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Gorbea names East Providence native Rock Director of Elections

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

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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,

The slick-fielding left side of third baseman Marc LaValley (front) and Adam Duarte, key members of the EPHS title team, will help the Post 10 Juniors defend their state championship this summer.

In East Providence, Post 10 Juniors eye another Legion baseball title

EAST PROVIDENCE — The L&M Construction-sponsored Riverside Post 10 squad is off to a fast start in defense of its Rhode Island American Legion Junior Division Baseball League title, the locals winners of their first five games played over the last week plus. Post 10 reached mid-week with a perfect 5-0 record, which leads the

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Assembly backs Amore bill for three-year moratorium on high-stakes testing

PROVIDENCE — The General Assembly Friday evening, June 20, backed a bill sponsored in the House by East Providence Representative Gregg Amore, placing a moratorium on so-called “high-stakes testing.” Bills (2014-S 2059Aaa, 2014-H 8363aa), sponsored by Sen. Adam J. Satchell (D-Dist. 9, West Warwick) and Rep. Amore (D-Dist. 65, East Providence), state that no standardized assessment

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State Police may question lawmakers on 38 Studios

NORTH SMITHFIELD — Lawmakers leery of impending State Police questioning received a clarification from Superintendent Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell late Wednesday afternoon, June 18, about the investigation his department is undertaking in the matter of 38 Studios. Speaker of the House Nicholas Mattiello earlier in the day told his colleagues to be aware the State

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Report: Non-Payment of 38 Studios moral obligation would likely reduce R.I. bond rating to ‘Junk’ status

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Administration announced today the release of a report by SJ Advisors that analyzed the potential financial and reputational impacts on the state of either payment or nonpayment of the moral obligation bond debt service associated with the 38 Studios bankruptcy. Based on its analysis, the independent financial consulting

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