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East Providence fan shows his Patriots passion

East Providence fan shows his Patriots passion

EAST PROVIDENCE — Riverside resident Tony Ottone Jr. took advantage of this week’s blizzard to uniquely display his passion for the New England Patriots during Super Bowl week. Mr. Ottone created a “snow dragon,” complete with the Pats’ “Flying Elvis” logo, on his property off of Forbes Street. His effort has been highlighted by local

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Open houses planned across East Bay

The following open houses are planned throughout the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 33 Meadowbrook Drive — Sunday, Feb. 1, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ranch, 3, 2, $574,000. Residential Properties, Ceci Sartor, 401-245-9600. Bristol 26 Griswold Ave. — Saturday, Jan. 31, 12-3 p.m. Colonial, 4, 3, $579,900. Fos sale by owner, 401-410-0215. 6 Addy

Local road racer John Ponte (left) runs this year's Boston Marathon in support of the charitable foundation set up by former Patriot Joe Andruzzi (right).

East Providence’s Ponte runs marathon in support of former Patriot’s cause

EAST PROVIDENCE — Lifelong East Providence resident, John Ponte, 43, will be running the Boston Marathon on April 20 to raise awareness and money for the Joe Andruzzi Foundation, an organization that assists families in New England, New York and New Jersey who are facing financial hardship while undergoing cancer treatment. Joe is a former


Thieves break into Sparky’s restaurant in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — Noted local eatery, Sparky’s Coney Island Systems on Taunton Avenue, fell victim to a robbery in the early morning hours of Thursday, Jan. 29. According to the report of East Providence Police Detective Corporal Chris Ellinwood, the establishment was broken into some time between when it closed for business at approximately 2

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EPLAC cancels meeting, sets February date

EAST PROVIDENCE — EPLAC, the East Providence Local Advisory Committee for Special Education, has cancelled its meeting scheduled for Wednesday evening, Jan. 28, due to the remnants of the blizzard. EPLAC holds its next  seminar on Bullying and Harassment of Students with Disabilities on February 25. What Parents and Educators Need to Know (hosted by


East Providence Schools remained closed Thursday

EAST PROVIDENCE — The inability to properly and safely remove the excessive amount of snow from sidewalks and parking lots around its buildings have led East Providence to cancel school through Thursday, Jan. 29. Schools have been closed since Blizzard “Juno” struck the area Tuesday, Jan. 27. Buildings were kept shuttered Wednesday, Jan. 28.