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Candidate Taveras visits with East Providence High Young Democrats Club

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


Cardoso, Mt. Hope mates pace East Bay wrestlers at state championship meet

PROVIDENCE — Former East Providence standout and current Mt. Hope High star Colin Cardoso collected the lone individual title among the many locals who placed Saturday, March 1, in the 2014 Rhode Island State Wrestling Championship Meet held at the Providence Career & Tech Academy Field House. Cardoso defeated Hendricken’s Jonathan Celico, 7-1, in the


City native Salisbury spurs LaSalle boys’ title; East Providence scores little in state indoor meet

PROVIDENCE — Two individual wins by city resident Jack Salisbury helped the LaSalle Academy boys capture the 2014 state indoor track and field team championship Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Providence Career & Tech Academy Field House. A sophomore, Salisbury claimed both the 1,000 and 1,500 meter titles, greatly aiding the Rams’ pursuit of their


East Providence Rep. Kazarian sheds light on mental health issues

PROVIDENCE — State Representative Katherine S. Kazarian (D-Dist. 63, East Providence) has submitted two bills early in the 2014 session to address school security issues, pieces of legislation she also submitted last year in the wake of the  Newtown, Conn. “Despite our country’s promise to work toward preventing future tragedies like the one in Connecticut,

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Finn, Duarte, Horton lead East Providence at indoor track class championships

PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School indoor track and field teams competed in their respective class championship meets Saturday morning, Feb. 1, at the Providence Career and Tech Academy Field House, the Townies placing seventh in the boys’ Class A event and eighth in the girls’ Large Class competition. In the girls’ meet, LaSalle

East Bay boys’ teams compete in division indoor track and field championship meets

PROVIDENCE — Boys’ high school teams from the area and around the state competed in their respective division championship indoor track and field championship meets Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Providence Career & Tech Academy Field House. Results of each meet, provided by RITFF correspondent Bob Leddy, are as follows: METROPOLITAN DIVISION Team scores 1,