Monday, February 8, 2016
East Providence

East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — (Updated, Feb. 1, 6:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.) A high-level administrator in city government has filed complaints against three other top past and present East Providence officials. According to sources with first-hand knowledge of the document, initial reports about the content of the complaints from another media outlet were incorrect. Those same sources indicated East Providence's Director of...

PROVIDENCE — During an event Monday previewing her overall jobs plan for residents throughout the state, Governor Gina M. Raimondo told students at Smithfield High School one of her priorities is making the SAT and PSAT free for public high school students. "This is about leveling the playing field and increasing access to opportunities to help Rhode Island's kids succeed,"...

EAST PROVIDENCE — Dr. Cheri Guerra, Principal, and Mr. Gregory McCarthy, Assistant Principal of Riverside Middle School have announced the Honor Roll for the 2015-2016 second quarter.  Honors are as follows: FIRST HONORS:  (All A’s) Grade 6:  Praneet Chilla, Alexander Crowley, Brenna Felix, Desiree Fernandes, Jaelyn  Freitas, Isabella Furtado, Kayla Hannon, Dylan Harris, Christopher Hess, Caroline Kramer, Hannah Lambert, Tessa Laroche,...

EAST PROVIDENCE — Fatima T. Avila, Principal of Martin Middle School, recently announced the Honor Roll for the second quarter marking period. Honors are as follows: 1st Honors, “SummaCumLaude” (all A’s), and 2nd Honors, “MagnaCumLaude" (all A’s and B’s). SummaCumLaude 6th Grade: Elijah Barber; Adam Berwick; Chelsea Bolarinho; Lily Budnick; Francesca Buono; Ella Cabral; Rheana Cappuccio; Britney Carlson; Samuel Clark; Darren...

HONOLULU, HAWAII — Petty Officer First Class Bruce Lambert of Riverside assisted in the presentation of players in the NFL Pro Bowl Draft Wednesday night, Jan. 27, in Hawaii, where he is stationed in the United States Coast Guard. Officer Lambert was introduced to the national audience on ESPN2 by Monday Night Football host Mike Tirico, who noted he was...

EAST PROVIDENCE — "Buddy" Cianci's omnipresence extended across the state and included East Providence where he conducted his daily WPRO radio show from the station's studios on Wampanoag Trail to his seemingly unlikely friendship with renowned city resident Walter Miller. Last summer, Mr. Cianci made a special appearance at "Walter Miller Day," an afternoon celebrating Mr. Miller's 80th birthday at...

By Nick Friend EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys' basketball team crossed the mid-point of its Division I regular season with a 7-3 record, leaving the Townies firmly in the hunt for the league title and a spot in Open State Tournament. The Townies sat at 7-3 in division play as of mid-week with just seven league games...

EAST PROVIDENCE — Hasbro’s Music Matters Network and the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School will host its sixth annual benefit concert on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.   All proceeds will benefit the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School Scholarship Fund, a program designed to give disadvantaged youth access to music. The event takes place at The Met...

PROVIDENCE — Both chambers of the Rhode Island General Assembly passed the "Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention Act" last night, Jan. 26, and Governor Gina Raimondo signed it into law the next day. The State House of Representatives approved the Senate version of the bill (2016-S 2002) introduced by Sen. Michael J. McCaffrey (D-Dist. 29, Warwick). The Senate likewise approved the...

Coggeshall Farm Museum welcomed six baby lambs in January, two sets of twins and two singles. All are Gulf Coast native sheep, a heritage breed of sheep that is considered one of the oldest breeds of sheep in North America. Prior to World War II, hundreds of thousands of these sheep roamed free-range in the U.S. In the mid-1900s, changes in...

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