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Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr. — George "Sparky" Watts prepares an arm's length of weiners during lunchtime on a recent busy day at his restaurant.

East Providence eatery ‘Sparky’s’ celebrates a century of service

East Providence eatery ‘Sparky’s’ celebrates a century of service

EAST PROVIDENCE — As George Watts puts it a business doesn’t often last 100 years, so with that in mind “Sparky’s Coney Island Systems” plans to heartily celebrate its centennial of operation over the course of the week. The revered local eatery at the corner of Taunton Avenue and Vine Street owned by Mr. Watts


Author West delivers frank terror talk to East Providence High students

EAST PROVIDENCE — Noted author, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs during the Reagan Administration and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Francis J. “Bing” West delivered a provocative lecture on the current state of the Middle East and the “war on terror” to some 50 East Providence High School History students Thursday, April

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Retirement party for East Providence PD’s Garo helps send girl to Disney

EAST PROVIDENCE — In late February, dozens of colleagues and friends sent East Providence Police Department Lieutenant Armen Garo into retirement with a dinner at the Agawam Hunt Club and in the process sent a special young girl on a trip of a lifetime. Over $6,000 was raised at Lt. Garo’s retirement party from proceeds


Deal to build turf field at East Providence High School seems likely

EAST PROVIDENCE — Barring any unexpected last minute changes, the East Providence School Department and the Bayside F.C. youth soccer organization appear to have finalized an agreement to construct an artificial turf field on the high school grounds through a a public-private partnership. The matter will be up for further discussion and possible approval Monday

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Public safety personnel lead East Providence’s top earners in 2014

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Post and recently sought information through an Access to Public Records Act (APRA) request with the office of City Solicitor Tim Chapman about the city’s top paid municipal employees in 2014 . At least 99 employees earned $100,000 or more. Some 61 of the employees are members of


District Court judge upholds East Providence’s ban on dog, cat sales

EAST PROVIDENCE — A U.S. District Court judge has decided in East Providence’s favor about a claim made against the city by the proprietor of a pet store owner in Riverside. Chief Judge William E. Smith wrote the decision, published on March 31, denying the plaintiff’s motion, Perfect Puppy Inc., for a summary judgement against

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