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Gripnail executive Chris Ryding welcomed GOP candidate for governor Ken Block to his East Providence factory Tuesday, June 10.

GOP gubernatorial candidate Block visits East Providence’s Gripnail

GOP gubernatorial candidate Block visits East Providence’s Gripnail

EAST PROVIDENCE — Thriving city business Gripnail Fastening Systems was once again the site of a tour by a prospective elected official as Republican gubernatorial aspirant Ken Block visited the Dexter Road facility Tuesday afternoon, June 10. Mr. Block, the Barrington resident, is vying with Cranston Mayor Allan Fung for the GOP nomination. Tuesday he,


Republicans join Democrats in seeking DePetro’s dismissal

PROVIDENCE — Count East Bay resident Ken Block and the state Republican Party as the latest to seek the firing of embattled WPRO radio host John DePetro. Previously Governor Lincoln Chafee, Providence Mayor Angel Tavares and State Treasurer Gina Raimondo, all Democrats, called for the controversial yakker to be terminated for recent remarks he made

Legislative grant program must go

To the editor: In the last month, East Providence legislators including Representative Joy Hearn have showered $13,000 in legislative grants on the city of East Providence to help renovate a softball field. Legislative grants come from a state taxpayer-funded slush fund that is appropriated by the Rhode Island General Assembly and disbursed to deserving local