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Rhode Island’s unemployment rate drops to lowest level in over four years

Rhode Island’s unemployment rate drops to lowest level in over four years

CRANSTON — The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training announced the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February 2013 dropped to 9.4 percent, down four-tenths of a percentage point from the January 2013 rate and one and three-tenths percentage points from the February 2012 rate. The U.S. unemployment rate was 7.7 percent in February


Erin Go Bragh Performs Live at the Seekonk Public Library

SEEKONK – Enjoy the sounds of the season on Wednesday, March 13, at 6:30 p.m. when singer/songwriter David Polansky performs at the Seekonk Public Library. Polansky’s show, Erin Go Bragh – Songs from and about Ireland, includes classic favorites Gloccamora, Danny Boy, I’ll Take You Home Again, Kathleen, and many more. The show is at times funny, at

VFW Essay Contest winner Anne Rogers (second from left) is joined by James Boardman, State VFW Commander-in-Chief, Edward Banas Past National VFW Commander-in-Chief and guest speaker, and Laura St. Jean, State VFW Ladies’ Auxiliary President during the award presentation.

East Providence youngster Rogers wins VFW Essay contest

EAST PROVIDENCE — Anne Rogers of Rumford, a sixth grade student at St. Margaret School, is the 2013 State of Rhode Island winner of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest. Her essay is a response to the theme, “What I Would Tell America’s Founding Fathers.” Her selection was announced recently at

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East Providence Fire Department starts recruitment drive

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Fire Department will be opening up for recruitment in May. In order to apply you must first pass the Physical Performance Assessment (PPA). The RIAFC will be offering the Firefighter Physical Performance Test for firefighter candidates. Registration will be held online only until Thursday, Feb. 28. Minorities and women

East Providence politicians Chrissy Rossi, James Briden, Tracy Capobianco and Helio Melo (from left to right) along with 108-year-old resident Beatrice Coleman and executive director Kevin McKay (second from right) take part in the Tockwotton ribbon cutting, Feb. 15.

Dignitaries cut ribbon for Tockwotton on the Waterfront in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — Excitement has been building as commuters traverse the Washington Bridge each day and have watched a five-story, 137,754 square-foot, Nantucket style home take shape on six acres along the East Providence waterfront.   The anticipation climaxed as the community was welcomed to the official unveiling of Tockwotton on the Waterfront Friday, Feb.

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East Providence Police announce next Citizens Academy class

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department will be conducting a Citizens Police Academy Class this spring with a tentative start date March 21 depending upon recruitment. The academy is a twelve week program of weekly 2 to 3 hour meetings. All instructors are East Providence Police Officers who volunteer their time to educate


East Providence Public Works initiates street light savings plan

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence will, literally, become a bit darker place starting this month. The East Providence Public Works Department will be implementing the first phase of the streetlight management program adopted by the Budget Commission. As a result of the field audit commissioned by the city last year, initially, 1125 excess street lights