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State Supreme Court agrees to review of East Providence/TLA-Pond View case

State Supreme Court agrees to review of East Providence/TLA-Pond View case

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Supreme Court late Monday afternoon, May 5, issued a writ of certiorari in the case of East Providence vs. the TLA-Pond View recycling plant on Dexter Road, meaning the city and neighbors in opposition to the business live to fight another day. A writ of certiorari is in essence an

(From left to right) Sarah Kelly-Palmer, LICSW, senior clinical administrator, Family Service of Rhode Island; former foster mom Lynne Bates of Tiverton, RI;  former foster child. Michelle Saunders, of Rumford, RI.   In the back, Greg Wright, Family Service of RI foster care manager.  Press conference Monday, May 5, in front of historic house that was part of an orphanage from 1885-1979, now known as the “Yellow Cottage” at Rhode Island Cottage.

One-time East Providence foster child urges others to participate in program

PROVIDENCE — A former state orphanage site on the Rhode Island College campus was the setting Monday, May 5, for a gathering of former foster children and others dedicated to finding loving homes for children in need, particularly older children. “Because two Rhode Islanders cared enough to open their home and heart to me, I

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Pell is the latest candidate to address East Providence Young Democrats

EAST PROVIDENCE — In the same vein as his counterpart, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, did a few weeks back, Rhode Island gubernatorial aspirant Clay Pell become the second candidate for the state’s top office from his party to address the East Providence High School Young Democrats Club. Mr. Pell conducted a Q&A with the students


Chaffee signs East Providence pols’ electronic auto insurance bill into law

PROVIDENCE — A bill proposed in each chamber of the General Assembly by local pols Rep. Gregg Amore and Sen. William Conley allowing drivers to use electronic devices as proof of insurance to police was signed into law Gov. Lincoln Chafee Friday, April 18. The law takes effect immediately. The bills sponsored by Sen. Conley

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State agency grants East Bay Tavern a second stay over East Providence City Council ruling

PROVIDENCE — A hearing officer for the State Department of Business Regulation granted East Bay Tavern another stay to a second closure order rendered by the East Providence City Council, allowing the controversial night spot to remain open during the appeals process. The City Council, at special April 9 session, issued a $500 fine and,


Candidate Taveras visits with East Providence High Young Democrats Club

EAST PROVIDENCE — Providence Mayor Angel Taveras was the first of the gubernatorial candidates from his party to address students and faculty comprising the East Providence High School Young Democrats Club. Mayor Taveras did so Friday afternoon, April 11. Over two dozen young men and women from the club were in attendance for the gathering, which


East Providence pols spearhead bills allowing drivers to use electronic proof of insurance

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island moved one step closer to joining a host of other states which allow drivers to replace their hard copy insurance cards with their mobile devices. The State Senate passed legislation Thursday, April 3, to do just that. The bill’s lead sponsor is Sen. William Conley (D-Dist. 18), the city native who


East Providence High School skates to Division III championship in overtime

PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School hockey club captured the Division III title Sunday night, March 23, at Brown University’s Meehan Auditorium, the third-seeded Townies defeating top-seeded Narragansett, 2-1, in overtime of the third and final game of the championship series. Jared Estrella, twice earlier this playoff having done the same, potted the game-winning

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Mattiello likely to become next Speaker, East Providence’s Melo loses Finance chair

PROVIDENCE — Caught up in the political crossfire of the last few days, East Providence Representative Helio Melo (D-Dist. 64) has likely lost his perch as chairman of the House Finance Committee. Rep. Melo confirmed the information via text message Sunday night, March 23. Rep. Melo, part of the leadership team under former Speaker Gordon


Barrington High upsets top-seeded Bay View in the Division I girls’ hoops semifinals

PROVIDENCE — A year after reaching the finals, the Barrington High School girls’ basketball team will once again play for the Division I state championship after the Eagles upset No. 1-seeded and previously league unbeaten Bay View, 43-42, Tuesday night, March 18, in the second of two semifinal playoff games held at Rhode Island College’s