Late rally helps Townies upend Saints in Division I football

EAST PROVIDENCE — Sophomore quarterback Justin Pena scored the tying touchdown senior kicker Nick Oliveira kicked what proved the game-winning and with under a minute to go on the clock as the East Providence High School football team captured its first win …
Benatar concert in East Providence cancelled over wind concerns

EAST PROVIDENCE — Waterfront Productions announced at 4:45 p.m. today the Pat Benatar-Neil Giraldo concert scheduled for this evening, September 22, at Bold Point Park has been cancelled due to …

Portsmouth parents learn where, how teens hide ‘their stuff’

PORTSMOUTH — When teenagers want to hide their drug use from parents, they’ll often put the contraband right on top of a bedroom bureau, said Pam Shayer.  “Do you know …

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East Providence Waterfront Commission tables proposed affordable housing change

EAST PROVIDENCE — The waterfront commission, taking up the topic at a meeting held last Thursday evening, Sept. 21, will continue a discussion on a proposed change to an affordable housing element in an existing …

Gallery: East Providence Arts Council members show

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Arts Council conducted its first member showcase on Thursday, Sept. 14, at the HeARTspot Center and Gallery located at 1970 Pawtucket Ave. Works of Rachel …

Admins fear East Providence waterfront could become “exclusive”

EAST PROVIDENCE — Saying they feared residential developments on the waterfront could become “exclusive” properties, administrators urged the city council at its September 19 to express …

Local boats shine at Newport International Boat Show

A star of last weekend’s Newport International Boat Show was Hinkley’s (Portsmouth) all-electric-powered 28.5-foot Dasher, billed as the first electric luxury powerboat. Looking little like …

RIDE report confirms East Providence High School needs urgent attention

EAST PROVIDENCE — To those keeping a close eye on the subject in city, the huge sums included in the just-released Rhode Island Department of Education structural assessment of the …

DOT pledges $1 million East Bay Bike Path fix

Once again, about a month ago, a cyclist came to grief on a short stretch of the East Bay Bike Path just north of Bristol’s Beach Road. Linda Brunini-Formica didn’t see it happen but arrived …
Obituaries
Charles H. Loudfoot, 91, of Riverside

Charles H. Loudfoot, 91, of Riverside, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family August 1, 2017. Widower of Audrey (Schofield) Loudfoot. Born in Somerville, Mass., to Charles S. and Elsie …

Leo T. Paquin, 80, East Providence

Paul F. Armstrong, 60, Riverside

Bernard V. Lamarre, 85, Riverside

David E. Ward, 49, Portsmouth

Richard R. LaRoche, 66, of Riverside

Joseph D. McLaughlin Jr., 83, Rumford

Geoffrey P. Higginbotham, 33, Rumford, Barrington

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Thunderbolts strike down Townies in D-I football opener

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School football team opened up league play on Friday night, Sept. 15, against Division I rival Cranston East. In the end it was the Thunderbolts who …

East Providence soccer sides earn league wins

East Providence nearly shuts out Shea in girls' tennis

Gallery: EPHS Cross Country

East Providence girls' soccer team remembers 9/11, beats PCD

Things to Do
Fiddle n Folk Festival set for Sept. 16

The seventh annual Fiddle n Folk Fest will be held in Haines Park (near the boat launch) on Saturday, Sept. 16. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year's Fiddle n Folk Fest will feature a …

Let them eat zucchini bread

Annual E.P. Neighborhood Day Coalition celebration takes place August 19

Adams, ‘Bluz U Can Use’ headline annual RIRBPS festival

First Bold Point concert in East Providence goes off without a hitch

Opinion
Letter: Antifa protesters not so innocent either

To the editor:Arlene Violet’s “Growing Decency Deficit” (August 30-31) was a breath of fresh air. We are constantly bombarded with articles on how”the other guy” is …

Letter: Power rates are rising; here’s what you can do

Family Search discontinuing microfilm loans; Canada celebrates 150th

Editorial: Veterans coming home

Letter: Kilmartin continues tradition of AG obfuscation

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