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Thomas A. Rose Jr. is sworn in as ceremonial mayor by supreme court justice William Robinson during the inauguration ceremony at  city hall.  Photos by Rich Dionne

Peers promote Rose to East Providence Council president, mayor

EAST PROVIDENCE — Thomas A. Rose Jr. was selected by his city council peers as its president and ceremonial mayor during an inauguration ceremony for the latest crop of East Providence’s elected and appointed officials held Monday evening, Dec. 1, at City Hall. Mr. Rose, entering his third term as the Ward 3 representative on

Opinion: Water source needed to defuse East Bay ‘time bomb’

By Halsey Herreshoff Bristol Town Council Having read the fine article by Eric Dickervitz in the Phoenix about the recent hearing before the Bristol Town Council by the Bristol County Water Authority, I write to amplify one facet of the problem to finding a back-up for our water supply. I must first emphasize that we

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EPLAC holds next meeting on December 3

EAST PROVIDENCE — The December meeting of EPLAC, the East Providence Local Advisory Committee for Special Education, will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the Martin Middle School Library located at 111 Brown St. The Public is cordially invited to attend any of our meetings and informative workshops. Upcoming workshops include:


Life is a day at the beach in Westport home

As temperatures drop on Southern New England, many are dreaming of warm summer days and long lazy hours lounging on the beach. This home in Westport will keep its next owner thinking ahead to summer to wipe away the winter blues. Wake up to the sound of rolling waves and frisky seagulls on Massachusetts’ South Coast.

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

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Open houses planned around East Bay

Whether you’re looking for a new home, selling yours and checking out the competition, or just looking for some interior decorating ideas, open houses are a great place to start. There aren’t too many scheduled around the East Bay this holiday weekend, but there are a handful in the area. Check out the gallery of

Kyron Lopes' touchdown accounted for the winning margin as LaSalle defeated East Providence on Thanksgiving Day.

Rams give ‘thanks’ for holiday win over Townies

EAST PROVIDENCE — Kyron Lopes’ five-yard touchdown run proved the difference in LaSalle Academy’s  24-21 win over East Providence in the 86th annual Thanksgiving Day game between the sides played Thursday, Nov. 27. On the 75th anniversary of Pierce Memorial Stadium the contest was one of the many great games played at there through the