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East Providence pols spearhead bills allowing drivers to use electronic proof of insurance

By   /  April 3, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

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PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island moved one step closer to joining a host of other states which allow drivers to replace their hard copy insurance cards with their mobile devices. The State Senate passed legislation Thursday, April 3, to do just that. The bill’s lead sponsor is Sen. William Conley (D-Dist. 18), the city native who […]

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East Providence City Council votes against proposed water system improvement bond

By   /  April 2, 2014  /  News  /  3 Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — For the time being, the East Providence City Council at its meeting Tuesday night, April 1, voted down by a 3-2 margin a proposed $19 million bond ordinance aimed at improving the distressed water system. For various reasons, though mostly due to questions about the actual cost of the project, Councilors Tommy […]

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East Providence opens up boys’ volleyball slate with a loss to Mount St. Charles

By   /  April 1, 2014  /  Schools, Sports  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE —  The East Providence High School boys’ volleyball team opened up its Division I-North regular season schedule this week against Mount St. Charles Tuesday night, April 1, at home, the Townies suffering a 3-1 setback to the Mounties. Mount opened the match with a 25-18 victory then added a 26-24 decision in Game […]

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East Providence Rep. Melo talks Finance resignation, speaker swap

By   /  April 1, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — Having sufficient time to digest the goings-on of the last several days, Representative Helio Melo (D-Dist. 64, East Providence) earlier this week offered up his first public comments on the happenings that led him to step away from his lofty position as the Rhode Island House Committee on Finance chairman, a move […]

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Changing course, Briden opts not to run for re-election to East Providence City Council

By   /  March 31, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — In a surprising twist, Mayor and East Providence City Council President James Briden announced Monday morning, March 31, he had changed his mind and will not run for re-election in the fall. Mr. Briden, the Ward 1 representative on the Council, had previously said he in fact he would run for what […]

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Seekonk Police investigate robbery of Webster Bank branch

By   /  March 27, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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SEEKONK — Seekonk Police are seeking information about the identity and possible whereabouts of a suspect linked to the robbery of a Webster Bank branch in the northern section of the town earlier Thursday morning, March 27. According to SPD Chief Craig Mace, at about 9:10 a.m, Seekonk Police were notified the Webster Bank, 1519 […]

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East Providence High School skates to Division III championship in overtime

By   /  March 23, 2014  /  News, Schools, Sports  /  No Comments

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PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School hockey club captured the Division III title Sunday night, March 23, at Brown University’s Meehan Auditorium, the third-seeded Townies defeating top-seeded Narragansett, 2-1, in overtime of the third and final game of the championship series. Jared Estrella, twice earlier this playoff having done the same, potted the game-winning […]

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Mattiello likely to become next Speaker, East Providence’s Melo loses Finance chair

By   /  March 23, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News  /  1 Comment

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PROVIDENCE — Caught up in the political crossfire of the last few days, East Providence Representative Helio Melo (D-Dist. 64) has likely lost his perch as chairman of the House Finance Committee. Rep. Melo confirmed the information via text message Sunday night, March 23. Rep. Melo, part of the leadership team under former Speaker Gordon […]

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East Providence hockey falls late, Narragansett evens finals series

By   /  March 21, 2014  /  News, Sports  /  No Comments

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PROVIDENCE – A Narragansett goal with 31 seconds remaining in regulation propelled the top-seeded Mariners past third-seeded East Providence, 1-0, in Game 2 of the teams’ best-of-three Division III hockey championship series played Friday night, March 21, at Brown University’s Meehan Auditorium. Connor McKnight wristed a shot over the head and shoulder of Townies’ goalie […]

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East Providence ices Narragansett in Division III finals opener

By   /  March 20, 2014  /  Schools, Sports  /  No Comments

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PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School hockey club opened up its Division III championship series against Narragansett Thursday night, March 20, with a 4-1 victory over the top-seeded Mariners at Brown University’s Meehan Auditorium. Josh Letendre netted a pair of goals for the third-seeded Townies, including one of their two on the evening with […]

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