for Bolts’ turnaround

    Friday, July 9

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston East girls basketball team enjoyed one of the biggest turnarounds in the state last winter season, going from the bottom of the standings to the quarterfinals in the playoffs thanks to a late-season surge in which it won

  • CWLL wraps up spring, ready for summer

    Friday, July 9

    By ALEX SPONSELLER Cranston Western Little League recently wrapped up its 2021 spring season and is excited to see the return of this summer's All-Star tournaments. It was an eventful 2021 for the league, which is beginning to get back to normalcy after

  • July 9, 2021 e-EDITION

    Friday, July 9

  • League Champs

    Thursday, July 8

    The CLCF Green Machine girls soccer team had an impressive season this spring, finishing undefeated with an 8-0-1 record and winning the league championship. Members of the team included: Lorelei Braddock, Malin de Roxas, Raquel Nippo-Minchez, Mia

  • July 8, 2021 e-EDITION

    Thursday, July 8

  • July 8, 2021 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, July 7

  • 'Small Works' show and sale at Wickford Art

    Friday, July 2

    The Wickford Art Association will host "Small Works: 'Lil Rhody Art Show & Sale," featuring diminutive works inspired by Rhode Island's landscapes, culture and uniqueness, at its Beach Street gallery in North Kingstown from Aug. 6 through Sept. 5. All

  • Wrestling states

    Thursday, July 1

    FROM STAFF REPORTS The Rhode Island High School Wrestling State Championships were this weekend and a handful of local grapplers shined on the big stage at the Providence Career & Technical Academy. Bishop Hendricken finished second with 176 points while

  • 'Small Works' show and sale at Wickford Art

    Thursday, July 1

    The Wickford Art Association will host "Small Works: 'Lil Rhody Art Show & Sale," featuring diminutive works inspired by Rhode Island's landscapes, culture and uniqueness, at its Beach Street gallery in North Kingstown from Aug. 6 through Sept. 5. All

  • Congress should celebrate veterans this Fourth of July by lowering drug prices

    Wednesday, June 30

    By ELLIE BEARGEON As the nation prepares to celebrate another Independence Day, there is a lot to be grateful for this year. Thanks to new leadership in Congress, a new vaccine against COVID-19, and front-line American workers, the pandemic death toll is

  • Welcome to RealPro

    Wednesday, June 30

    RealPro By The Water, located at 2202 Broad St. in Pawtuxet Village, was welcomed to  the local business community with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week. The new company serves as both a real …

  • Cranston Police Log 07/01/21

    Wednesday, June 30

    MULTIPLE CHARGES On June 18 at 10:15 a.m., police arrested Ronald A. Perry, 52, no address listed, on charges of domestic simple assault, domestic disorderly conduct, violation of no-contact order and obstructing an officer in the execution of duty. On

  • Cranston teen a winner in statewide college scholarship competition

    Wednesday, June 30

    The Rhode Island Foundation is sending a Cranston student off to college with a scholarship honoring Roger Williams, the state’s founding father. Jayson Rodriguez won the four-year, …

  • BBQ for hope

    Wednesday, June 30

    BBQ for Hope Due to COVID-19, the annual Hope for the Homeless Summer BBQ was canceled last year for the first time in a decade. This past Sunday, the community returned strong to Praise Tabernacle Church, located at 330 Park Ave. in Cranston, with the

  • Larger, improved warning sign planned at Conimicut Point

    Wednesday, June 30

    A larger, more prominent warning sign with a QR code enabling beachgoers to read the warning in multiple languages on their cell phones is planned at Conimicut Point Park, Warwick Mayor Frank Picozzi said Tuesday. Picozzi received numerous suggestions on

  • A celebration of community spirit

    Wednesday, June 30

    The pandemic has continued to fade, summer is in full swing, and one of our most cherished holidays has arrived. Love them or loathe them, nothing says "Fourth of July" quite like a fireworks display. And the skies above our communities figure to be

  • Congress should celebrate veterans this Fourth of July by lowering drug prices

    Wednesday, June 30

    By ELLIE BEARGEON As the nation prepares to celebrate another Independence Day, there is a lot to be grateful for this year. Thanks to new leadership in Congress, a new vaccine against COVID-19, and front-line American workers, the pandemic death toll is

  • News at the Cranston Enrichment Center

    Wednesday, June 30

    1070 Cranston St. 780-6000 Diabetes Support Group: Healthy Vision Wednesday, July 7 at 10 a.m. Presenter: Mary McKenna, R.Ph. Don't miss this very important presentation. Our pharmacist will discuss conditions of the eyes that diabetics may be prone to

  • Nature-inspired 'creatures' hidden on land trust trails as part of RIWalks Challenge

    Wednesday, June 30

    The RIWalks Challenge, coordinated by the Rhode Island Land Trust Council, has officially begun. The Challenge is designed to entice people to get outside and explore nature while enjoying land trust trails, the perfect way to reduce stress and anxiety

  • Highlander Charter School educator Hagopian honored with Susan B. Wilson Civic Education Merit Awards Jury Prize

    Wednesday, June 30

    The League of Women Voters of South County is pleased to announce this year's recipients of the 14th annual Susan B. Wilson Civic Education Merit Awards. Alenoush Hagopian of Highlander Charter School in Providence, a resident of Cranston, has earned the

  • Wrapped in comfort: Regina Coeli Society members knit prayer shawls for elder abuse victims

    Wednesday, June 30

    By PAM SCHIFF While people may not discuss it, or even be aware of it, there is an ever increasing amount of elder abuse in Rhode Island and around the country. "I am partially retired now, but in my previous career I worked for the state Division of

  • Cranston native Ann Willis Ratray, 81, made her mark as leading drama coach of award-winning young actors

    Wednesday, June 30

    By LINDA DEUTSCH Special to the Herald When it became evident that Ann Willis Ratray would not survive the illnesses that had plagued her in recent years, her devoted acting students, who were prevented from visiting by the pandemic, asked what they

  • CCRI launches Summer Readiness Program for career and technical high school students

    Wednesday, June 30

    In an effort to better prepare high school Career & Technical Education (CTE) students for college-level English and Math while still in high school, the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) has developed a free, two-week Summer Readiness Program

  • 'Small Works' show and sale at Wickford Art

    Wednesday, June 30

    The Wickford Art Association will host "Small Works: 'Lil Rhody Art Show & Sale," featuring diminutive works inspired by Rhode Island's landscapes, culture and uniqueness, at its Beach Street gallery in North Kingstown from Aug. 6 through Sept. 5. All

  • July 1, 2021 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, June 30

  • Budlong Pool appears certain to stay closed this year, but alternative being explored

    Wednesday, June 30

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE The Budlong Pool is set to remain closed, as planned, for the second consecutive summer, although an alternative option is being explored. Anthony Moretti, director of administration for Mayor Ken Hopkins, told the City Council on

  • Rat control ‘No. 1 focus,’ officials say

    Wednesday, June 30

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE Rats are back in the spotlight. Recent media attention surrounding a rodent problem near Cranston Stadium - a "pretty deplorable localized condition," as one top city official describes it - has led to an enforcement push, including a

  • One-way proposal for Rolfe Square withdrawn

    Wednesday, June 30

    By PAM SCHIFF An ordinance amendment seeking to make Rolfe Square a northbound one-way street has been withdrawn by its sponsor. Ward 2 City Councilwoman Aniece Germain last week confirmed she has removed her proposal from consideration. The move came

  • Shining creativity

    Wednesday, June 30

    By STEPHANIE BERNABA Edgewood Highland Elementary School fifth-graders are turning rain into sunshine. They have chosen, with the help of their art teacher and 5th Grade Mural Club leader, Ellen Laprocina, to create a mural on one of the school's walls

  • Cranston Chatter

    Wednesday, June 30

    By MERI R. KENNEDY July 4 fireworks A local nonprofit organization dedicated to the memory of an Army veteran from Cranston is planning a Fourth of July fireworks display at the Atwood Avenue softball field. The display, put on by Cranston Cares, will

  • Justice Flaherty urges Hendricken grads to be ‘generous of spirit’

    Thursday, June 24

    Francis X. Flaherty a member of the Bishop Hendricken High School Class of 1964, former Warwick Mayor and a recently retired Rhode Island Supreme Court Associate Justice returned to his alma mater …

  • Point tragedy

    Thursday, June 24

    By JOHN HOWELL What was a Father's Day outing on a great day to be at the beach turned into tragedy when a 10-year-old girl was swept off the Conimicut Point sand bar by the incoming tide and a 35-year old man of no relation to the girl lost his life in

  • Actions, no more words: Our vulnerable children need a DCYF audit

    Thursday, June 24

    By JULIE A. CASIMIRO, MICHAEL W. CHIPPENDALE, ANASTASIA WILLIAMS and THOMAS NORET Since 2016 the House Oversight Committee has been reviewing operations of the Department of Children Youth and Families (DCYF.) The result of these reviews exposed

  • Might ‘ice cream’ truck be way to push vaccine?

    Thursday, June 24

    By JOHN HOWELL Remember the bell on the neighborhood ice cream truck? It was a call that was hard to resist. Brooke Lawrence, executive officer of the Rhode Island Medical Reserve Corps, thinks for the state to achieve a 70 percent COVID vaccination

  • 'There's history written all over'

    Thursday, June 24

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE For generations, Rhodes on the Pawtuxet has held a vital place in the social and cultural life of Rhode Islanders. Weddings, galas, circuses, concerts, sporting events, civic meetings - these gatherings, and much more, have all taken

  • News Digest

    Wednesday, June 23

    July 4 fireworks display planned A local nonprofit organization dedicated to the memory of an Army veteran from Cranston is planning a Fourth of July fireworks display at the Atwood Avenue softball field. The display will begin at 9 p.m. on Independence

  • St. Mary’s Feast Craft & Vendor Fair

    Wednesday, June 23

    St. Mary's Feast Craft & Vendor Fair The St. Mary's Feast Society Ladies Auxiliary held a Craft & Vendor Show on June 12 to raise funds to help pay for the feast, which is being held July 14-18 in Knightsville. They raised more than $1,000, and their

  • Police raid 6 suspected postitution operations

    Wednesday, June 23

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE Eleven people have been charged in connection with raids on six suspected illegal massage parlors across the city last week, according to Cranston Police, after a months-long investigation found "evidence of labor trafficking as well

  • Cranston Police Log 06/24/21

    Wednesday, June 23

    MULTIPLE CHARGES On June 14 at 9:30 p.m., police arrested Mark Pine, 51, 51 Isabella Ave., Providence, on two counts of domestic breaking and entering, two counts of domestic vandalism, and charges of eluding police and driving on a suspended license,

  • Volunteers bring ‘ice cream’ truck model to vaccination campaign

    Wednesday, June 23

    By JOHN HOWELL Remember the bell on the neighborhood ice cream truck? It was a call that was hard to resist. Brooke Lawrence, executive officer of the Rhode Island Medical Reserve Corps, thinks for the state to achieve a 70 percent COVID vaccination

  • Library starts new chapter for Summer Reading Program

    Wednesday, June 23

    By PAM SCHIFF A good book at the beach, a friend for a rainy day, a distraction during a long car ride - anytime is a good time to read. The Cranston Public Library has had to adjust the way it schedules, designs and implements the Summer Reading

  • Actions, no more words: Our vulnerable children need a DCYF audit

    Wednesday, June 23

    By JULIE A. CASIMIRO, MICHAEL W. CHIPPENDALE, ANASTASIA WILLIAMS and THOMAS NORET Since 2016 the House Oversight Committee has been reviewing operations of the Department of Children Youth and Families (DCYF.) The result of these reviews exposed

  • Promoting bike safety

    Wednesday, June 23

    State Rep. Jacquelyn Baginski (D-Dist. 17, Cranston) visited Woodridge Elementary School in Cranston last week to deliver free bike helmets to the students.

  • News at the Cranston Enrichment Center

    Wednesday, June 23

    1070 Cranston St. 780-6000 Introduction to Medicinal Oils Wednesday, June 30 at 10 a.m. URI Pharmacy Outreach Program Essential oils are natural extracts from the seed, roots, flowers and other parts of the plant. They have been used throughout history

  • Images from the NEL/CPS 2021 Graduation Ceremony

    Wednesday, June 23

    NE/CPS  2021 Graduates

  • NEL/CPS Construction & Career Academy class of 2021 graduates

    Wednesday, June 23

    Sebastian T. Annicelli Litz-Murielle Azor Fernando J. Barrera Veronica Berriochoa James L. Bouthillette Brandon A. Braddock Tyler R. Bruner Maddisyn L. Burton Gage M. Carlow Jennifer L. Cosmo Amber M. Costa Michael J. DelPonte Jordan M. Demers Derek

  • Cranston High School West class of 2021 graduates

    Wednesday, June 23

    Antonio L. Aceto Colby Ainley Jared A. Ainley Moussa A. Al-Mall Samah M. Alam Michael J. Albright Zackary R. Alkhanji Carmela C. Andreozzi Daniel J. Angell Dean M. Antonelli Arthur Arslanyan Alyssa L. Assante Anthony T. Autiello Jazmarie Ayala Mackenzie

  • Images of East's 2021 Graduation Ceremony

    Wednesday, June 23

    Cranston East  Class of 2021

  • Images of West's 2021 Graduations Ceremony

    Wednesday, June 23

    Cranston West Class of 2021

  • Cranston High School East class of 2021 graduates

    Wednesday, June 23

    Gisselle Luisa Jomary Abrego Santana Jani Abreu Keylis R. Abreu Ivan A. Abreu Paniagua Riad Achabi Kenneth T. Acosta Wendy Aj Lucas Justin O. Alfaro Alexis D. Allen Mohamad R. Almierrawi Julianny A. Almonte Jonsy K. Almonte Mischeal E. Alriche Cinthy

  • Ochoa, Balletto win at Stadium boxing event

    Wednesday, June 23

    An afternoon more than 60 years in the making delivered as anticipated. Promoting its first event in front of a live audience since February of 2020 – and the first outdoor event in Rhode …

  • Fontaine heads home

    Wednesday, June 23

    The Cranston West boys basketball team will be led by a new, but familiar face next season as now-former Pilgrim head coach Matt Fontaine is set to take over for Mike Monahan. Fontaine, who …

  • Tragedy at the point

    Wednesday, June 23

    By JOHN HOWELL What was a Father's Day outing on a great day to be at the beach turned into tragedy when a 10-year-old girl was swept off the Conimicut Point sand bar by the incoming tide and a 35-year old man of no relation to the girl lost his life in

  • June 24, 2021 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, June 23

  • Tragedy at the point

    Wednesday, June 23

    By JOHN HOWELL What was a Father's Day outing on a great day to be at the beach turned into tragedy when a 10-year-old girl was swept off the Conimicut Point sand bar by the incoming tide and a 35-year old man of no relation to the girl lost his life in

  • Cranston Chatter

    Wednesday, June 23

    By MERI R. KENNEDY St. Mary's Feast kickoff event The St. Mary's Feast Society will host a kick-off to this year's festival on Wednesday, July 14, from 6 to 10 p.m. The event, which will be free, will be held at the Feast Society's building at 15 Phenix

  • One-way on Rolfe Square?

    Wednesday, June 23

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE Should Rolfe Square be made a northbound one-way street? An ordinance amendment seeking to institute that change was continued, pending completion of a traffic study, during last week's meeting of the City Council's Ordinance

  • Ringside

    Wednesday, June 23

    Above, Gary Balletto III of Cranston lands a left jab on William Dunkle of Boise, Idaho, during their four-round light heavyweight match at Saturday’s “Thriller at the Stadium,” …

  • 'The ranks of the very best'

    Thursday, June 17

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE "Tonight's program is running just a little behind - maybe 13 to 15 months behind," Scott Brown, deacon of the Cranston Fire Department, told those in attendance for last week's promotional and swearing-in ceremony at Cranston High

  • Park View Middle School announces return of annual 5K

    Wednesday, June 16

    Park View Middle School is pleased to announce the return of its annual Veterans Day Park View 5K, after a year's hiatus due to COVID-19. Last week, organizer and educator John Macera announced that the event, which draws runners, walkers and many

  • News at the Cranston Enrichment Center

    Wednesday, June 16

    1070 Cranston St. 780-6000 Living Healthier Lives Through Health & Fitness Exercising promotes overall well-being, benefits your mental and physical health, increases muscle strength and agility, improves balance, reduces stress and so much more. Choose

  • NEL/CPS class of 2021 hailed as an 'inspiration'

    Wednesday, June 16

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE Ramon Torres, who this year succeeded Dennis Curran as executive director of the New England Laborers'/Cranston Public Schools Construction & Career Academy, hasn't known the graduates of the public charter school's class of 2021 as

  • Corrections

    Wednesday, June 16

    In the page one story "For RI students, a 'Promise' made permanent" that appeared in the Thursday, June 3, edition, Kellsie King's high school and graduation year were incorrect. King is a 2018 graduate of Cranston High School East. The Herald regrets

  • Cranston Police Log 06/17/21

    Wednesday, June 16

    DUI On June 12 at 11:53 p.m., police arrested Stephanie Upham, 34, 758 Atwood Ave., Cranston, on charges of driving under the influence and refusal to submit to chemical test. Police say Upham was arrested as a result of a report of an erratic operator.

  • Rhode Island Library Association honors librarians, library professionals, supporters at annual conference

    Wednesday, June 16

    The Rhode Island Library Association (RILA) presented its annual awards at the RILA Annual Conference, which was held virtually June 3-4, 2021. The theme for the conference was "Well + Connected: Libraries and Healthy Communities," and the recipients of

  • Cranston Area Career and Technical Center honors graduates

    Wednesday, June 16

    On Wednesday, June 9, the Cranston Area Career and Technical Center (CACTC) honored nearly 200 seniors who completed three-year programs in one of the school's 11 pathways programs: Architectural/Technical Drafting and Designing, Aquaculture,

  • New vessel makes debut as Gaspee celebration looks ahead to 250th

    Wednesday, June 16

    By RORY SCHULER The tiny boat was stuffed with hay; a bit of kerosene soaked into the sails. Suddenly, 2021 was the distant future. The men and women gathered in Pawtuxet Park became early American colonists awaiting the arrival of hated British customs

  • Park View Middle School announces third quarter honor roll

    Wednesday, June 16

    Grade 8 High Honors: Verena Abdelsheheed, Christian Blanchette, Caroline Brennick, Alaina Cammack, Mia Chak, Ryan Chan, Miles D'Arconte,Liam DeRosa, Maddison Dutra, Nevaeh Fatorma, Helena Fisher, Madeline Flinn, William Gallogly, Ava Gilroy, Zachary

  • Hugh B. Bain Middle School announces third quarter honor roll

    Wednesday, June 16

    Grade 8 High Honors: Hamza Al-Tarazi, Claudia F. Bautista, Scarlett R. Broadfield, Qishan Chen, Naomi Costa, Malak M. Elkarwash, Steven R. Figueroa, Cassandra I. Fuentes, Keira G. Goffe, Joya Habchi, Thomas K. Henin, Lia N. Jimenez, Jackie Joaquin Pena,

  • Raising questions on school project

    Wednesday, June 16

    Dear Cranston School Committee members: As you are the governing body of the Cranston School Department, I have a few questions and concerns that I would like to bring to your attention for clarification and responses. The question I have is, with full

  • Scholarships awarded by CYGBA

    Wednesday, June 16

    Scholarships awarded by CYGBA Congratulations to two Cranston High School West students for receiving this year's Cranston Youth Girls Basketball Association scholarship, Rachael Zarrella and Delanie Short. Rachael is heading to the University of Rhode

  • Falcons, Bolts named to division teams

    Wednesday, June 16

    FROM STAFF REPORTS The Cranston high school football teams were well represented when receiving All-Division honors for their performance in this past spring's Fall II season. Cranston West's Kristofer Degaitas, Myles Chung, Brennan Stetson and Rory

  • Bolts fall to Titans, Pats

    Wednesday, June 16

    The Cranston East wrestling team was in action last week when it traveled to Toll Gate to face the Titans and Pilgrim Patriots. The Bolts, who are still searching for their first win, fell to both teams in the match. Above are some views of the action.

  • Peloquin finishes final season at RIC

    Wednesday, June 16

    FROM STAFF REPORTS RIC women’s lacrosse head coach Jessica Spurr’s (career record: 9-28; .243) women’s lacrosse team wrapped up the 2021 season with a 2-6 overall record and a 1-6 …

  • Taking a break

    Wednesday, June 16

    By ALEX SPONSELLER Cranston East football head coach Tom Centore announced that he will be stepping away from the sidelines prior to the fall football season. Centore has been coaching at East since the 2003 season and was an assistant at Johnston High

  • It couldn't rain on our parade

    Wednesday, June 16

    By ERIN O'BRIEN What is it about the first perceptible drum beats signaling the beginning of a parade that set my heart aflutter? Add the hopeful sound of the flute piercing the air - and the bagpipes, with their mournful and beautiful sound - and I'm

  • For East’s class of 2021, a bright finish to challenging year

    Wednesday, June 16

    For a class that saw its junior and senior years disrupted profoundly, the bright skies over Cranston Stadium on Saturday afternoon set the stage for a deservedly pleasant, celebratory …

  • Cranston West celebrates 'the first of a new generation'

    Wednesday, June 16

    By STEPHANIE BERNABA Perseverance through adversity was the overarching theme at Cranston High School West's 59th annual commencement exercises, held outdoors for the first time ever on June 12 at Cranston Stebbins Stadium. A total of 345 seniors

  • Cranston Chatter

    Wednesday, June 16

    By MERI R. KENNEDY Support the library Looking for a way to support the local community? For the month of June, the Cranston Public Library Association will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable Community Bag at the Stop & Shop

  • June 17, 2021 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, June 16

  • Gaspee unmasked

    Wednesday, June 16

  • Family and adult programs to get you outdoors

    Friday, June 11

      The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management’s (DEM) Division of Fish and Wildlife will host a variety of programs this summer from fishing days, quahoging and archery …

  • Family and adult programs to get you outdoors

    Thursday, June 10

      The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management’s (DEM) Division of Fish and Wildlife will host a variety of programs this summer from fishing days, quahoging and archery …

  • Luna steps in to headline CES event

    Wednesday, June 9

    FROM STAFF REPORTS A new main event headlines CES Boxing's huge summer spectacular on Saturday, June 19 as two fierce featherweight warriors compete for the coveted WBC title. With Irvin Gonzalez Jr. sustaining an injury in training camp, Dominican

  • Cranston Police Log 06/10/21

    Wednesday, June 9

    DRUG CHARGES On June 5 at 5:26 p.m., police arrested Quincy Dejesus, 24, 19 Hendricks St., Apt. 3, Central Falls, on charges of possession of crack cocaine with intent to deliver, possession of fentanyl with intent to deliver, resisting arrest and

  • For city's libraries, lifting of restrictions means a full reopening

    Wednesday, June 9

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE Like virtually all public settings across Rhode Island, the Cranston Public Library's various branches were forced to abruptly close last spring with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. It wasn't long, though, before the libraries

  • News Digest

    Wednesday, June 9

    Sockanosset vaccine site to remain open As the state prepares to close mass COVID-19 vaccination sites at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence and former Benny's in Middletown later this month, state officials last week announced the former Citizens

  • Annual Radiothon raises $453,151 for Hasbro Children's Hospital

    Wednesday, June 9

    Held on May 13, the annual Hasbro Children's Hospital Radiothon saw the community come together with an outpouring of generosity, raising $453,151 for the area's only pediatric hospital. The funds will support patient care, research, and programs like

  • Western Hills 'Street Sweepers' win Army-sponsored STEM award

    Wednesday, June 9

    Western Hills Middle School eighth-graders Victoria Badger, Jordan Buttie, Shania Chin and Mia Santomassimo, along with Western Hills educator Michael Blackburn, are celebrating their hard-earned victory in the 2021 eCybermission STEM competition

  • Show of pride

    Wednesday, June 9

    Moment of pride For the third year, the rainbow-colored Pride flag was raised over Cranston City Hall last week in celebration of June as Pride Month. The event, organized by Ward 1 City Councilwoman Lammis Vargas, was broadcast on The Progress Channel,

  • News at the Cranston Enrichment Center

    Wednesday, June 9

    1070 Cranston St.780-6000 A Memory Café Friday, June 11 at 10 a.m.Host: Laurie MantzWhat is a Memory Café? A Memory Café is a comfortable, social gathering that allows …

  • Park Place welcomed

    Wednesday, June 9

    Park Place welcomed Mayor Ken Hopkins officially welcomed Park Place Bar & Grille to the Cranston business community on June 3. Located at 1401 Park Ave., the establishment offers dine-in and take-out service and specializes in traditional "pub food."

  • URI announces class of 2021 Academic Excellence Award winners

    Wednesday, June 9

    Each year, the University of Rhode Island honors graduating seniors for their superior academic achievement with a University Academic Excellence Award. Their selection is based on grade point average, as well as other criteria determined by their

  • West girls take 3rd at division meet

    Wednesday, June 9

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Rhode Island Outdoor Track & Field Division Championships were held this past weekend across the state, and many locals put on a show as they approach this weekend's Class Championships. Bishop Hendricken won the boys Central

  • Providence's pension obligation bomb

    Wednesday, June 9

    Mayor Jorge Elorza is urging the General Assembly to allow Providence to borrow, without voter approval, at least $750 million for a 25-year pension obligation bond (POB). Providence plans to invest the POB proceeds and reduce its $1.2

  • Costco developer demands $46M, alleges 'political interference' from mayors

    Wednesday, June 9

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE Alleging "political interference and favoritism" on the part of both the current mayor and his immediate predecessor, the developer behind the proposed Costco-anchored Cranston Crossing project at the current Mulligan's Island Golf &

  • Report questions city’s projected investment return for pension fund

    Wednesday, June 9

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE The future of Providence's troubled pension system has drawn attention across Rhode Island in recent weeks, but a recent report from the general treasurer's office and a subsequent news story have sparked new debate over Cranston's

  • Banner day

    Wednesday, June 9

    Participants in last week’s Pride flag-raising ceremony at City Hall carry banners celebrating Pride Month and the Black Lives Matter movement prior to the start of the formal program. (Herald …

  • Business coalition rallies against PPP loan tax, other proposals

    Wednesday, June 9

    By RORY SCHULER Rhode Island businesses have received approximately 17,282 federal Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP, loans totaling more than $1 billion, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Gov. Dan McKee has proposed taxing loans

  • Cranston Chatter

    Wednesday, June 9

    By MERI R. KENNEDY Summer concerts returning at Garden City Center Your favorite summer tradition is back at Garden City Center! Join in on Wednesday nights in July and August for good tunes, family fun and memories that will last well beyond the dog

  • June 10, 2021 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, June 9

  • Girl Scouts seek nominations for Leading Women awards

    Wednesday, June 2

    Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England (GSSNE) is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Leading Women of Distinction Awards. Anyone can nominate a woman who exemplifies the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character who

  • Parade colors and a boat to burn

    Wednesday, June 2

    Parade colors and a boat to burn With a freshly painted red, white and blue stripe, Narragansett Parkway and Broad Street are ready for the June 12 Gaspee Day Parade, which steps off from Spring Green Street in Warwick at 10 a.m. Community contributions

  • Cranston Police Log 06/03/21

    Wednesday, June 2

    MULTIPLE CHARGES On May 25 at 1:30 a.m., police arrested Bart Davis, 35, 00 Summit Ave., Warwick, on charges of possession of cocaine, possession of heroin, obstructing an officer, and driving with an expired license, third or subsequent offense. Police

  • News Digest

    Wednesday, June 2

    Vargas named deputy treasurer Ward 1 City Councilwoman Lammis Vargas, who has worked in the Rhode Island general treasurer's office since 2015, has been promoted to the title of deputy treasurer. Vargas will retain her role as director of unclaimed

  • All under one tent

    Wednesday, June 2

    All under one tent Political labels aside, more than 600 people from government, business and the community turned out Wednesday for the $200 per ticket fundraiser for House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi held at the tent at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick. A

  • News at the Cranston Enrichment Center

    Wednesday, June 2

    1070 Cranston St. 780-6000 Vitamin D & Your Immune System Wednesday, June 16 at 10 a.m. URI Pharmacy Outreach Program Vitamin D is essential to the health and functioning of our immune system. What are the signs and symptoms of a Vitamin D deficiency and

  • Celebrating bright futures

    Wednesday, June 2

    Celebrating bright futures Carriage House Day Care & Early Learning Center alumnus Sally Finkle and her father, author Corey Finkle, recently came to the Shaw Avenue school for a book-signing of his first published children's picture book, "Your Future

  • For a good cause

    Wednesday, June 2

    For a good cause The Caroline Caprio Scholarship & Giving Fund held a huge yard sale on West Shore Road in Warwick this past Saturday. The six-hour event raised more than last year's sale with a total of approximately $2,200, and hundreds of people

  • Western Hills Middle School announces third quarter honor roll

    Wednesday, June 2

    Grade 8 High Honors: Mohamad Albukai, Gracie Andreozzi, Ethan Antin, Jonathan Antin, Victoria Badger, Jordan Buttie, Claudia Cioe, Ruben Cortorreal, Hanna Cotter, Amaya Gallant, Andrew Gardiner, Ashley Hopkins, Casey Khuon, Evan Lei, Krystal Medeiros,

  • Hope Highlands Middle School announces third quarter honor roll

    Wednesday, June 2

    Grade 8 High Honors: Amelia Albino, Chad Antonelli, Avery Ashegh, Maryann Beira, Stalia Biosse, Cameron Bobek, Ava Cappuccilli, Aidan Carter, Dylan Cicchitelli, Cole Curran, Juliana Fernandes, Devon Fraenza, Samantha Irons, Hayden Karas, Grace Kogut,

  • Making good on the Promise

    Wednesday, June 2

    By officially signing into law the permanent continuation of the Rhode Island Promise scholarship program that former Gov. Gina Raimondo began back in 2017, lawmakers and current Gov. Dan McKee have done right by the young students of Rhode Island in

  • Funding the Sherlock Center is good government in action

    Wednesday, June 2

    By REP. JULIE A. CASIMIRO When I was contacted by a concerned family over the turmoil at the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities at Rhode Island College, I was horrified. How could these blind and visually impaired students lose their teachers that

  • Pay it forward

    Wednesday, June 2

    To the Editor: Members of The Village at Waterman Lake's Chalet Garden Club experienced a moment of unexpected generosity and humanity this week! As we attempted to cash out at Al's Greenhouse on Plainfield Pike in Cranston, the gentleman who cashed out

  • June 3, 2021 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, June 2

  • Tennis teams look to make final push

    Wednesday, June 2

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston West and East boys tennis teams were in action last week as the Falcons took on undefeated Mount St. Charles while the Bolts hosted North Smithfield. The Mounties left West with a 6-1 victory while the Northmen picked up a

  • For RI students, a ‘Promise’ made permanent

    Wednesday, June 2

    By JOHN HOWELL Kellsie King, a graduate of Cranston High School West who's now a junior at University of Rhode Island, would have probably attended college regardless of the Rhode Island Promise. But it wouldn't have been easy for her or her family. King

  • Ready to rumble

    Wednesday, June 2

    By ALEX SPONSELLER After putting boxing on hold for over a year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Rhode Islanders will finally have a chance to attend a live event on Saturday, June 19 at Cranston Stadium when Classic Sports and Entertainment hosts

  • Reunited!

    Wednesday, June 2

    Reunited! Iris Ayala, dining room manager at the Cranston Senior Enrichment Center, embraces a returning senior during Tuesday's reopening event. "It's been so long that we haven't seen them. We're just so happy to see them . It's amazing to see them

  • Welcome back!

    Wednesday, June 2

    Welcome back! Tuesday marked a significant milestone for Cranston, as City Hall fully reopened for business and the Cranston Senior Enrichment Center on Cranston Street hosted a reopening event in celebration of the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions.

  • Boxing event at Stadium gets panel's OK

    Wednesday, June 2

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE Members of the City Council last week cleared the way for a June 19 boxing event to be held at Cranston Stadium, although the granting of licenses necessary for the promotion to proceed was not without debate. The council's Safety

  • Cranston Chatter

    Wednesday, June 2

    By MERI R. KENNEDY Cranston East banner auction Cranston High School East is thrilled to announce a silent auction to benefit the East athletic programs. In an unprecedented move, the school will be auctioning off the original individual banners for both

  • Off to college

    Wednesday, June 2

    Last Friday afternoon, Cranston West celebrated its athletes that are going to play at the next level by holding an outdoor signing ceremony at midfield of the school’s new football field. …

  • Why making the case for preventing violence is hard

    Friday, May 28

    As people who work on the frontlines know, it's difficult to attract funding for prevention. "Basically, what's billable is provable, which is ridiculous," Teny Gross, the first director of the Nonviolence Institute, told me when I did the first in-depth

  • McKee can do better - we hope he does

    Thursday, May 27

    By REPS. BLAKE A. FILIPPI, MICHAEL W. CHIPPENDALE and BRIAN NEWBERRY The IGT/Twin River legislation just passed by the House is a stacked deck against Rhode Island taxpayers. This "deal" overpays these multi-national corporations by $800 million!

  • The saving of the Gaspee

    Thursday, May 27

    Not even an ongoing, unprecedented global health crisis was going to keep down the Gaspee Days Committee for a second consecutive year. When it became clear last summer that the committee was not going to be able to hold the annual parade and surrounding

  • Why making the case for preventing violence is hard

    Thursday, May 27

    As people who work on the frontlines know, it's difficult to attract funding for prevention. "Basically, what's billable is provable, which is ridiculous," Teny Gross, the first director of the Nonviolence Institute, told me when I did the first in-depth

  • Don't repeat deal's fatal flaw

    Wednesday, May 26

    To the Editor: Hopefully President Biden will make nuclear deals with Iran and North Korea. However, it is equally to be hoped that he does not repeat the fatal flaw of the first Iran deal: It imposed a waiting period for the inspection of suspected

  • Winners announced in Pomham Rocks Lighthouse RunFROM

    Wednesday, May 26

    Winners Announced in Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Run FROM STAFF REPORTS  The weather was warm with a slight breeze. People, who had waited more than a year to resume normal activities, were anxious …

  • Cranston West spotlights accomplishments of senior class at Honors Night

    Wednesday, May 26

    It was a beautiful evening on May 18 as members of Cranston High School West's class of 2021 were honored for their academic excellence and accomplishments. Student hosts of the event were Catherine Consiglio and Gia Barkett, and senior Kaylin Zayat

  • Don't repeat deal's fatal flaw

    Wednesday, May 26

    To the Editor: Hopefully President Biden will make nuclear deals with Iran and North Korea. However, it is equally to be hoped that he does not repeat the fatal flaw of the first Iran deal: It imposed a waiting period for the inspection of suspected

  • Better than ever

    Wednesday, May 26

    Better than ever Gina Dooley, president of the Gaspee Days Committee, seen here with Rep. Joseph McNamara and Cranston Mayor Ken Hopkins, promised during Saturday's Gaspee proclamation ceremony at Pawtuxet Park that this year's Gaspee Parade will be

  • Cranston Police Log 05/28/21

    Wednesday, May 26

    DUI On May 17 at 12:53 p.m., police arrested Kevin Robert McMahon, 34, 297 Doric Ave., Cranston, on a charge of driving under the influence. Police say McMahon was arrested as a result of a motor vehicle accident on Dyer Avenue. On May 18 at 3:32 p.m.,

  • Why making the case for preventing violence is hard

    Wednesday, May 26

    As people who work on the frontlines know, it's difficult to attract funding for prevention. "Basically, what's billable is provable, which is ridiculous," Teny Gross, the first director of the Nonviolence Institute, told me when I did the first in-depth

  • New airways ready to 'Breeze' into Rhode Island

    Wednesday, May 26

    By JOHN HOWELL Breeze Airways, a new airline founded by the man who started JetBlue, has chosen T.F. Green Airport as one of 16 initial locations to launch its service to mid-sized airports across the country. Breeze will commence four flights a week to

  • City welcomes Navigant

    Wednesday, May 26

    City welcomes Navigant Navigant Credit Union officially opened its 21st location last week at the site of the former Burger King near the intersection of Atwood and Phenix avenues. Mayor Ken Hopkins snipped the ribbon to make it official. In recognition

  • News at the Cranston Enrichment Center

    Wednesday, May 26

    1070 Cranston St. 780-6000 Come celebrate our grand reopening! Tuesday, June 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Check out our old and new programs and services. There will be games, raffles, entertainment and more. Diabetes Support Group: Summertime Health Wednesday,

  • Cleanup in Ward 3

    Wednesday, May 26

    Cleanup in Ward 3 On May 22, dozens of volunteers joined in with City Council members John Donegan, Robert Ferri and Jessica Marino, for a Ward 3 community cleanup. The day's work focused on the Bain Middle School track and the bike path. Seven Stars

  • The saving of the Gaspee

    Wednesday, May 26

    Not even an ongoing, unprecedented global health crisis was going to keep down the Gaspee Days Committee for a second consecutive year. When it became clear last summer that the committee was not going to be able to hold the annual parade and surrounding

  • A comprehensive education must include music for every child

    Wednesday, May 26

    By DAVID NEVES and PATRICIA KAMMERER Over 600 Rhode Island students from grades seven through 12 were featured in the 2021 Rhode Island Music Education Association (RIMEA) All-State Music Festival Concert, premiering on YouTube on May 2, and still

  • McKee can do better - we hope he does

    Wednesday, May 26

    By REPS. BLAKE A. FILIPPI, MICHAEL W. CHIPPENDALE and BRIAN NEWBERRY The IGT/Twin River legislation just passed by the House is a stacked deck against Rhode Island taxpayers. This "deal" overpays these multi-national corporations by $800 million!

  • Greek Fest Express a sold-out success

    Wednesday, May 26

    By PETE FONTAINE The wide smile on Theofanis "Frank" Markos's face told the entire story - last weekend's Greek Fest Express was a sold-out success. "We did well," Markos offered Sunday evening after the last gyro sandwiches and souvlaki dinners were

  • It's time to laugh again as comedy returns to Cranston

    Wednesday, May 26

    By PAM SCHIFF If ever there was a time we all needed a good laugh, it is now. And, thankfully, John Perrotta, "the Italian Don Rickles," is bringing his rapid-fire brand of comedy to the Cranston, Warwick, Johnston and beyond. Perrotta started doing

  • Gas price up 1 cent, AAA releases Memorial Day road tips

    Wednesday, May 26

    Rhode Island's average gas price is up one cent from last week , averaging $2.94 per gallon. Monday's price is 13 cents higher than a month ago and 97 cents higher than May 24, 2020. Rhode Island's average gas price is 9 cents lower than the national

  • Feel of summer

    Wednesday, May 26

    Feel of summer The Rotary Club of Cranston held a "Touch a Truck" event in Garden City Center on May 22. Despite the heat, hundreds of people stopped in to see or climb the big rigs, fire trucks and police motorcycles as well as meet K-9 officers from

  • East, West take on trio of teams

    Wednesday, May 26

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston East and West outdoor track and field teams squared off against Toll Gate, Mount Pleasant and La Salle on Monday. Here are some of the results from the meet: GIRLS Samantha Sainristil won the discus throw for East while

  • Struggling Bolts look to turn things around

    Wednesday, May 26

    By ALEX SPONSELLER After winning its first three games of the spring season, the Cranston East baseball team dropped four straight contests and is looking to turn things around this week. The Bolts lost to Bishop Hendricken, Lincoln and two games to

  • Rocchio, Conti leading teams to history

    Wednesday, May 26

    By BRENDEN SOARES Cranston West alum Steve Rocchio played a key part in Johnson & Wales earning its first-ever Great Northeast Athletic Conference baseball title, delivering when it mattered for the Wildcats in its title series sweep of Anna Maria. The

  • Council overrides diversity panel veto

    Wednesday, May 26

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE An ordinance amendment creating a new Diversity Commission in the city will stand. The City Council on Monday unanimously overrode Mayor Ken Hopkins's veto of the measure, clearing the way for the new, codified, nine-member panel to

  • May 27, 2021 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, May 26

  • Lady Falcons eyeing late surge

    Wednesday, May 26

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston West girls lacrosse team has jumped out to a solid 3-3 start this season and looks to make a postseason run in next month's playoffs. The Falcons best win to date came in a 14-0 shutout over Johnston. Aria Lee led the way

  • 'A happy day': Crepe Corner owner thanks community for support as new location opens its doors

    Wednesday, May 26

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE Opening a new Crepe Corner location in Pawtuxet Village has involved challenges owner Natacha Legein could never have imagined. But on Saturday, as the village bustled with activity, the mood was rightfully joyous. Asked what it meant

  • Cranston East celebrates accomplishments of seniors during annual Academic Convocation

    Wednesday, May 26

    It was a beautiful evening on May 19 as members of Cranston High School East's class of 2021 were honored for their academic excellence and accomplishments at Cranston Stadium. Emcee of the annual Academic Convocation event was Assistant Principal

  • Cranston Chatter

    Wednesday, May 26

    By MERI R. KENNEDY Pride flag-raising ceremony Cranston's third annual Pride flag-raising ceremony will be held Thursday, June 3, at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 869 Park Ave. The event will also be streamed live at theprogresschannel.com. The event will feature

  • Bid for new review of Costco plans rejected

    Wednesday, May 26

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE Plans for a new Costco-anchored development at the current home of Mulligan's Island Golf & Entertainment have again stalled, this time through a vote of the City Council's Ordinance Committee. Whether the move represents the end of

  • Cranston West students honored with 2021 Civic Leadership Award

    Wednesday, May 26

    Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has honored juniors Madeline Barbieri and John Soscia from Cranston High School West with the 2021 Rhode Island Civic Leadership Award. The award is given annually to recognize high school students who have made

  • Processions of scholars

    Wednesday, May 26

    Above, members of CranstonHigh School East’s class of2001 walk onto the Cranston Stadium field for last week’s Aca-demic Convocation ceremony. Atleft, members of Cranston HighSchool …

  • 'Livid' Hopkins sounds off on diversity panel, budget

    Thursday, May 20

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE Mayor Ken Hopkins says he is "livid" over the City Council's removal of administrative appointments from a proposed new Diversity Commission, calling it a "slap in the face." And his frustration doesn't stop there. During an interview

  • Falcons start 3-0

    Thursday, May 20

    The Cranston West boys volleyball team has jumpedout to a strong start this spring, getting wins over Tolman,Pilgrim and Westerly to improve to 3-0. Picturedis West’s Anthony Cabral putting up …

  • News Digest

    Wednesday, May 19

    New section of Route 37 opens A new section of Route 37 west near the Natick Avenue intersection, built as part of a $3 million safety improvement project, has opened. The Rhode Island Department of Transportation last week announced that the "new curved

  • City Hall honors law enforcement

    Wednesday, May 19

    City Hall honors law enforcement Cranston Mayor Ken Hopkins commemorated National Law Enforcement Week last week with a City Hall ceremony and flag-raising. The mayor was joined by Col. Michael Winquist, Cranston's police chief, along with Detective

  • Cranston Police Log 05/20/21

    Wednesday, May 19

    ROBBERY On May 14 at 6:17 p.m., police arrested Justin Prout, 38, 24 Bracken St., Cranston, on one count of first-degree robbery and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon or substance. Police say Prout was arrested as a result of an assault

  • Greek Fest Express offers 'a taste of Greece, to go'

    Wednesday, May 19

    By PETE FONTAINE There will be Greek goodies galore this weekend at the Church of the Annunciation, located at 175 Oaklawn Ave. in Cranston. "People will be able to enjoy a taste of Greece, to go," said the Rev. Andrew George, pastor of the Greek

  • News at the Cranston Enrichment Center

    Wednesday, May 19

    1070 Cranston St. 780-6000 Come celebrate our grand reopening! Tuesday, June 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Check out our old and new programs and services. There will be games, raffles, entertainment and more. Health & Fitness Tips Wednesday, May 26 at 10 a.m.

  • East cadets receive prestigious JROTC awards

    Wednesday, May 19

    By PAM SCHIFF With the end of the school year so close, it is time for awards and recognitions. And despite not yet being able to hold traditional in-person ceremonies, schools are finding ways for students to be honored. On Friday, May 14, Lt. Col. John

  • Cranston High School East announces third quarter honor roll

    Wednesday, May 19

    Highest Honors Grade 12: Ivan Abreu Paniagua, Cinthy Alvarez Mendez, Matthew Babalato, Aislinn Baxter, Elayna Brown, Soraya Bussatti Espanol, Abigail Cahill, Panith Chhan, Lily Cox, David Do, Jennifer Dominguez, Georgi-Ann Edwards, Ava Esposito, Natasha

  • Higher gas prices not expected to deter summer traffic

    Wednesday, May 19

    Rhode Island's average gas price is up five cents from last week, averaging $2.93 per gallon. Monday's price is 17 cents higher than a month ago and 99 cents higher than May 17, 2020. Rhode Island's average gas price is 11 cents lower than the national

  • Yappy Hour a success

    Wednesday, May 19

    Yappy Hour a success This past Sunday, Garden City Center hosted its first Yappy Hour for the community. It was a chance for people to meet other people and dogs to meet other dogs, all to benefit EGAPL Heart of RI Animal Rescue League. Hundreds of

  • Evergreen bills are back, so show us the facts

    Wednesday, May 19

    Almost as certain as the mid-May pollen numbers climbing, entering the home stretch of the legislative year in Rhode Island means yet another debate over a series of bills that could potentially alter the field of collective bargaining agreements in the

  • Titans roll past Bolts

    Wednesday, May 19

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Toll Gate girls lacrosse team traveled to Cranston Stadium and cruised past host Cranston East 7-2 last Friday night. The Titans jumped out to an early lead, taking a 2-0 lead in the opening five minutes. The Titans continued to

  • Committee to vote on Costco zoning change reconsideration

    Wednesday, May 19

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE The City Council's Ordinance Committee was set this week to vote on whether Coastal Partners LLC's request for new consideration of a proposed zoning change at the New London Avenue property that currently houses Mulligan's Island

  • Dog’s day

    Wednesday, May 19

    Dog's day Hoping to be declared as Garden City Center's first mascot as part of Sunday's Yappy Hour was Pretzel, a 14-year-old long-haired mini dachshund, seen with her owner, Ellie Roberts of Cranston. For more images and coverage, turn to Page XX.

  • In seized guns case, U.S. Supreme Court sides with petitioner

    Wednesday, May 19

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE Cranston Police overstepped their authority in 2015 when they seized two firearms from the home of a man who was viewed as a potential risk to his own safety, the U.S. Supreme Court found in a unanimous opinion published Monday. "The

  • End of the Rainbow: After more than a century, iconic bakery closes its doors

    Wednesday, May 19

    By PAM SCHIFF As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. And, after 100-plus years of baking, the Kaplan family decided it was time to say goodbye to Rainbow Bakery. Murray Kaplan, a proud Navy veteran, is the grandson and nephew of the

  • Cranston Chatter

    Wednesday, May 19

    By MERI R. KENNEDY Summer camp scholarships The collaborative efforts of the OneCranston Health Equity Zone, the Youth Opportunity Zone and Summer committees are happy to present the YOZ Scholarship Application! From now until Monday, May 31, the YOZ

  • Pipeline shutdown prompts spike in gas prices

    Thursday, May 13

    Rhode Island's average gas price is up five cents from last week, averaging $2.88 per gallon. Monday's price is 11 cents higher than a month ago and 95 cents higher than May 10, 2020. Rhode Island's average gas price is 8 cents lower than the national

  • Pair of Titans headed to next level

    Thursday, May 13

    By ALEX SPONSELLER A pair of Toll Gate Titans made their college decisions official this week, as Meaghan McCamish signed to play both field hockey and ice hockey for New England College while Julianna Roa committed to play soccer for Emmanuel. McCamish

  • Fighting for libraries and eBooks

    Wednesday, May 12

    By MARK McKENNEY Given my time in the Rhode Island Senate, it's no surprise that I'm asked, on occasion, about various issues. Recently, I had a question about a bill that's before the House of Representatives, on eBooks. I'm glad to give some insight

  • News Digest

    Wednesday, May 12

    State opens vaccination for ages 12-15 Following federal emergency use authorization for children between the ages of 12 and 15 to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination, Gov. Dan McKee and the Department of Health on Tuesday announced Rhode Island is

  • Crash at Chapel View

    Wednesday, May 12

    Crash at Chapel View A vehicle crashed into the Chapel View sign at New London Avenue and Sockanosset Cross Road on Friday afternoon. The sign was heavily damaged, with a number of its letters dislodged, but no serious injuries were reported. (Courtesy

  • Cranston Police Log 05/13/21

    Wednesday, May 12

    DOMESTIC CHARGES On May 4 at 12:44 a.m., police arrested Joel Frances, 24, 75 Arthur St., Apt. 1, Pawtucket, on charges of domestic disorderly conduct and violation of no-contact order. On May 4 at 7:45 a.m., police arrested Stephen Lafazia, 19, 160

  • Last week at the General Assembly

    Wednesday, May 12

    Here are the highlights from news and events that took place in the General Assembly last week. For more information on any of these items, visit rilegislature.gov/pressrelease. House passes minimum wage bill The House approved legislation (2021-H 5130A)

  • Supporting proms

    Wednesday, May 12

    Supporting proms On May 6, IBPO Local 301 presented Mayor Ken Hopkins and Superintendent Jeannine Nota-Masse with a $2,000 donation to benefit Cranston East and West proms. (Submitted photos)

  • A tribute to the fallen

    Wednesday, May 12

    A tribute to the fallen On May 8, a group of 10 Cranston Police Explorers and their advisers paid tribute to four Cranston officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty over the years. Participating Explores were Sofia Rivare, 16; Rosangela

  • Creativity goes to Congress

    Wednesday, May 12

    Creativity and Congress Several Cranston Public Schools students have been honored for their submissions in Congressman Jim Langevin's 2021 Congressional Art Competition. The first-place winner will have their artwork displayed in a pedestrian walkway in

  • Us Salon Studios welcomed

    Wednesday, May 12

    Us Salon Studios welcomed Last week, Mayor Ken Hopkins and others welcomed Us Salon Studios, located at 505 Atwood Ave., to Cranston's business community. With move-in ready studios for high-end personal and wellness professionals, Us Salon Studios will

  • News at the Cranston Enrichment Center

    Wednesday, May 12

    1070 Cranston St. 780-6000 Scams & Frauds: What We Need to Know Thursday, May 20 at 10 a.m. Presenter: Ret. Col. Ken Mancuso Millions of older adults fall prey to scams and frauds every year. Scammers are expected to steal over $2 billion in 2021. You

  • Room for compromise on legal weed proposals

    Wednesday, May 12

    If you were to go back in time even just five years ago and say that, in 2021, Rhode Island would be unable to pass recreational marijuana legislation into law because there were too many different ideas in favor of the concept (and how to do it

  • TCI is wrong for Rhode Island

    Wednesday, May 12

    By JONATHAN SHAER The Rhode Island House and Senate are considering bills that would authorize the state to enter the Transportation Climate Initiative Program (TCI-P), a cleverly designed program that raises the price of gasoline and diesel every year

  • United Way, Women United partner with community for annual children's book drive throughout May

    Wednesday, May 12

    In what's become one of the state's largest efforts in support of childhood literacy, United Way of Rhode Island and its Women United group have kicked off their annual children's book drive. Throughout the month of May, local businesses, community

  • Whittaker to play for Emmanuel

    Wednesday, May 12

    By ALEX SPONSELLER Cranston West senior softball captain Brenna Whittaker made her college commitment official last weekend, signing to play ball for Division III Emmanuel College in front of friends and family at Brayton Park. Whittaker has been a team

  • May 13, 2021 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, May 12

  • SA bridge workBridge closure nears

    Wednesday, May 12

    Bridge closure nears The Rhode Island Department of Transportation issued a reminder this week that the bridge carrying Park Avenue over railroad tracks between Wellington and Elmwood avenues will close to all traffic for approximately four months

  • Even split

    Wednesday, May 12

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston West baseball team split its first two games of the season with La Salle, winning the first, 8-7, and dropping the second, 5-4, each in extra innings. The Rams jumped out to a big start in the first game and took an early

  • Milani surprised with Gatorade Player of the Year celebration

    Wednesday, May 12

    By JACOB MARROCCO Friends, family, teammates and others gathered around the front steps of Cranston High School East on the morning of May 7 to surprise girls volleyball star Lauren Milani, who was named this year's Gatorade Player of the Year. Mayor

  • Cranston Chatter

    Wednesday, May 12

    By MERI R. KENNEDY Library updates COVID building guidelines The Cranston Public Library is happy to announce that in accordance with state guidance, it has updated its building use guidelines. As of May 7, the library system has made the following

  • Hopkins vetoes ordinance on Diversity Commission, asks council to ‘work with me’

    Wednesday, May 12

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE Mayor Ken Hopkins has vetoed the City Council's unanimously approved ordinance amendment that would create - and codify - a new Diversity Commission, asking the council to "work with me" and restore at least some mayoral appointments

  • Amended version of $311M budget adopted

    Wednesday, May 12

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE The final days of the City Council's annual budget review proved to be the most consequential - and charged - of a process that involved many hours of hearings and debate over the course of more than five weeks. The council on May 6

  • Officer convicted of simple assault

    Wednesday, May 12

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE A Cranston Police officer has been convicted of simple assault in connection with a March 5, 2020, incident involving a man in police custody. Andrew Leonard, 46, was found guilty of the misdemeanor by District Court Magistrate J.

  • Player of the Year

    Wednesday, May 12

    Cranston High School East volleyball star Lauren Milani speaks during a Friday ceremony outside the school honoring her for being names the Gatorade Player of the Year. (Herald photo by Jacob …

  • Expressions of love

    Thursday, May 6

    “You help me when I’m stuck,” one reads. “You never stop until the job is done,” says another. Then, an expression of gratitude with a more whimsical tone: …

  • MOTHER'S DAY CONTEST WINNERS

    Thursday, May 6

    The Facebook Mother's Day Contest Winners are: 1st Place Winner 2nd Place Winner 3rd Place Winner 4th Place Winner         $25 Gift Certificate …

  • Expressions of love

    Thursday, May 6

    “You help me when I’m stuck,” one reads. “You never stop until the job is done,” says another. Then, an expression of gratitude with a more whimsical tone: …

  • Trial begins in officer's assault case

    Wednesday, May 5

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE An "unacceptable escalation" and a "breach of authority," or a "reasonable" use of force in a violent circumstance? Attorneys for the state and for a Cranston Police officer charged in connection with his alleged assault on a man in

  • Tending to history

    Wednesday, May 5

    Tending to history The Cranston Historical Cemeteries Commission held a Spring cleanup on Saturday at CR108, the Zuriel Potter Lot, at the Garden Village Apartments on Pontiac Avenue. The oldest grave participants found at the site went back to the

  • Sign of the season

    Wednesday, May 5

    Sign of the season The Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market officially opened for the season over the weekend at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet. Organizers are still confirming vendors for the season, but the vendors present on Saturday (and their offerings) included

  • Brick wall falls on Bluff Avenue

    Wednesday, May 5

    Brick wall falls on Bluff Avenue A brick façade on the eastern side of the building at 185 Bluff Ave. collapsed early Friday morning, with strong wind gusts likely playing a factor, …

  • Cranston Police Log 05-06-21

    Wednesday, May 5

    DOMESTIC CHARGES On May 1 at 11:26 p.m., police arrested Justin Fontaine, 30, 2045 Broad St., Apt. 103, Cranston, on charges of domestic assault by strangulation, domestic simple assault, domestic failure to relinquish a telephone and domestic

  • SBA extends COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan application deadline through end of 2021

    Wednesday, May 5

    The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced that the deadline to apply for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program for the COVID-19 Pandemic disaster declaration is extended to Dec. 31, 2021. The deadline extension comes as a result of

  • Last week at the General Assembly

    Wednesday, May 5

    Here are the highlights from news and events that took place in the General Assembly last week. For more information on any of these items, visit rilegislature.gov/pressrelease. Governor signs bill requiring full coverage of colorectal cancer screening

  • Out with the old

    Wednesday, May 5

    Out with the old A steady stream of pre-registered visitors made their way to Veterans Memorial Ice Rink on Phenix Avenue on Saturday morning for a paint recycling drop-off event hosted by the city and PaintCare. Employees from Clean Harbors collected

  • News Digest

    Wednesday, May 5

    Police: Drive-by shooting outside nightclub investigated Cranston Police continue to investigate an April 12 incident in which gunshots were fired from a motor vehicle at two pedestrians who had just left a local nightclub. PreGame Lounge, located at 349

  • Matos makes history, cheered for response to heckler

    Wednesday, May 5

    By JOHN HOWELL At inaugural ceremonies Sunday in front of the State House, Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos received a standing ovation for remarks that weren't in her prepared script. It was an opportunity for the audience to also express their frustration with a

  • News at the Cranston Enrichment Center

    Wednesday, May 5

    1070 Cranston St. 780-6000 Brown Bag Medication Check-Up Wednesday, May 12, 9 a.m. to noon URI Pharmacy Outreach Program Sit down with our professional pharmacy staff to review and discuss your medications, both prescription and over-the-counter meds.

  • Gas prices up 6 cents in past month

    Wednesday, May 5

      Rhode Island’s average gas price is up three cents from last week, averaging $2.83 per gallon. Monday’s price is 6 cents higher than a month ago and 91 cents higher than May 3, …

  • Cranston students receive honors at Saint Raphael Academy

    Wednesday, May 5

    Saint Raphael Academy congratulates students from Cranston who have achieved honor roll status for the third quarter marking period in academic year 2020-21. They are: Highest Honors Grade 9: Clare Bradley Grade 10: Olivia Harris, Carina Sylva Grade 11:

  • SENEDIA accepting applications for Real Jobs RI internships

    Wednesday, May 5

    The Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance (SENEDIA) is currently accepting applications for its internship program through Real Jobs Rhode Island (Real Jobs RI). Interns will gain 80 hours of paid, hands-on work experience at some of the

  • Vaccine hesitancy will stall our return to 'normal'

    Wednesday, May 5

    It seems as though we've been awaiting the coveted "return to normal" from a pandemic-stricken world for years now. And that's because, unbelievably, we have been waiting for over a year. There are reasons to be optimistic about having a "normal" Rhode

  • College Notes: Lonardo swinging hot bat

    Wednesday, May 5

    By BRENDEN SOARES The Assumption baseball team has caught fire at the right time of the season, winning its last five games, with the Greyhounds counting on the bat of Cranston West alum Matt Lonardo during the run. Over the length of the streak, the

  • May 6, 2021 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, May 5

  • Expressions of love

    Wednesday, May 5

    “You help me when I’m stuck,” one reads. “You never stop until the job is done,” says another. Then, an expression of gratitude with a more whimsical tone: …

  • Green Airport seeing passenger traffic return

    Wednesday, May 5

    By JOHN HOWELL Iftikhar Ahmad, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation, has reason to be a cautious optimist. Consider what has happened to airline traffic since people learned the meaning of COVID-19. Green, like airports across the

  • Strong core ready to lead Falcons

    Wednesday, May 5

    By ALEX SPONSELLER After missing the 2020 spring season due to the pandemic, the Cranston West softball team is set to return to the diamond and compete for a Division I championship. The Lady Falcons boast one of the strongest cores in the state with

  • Trial begins in officer's assault case

    Wednesday, May 5

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE An "unacceptable escalation" and a "breach of authority," or a "reasonable" use of force in a violent circumstance? Attorneys for the state and for a Cranston Police officer charged in connection with his alleged assault on a man in

  • Cranston Chatter

    Wednesday, May 5

    By MERI R. KENNEDY City announces summer camp program Mayor Ken Hopkins has announced the Parks and Recreation Department will offer a five-week summer camp program. Playground Program will run from July 6 to Aug. 6. The cost will be $150 per week and

  • High school vaccination campaign kicks off in Cranston

    Wednesday, May 5

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE Turnout didn't reach the level officials had anticipated, but well over 100 students received their initial dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 shot Monday as Cranston played host to the state's first high school vaccination clinic. "After

  • Expressions of love

    Wednesday, May 5

    “You help me when I’m stuck,” one reads. “You never stop until the job is done,” says another. Then, an expression of gratitude with a more whimsical tone: …

  • Budget plan set for amendments, adoption vote

    Wednesday, April 28

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE Hearings on Mayor Ken Hopkins's roughly $311 million city budget plan for the coming year are complete, and the City Council is set to consider amendments ahead of a scheduled adoption vote next week. The council's Finance Committee

  • Park Avenue railroad bridge closure still set for May

    Wednesday, April 28

    By HERALD STAFF A roughly four-month closure of the Park Avenue railroad bridge remains on track to begin in May, according to the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, while an initial overnight closure was set to begin at 8 p.m. on April 29 as

  • Cranston Police Log 04/29/21

    Wednesday, April 28

    MULTIPLE CHARGES On April 20 at 8:46 p.m., police arrested Isaiah Mendez, 19, 18 America St., Cranston, on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of prohibited weapons other than firearms, and driving under the influence. Police say

  • Magaziner strives to ensure recovery of small businesses

    Wednesday, April 28

    By JOHN HOWELL General Treasurer Seth Magaziner had a surprise for the Warwick Rotary Club, although he didn't let the cat out of the bag until he talked about his program to reunite individuals, businesses and even non-profits with unclaimed property.

  • How to make news

    Wednesday, April 28

    How to make news Gene Valicenti, Channel 10 anchor and host of the morning news on WPRO radio, has never been accused of lacking news to fill the airwaves. But then, he has a way of creating waves of his own. Department of Transportation Director Peter

  • 'Going big' with the Gaspee Days Parade

    Wednesday, April 28

    By JOHN HOWELL Ready for a parade? A parade like you have known in years past, with the Mummers, the Clydesdales, the fife and drums, the canons, the Shriners in their little cars, the bands, the Scouts - and, of course, the elected officials? The Gaspee

  • Cleaning up Cranston

    Wednesday, April 28

    Cleaning up Cranston Cranstonians celebrated Earth Day over the weekend by participating in a number of cleanups across the community. On Saturday morning, City Council President Chris Paplauskas and a group of volunteers met in the Cranston West parking

  • News at the Cranston Enrichment Center

    Wednesday, April 28

    1070 Cranston St. 780-6000 Applying for property tax relief Tuesday, May 4, 10 a.m. to noon By appointment only; call Karen at 780-6159 To be eligible, you must meet the following conditions: be 65 years of age or older and/or disabled; have lived in

  • Connecting nature, energy is artist's purpose

    Wednesday, April 28

    By ARDEN BASTIA Tucked in the Fellini Pizzeria plaza in Pawtuxet Village is a new oasis of healing energy and art made with love. Anchored Soul, a new business at 2190 Broad St., Unit 11, in Cranston, is the culmination of Alana Almonte's hard work and

  • The fate of RI's small businesses

    Wednesday, April 28

    What a difference a year makes. One year ago, Rhode Island was locked down in state-mandated quarantine and non-essential businesses that couldn't operate remotely were closed indefinitely, with no idea when they might be able to re-open - if they could

  • Clearly not a Republican

    Wednesday, April 28

    To the Editor: As a resident of District 15 in Cranston I was happy to support Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung against Nick Mattiello, but I had no idea she would turn out to be Rhode Island's version of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Fenton-Fung has supported key

  • Shred Day

    Wednesday, April 28

    Shred Day The Cranston Public Library's Central Library on Sockanosset Cross Road hosted a Shred Day event on the morning of April 24, providing an opportunity for local residents to safely dispose of sensitive documents. The event was sponsored by TW

  • RIC shines at Eastern CT

    Wednesday, April 28

    FROM STAFF REPORTS Seniors Shayna Cousineau (Cranston, R.I.) and Jamie Dobson (Bradford, R.I.) each took home first place finishes as the Rhode Island College women's outdoor track and field team competed at the Eastern Connecticut State Invitational on

  • Dream Big hosts virtual invitational

    Wednesday, April 28

    By ALEX SPONSELLER Dream Big Gymnastics in Cranston held a virtual Mardi Gras Invitational meet last weekend, hosting kids from in state, out of state and overseas to compete in the fun, themed event. For over a year, local gymnasts have struggled to

  • April 29, 2021 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, April 28

  • Hawks shut out Falcons in finale

    Wednesday, April 28

    By RYAN D. MURRAY The Falcons were blanked 38-0 by the Hawks on Saturday evening during a Division I football showdown at Bishop Hendricken. Cranston West put in a good effort, however, it was unable to accrue any points. "We did what we needed to do,"

  • As state eases restrictions, city plans June 1 reopening

    Wednesday, April 28

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE Within weeks, Rhode Island is set to see the most significant lifting of its pandemic-related restrictions since the COVID-19 crisis began more than a year ago. Gov. Dan McKee last week announced a two-phased plan to lift all current

  • Celebrating Earth Day

    Wednesday, April 28

    Celebrating Earth Day in Edgewood, Pawtuxet On Saturday morning, the Edgewood Waterfront Preservation Association, as part of a cooperative effort with the Pawtuxet Village Association, Save The Bay, the Rhode Island Yacht Club, the Cranston Rotary Club,

  • Cranston Chatter

    Wednesday, April 28

    By MERI R. KENNEDY Free COVID-19 testing for Cranston residents OneCranston Health Equity Zone (HEZ) and Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP) are offering free COVID-19 tests for Cranston residents through their new mobile van testing sites. he

  • Costco debate back on docket

    Wednesday, April 28

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE Have plans for a Costco-anchored commercial development at the current home of Mulligan's Island Golf & Entertainment been changed enough to warrant another look? That question will go before members of the City Council in May.

  • Settlement in panhandling ordinance case

    Wednesday, April 28

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE A long-running legal challenge to the city's 2017 ordinance aimed at curbing roadside solicitation - more commonly known as panhandling - has been settled. U.S. District Court Judge William E. Smith last week issued a consent judgment

  • 'Perfect storm' spurs rising demand, prices for homes

    Thursday, April 22

    By JOHN HOWELL COVID-19 is blamed for a lot of ills, but like so many things in life, there's also a silver lining. Such is the housing market. For months, Realtors have moaned there's not enough inventory of homes to meet the demand. According to Leann

  • Crushing dreams, hopes of some students

    Wednesday, April 21

    To the Editor: Joseph H. Crowley, who has a history of making excuses for underperforming public schools, has predictably joined what economist Thomas Sowell calls the war on charter schools ("McKee is right, but has it backward," April 8). Crowley takes

  • Correction

    Wednesday, April 21

    In the page one story "Hopkins: 'Timing is right' for Rolfe Square revitalization push" that appeared in the Thursday, April 15 edition, one of the funding sources for the Rolfe Square revitalization project was incorrectly identified. The roughly

  • Tickled pink

    Wednesday, April 21

    Tickled pink In a quirky and cheerful celebration of warmer weather, large flocks of pink lawn flamingos have found their way to Garden City Center. More than 300 of the iconic birds, first designed by Massachusetts artist Don Featherstone in 1957, are

  • Cranston Police Log 04/22/21

    Wednesday, April 21

    CHILD MOLESTATION On April 15 at 8:35 a.m., police arrested Felix Pantoja, 43, 40 Peerless St., Cranston, on a charge of second-degree child molestation. Police say Pantoja turned himself in on a Cranston arrest warrant at the department's Garfield

  • Council appoints judges to fill new associate, auxiliary seats on Municipal Court

    Wednesday, April 21

    Council appoints judges to fill new associate, auxiliary seats on Municipal Court Following the recent adoption of an ordinance amendment expanding the number of judgeships on the Municipal Court roster, the City Council during a brief special meeting on

  • Panhandling ordinance deemed unconstitutional in court order

    Wednesday, April 21

    By HERALD STAFF The long-running legal fight over a 2017 Cranston ordinance amendment aimed at curbing roadside solicitation, or panhandling, in the city has reached a conclusion. The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island on Tuesday announced

  • Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center, local leaders put spotlight on sexual violence

    Wednesday, April 21

    By ARDEN BASTIA For the Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center, Sexual Assault Awareness Month is more than just a note on the April calendar. It's a chance to provide community education and support for survivors, renewing a commitment to ending sexual violence.

  • Stroll & Roll in Garden City

    Wednesday, April 21

    Stroll & Roll in Garden City On Sunday, the Tomorrow Fund held its 18th annual Stroll & Roll in Cranston's Garden City Center. In all, 34 teams and hundreds of people took part. Some drove as part of a new feature to this year's event, and others walked

  • Roger Williams Park Zoo's Asian Lantern Spectacular earns its name

    Wednesday, April 21

    By DON FOWLER Roger Williams Park Zoo Executive Director Dr. Jeremy Goodman has teamed with Hanart Culture to bring the Asian Lantern Spectacular - and it is truly spectacular - to the zoo. On the heels of the drive-thru Pumpkin Spectacular and Christmas

  • The Dragonfly Apothecary welcomed to Cranston

    Wednesday, April 21

    The Dragonfly Apothecary welcomed to Cranston On April 14, Mayor Ken Hopkins officially welcomed The Dragonfly Apothecary, 1348 Plainfield St., to the Cranston business community. The mayor is pictured with owners Robert Russo and Lisa Ricci-Russo at the

  • News at the Cranston Enrichment Center

    Wednesday, April 21

    1070 Cranston St. 780-6000 Adverse Drug Reactions Wednesday, May 5 at 10 a.m. URI Pharmacy Outreach Program Medicines are used to treat or prevent illnesses or disease. However, sometimes these medicines may cause problems - adverse drug reactions.

  • Faces from the past

    Wednesday, April 21

    Faces from the past A local family recently unearthed a piece of the past - and now, they're seeking the community's help. Dozens of people are seen in a group photo that appears to have been taken between the mid-1930s and early 1940s, possibly in the

  • Through 'Trial by Fire,' author seeks new way of looking at the Station blaze

    Wednesday, April 21

    By LAURA WEICK The author of a book on the Station nightclub fire asked readers to consider all angles of the tragedy during a discussion hosted by the Cranston Public Library Saturday afternoon. Scott James, the author of "Trial by Fire: A New

  • BankRI's Books Are Wings drive collects more than 7,000 children's books

    Wednesday, April 21

    Bank Rhode Island recently wrapped up its annual children's book drive to benefit Books Are Wings. During March, the bank collected 7,078 books through its 20 branches, corporate office, and operations center, making 2021 BankRI's most successful book

  • Now is the time to tackle housing affordability

    Wednesday, April 21

    We all know the cautionary tale of the oblivious frog being boiled in a pot of water that slowly but steadily rises in temperature. In many ways, affordable housing in Rhode Island has followed that example throughout the years - apart from the fact that

  • Law Enforcement Officers' Accountability Act must be passed

    Wednesday, April 21

    By ANASTASIA P. WILLIAMS Imagine being a mother in the inner city who is unable to sleep until she hears the door open, knowing that her adult children of color are safely home for the night. Not out of fear of accidents or unknown assailants, but out of

  • Gene Hutnak Photography supports Project Undercover

    Wednesday, April 21

    Gene Hutnak Photography supports Project Undercover During the COVID-19 pandemic, Gene Hutnak Photography of North Scituate sponsored a fundraiser for Project Undercover, a nonprofit founded by Cranston resident Richard Fleischer. Project Undercover's

  • Falcons beat Bolts for first win

    Wednesday, April 21

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston West football team picked up its first win of the season on Saturday afternoon when it cruised to a 40-14 victory over crosstown rival Cranston East. "It was our senior day so it was a nice celebration for our seniors and

  • College Notes: Local trio leading RIC to big year

    Wednesday, April 21

    By BRENDEN SOARES After a longer-than-usual wait, the Rhode Island College women's tennis team is making the most of its non-traditional spring season in 2021, going a perfect 4-0 on the campaign thus far while notching 9-0 shutouts in each of its

  • Cousineau takes first at Coast Guard Invitational

    Wednesday, April 21

    FROM STAFF REPORTS Senior Shayna Cousineau (Cranston, R.I.) finished first in the 10,000m (40:12.83) as the Rhode Island College women’s outdoor track and field team opened the 2021 season at …

  • myRITV new broadcast partner of New England Revolution

    Wednesday, April 21

    FROM STAFF REPORTS myRITV is Rhode Island's new television home of the New England Revolution as the club and station announced today a new local broadcast partnership ahead of the 2021 Major League Soccer season. All of the Revolution's 30 regionally

  • 'It's the neighborhood': Library's Auburn Branch marks 30 years at current home

    Wednesday, April 21

    By DANIEL KITTREDGE Its physical home may not be steeped in as much history as the William Hall Library or the Oak Lawn Branch, buildings that have stood for many decades. But the Cranston Public Library's Auburn Branch nonetheless has a long and rich

  • 'Perfect storm' spurs rising demand, prices for homes

    Wednesday, April 21

    By JOHN HOWELL COVID-19 is blamed for a lot of ills, but like so many things in life, there's also a silver lining. Such is the housing market. For months, Realtors have moaned there's not enough inventory of homes to meet the demand. According to Leann

  • CLCF softball opens season

    Wednesday, April 21

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The CLCF girls youth softball season got underway last weekend when many locals gathered to open things at Brayton Ave. Between players, parents, league volunteers, as well as many local figures such as Cranston Mayor Ken Hopkins, it

  • Cranston Chatter

    Wednesday, April 21

    By MERI R. KENNEDY Paint recycling event Need to get rid of old paint? The city and PaintCare will host a paint recycling drop-off event on Saturday, May 1, from 8 a.m. to noon at Veterans Memorial Ice Rink, located at 900 Phenix Ave. The event is open

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