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

East Providence Police Youth Explorers graduate academy

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


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


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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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