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Mike Brocks crosses the finish line first Sunday, Aug. 17, in the Narragansett Bay Half Marathon.

Vermont runner wins Narragansett Bay Half Marathon

Vermont runner wins Narragansett Bay Half Marathon

EAST PROVIDENCE — Michael Brocks of Burlington, Vt., was the winner of the annual Narragansett Bay Half Marathon during its first incarnation taking place in city Sunday morning, Aug. 17. Brocks won the event, which began and ended inside of Pierce Memorial Stadium, with a time of 1 hour, 8 minutes, 22.1 seconds. Patrick Moulton,

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


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


Man shot in East Providence hair salon

EAST PROVIDENCE — A man was found shot in a Pawtucket Avenue hair salon when police responded to an emergency call mid-afternoon Wednesday, Aug. 13. The suspect remained at large as of about 3:45 p.m. East Providence Police Chief Christopher Parella said the 911 call came into the station at approximately 2:05 p.m. Units were

Portsmouth's Cole Swider has joined the St. Andrew's hoops program in time for the 2014-15 school year.

Another Portsmouth player at St. Andrew’s; Hart weds

BARRINGTON — Of the four Rhode Islanders on the St. Andrew’s School Varsity I boys’ basketball roster, East Providence’s Terrell Brown is receiving the most notoriety, but another East Bay area product may soon also be getting some much deserved attention. As Henry Bolton departed St. Andrew’s last spring for Utah State, another Portsmouth resident,

East Providence native Terrell Brown dunks during warmups prior to the St. Andrew's basketball scrimmage Monday, Aug. 11.

Brown’s hoops stock rises at St. Andrew’s

BARRINGTON — In basketball recruiting parlance, city native Terrell Brown is “blowing up,” literally and figuratively in the eyes of his mentor at the St. Andrew’s School, Mike Hart, as well as coaches from some of the top college programs locally and across the country. About to enter his junior year at the Barrington private