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East Providence High gym dedication ceremony takes place September 19

East Providence High gym dedication ceremony takes place September 19

EAST PROVIDENCE — The refurbished East Providence High School gymnasium, now hosting its second term of athletic competitions, will be at the forefront Friday night, Sept. 19, when the facility and the floor are dedicated in the honor of legendary school figures. Prior to the Townies girls’ volleyball match against visiting Ponaganset, the floor of

Algae forms along the edges of the Turner Reservoir.

DEM rep explains concerns with East Providence’s Turner Reservoir

PROVIDENCE — The outbreak of blue-green algae at the Central Pond/Turner Reservoir is not an uncommon occurrence here locally or in other similar bodies of water across the state. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management last week issued a warning in regard to the appearance of cyanobacteria (aka blue-green algae) in the Turner Reservoir

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Portsmouth man commits suicide in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — A 20-year-old Portsmouth man committed suicide by pouring gasoline over his body and lighting himself on fire Labor Day Monday, Sept. 1, in city, East Providence Police confirmed. Detective Captain Richard Frazier said the incident occurred at approximately 9 a.m. when the victim entered the Exxon gas station on Taunton Avenue just

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Questions are posed to East Providence Ward 4 Council candidates

EAST PROVIDENCE — The primary race for East Providence City Council from Ward 4 features members of three very politically active families. Chrissy Rossi is the incumbent, having run unopposed for election to the seat in November 2012. Previously, Mrs. Rossi was the Ward 4 representative on the School Committee, a spot currently occupied by

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Ward 3 candidates for East Providence Council respond to queries

EAST PROVIDENCE — The primary election for East Providence City Council Ward 4 has four candidates on the ballot, including incumbent Tommy Rose. Mr. Rose is seeking his third term. Candace Seel, a well-known voice in the community who also opposed Mr. Rose in the 2012 election, returns for another run. The newcomers in the

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Council candidates in East Providence Ward 1 answer questions

EAST PROVIDENCE — Three candidates — Robert Britto, Robert Silva and David Sullivan — filed papers and returned signatures to run for the open Ward 1 seat on the East Providence City Council, left vacated when incumbent Council President and Mayor Jim Briden opted not to seek re-election. Mr. Britto, a Ward 1 resident for

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Gubernatorial candidates answer East Providence centric question

EAST PROVIDENCE — Each of the six primary candidates for governor in both parties were sent the following question from The Post editorial staff… “What specific piece of policy you are proposing will have the most direct impact on the City of East Providence and makes you the right choice for voters here?” Candidates were

East Providence senior captain Yulie Henriquez scored the lone goal for the locals in a season-opening loss to Westerly, September 4.

East Providence drops girls’ soccer season opener to Westerly

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls’ soccer club opened up its 2014 Division II-Central regular season Thursday night, Sept. 4, at Pierce Stadium with a hard-fought 3-1 loss to visiting Westerly in a crossover contest against the II-South Bulldogs. Senior captain Yulie Henriquez netted the lone goal off an assist by Julia Andrade

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