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East Providence Chef Lanez wins regional culinary competition

By   /  April 17, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

City resident Geoffrey Lanez recently won the title 2014 American Culinary Federation (ACF) Northeast Region Student Chef of the Year.

PROVIDENCE — Rumford resident Geoffrey Lanez, CC, a student at Johnson & Wales University, was recently named 2014 American Culinary Federation (ACF) Northeast Region Student Chef of the Year after winning a competition held during the 2014 ACF Northeast Regional Conference in Providence, April 11-14. The ACF Student Chef of the Year Award, sponsored by […]

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Aspiring East Providence chef Lanez is one of four to compete in regional event

By   /  March 17, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

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PROVIDENCE — City resident Geoffrey Lanez, is one of four young cooks from across the Northeast preparing to battle for the title of 2014 American Culinary Federation (ACF) Northeast Region Student Chef of the Year. The competition takes place at Johnson & Wales University, Providence during the 2014 ACF Northeast Regional Conference held at The […]

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Mary N. Mayer, 96, Rumford

By   /  February 19, 2014  /  Obituaries  /  No Comments

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Mary N.“Sis” (Leroy) Mayer, 96, of Byron Avenue, Rumford, died peacefully on February 14, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Joseph F. Mayer. She is survived by a daughter; Ellen P. Lowell and her husband James of East Providence, a son; Michael E. Mayer and his wife Cheryl […]

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Letter: We need Judge Judy in East Providence

By   /  January 23, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

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To the editor: Monday, Jan. 20, was a holiday in celebration of the birthday of Martin Luther King, a national holiday.  I was home due to my company being closed in respect of this great man. That afternoon I turned on my TV and “Judge Judy” was on, the segment that I watched involved two […]

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Evelyn M. Jannetti, 86, Rumford

By   /  January 13, 2014  /  Obituaries  /  No Comments

Evelyn M. Jannetti, 86, of Gibbs Street, Rumford, died peacefully on January 6, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence.  She was the beloved wife of Paul J. Jannetti. Born in East Providence, a daughter of the late Frank and Louise (Roderick) Lima, she lived in Rumford for 15 years. Mrs. Jannetti was a […]

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East Providence Police continue to seek information on four-year-old hate crime

By   /  September 27, 2013  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

Alleged arsonists sprayed swastikas and race-related graffiti while perpetrating the crime four years ago.

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department is still chasing leads in regard to finding the perpetrator in a four-year-old hate crime. The incident occurred on September 27, 2009, and remains unsolved. According to a recent report issued by EPPD Detective Lieutenant Michael David, at about 12:30 a.m. on that day, swastikas and a […]

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Investigators tentatively rule East Providence fire accidental, likely caused by production process

By   /  August 23, 2013  /  News, Police & Crime  /  1 Comment

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island State Fire Marshals Office, in conjunction with local and federal officials, has tentatively determined sparks created during the production process ignited what turned into a four alarm blaze Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 20, at the Inferno Wood Pellet Inc. factory located on Ferris Avenue in the Rumford section of the […]

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Maine’s Warren rises up late to win NEPGA Championship at East Providence’s Wannamoisett C.C.

By   /  August 21, 2013  /  News, Sports  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — Shawn Warren, a fledgling pro out of Nonesuch River Golf Club in Maine, carded a 1-under par 68 Wednesday, Aug. 21, in the final round at Wannamoisett Country Club to finish with a 4-under par total and as the winner of the 93rd Annual New England PGA Championship Tournament. Warren, who has […]

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East Providence Fire, other officials conduct investigation into Inferno Pellets factory fire

By   /  August 21, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — Representatives from the East Providence Fire and Police Departments as well as other officials from the city and area Wednesday, Aug. 21, were readying to conduct an investigation into the cause of the fire that engulfed the Inferno Wood Pellets factory on Ferris Avenue in Rumford the previous afternoon. An official at […]

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Updated: One employee injured, Inferno Pellet fire raised to four alarms in East Providence

By   /  August 20, 2013  /  Breaking News, News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — A 54-year-old employee is the lone confirmed injury as a result of a four alarm fire Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 20, at the Inferno Wood Pellets manufacturing plant located at 275 Ferris Avenue in Rumford. Acting East Providence Fire Chief Oscar Elmasian said the man was thrown some “20 feet” following a dust […]

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