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Vaping has been the focus of intense attention and scrutiny across the nation in recent weeks, as hundreds of cases of mysterious – and often sudden – lung injuries have been reported in what … more
The Gaspee Days Committee is working to keep its brand alive throughout the year, and its first-ever fall event on Oct. 12 is the first step to achieving that goal. The Gaspee Fall-Out — the … more
Dining and revelry have long drawn visitors to Pawtuxet Village. That tradition continues today, with a range of restaurants part of the village’s thriving business community. On Tuesday, … more
The Gaspee Days Committee swore in its newest president on Sept. 12 as Ryan Giviens passed the torch to Gina Dooley during a ceremony at the Aspray Boathouse. State Rep. Joseph McNamara (D-Dist. … more
Lt. Matthew Maurachian of the Johnston Fire Department had just finished dropping off a patient at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, when his eyes caught a TV in the … more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE An effort to institute a ban on single-use plastic bags for retail checkout purposes in Cranston has taken a step forward. On a 6-0 vote, the City Council's Ordinance Committee on March 14 approved sending an amended version of the more
Jamall Osterholm is one of only 16 designers picked out of thousands of talented fashion designers from around the world to compete on season 17 of the reality show “Project Runway,” which … more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE A proposed ban on single-use plastic bags for retail checkout purposes will go before members of the City Council for consideration next week. While Mayor Allan Fung has indicated he would not sign the measure were it to reach his more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE The towering wind turbines erected recently near the Central Landfill in Johnston can be seen from points across the Ocean State, providing tangible evidence of a rapidly changing energy landscape. To many residents of Western more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Recent efforts to expand the choices available to local families in need were celebrated last week during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Comprehensive Community Action Program's newly expanded Choice Food Bank. Food banks are" more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE The site remains a landmark in the truest Rhode Island sense, known to many residents and passers-by as the old Blockbuster Video. But inside the building at 350 Park Ave. in Cranston, a vibrant new world has emerged - one focused on more
DOMESTIC CHARGES On Feb. 19 at 11:16 p.m., police arrested Bobby Armes, 45, 1051 Pontiac Ave., Cranston, on charges of domestic assault on a person over 60, domestic strangulation, domestic disorderly conduct and domestic failure to relinquish a more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Creation of a new task force focused on addressing nuisance properties in the city has been proposed, although the exact parameters of the plan remain subject to discussion. Ward 1 Councilwoman Lammis Vargas submitted the proposal, more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE A new amenity may be on the way for residents of the Knightsville community. Ward 5 Councilman Chris Paplauskas has announced plans to propose the creation of a pocket park" on the former highway garage site adjacent to the" more
MULTIPLE CHARGES On Feb. 13 at 4:23 p.m., police arrested Michael Charpentier, 52, 46 Clemence St., Cranston, on charges of reckless driving/eluding police, manufacturing/possession/delivery of a controlled substance, obstructing an officer in the more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Ballots won't be cast for the better part of two years, but maneuvering has begun in the race to succeed Allan Fung as Cranston's mayor. Numerous candidates say they are considering a bid to become the city's chief executive, a post more
Courage, inspiration and awareness took center stage Feb. 8 at the Imperial Room at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet as winners were crowned in the 2019 Ms. Wheelchair Rhode Island competition. Ashley … more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE The city's Planning Commission has narrowly granted master plan approval to a proposed large-scale solar power installation off Natick Avenue - but a legal challenge appears likely. The 5-4 vote in favor of conditional master plan more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Single-use plastic bags may be on their way out in Cranston. Two members of the City Council - Ward 5 Republican Chris Paplauskas and Ward 3 Democrat John Donegan - have announced plans to submit an ordinance that would ban the use of more
A former employee of Ross-Simons Jewelers has been charged with embezzlement in connection with the theft of more than $222,000 in jewelry, according to Cranston Police. Yanill C. Taveras, 26, of … more
DOMESTIC CHARGES On Feb. 4 at 10:57 a.m., police arrested Marielys Gonzalez, 21, 192 Farmington Ave., Cranston, on charges of domestic assault, domestic vandalism and domestic disorderly. On Feb. 4 at 10:57 a.m., police arrested Arialdi Gonzalez Matias, more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE A new legislative proposal has reignited debate over panhandling in the Ocean State. Rhode Island House of Representatives Deputy Speaker Charlene Lima (D-Dist. 14, Cranston) last week introduced House Bill 5330, which would impose more
By ETHAN HARTLEY A classic New England joke advises that if you don't like the weather, one simply has to wait a minute for different weather to occur. Anecdotally speaking, Rhode Islanders are well aware of the region's seemingly moody nature. Sometimes more
By JEN COWART Roughly a decade after winning Teacher of the Year honors, Cranston resident Maryann Crudale has been named the state's First-Year Principal of the Year by the Rhode Island Association of School Principals, or RIASP. Crudale currently more
By PAM SCHIFF During any election cycle, it is common practice for candidates to make promises to their prospective constituents. The two newest members of the Cranston City Council - Ward 1's Lammis Vargas and Ward 3's John Donegan, both Democrats - more
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