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POLICE SHOOTING: Cranston Police have released the name of the officer involved in a shooting last Sunday evening, June 16, as well as her body-worn camera footage from the incident.

Cranston police release body-cam from officer-involved shooting

UPDATED The Cranston police officer ran to the suspects’ car. She opened the door and ordered a man and a woman out of the vehicle. Instead, they sped away, allegedly running over the officer's foot, and the officer fired at the vehicle. Cranston Police have released the name of the officer involved in a shooting last Sunday evening, as well as her body-worn camera footage from the incident.
ART ADVOCACY: Through art, Melissa Guillet hopes that participants can communicate and advocate for the environment.

Johnston's 15 Minute Field Trips wins $44,000 Champlin grant

What could you do in 15 minutes? Melissa Guillet, creative director of 15 Minute Field Trips (15MFT), has wrestled with this question for years. Guillet, who worked as a full-time teacher, said …

Johnston mayor proposes $134M ‘no tax increase budget’

Johnston taxpayers will likely see little change in their tax levy if Mayor Joseph M. Polisena Jr.’s proposed $134,342,201 budget passes the scrutiny of Town Council on June 26. The …
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THE HOSTS: Teacher Mrs. Margaret Lessa, with greeters Isabella Horning, 5, and Sophia Joa, 6, pose for a photo outside the final Lessa’s Lemonade Land.

Lessa’s last Lemonade Land

The head waiter was young but efficient. Brayden Blackmar, 6 and ½ years old, filled out his first job application with clear, bold letters. Under “positive qualities about …

Working up a sweat beating the heat

As heat indexes rise to near triple digits, Johnston residents have been breaking a sweat trying to stay cool. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory from noon Wednesday to 7 p.m. Friday …
108 YEARS YOUNG: Henry Polichetti, 108-year World War II veteran and long-time Cranston resident, tells Cranston Mayor Kenneth Hopkins stories from his time in the U.S. Navy.

What’s Henry’s longevity secret?

Cranston Mayor Kenneth Hopkins makes it a point to personally visit any city residents who are 100 years old — or older. He always brings a proclamation, the city’s best wishes, and a question: What’s your secret to longevity?
Sports
MAKING THE PLAY: Gershkoff infielder Ryan Zarrella fields a ground ball.

Gershkoff seniors taking early ‘licks’

Special to the Herald Early results are matching Warwick Tree Post Two’s preseason expectations. The club swept Gershkoff Auto Body/Auburn Post 20 8-2 and 11-1 in a doubleheader …

Gershkoff Auto expands, expects busy summer

The Gershkoff Auto Body American Legion baseball program returns this summer and is bigger than it’s ever been. The Cranston-Johnston organization now fields four teams - 9-U, 14-U, 17-U …

Gaspee 5K expects largest race ever

The annual Gaspee Days 5K foot race will be making its return this June and is expected to host its largest pool of runners ever. The Gaspee Days 5K is the state’s oldest foot race and has …
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This footlocker, found empty on a curb in Detroit, Michigan, was returned to the family of Lt. Frank M. Weiss. It is pictured here with memorabilia from his service during World War II.

Treasure Chest

Everyone is aware that the internet can have its negative impact on cybersurfers.  Just log in and you’ll see a widespread distribution of fake news, cyber-bullying, on-line threats, …

Tye Cooper marks the latest point in his artistic journey with ‘Black Boys Deserve to Smile’

Providence and Rhode Island as a whole has an incredible hip hop scene with a plethora of talented artists. On a weekly basis, you can see a few of them either performing live at one of the many …

All-American fare reigns at Spike’s Junkyard Dogs

Long considered the All-American food, hot dogs are found everywhere and in every form in Rhode Island. We cook them on the grill, boil them on the stove, buy them at sporting events, and let …
Police Logs

Cranston police officer fires at vehicle following Garden City shoplifting incident

A Cranston police officer fired at a fleeing vehicle following a shoplifting report at Garden City Shopping Center Sunday evening. Police are still looking for the vehicle and its occupants. …
THREE INJURED: Passengers react to the deer’s sudden entry earlier this week, captured on an interior bus camera. According to police, three passengers suffered minor injuries.

Deer jumps through RIPTA bus windshield on Warwick Avenue

A deer jumped through the windshield of a RIPTA bus traveling on Warwick Avenue Monday, injuring three passengers. The incident happened near the intersection with Sachem Avenue near the …

GUEST OPINION: Lobbyists advocate for prostitution in Rhode Island

Last Tuesday, June 4, the RI House Judiciary Committee unanimously passed a bill (H 7165A) that’s a step toward decriminalizing prostitution. Lobbyists for decriminalized prostitution have …
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Attention Husky lovers!! This handsome boy appropriately named Ken because he is a doll, is ready to join your family! Ken is a year and a half old with the brightest blue eyes you've ever seen! He …

 
Editorial
STORY OF THE WEEK: In a sure sign that the end of the General Assembly session is approaching, House Speaker Joe Shekarchi slated a budget caucus yesterday afternoon at the State House. A memo this …
Letters
Now that I have finally had the chance to catch my breath, I would like to extend my most sincere appreciation and gratitude for the outpouring of support that my family and I have received during …
LEARNING THE BASICS: Jacob Spinella cradles the ball on Monday. (Photo by Alex Sponseller)
New-look lax co-op settling in
The Cranston East-Johnston boys lacrosse co-op is searching for its first win as it gets settled into the 2024 spring season. The Thundercat roster has undergone significant change from last …
2024 fishing regulations posted
The RI Department of Environmental Management filed new regulations for the 2024 fishing season last week. Anglers should take note that we have a striped bass filet law in place now that applies to …
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Hope upsets Johnston
The top-seeded Johnston girls basketball team was upset 45-42 by No. 3 Hope in the Division IV Championship on Monday at the Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence. The Panthers had beaten the Blue Wave …
POLAR PACK: This is the 43-player field that played in the 8th Annual Polar Golf Tournament at Glocester Country Club and raised $2,000 for Hasbro Children’s Hospital on New Year’s Day. (Submitted photos)
Polar golf tourney raises $2k for Hasbro
Glocester Country Club, a picturesque nine-hole layout located on the shores of Waterman Lake in Chepachet and was founded in 1929, recently added an impressive chapter to Rhode Island’s …

Gaspee 5K expects largest race ever

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