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YMCA program inspires East Providence woman to help others

By   /  March 21, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

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BARRINGTON — Through perseverance and the support of the Bayside YMCA community, city resident Melissa Major has overcome some substantial physical obstacles caused by a nasty car accident to become an inspiration and instructor for others. Several years ago, everything seem on the right track for the then 22-year-old. Ms. Major was in her last […]

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East Providence ices Narragansett in Division III finals opener

By   /  March 20, 2014  /  Schools, Sports  /  No Comments

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PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School hockey club opened up its Division III championship series against Narragansett Thursday night, March 20, with a 4-1 victory over the top-seeded Mariners at Brown University’s Meehan Auditorium. Josh Letendre netted a pair of goals for the third-seeded Townies, including one of their two on the evening with […]

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East Bay Tavern wins conditional stay of closure ruling by East Providence Council

By   /  March 20, 2014  /  Business, Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — Embattled East Bay Tavern is set to reopen the doors of its Lyon Avenue location after the State Department of Business Regulation granted a conditional stay to a decision made by the East Providence City Council revoking the bar’s license to serve alcohol, the Council learned at its meeting on Tuesday night, […]

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Tension emerges between East Providence Council, Manager over police department infighting

By   /  March 19, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News, Police & Crime  /  7 Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — For the first time since he was hired as acting city manager four months ago, fissures emerged publicly in the relationship of Paul Lemont and the City Council when late in the body’s March 18 meeting the discussion focused on the continued infighting between the chief police and the rank-and-file. Two weeks […]

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Barrington High upsets top-seeded Bay View in the Division I girls’ hoops semifinals

By   /  March 19, 2014  /  Schools, Sports  /  No Comments

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PROVIDENCE — A year after reaching the finals, the Barrington High School girls’ basketball team will once again play for the Division I state championship after the Eagles upset No. 1-seeded and previously league unbeaten Bay View, 43-42, Tuesday night, March 18, in the second of two semifinal playoff games held at Rhode Island College’s […]

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East Providence Career and Tech Center hosts SkillsUSA Graphic Communications competition

By   /  March 18, 2014  /  Schools  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School Career and Technical Center was the site of the 2014 SkillsUSA Graphic Communications state competition Friday, March 14. Students from vocational schools across  Rhode Island visited locally to compete in the discipline, which was made up of an eight-part contest. Graphic Communications entails the following: Digital Press […]

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Riverside Middle School hosts annual Career Day

By   /  March 18, 2014  /  Schools  /  No Comments

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Hasbro toy designer Lily Damota holds up figures that she worked on during a presentation to Riverside Middle School students.

EAST PROVIDENCE — Students enthusiastically participated in the annual Career Day Friday, March 14, at Riverside Middle School, when some 50 professionals offered a presentation on their chosen vocations. The speakers ran the gamut of occupations and also included members from the school department’s central administration and political figures from within the district and city. […]

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Local dentists support ‘Give Kids a Smile Day’ event

By   /  March 18, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

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Annalee Carolan, 11, of East Providence, patiently opens her mouth wide for Dr. Lisa Daft during Give Kids a Smile Day, an event, sponsored by the American Dental Association, to provide free dental care to children in the community.

SEEKONK — To recognize February as dental health month, the office of Dr. Lisa Daft in Seekonk recently held the first ever Give Kids a Smile Day. The event, sponsored by the American Dental Association, was established to provide free dental care to children in the community, ages 4-18, who might not otherwise have access […]

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State Police make arrests, issue citations during St. Patty’s Day weekend

By   /  March 17, 2014  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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NORTH SCITUATE — The Rhode Island State Police annouced Monday, March 17,  the arrests of 13 subjects for Driving While Intoxicated over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. In addition to the DWI arrests, they made 51 other arrests on miscellaneous charges. The following is a list of subjects, who were arrested for Driving while intoxicated: […]

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NEPSAC announces 2013-14 Class AA boys’ hoops honor roll

By   /  March 17, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

Portsmouth's Henry Bolton earned All-NEPSAC Class AA boys' hoops honors.

BARRINGTON — The complete list of 2013-2014 NEPSAC Class AA boys’ basketball postseason accolades was released Monday, March 17, those honored including the previously noted co-coaches of the year Mike Hart and Barry Connors, of St. Andrew’s and Cushing, respectively, as well as player of the year Malik Abu, of Kimball Union. Those honored also […]

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