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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 … more
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 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
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 … more
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 more
Michael T. Marrapese, 40, is accused of killing 29-year-old Lauren Ise. He was arraigned in Third Division District Court on Thursday morning, where he entered no plea and was ordered held without bail. more
Cranston High School West’s Academic Decathlon took third-place overall honors during the statewide competition held Sunday at the Community College of Rhode Island in Warwick. “I’m really … more
House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello (D-Dist. 15, Cranston) has introduced a pair of legislative proposals aimed at addressing the state’s ongoing opioid crisis. “Over the course of several years, … more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE A Cranston native and accomplished tennis coach is among dozens of people facing charges in connection with what one federal official has described as an international college admissions bribery and money laundering scandal." Gordon" more
By JEN COWART It has been 12 years since a home football game has been played at Cranston High School West due to the condition of its field. Now, a public-private partnership between the city of Cranston and the Cranston High School West Alumni more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Cranston rolled out the red carpet late last year as it welcomed Antonio Fargiorgio, mayor of its sister city of Itri, Italy. Earlier this month, the small, historic Italian community renowned for its olive oil had the chance to do more
By JOHN HOWELL While Rhode Island Republicans have difficulty recruiting candidates to run for public office - with many seats left uncontested - a contest has shaped up for the chair of the state party with five candidates vying for the slot. All five more
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