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EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence School Committee, during a special virtual session held late Friday afternoon, May 29, formally affirmed the layoff recommendations of Superintendent … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The uncertainty surrounding the budget and if, in fact, there will be in-person classes at the start of the 2020-21 term this fall led the central office to announce a series … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys’ and girls’ soccer sides are likely to stay put under the proposed realignment plans being considered by the Rhode Island … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Fire Department recently raised nearly $2,000 to support Autism awareness. Throughout the month of April the EPFD sold nearly 250 Autism Awareness … more
PROVIDENCE — The Academy of American Poets announced Tina Cane, State Poet of Rhode Island, has been named one of its 2020 Poets Laureate Fellows. Ms. Cane, a resident of East Providence, will … more
RIVERSIDE — City-based Elisha Project partnered with the East Providence Boys & Girls Club to distribute food to more than 1,000 families Thursday morning, May 28, at Riverside Middle … more
WOONSOCKET — CVS Health will open 10 new COVID-19 test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations across Rhode Island on Friday, May 29, including its 63 Newport Ave. store in East … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — “The Looff on Tour” is the East Providence Arts Council’s answer to COVID-19 restrictions on crowd size still expected to be in place throughout the summer, … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School ensembles programs offer elementary, middle, and high school students an opportunity to rehearse and perform high quality ensemble … more
 CRANSTON — The R.I. Division of Motor Vehicles announces a revised renewal schedule for driver’s licenses, permits, identification cards, and vehicle registrations with … more
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