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EPHS Class Committee holds pasta dinner

By   /  April 3, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School Class Committee hosts a pasta dinner fundraiser Friday, April 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Kanelos Dining Hall. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 10-and-under. The dinner includes a garden salad, bread & butter, penne, italian meatballs, homemade marina or creamy alfredo, […]

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East Providence City Council votes against proposed water system improvement bond

By   /  April 2, 2014  /  News  /  3 Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — For the time being, the East Providence City Council at its meeting Tuesday night, April 1, voted down by a 3-2 margin a proposed $19 million bond ordinance aimed at improving the distressed water system. For various reasons, though mostly due to questions about the actual cost of the project, Councilors Tommy […]

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East Providence opens up boys’ volleyball slate with a loss to Mount St. Charles

By   /  April 1, 2014  /  Schools, Sports  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE —  The East Providence High School boys’ volleyball team opened up its Division I-North regular season schedule this week against Mount St. Charles Tuesday night, April 1, at home, the Townies suffering a 3-1 setback to the Mounties. Mount opened the match with a 25-18 victory then added a 26-24 decision in Game […]

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East Providence Rep. Melo talks Finance resignation, speaker swap

By   /  April 1, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — Having sufficient time to digest the goings-on of the last several days, Representative Helio Melo (D-Dist. 64, East Providence) earlier this week offered up his first public comments on the happenings that led him to step away from his lofty position as the Rhode Island House Committee on Finance chairman, a move […]

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Barrington police: Dog left chained up in Haines Park

By   /  March 31, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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A woman was walking her dog in Haines Park on Sunday night, March 30, at about 7:30 p.m., when she came across an unexpected sight: Someone had abandoned a dog and left it chained to a guardrail. The woman took a closer look and discovered a plastic bag tied to the dog’s collar; inside the […]

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Changing course, Briden opts not to run for re-election to East Providence City Council

By   /  March 31, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — In a surprising twist, Mayor and East Providence City Council President James Briden announced Monday morning, March 31, he had changed his mind and will not run for re-election in the fall. Mr. Briden, the Ward 1 representative on the Council, had previously said he in fact he would run for what […]

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Wolf School in East Providence names permanent head of school

By   /  March 29, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

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The Wolf School’s Board of Trustees recently announced that Anna Johnson has been appointed permanent Head of School. Ms. Johnson served in an interim role since August 2013, when Jessica Robins Miller, founding Head of School, stepped down from her position of 12 years. After an extensive review of formal and informal feedback from families […]

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East Providence Team No-Filter group holds autism benefit fundraiser

By   /  March 28, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The local Team No-Filter will hold a fundraiser as part of the Autism Project’s Community Challenge with a goal of raising $10,000. The event, a “Not-so-Silent” auction, takes place Sunday, March 30, at the American Legion Post 10, 830 Willett Ave, Riverside. It begins at 3 p.m. Tickets, which include food and […]

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Seekonk Police investigate robbery of Webster Bank branch

By   /  March 27, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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SEEKONK — Seekonk Police are seeking information about the identity and possible whereabouts of a suspect linked to the robbery of a Webster Bank branch in the northern section of the town earlier Thursday morning, March 27. According to SPD Chief Craig Mace, at about 9:10 a.m, Seekonk Police were notified the Webster Bank, 1519 […]

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Grand Jury indicts Jett for 2012 Busby murder in East Providence

By   /  March 25, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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PROVIDENCE — The office of Attorney General Peter Kilmartin announced Tuesday, March 25, a Providence County Grand Jury reported out an indictment charging Andrew Jett with one count of murder in the 2012 death of Michelle Busby. According to the Grand Jury report, it is alleged that on or about dates between August 21, 2012 […]

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