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RIDOT closing a portion of I-195 in East Providence overnight

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a series of temporary overnight highway closures for a portion of I-195 in East Providence between the …
Portsmouth’s Welles wins J/24 Worlds
They won four years ago in Newport and now Portsmouth’s Will Welles and crew have captured the J/24 world championships once more, … Read More
Election 2018: East Providence primary results
EAST PROVIDENCE — City residents went to the polls on a rainy Wednesday, Sept. 12, to cast their ballots in the 2018 primary … Read More
New fitting a fresh start for Hall Spars founder
Eric Hall was once president and CEO of thriving Bristol-based spar and rigging maker Hall Spars, the firm he founded that supplied … Read More
Updated: East Providence Police say missing person located
(Updated, 1:10 p.m.) EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department announced shortly after noontime Friday, Sept. 7, a … Read More
Additional expenditures raise proposed East Providence FY18-19 budget to nearly $186 million
EAST PROVIDENCE — The council and the general public last week got their first glimpse at the Fiscal Year 2018-19 budget, presented … Read More
East Providence council urges remedies for derelict home, water/sewer rates issue
EAST PROVIDENCE — Matters involving public works were once again at the fore of councilor privilege during the September 4 meeting … Read More
Obituaries
Charles H. Patterson Jr., 84, formerly of Riverside Charles H. Patterson Jr., 84, of Swansea, passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Pauline L (Carpenter) Patterson. Born in …
Michael J. Damiani, 63, Riverside Michael J. Damiani, 63, of Willett Avenue, Riverside, died unexpectedly on September 8, 2018. He was the beloved husband and perfect counterpart …
Clive W. Bridgham, of East Providence Friends and family are invited to join in the celebration of life of Clive W. Bridgham who left us in January of 2018. Like his forefathers he became an active member of the community and had a …
Sports
Townies would like a faster start to upcoming boys’ soccer slate EAST PROVIDENCE — While they certainly appreciated the results of the regular season the previous two falls, the players and coaches of the East Providence High School boys’ soccer team would …
Chatfield reps local golf with US Am performance EAST BAY — Wannamoisett’s Davis Chatfield certainly did his home layout and the area golf community proud last week with his performance at the 118th U.S. Amateur played over the renowned …
Three with area ties vie for RIGA Jr. Amateur golf titles EAST PROVIDENCE — Three golfers with area ties were among the finalists of the 2018 Rhode Island Golf Association Jr. Amateur Championships held this week at Metacomet Country Club, …
Riverside beats Rumford for District 2 All-Star title EAST PROVIDENCE — The Riverside Little League entry emerged from the losers' bracket to defeat previously unbeaten intra-city rival Rumford twice last weekend to claim the District 2/Ron Silva 9-10 …
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Opinion
Letter: Political donations are no different than bribes Money is the root all of evil. That statement is never truer than in Rhode Island politics. You can call corporate donations “Pay to Play” or “Corporate Influence” or …
Letter: It’s critical to protect the truth (and free press) There is a “Puck” cartoon from 1888 which caricatures the “evil spirits of the modern daily press” as grotesque elves running loose, presumedly to infect the readers and local …
Letter: Cassar is intelligent, thoughtful, savvy To the editor: I've spent recent Saturday mornings talking with my neighbors about Liana Cassar, candidate for District 66 State Representative. These chats have confirmed my sense that most …
Letter: Concern over chemical spraying on bike path To the editor: As a “frequent flyer” on the East Bay Bike Path, I was horrified to see chemical application signs popping up on the bike trail a few weeks ago. After several phone …

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