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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 Committee at its January 15 meeting what was termed a progress review of …
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
Britto intends to drop any ‘drama’ from East Providence council proceedings
EAST PROVIDENCE — As he prepares to take over the City Council gavel under East Providence’s revised governing structure, Bobby … Read More
School Committee chair seeks improved cooperation under new form
EAST PROVIDENCE — For Charles Tsonos and his four colleagues on the School Committee — Jessica Beauchaine, Anthony Ferreira, Joel … Read More
DaSilva inaugurated as East Providence’s first mayor
EAST PROVIDENCE — Hundreds filled the Elmasian Auditorium in East Providence High School Tuesday evening, Jan. 8, to witness history … Read More
Barrington resident officially sworn in as new lawmaker
New Year's Day marked the beginning of the 2019-20 session of the Rhode Island General Assembly, and it also marked Liana Cassar's … Read More
East Providence mayor-elect announces solicitor picks
EAST PROVIDENCE — Mayor-Elect Bob DaSilva continued to fill out his administration, announcing over the weekend his selection of … 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
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 …
East Providence Hockey Notes: Townies join Quakers in co-op EAST PROVIDENCE — A half-dozen players will represent East Providence High School on the ice this winter as part of a co-operative led by the Moses Brown School along with Tolman.The Townies …
Gallery: EPHS boys' basketball EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys' basketball team began its 2018-19 Division I regular season over the last week with a win and a loss. The Townies opened their league …
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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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