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Route 114A reconfiguration project nears completion

SEEKONK — Over six years after a fiery crash served as the impetus for the project and some three years since it actually commenced, the reconstruction of the intersection at Route 114A and Arcade …
East Providence Police announce arrests in Riverside armed robbery case
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department announced Thursday afternoon, Dec. 14, the arrest of the two suspects in an … Read More
School Committee approves revised contract for East Providence superintendent
EAST PROVIDENCE — A contract revision for Superintendent Kathryn Crowley was among the docketed items on the School Committee … Read More
East Providence Police identify, search for armed robbery suspects
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department has identified and remains in search of two suspects in an armed robbery of … Read More
East Providence gets grant funding to help open Sabin Point Beach
EAST PROVIDENCE — The City of East Providence will be the beneficiary of a recent legal settlement garnered by the office of … Read More
Project manager, architects provide committee with new EPHS update
EAST PROVIDENCE — Construction of a new East Providence High School, the funding for which was only approved some six weeks ago by … Read More
EPPD make arrest in alleged 2016 car arson incident
EAST PROVIDENCE — A suspect has been taken into custody following a years-long investigation into a fire in Riverside. The East … Read More
Obituaries
J. Anne Mitchell, 83, Riverside J. Anne Mitchell, 83, of Smith Street, a Riverside resident for 61 years, died peacefully on November 16, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Rex Mitchell. Born in …
Carol Ann (Palumbo) Huffman, 67, Riverside Carol Ann (Palumbo) Huffman, born on February 13, 1951, passed away Monday, November 5, 2018, surrounded by loved ones. She was the beloved wife of Charles "Chuck" S. Huffman and the daughter of …
Sports
Gallery: Rams rally to edge E.P. in Thanksgiving football clash For the first time in 46 years since the Rhode Island Interscholastic League instituted “Super Bowl” championship games in 1972, the 90th annual Thanksgiving football contest between East …
Macedo, Leonardo, Ahnard win at East Providence Rec Turkey Trot 5K Road Race EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Recreation Department sponsored the 38th Annual Turkey Trot 5K on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Pierce Memorial Stadium. Special thanks to Gary Menissian of Ocean …
EPHS student-athletes conduct Thanksgiving drive for U.S. service members EAST PROVIDENCE — Influenced to action after attending a youth seminar this past summer, East Providence High School junior Paige Messier started a student-run organization beginning with the …
East Providence, LaSalle Thanksgiving football game postponed PROVIDENCE — Weather will interrupt the 90th playing of the East Providence High School-LaSalle Academy Thanksgiving Day football game. Administrators at both schools announced due to predicted …
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Opinion
Editorial: School buses need seat belts The Tiverton school bus that hurtled off the highway and into the woods recently emerged dented but intact. But for those unfortunate enough to have been trapped inside without seat belts, the …
Letter: Proud of excellent gun grades in the East Bay To the editor: The National Rifle Association was founded as a sporting and hunting association in 1871. In the 1920s and 30s, the NRA lobbied for gun control legislation in many states, as well …
Letter: RI vs. Mass. test score comparison invalid and unfair To the editor: The scores are in. Rhode Island’s students did not appear to do as well on the RICAS as students in Massachusetts.  RICAS is Rhode Island’s version of the Massachusetts …
Letter: In showing respect, sometimes reality intervenes To the editor: I don’t blame the Marine veteran in Little Compton. His letter [Nov. 15, p6] expressed dismay that our Commander-in-Chief, while in France to commemorate Armistice Day, had to …

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