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Virus, lack of electricity closes two East Providence schools

EAST PROVIDENCE — A positive test for COVID-19 and another problem with utilities has led Superintendent Kathryn Crowley to close two buildings for the upcoming week beginning Monday, Oct. …

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Early voters cast their ballots at Barrington Town Hall
Election Day is more than a week away, but many residents are not waiting until Nov. 3 to cast their ballots. Early voting has been … Read More
Bristol's school committee candidates face off in forum
They come from a wide range of backgrounds and experience, from education to healthcare and more, but the eight school committee … Read More
No change in Westport’s school status despite town’s ‘red’ COVID situation
WESTPORT — Interim Superintendent Thomas F. Aubin issued the following bulletin Friday regarding the status of the Westport … Read More
The race is on for the District 71 House seat
With election day less than two weeks away on Nov. 3, the race for a seat at the State House is nearing its end for District 71 … Read More
Déjà vu: District 72 showdown is a rematch of 2018
One of the more intriguing contests for statewide office during the midterm elections in 2018 is getting a rerun this Nov. 3. In … Read More
Horses who help with healing
The sun was shining down brightly, but Rachel’s mind had clouded over as she sat alone in the middle of the Silva Spirit Farm … Read More
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Obituaries
Leo J. Paquin, Jr., 94, Tiverton Leo Joseph Paquin, Jr, 94, of Tiverton, passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2020. He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Marie Rose (Grota). He was the son of the late Leo and Edith (Barrow) …
Joyce Pires, 71, Bristol With family by her side, Joyce Lynn (Josephs) Pires, 71, of Bristol, RI passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at the Hope Health Hospice Center in Providence.  Joyce was the wife of the late …
Doreen L. Jean, 73, Tiverton Doreen L. (Swain) Jean, 73, of Tiverton, wife of Raymond L. Jean, passed away Thursday, October 1, 2020. She was a former administrative assistant for Globe Assembly and Fall River Family …
Sports
BHS Sports Roundup: Eagles too strong for Saints, Townies The Barrington High School girls cross country team ran past St. Raphael's Academy 20-42 and East Providence 15-50 in a multi-team meet in Barrington on Saturday. Barrington placed eight girls in …
Barrington boys soccer team remains unbeaten The Barrington High School boys soccer team battled to a 2-2 tie against East Providence on Saturday afternoon, pushing its overall record to 2-0-2. The tie against the Townies followed a 0-0 tie …
EPHS boys’ soccer draw, girls side wins second EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys’ soccer team returned to Division I league action last weekend, playing Barrington to a 2-2 draw on the road Saturday afternoon, …
Opinion
Letter: Our nation is at stake — We’ve been warned, will you listen?

To the editor: To: Every Registered Voter in America … The scientists are warning us. The security experts are warning us. Lifelong Republicans are warning us. This election is …

Facebook joins fight against flu

As COVID continues to plague our state, doctors and public health officials are sounding the alarm about the importance of getting a flu shot this year. But with flu vaccination rates remaining low, …

Letter: The truth remains essential to our democracy

Two weeks ago, you wrote an editorial on a very important point in the guarantee of citizens maintaining their freedoms. Not only the significance to voting, but of “being informed” …

Some property tax late fees could be eliminated in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — The City Council at its October 20 meeting gave the first of two necessary approvals, revising an ordinance that would remove late fees on taxpayers in good standing if, in a …

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