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By THOMAS GREENBERG When a building goes through a $110,000 facelift, it would be fairly disappointing to its operators if they weren't happy with the results. Luckily for Elaine McKenna-Yeaw, the director of the Artists Exchange, and Ed Egan, who more
By PAM SCHIFF At the School Committee meeting held Monday, the Committee voted 6-1 to not eliminate the reduced price lunch option for Cranston students. Ward 1 Representative Jeff Gale, who has been focused on the lunch shaming issue and the more
COUNTERFEIT BILLS On May 15 at 11:49 a.m. Officer Scotti arrested Christopher Troupe, 30, of 155 Cottage St. Apt #2R in Pawtucket, for passing of counterfeit certificates/bills/notes and receiving stolen goods from Cranston PD. Arrest was the result of more
By PAM SCHIFF There are few things more special than a boy and his dog. It is a true love match with unconditional love on both sides. For eight-year-old Michael Benjamin Sears, a second grader at Peter's Elementary school in a self-contained classroom, more
By THOMAS GREENBERG Two retired Cranston police officers, patrolwoman Cheryl Zola and patrolman Russell B. Gross Sr., died within the last year and were honored as part of a 26th annual ceremony Tuesday morning at the Cranston police station to recognize more
ASSAULT Gino Rossi, 22, of 68 Wayland Ave. in Cranston was arrested on May 11 by Officer Lavey for domestic felony assault, domestic failure to relinquish the telephone, and domestic disorderly conduct. The arrest was the result of a call for service at more
Preparing for the big day The Edgewood Yacht Club's grand opening is slated for Saturday, May 19, when their new building opens for the 2018 boating season. The celebration begins with a ribbon cutting at 9:45 a.m., followed by a breakfast, skipper more
By THOMAS GREENBERG The City Council's amended budget for the coming fiscal year includes $111,000 more in city funds for the school department, adding to the $600,000 in the original budget proposal. The schools had asked for roughly an additional $1.3 more
Nicole White said that for the first four years of her son Kyrie’s life he had an in-home nurse while she and her husband worked full-time. “The very first day we brought him home from the … more
By MERI R. KENNEDY What if your insides" did not match other people's perception of you from the outside? What if the world demanded you to be a person you were not? What if you lived in fear all the time? A local play called "Trans Views" was created" more
By THOMAS GREENBERG The police department will now have an Edgewood base where officers can stop in to do reports, meet with members of the community, and stay on their beat rather than returning to police headquarters. That base is at Hall Manor, at 70 more
ASSAULT On May 3 at 3:19 Inspector Pariseault arrested Edward J. Stenovitch, 50 of 21 Fales Street, Cranston for felony assault on a person over 60, vandalism and disorderly conduct as a result of the suspect turning himself in at District Court. He was more
By JEN COWART Jordan Kim, a former Gladstone Elementary student who passed away just over a year ago from aplastic anemia, a type of cancer, was honored by friends, family, and members of the Cranston school community during a special gathering at the more
By JEN COWART At Cranston High School East, there's a lot of German going on. Signs in the hallways advertise an after school club which touts learning about Germany and its language and culture. Meanwhile, just down the road at the University of Rhode more
In less than two weeks, Angela Gargano will be scaling walls, jumping across water, and climbing ropes on her quest to become the next American Ninja Warrior. That’s because she got “the … more
By THOMAS GREENBERG Citing needs to make Cranston's schools into 21st century learning buildings and prepare students for a variety of post-secondary paths, schools officials took to the podium Thursday night to lobby for an additional $1.3 million for more
By JEN COWART It is well-known that Ivy League institutions are some of the hardest to get into, with many acceptance rates falling into the single digits. According to the website Education Corner, (, for 2018 the acceptance rates more
By PEDER SCHAEFER In a Providence Journal story last Thursday, prospective U.S. Senate candidate Lincoln Chafee was painted as a man enamored with Vladimir Putin and a brilliant" 2007 speech he made on the nature of global power. When the Warwick Beacon" more
DISORDERLY On April 29 at 5:32 p.m. Officers Brown and Leonard arrested Brandie Ricci, 23, of 86 Harris Ave. in Cranston, for a violation of a no contact order and domestic disorderly conduct. Her arrest was the result of a call for service at 86 Harris more
By THOMAS GREENBERG Citywide councilman Ken Hopkins believes that not enough parents know about electronic cigarettes, also known as vapes or Juuls. Starting with a change to the city ordinance regarding smoking in public places, he wants to raise more
By THOMAS GREENBERG The latest, and possibly last, push to get a Cumberland Farms gas station/convenience store at the corner of Park and Warwick Avenue has been shut down after the sponsors of a re-zoning ordinance withdrew their support last week. The more
By JEN COWART On March 25, 2007 the family of Ronald A. Gill Jr. could not have imagined how their life would change in an instant, nor could they have imagined the role they would have in changing the lives of so many young adults heading off to college more
By THOMAS GREENBERG Cranston is the first city to give residents combination smoke alarm/carbon monoxide detectors for their homes free of charge. Through a $20,000 American Fire Grant from FEMA, which Lieutenant John Ireland applied for this year, the more
By THOMAS GREENBERG A new $100,000 line item called school safety initiative" is on the police department's proposed budget for next year. The money would pay for an increase in police presence at Cranston's schools. Finance Committee Chairman Michael" more
By THOMAS GREENBERG Of the fire department's roughly $30 million proposed budget for next year, the biggest expenditure, outside of salaries, is overtime at $3.5 million. At the budget hearing Monday night, Fire Chief William McKenna and Union President more
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