Author Archives: Mike Rego

EPHS Chorus members Lauren Vine, Cassandra Marques-Leach, Rachel Vandal, Deja Oakes, Jena Pothier, Marina Ramso, Shawn Contente, Juliet Antonio, Michaela Alarie, Carina Ferriera and Briana Medeiros rehearse.

East Providence High Chorus performs with Foxborough counterparts

East Providence High Chorus performs with Foxborough counterparts

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School Student Chorus has been invited to participate in the annual Chorus and Orchestra “Voices & Strings” concert performance by its counterpart from Foxborough High later this month. David Piper, the chorus director at Foxborough, reached out to EPHS Chorus director Maryann Lasorsa during the spring about doing

Acting East Providence City Manager Paul Lemont discusses the proposed FY14-15 budget at the October 8 City Council meeting.

Council gives first approval of East Providence’s FY214-15 budget

EAST PROVIDENCE — Aside from what could be deemed a mildly terse tussle between Acting City Manager Paul Lemont and Ward 4 representative Chrissy Rossi, the East Providence City Council, at its meeting Tuesday night, Oct. 7, in the City Hall Chamber, gave the first of what are two necessary approvals to the proposed Fiscal Year


Change comes to East Providence-LaSalle football rivalry

EAST PROVIDENCE — For the first time in the 86-year history of their tradition-rich rivalry, the East Providence High School and LaSalle Academy football teams will meet in a regularly scheduled game not originally intended to be played on Thanksgiving Day. The Rhode Island Interscholastic League saw fit in the spring to change its scheduling


Moody’s boosts East Providence’s bond rating

NEW YORK — East Providence fiscal forecast received a boost Friday, Sept. 26, when the Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the city’s general obligation rating to Baa1 from Baa3 while as well proclaiming its financial outlook as “positive.” The improved rating also affects East Providence’s ability to borrow against approximately $18.9 million in outstanding parity debt.

Jay Monteiro is the new head football coach at East Providence High School.

East Providence High football begins anew under Monteiro

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Jay Monteiro Era officially began last week as the East Providence High School football team opened up its Division I regular season with ahard-fought 34-14 loss to Bishop Hendricken. Coach Monteiro takes over the reins of the program after John “Sandy” Gorham resigned the post following an extremely successful two-decade run.


East Providence School Committee hears Fiscal Year 14-15 draft budget proposal

EAST PROVIDENCE — Superintendent Kim Mercer and Deputy Director of Finance for the city Linda Dykeman presented the East Providence School Committee with the department’s draft budget for the Fiscal Year 2014-15, a document highlighted by the proposed addition of nearly $2 million into the school coffers. The meeting took place Tuesday night, Sept. 23,

Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr. — Luis Carvalho (left) and Isadore Ramos were each honored during the formal dedication of the refurbished EPHS gym Friday night, Sept. 19.

East Providence gym is formally dedicated in honor of Ramos, Carvalho

EAST PROVIDENCE — Over a year in the making, the refurbished gymnasium at East Providence High School was finally and formally opened and dedicated during a ceremony prior to the Townies girls’ volleyball match the evening of Friday, Sept. 19. Those who spearheaded the 2013 renovation of the six-decade old facility, including community organizer John

The Vietnam War Memorial at its current Massasoit Avenue location.

Council approves assisting relocation of East Providence’s Vietnam Memorial

EAST PROVIDENCE  — The city’s Vietnam War Memorial will likely soon have a new, more suitable home after the City Council, at its Tuesday, Sept. 16, meeting, voted unanimously to provide seed funding for the proposed shift. The memorial is currently located in the grassy area between heavily-trafficked Massasoit Avenue and the Henderson Bridge, which

Allan Cuthill

East Providence man arrested for armed robbery of Swansea bank

EAST PROVIDENCE — A 28-year-old city man was arrested last week for robbing a bank in Swansea. The East Providence Police Department, working with the Swansea and Barrington Police Departments, announced Thursday, Sept. 18, the arrest Allan Cuthill, of 102 Oak Ave., East Providence for the armed robbery of the Bay Coast Bank in Swansea

Acting City Manager Paul Lemont presented the East Providence City Council with his FY2014-15 draft budget Tuesday night.

Lemont presents Council with draft East Providence FY14-15 budget

EAST PROVIDENCE — Acting City Manager Paul Lemont presented the Council with the first draft of his proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2014-15 at the governing body’s meeting Tuesday evening, Sept. 16. The budget, Mr. Lemont’s first since returning to the manager’s position in November of 2013, includes a modest half-percent increase to the property