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Employees of the East Providence Public Libraries take the ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge" Thursday night, Aug. 21.

East Providence Library employees take ALS ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

East Providence Library employees take ALS ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

EAST PROVIDENCE — Believing they are the first of peers in the state to do so, employees of the East Providence Public Libraries took the ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge” Thursday night, Aug. 21, as part of the festivities at the weekly farmers market on the Weaver Branch grounds. The library personnel called out their counterparts

Photo by Tim Marshall: Paul Lemont will stay on as Acting City Manager of East Providence through at least the upcoming November election.

Council keeps Lemont as East Providence manager through November election

EAST PROVIDENCE — While he won’t lose the word “acting” from his title, City Manager Paul Lemont will get at least the next few months in his role as chief executive officer of East Providence. The City Council, at its August 19 meeting, affirmed Mr. Lemont’s position going forward until the upcoming November election at

Photo by Tim Marshall: Long-time EPHS coach and administrator Bill Stringfellow accepts a  Council resolution at its August 19 meeting at City Hall naming the Pierce Stadium press box after himself and his wife Sheila.

East Providence Council names Pierce pressbox after Stringfellows

EAST PROVIDENCE — Saying it was the right time and opportunity to do so, Ward 3 City Councilman Tommy Rose proposed a resolution Tuesday night, Aug. 19, naming the press box at Pierce Memorial Stadium in the honor long-time East Providence High School coach and athletic director William Stringfellow Jr. and his wife Sheila. The

East Providence Police Chief Chris Parella (left) and Captain Bruce Kidman talk at the scene of Wednesday's murder.

E.P. Police Chief Parella assuages fears of residents

EAST PROVIDENCE — As a resident of the city and obviously a well-known figure because of his position, East Providence Police Chief Christopher Parella empathizes with those who live and work around the 2402 Pawtucket Ave. location where Yusef A’Vant was gunned down by an assailant Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 13. The chief understands the concern

A police sketch of the suspect in the murder of Yusef A'Vant in East Providence on August 13.

Police release sketch of suspect in E.P. shooting

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police, Friday, Aug. 15, released a sketch of the suspect in the murder of a city man two days earlier. In releasing the rendering, EPPD Detective Captain Richard Frazier said the suspect is a black male, aged between late 30s and early 40s, at an approximated height of 5-feet-11, and

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Calls go against Post 10 Juniors at Legion regionals

MANCHESTER, N.H. — The summer ended a bit controversially for the Riverside Post 10 Junior Division American Legion Baseball team earlier this week as the Rhode Island state champs finished fourth in the 2014 Northeast Regional Tournament. A couple of perceived bad calls left the locals feeling hard done by, according to Post 10 manager

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When school opens E.P. High will offer new program

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence School Committee conducted its first meeting since the recent passing of sitting member Richard “Spunk” Pimentel when the board gathered Tuesday evening, Aug. 12, in the City Hall Chamber. The meeting began with the traditional reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance and a brief remembrance of Mr. Pimentel, who

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Victim dead in East Providence shooting

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police confirmed just before 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, the victim in the shooting at a city hair salon earlier in the day has died. Chief Christopher Parella announced a 42-year-old, African American male was shot dead approximately three hours earlier at the Krazy Kuts location on Pawtucket Avenue. The

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