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ACLU drops lawsuit over heating at ACI

The Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has dropped its lawsuit against the state Department of Corrections over alleged heating issues at the Adult Correctional …

Closure of Barrows approved

By JEN COWART The School Committee on Monday voted in favor of a plan to close Chester Barrows Elementary School at the end of the current school year and adopted a five-year capital master plan for improvements to the district's facilities. The

Bag ban takes step forward

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

Victim remembered for ‘big heart’ as family calls for action

Lauren Ise’s “heart was bigger than the sun,” recalled her mother, Cheryl Palazzo. “Her big, beautiful blue eyes saw the good in everyone,” she added. It was a deeply emotional late …

Man charged with murder of former girlfriend

By DANIEL KITTREDGE The son of a late mob figure has been charged with domestic first-degree murder in connection with the death of a Cranston woman. Michael T. Marrapese, 40, is accused of killing 29-year-old Lauren Ise, Cranston Police announced March

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Sampson earns All-State honors

The Rhode Island Girls Hockey Coaches Association recently held its All-Division Banquet at Wright's Farm, and a handful of locals were recognized for their performance this past season. Highlighting the bunch was senior Abbi Sampson, who earned

Saints take home CAL title

IMMACULATE CONCEPTON WINS STATE TITLE MARCH 20-21 By PETE FONTAINE They are located just a blocks or five apart - 4.2-miles to be precise - and sometimes referred to as Neighborhood Rivals" especially when it comes to basketball and the well-organized"

Skippers cruise past Bolts

By RYAN D. MURRAY The No. 3 ranked Cranston East Thunderbolts were walloped by the No. 2 ranked North Kingstown Skippers 86-49 on Saturday night during the Boys Basketball State Semifinal at the Ryan Center in Kingston. North Kingstown junior guard John

Bolts heading to semis

The Cranston East boys basketball team continued to roll last week in the Open State Tournament, topping East Greenwich 68-58 in the opening round then later outdueling Mt. Pleasant 59-57 in the quarterfinals to advance to this weekend's semifinals at

Falcons fall to Clippers

After multiple down seasons in Division I, the Cranston West boys hockey team would make the move down to Division II this year and make noise immediately, advancing all the way to the semifinals against Cumberland. The Clippers, who enjoyed an

Alves family helps support LLS

When the Leukemia Lymphoma Society held its Grand Celebration Finale at Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln, Cranston High School West - which had three of the eight tams that competed for Student of the Year honors - was well-presented by members of what

Falcons fly to semis

The Cranston West boys hockey team cruised to a 2-0 series sweep over Rogers/Middletown/Rocky Hill last week in the Division II quarterfinals, winning the first game 4-3 the second 8-1. RMR got the better of the teams' matchup in the regular season, and

Seeking the community's help

To the Editor: My name is Donna Wheaton and I am in need of a kidney transplant. I had a transplant 17 years ago. Unfortunately, my kidney is failing once again and I am in need of another transplant. I am a mother of a 28-year-old daughter, Ashley, and

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Lego Movie 2

Movie Review By JOHN PANNOZZI The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part *** out of five stars After half a decade, Emmet the Master Builder and his fellow toy brick friends are back for another cinematic odyssey. Will everything still be awesome? Five years

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Police Log - 03/21/19

MURDEROn March 13 at 11:09 a.m., police arrested Michael T. Marrapese, 40, 245 Bay View Ave., Cranston, on a charge of domestic murder.MULTIPLE CHARGESOn March 14 at 1:55 a.m., police arrested Jeffry …

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4 face charges after break-in, vandalism at Cranston West