Tag Archives: Rhode Island


Letter: Burying beetle should be state bug

Letter: Burying beetle should be state bug

To the editor: We are the third grade at St. Michael’s Country Day School in Newport. Did you know that Rhode Island is one of four states that doesn’t have a state insect? We are trying to make the American Burying Beetle the state insect of Rhode Island.  We would like to share some information

Photo by Tim Marshall — Paulo Pereira competes for in the 55 meter hurdles for EPHS at the State Indoor Track Meet February 21.

Casey leads East Providence to sixth place at state indoor meet

PROVIDENCE — Trystan Casey’s victory in the long jump highlighted the performances of East Providence High School athletes in the 2015 Rhode Island State Indoor Track and Field Championship Meet held Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Providence Career and Tech Academy Field House. Casey, a senior, cleared 21 feet, 4.5 inches to finish slightly ahead

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East Providence’s Ramos receives annual King award

PROVIDENCE — At a ceremony scheduled for Monday, Jan. 19, East Providence’s Dr. Isadore Ramos is among those to be honored during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. State Holiday Commission’s annual celebration of the life, and death, of the great civil rights leader at the Ebenezer Baptist Church. The Living the Dream award is

Photos by Richard W. Dionne Jr. — Rep. Katherine Kazarian learned her committee assignments in the State House of Representatives this week.

East Providence reps Melo, Kazarian learn their House committee assignments

PROVIDENCE — In recent days, two more of East Providence’s legislators learned their committee assignments from the office of Speaker Nicholas Mattiello for the 2015 session of the State House of Representatives. Rep. Helio Melo (D-Dist. 64), the former Committee on Finance chairman, received a pair of committee assignments this week. The seven-term incumbent, first

Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr. — East Providence rep Gregg Amore has been appointed to the influential House Committee on Finance.

Reps. Amore, Hearn earn appointments to House Finance Committee

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence pols received some plumb House of Representatives committee assignments from Speaker Nicholas Mattiello upon return to session this week. Rep. Gregg Amore (D-Dist. 65) and Rep. Joy Hearn (D-Dist. 66) were each appointed to the influential House Committee on Finance. The move to the prestigious group coupled with his appointment

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Gorbea names East Providence native Rock Director of Elections

PROVIDENCE — Secretary of State-Elect Nellie Gorbea today announced that Robert B. Rock will become the Director of Elections for the Secretary of State’s office.  Mr. Rock is currently the Town Administrator for Richmond, Rhode Island where he manages the town’s day-to-day operations and oversees its departments. Prior to becoming Richmond’s Town Administrator, Mr. Rock

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East Providence man is arrested for unemployment fraud

PROVIDENCE — An East Providence man was among those arrested by State Police recently for fraudulently obtaining unemployment insurance benefits they were not entitled to receive. Abel Perdigao, 43, of 21 Fleming Avenue, East Providence, $8,683 in fraudulently obtained unemployment benefits. The arrests, done as part of a State Police sweep in conduction with the


Gubernatorial candidates answer East Providence centric question

EAST PROVIDENCE — Each of the six primary candidates for governor in both parties were sent the following question from The Post editorial staff… “What specific piece of policy you are proposing will have the most direct impact on the City of East Providence and makes you the right choice for voters here?” Candidates were

Photo by Tim Marshall: The Riverside 9-10 Minor Stars huddle during their game against Barrington.

Gallery: Riverside 9-10 Minor Stars lose to Barrington

BARRINGTON — Host Barrington defeated Riverside, 11-2, in the District 2 Little League 9-10 Minor Baseball Division All Star tournament Friday night, July 18. Both teams entered the contest unbeaten, playing in the winners’ bracket final. Barrington advances to the championship round while Riverside slipped into the losers’ bracket final Sunday night, July 20, at

The Rhode Island Explorer Academy, including members from East Providence, recently held its graduation ceremony.

East Providence Police Youth Explorers graduate academy

NARRAGANSETT — Five East Providence Police Explorers recently graduated the Annual week-long Rhode Island Law Enforcement Explorer Academy at Camp Varnum in Narragansett, June 28. EPPD Sergeant David Pacheco, who spent the week supervising the explorers along with other officers form around the state during the training academy that is run on a 24-hour basis,