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East Providence readers rank their top 10 stories of 2013

By   /  December 31, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The readers of The East Providence Post’s page at eastbayri.com spoke with their mouses and touch pads over the last 12 months, displaying varied interests as one might expect on topics of note throughout 2013. Untimely and sad deaths of two residents were among the list of most viewed stories from January […]

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Editorial: A positive attitude can go a long way

By   /  August 11, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

Every few weeks, almost like clockwork, something or someone or some group in city reminds us just how good East Providence can be, and the last seven days were an example as people with local ties once again displayed a sense of caring and community that makes one wonder why we ever struggle in the […]

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Clock should be ticking on East Providence Budget Commission’s departure

By   /  February 20, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

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By any realistic and unbiased measure, the East Providence Budget Commission has been a success. The state overseers came into the city some 14 months ago with a mandate to sort out its finances, stabilize its cash flow, formulate a prudent future financial forecast and make meaningful cuts to municipal government our elected politicians failed […]

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Technology shows its worth through a storm

By   /  February 14, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

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So we here in East Providence seemed to survive Nor’Easter Nemo, Winter Storm/Blizzard of 2013 pretty well. Many of us lost power for much of Friday night and throughout Saturday, but save for the odd minor car accident and a house fire where there weren’t any injuries to report, we came through basically unscathed. We […]

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Officials need to dig deeper to solve city’s problems

By   /  February 3, 2013  /  Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  No Comments

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To the editor, Last week I attended two meetings that brought a bit of joy and a great deal more sadness. The first was the City Council meeting on the 22nd. The joy came from hearing that the city and the developers of Rumford Center received the 2012 Project of the Year Award for outstanding […]

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City, state may not be worth saving

By   /  February 3, 2013  /  Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  No Comments

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To the editor, Here we go again. It seems that no one is satisfied with anything here in East Providence! Alleged dust, dirt, noise, silence, light, dark, ice, snow, etc./a.k.a. “aggravation”! I have lived in Riverside since 1979 having moved from inland Cumberland/Pawtucket. Since then, I have been subjected to the Port of Providence’s noise […]

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Wishing more people would get involved in the discussion

By   /  December 14, 2012  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  1 Comment

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If we had one early holiday wish for the City of East Providence if would be for more of its citizenry to become involved in public and political life. It would certainly vary and broaden the range of opinion available on important issues facing our residents and business owners. All too often in the recent […]

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