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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

UPDATE: Son of late Mafia figure charged with murder of estranged girlfriend

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.

West team places third at Academic Decathlon

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 …

Speaker targets opioid epidemic with pair of legislative proposals

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, …

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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

Palmer finishes strong

The curtain has fallen on Cranston native Billy Palmer's career between the pipes at Stonehill, but not before he took a scalpel to the record books of the Skyhawk hockey program and the Northeast-10 Conference. The Hendricken graduate and former Boston

Thunderbolts fall in semis

The North Kingstown boys basketball team worked its way past Cranston East 74-62 last Friday evening in the Division I Semifinals at East Greenwich High School. The two teams would exchange blows in the first half, but the Skippers would take a 36-29

Thunderbirds fall in quarters

The Cranston/ East Greenwich girls co-op hockey team fell in the quarterfinals against Burrillville/ Ponaganset/ Bay View last week, putting an end to the Thunderbirds' 2018-19 season. Burrillville/ Ponaganset/ Bay View dominated in game one, controlling
Opinion

Taking a stand against domestic violence

In this space last week, we addressed the scourges of sexual assault and harassment, lauding U.S. Sen. Martha McSally - who represents Arizona but has roots in Rhode Island - for sharing her experience as a survivor of rape. The days since have put a new

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Turning away from wicked ways

Lifestyles

CCRI Players bring 'Bedtime Stories' to campus

6The Community College of Rhode Island Players and Seed & Ivy Theatre Co. will bring a play to the college this week about a young woman plagued by depression who learns how to find her true self. Bedtime Stories" follows the life of Marina and her"

Chamber Orchestra presents final season concert

Finding, then rescuing, a daughter

'Proud to be Irish'

That's entertainment: Twenty years ago

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URI's Ernst charged in admissions investigation

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"

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Detour in store for portion of Park Avenue eastbound

Anti-panhandling measure proposed at State House

Greg Lato's debut is a motivational joy for both parents and kids

Police / crime

Police Notes

By DANIEL KITTREDGE Silver Alert issued for local man Cranston Police on Tuesday issued a Silver Alert for an 86-year-old local man that is missing and believed to be in danger. Quentin Turtle is described as standing 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing

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

Police Log - 02/28/19