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State candidates ponder East Providence’s water access

State candidates ponder East Providence’s water access

EAST PROVIDENCE — Water, access to the clean, consumable kind, is a matter of common interest for the cities and towns that neighbor East Providence. It’s also an issue which only continues to gain in significance politically for those who represent those municipalities. Of the state offices being contested locally in 2014, both are taking

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Editorial: This one was likely easy compared to future budgets

The Fiscal Year 2014 Rhode Island Budget was passed last week by the General Assembly due in no small part to a pair of local politicians, Rep. Helio Melo and Sen. Daniel DaPonte, the chairs of the respective Committees on Finance in each chamber. While far from perfect, especially considering the significant deficit the state


Assembly passes code consistency bill sponsored by East Providence Rep. Kazarian

PROVIDENCE — The General Assembly passed legislation Wednesday, July 3, creating a Code Consistency Council, which will be charged with examining the state fire, building, elevator and other related codes for consistency. The companion bills, which now head to the governor’s desk for a signature, establish a 16-member council with the state fire marshal and

Lawrence Hey, his wife, Leslie and son, Steven, 12, listen to Ward 1 council candidates debate.

East Providence Coalition hosts final debate of 2012 election cycle

EAST PROVIDENCE — An overflow crowd gathered for most of the evening Wednesday night, Oct. 24, in the Newman Congregational Church gym for the East Providence Coalition-sponsored debate among candidates running for General Assembly House Districts 63 and 65 as well as those for City Council At-Large and Wards 1, 2 and 3. The most

Ward 3 City Council candidates Candace Seel and Thomas Rose prepare for the start of their League of Women Voters debate, Oct. 17.

A bit more lively, East Providence ‘South’ candidates debate in Riverside

EAST PROVIDENCE — The second of two League of Women Voters-sponsored candidate forums in city took place Wednesday night, Oct. 17, at the Riverside Congregational Church where office-seekers for General Assembly Districts 65 and 66 as well as City Council Ward 3 and At-Large School Committee squared off. The forum was a bit more lively

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Election 2012: East Providence-Barrington House hopefuls discuss duplication, same-sex marriage

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Post’s weekly coverage of Election 2012 returns to the three races now set for seats in the General Assembly — House Districts 63, 65 and 66. The seven candidates were presented with two questions, one on a fiscal issue and the other on a social matter. Their responses were