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EPHS boys’ cagers eye victories over league’s elite

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys’ basketball team approached the midpoint of its Division I regular season schedule this week on track to potentially earn berths in next …
A brewing legacy inspired the new Canned Heat
Taking in the initial sight of what would soon become the home of Canned Heat Craft Beer Company, Miles Wilson was feeling hesitant. … Read More
Principles provide committee updated new EPHS schematics
EAST PROVIDENCE — The principles involved in designing and constructing the new East Providence High School gave the School … Read More
East Providence School Committee asked to examine consolidation/expansion plan
EAST PROVIDENCE — As the student population grows and teaching moves to a more collective effort, East Providence Superintendent … Read More
East Providence School Committee considers future term lengths
EAST PROVIDENCE — Saying his intention in raising the matter was meant to find a quick resolution to it, East Providence School … Read More
Mayor DaSilva appoints three to new East Providence administrative team
EAST PROVIDENCE — In a pair of releases issued earlier this week, East Providence Mayor Bob DaSilva announced three key appointments … Read More
Combined East Providence/Rehoboth team wins First LEGO state title
BRISTOL — A combined group of youngsters from East Providence and Rehoboth were awarded first place at the 2019 Rhode Island … 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 …
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 …
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 …
Sports
Ferri steps away as EPHS girls’ hoops head coach EAST PROVIDENCE — In the midst of a difficult season on the court transitioning back to the Division I ranks, the East Providence High School girls’ basketball team took a hit off it with the …
Gallery: Hawks clip Townies in Division I boys’ basketball EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys’ basketball team closed the week with a 65-52 loss to visiting and reigning Open State Tournament champs Bishop Hendricken, leveling its …
East Providence High School athletes earn fall sports honors EAST PROVIDENCE — Recognition for athletes from the 2018 fall sports season continues to be announced, including the respective all-league honors for East Providence High School football …
Gallery: East Providence High School swimming EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School swim teams have started their 2018-19 seasons with regular season meets as well as the Injury Fund held at the Pods Swim and Aquatics Center in …
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Opinion
Letter: The Reform Caucus can embrace democracy To the editor: The 19 or 20 Democrats who opposed Speaker Nicholas Mattiello’s election would be wise to follow the principles outlined in George Kassis’ Jan. 3 letter to the editor (“An open …
Letter: Migrant caravan nothing like biblical story To the editor: I usually find myself in full agreement with Arlene Violet and the opinions she expresses in her column. However, I find her comparison of the biblical journey of Mary and …
Letter: An open letter to Speaker Mattiello To the editor: Later this week, Rhode Island elected representatives will vote for their speaker, and all indications are that you, Mr. Matteillo, will be elected to that position, albeit with …
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 …

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