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Gallery: New EPHS ribbon cutting ceremony

EAST PROVIDENCE — Leading a cast of speakers who included the governor, the general treasurer and the state’s commissioner of education, Superintendent Kathryn Crowley guided attendees …

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Kenworthy addresses questions over Portsmouth High plans
PORTSMOUTH — From an upgrade of a road leading to campus to air conditioning for its field house, the proposed capital improvements … Read More
‘Rhode Island Nine’ are memorialized in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — Lt. Col. Scott Stephan, USMC, said he was just 5 years old in October 1983 when 241 U.S. service men and women were … Read More
Warren Walkabout begins this Sunday
Looking for something to do during these charming autumnal weekends? The Warren Walkabout is a great way to spend a Sunday. Read More
Barrington Middle School runners take aim at states
The Barrington Middle School boys and girls cross country teams finished the regular season undefeated. The boys and girls teams … Read More
Westport dairy farm rebounds after devastating fire
Andrew Ferry walks out of a barn on Gifford Road and glances up past the pasture toward the white cape where he was raised. There are … Read More
Barrington Police: Cars broken into, one vehicle stolen
Barrington Police are investigating a series of larcenies from motor vehicles that occurred early Sunday morning, Oct. … Read More
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Obituaries
John B. Brogan (JB), 44, of East Providence John B. Brogan (JB), 44, of East Providence, passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in Providence, John grew up in Bristol and later …
James Ferreira, 83, of Warren James Ferreira, 83, of Warren, R.I., passed away, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, at Grace Barker Health Care Center, Warren, R.I. He was the husband of the late June Mary (Harvey) Ferreira. Born in …
Barbara Ripa, 89, Portsmouth Barbara Ripa, 89, passed away at home in Portsmouth surrounded by her family on Oct. 10, 2021. Born Barbara Anne Henry in Newport, R.I. to Katherine (Maher) and Robert Henry, she was the oldest of …
Sports
Townies top ‘Bolts in meeting of winless D-I football sides CRANSTON — It was a long time in the making, but the East Providence High School football team and second-year head coach Jon Stringfellow finally earned their first win in nearly two seasons …
EPHS punches boys’ soccer playoff ticket EAST PROVIDENCE  — The East Providence High School boys’ soccer team punched its ticket into the upcoming 2021 Division I state championship last week after the Townies earned an …
Two E.P. Little League diamonds will soon be illuminated EAST PROVIDENCE — Two of the city’s three main Little League Baseball locations will have lights for the first time when the first pitches are thrown to start the respective 2022 …
E.P. Council gets capital projects update as new fiscal year nears EAST PROVIDENCE — With other capital improvements expected to come on the books shortly upon the start of the new fiscal year in November, the City Council requested and received a timely …
Opinion
Letter: Don’t let ‘haters’ divide us — vote ‘yes’ to both questions

To the editor: I write to address the two questions that Portsmouth citizens will be asked to vote on next Tuesday, Nov. 2. As a sitting school committee member, I can testify that our schools are …

Letter: Question 2 worded to mislead residents — vote ‘no’

To the editor: To Portsmouth voters, vote “no” on Question 2. The yard signs that say “Save the Senior Center Vote Yes” are misleading and misrepresent the …

Letter: Questions 1 and 2 both deserve support from voters

To the editor: The voters of Portsmouth will have the opportunity to vote in a special election on or before Nov. 2. Both issues on the ballot are important to our town and its citizens and …

Letter: KMG will continue to do its part

To the editor:In response to Councilman Nate Cahoon’s Commentary in the October 14th issue of the Post, I offer these thoughts. Mr. Cahoon rightly notes that we’ve come a long way …

Letter: We should work in concert on Vets Parkway

To the editor:With the Metacomet Golf Course purchase and the unimaginable vote by the city council to change the zoning from green space to mixed use, the Veterans Memorial Parkway,originally the …

Letter: School bond makes good economic sense

To the editor: Portsmouth taxpayers have a rare opportunity this Nov. 2 to approve a bond that will accelerate much-needed deferred health and safety improvements for all of the district’s …

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