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industrial city (1990 pop. 76,060), Providence co., central R.I., a residential suburb of Providence; inc. as a town 1754, as a city 1910. Its manufactures include machinery, plastics, rubber products, and chemicals. The city was named for Samuel Cranston, a colonial governor of Rhode Island. In the 19th cent., Cranston was an important textile center. The Friends Meeting House (1729) and several pre-Revolutionary buildings still stand.



a city in the northeastern USA, in New England, in the state of Rhode Island. An industrial suburb of Providence. Population, 73,000 (1970). Cranston is one of the oldest centers of the American textile industry. It has a metalworking industry and produces industrial equipment. The city was founded in the first half of the 17th century.

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With honest chemistry, mournful perception and tremendous ability, Steve Carell, Laurence Fishburne and Bryan Cranston play three former Vietnam war soldiers who reunite in 2003.
Adam and Lauren Cranston, the son and daughter of Cranston, and eight others have been charged with offences relating to an alleged tax scheme, which police say involved diverting millions of dollars from Plutus Payroll intended for the tax office through a series of companies and using them for personal gain.
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With each take, Cranston changed his approach to the showdown among unsavory characters in the backroom of a seedy gambling joint in New York City.
The illegal tobacco trade is not only harmful to peoples health but is harmful to the community through the loss of excise, Mr Cranston said.
It would be another six years of small roles and TV commercials before Cranston found steady work, acting on the ABC soap opera "Loving.
Back then Cranston was cooking up comedy as one of the greatest TV dads ever - Hal Wilkerson - in the sometimes forgotten, but hugely influential Malcolm In The Middle.
Cranston, who competes for the Greyhounds Track and Field Club and is coached by Dave McDonald, set the BC Provincial 45-50 Weight Throw record by throwing the 35 pound implement 29 feet at the BC Athletics Association sanctioned event.
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When Rick Cranston read recently that 72% of 18- to 34-year olds would consider moving to digital competitors such as PayPal and Wal-Mart, he had to pause to let that potential shift marinate.