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Closings, parking bans announced in East Providence

Closings, parking bans announced in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — The expected blizzard has already caused the cancellation of many activities in East Providence, and a parking ban has been announced by police here. The parking ban instituted by the EPPD begins at 6 p.m. Monday evening, Jan. 26, and extends until further notice. East Providence Schools as well as St. Mary

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State Police arrest Seekonk man in East Providence on DUI charge

NORTH SCITUATE — A Seekonk man was arrested by Rhode Island State Police Thursday and for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and other offenses after traveling the wrong way on Interstate 195 East in the City of East Providence. Tyler Viera, 21 and of 42 Taft St., was arrested and charged with DUI-First Offense, Refusal

Greg and Sue Esmay speak to patrons and the media during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday morning, Nov. 25. 
Photos by Rich Dionne

Ribbon cutting signals formal reopening of Seekonk’s The Old Grist Mill Tavern

SEEKONK — Long a beloved landing spot for local diners, The Old Grist Mill Tavern is finally back open for business after a two-year rebuilding odyssey following a summer 2012 fire. Some 50 patrons and dignitaries joined owners Greg and Sue Esmay, the East Bay restauranteurs who also count Warren’s Wharf Tavern among their holdings,

Algae forms along the edges of the Turner Reservoir.

DEM rep explains concerns with East Providence’s Turner Reservoir

PROVIDENCE — The outbreak of blue-green algae at the Central Pond/Turner Reservoir is not an uncommon occurrence here locally or in other similar bodies of water across the state. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management last week issued a warning in regard to the appearance of cyanobacteria (aka blue-green algae) in the Turner Reservoir

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DEM issues warning for East Providence’s Turner Reservoir

PROVIDENCE — The Department of Health (HEALTH) and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid recreational activities in Turner Reservoir and Central Pond in East Providence because a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom has been detected in the waters of the reservoir and pond. Following a report received by DEM yesterday,