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EAST PROVIDENCE — Offshore wind legislation approved by the General Assembly during its recently completed 2022 session and signed into law by Gov. Dan McKee should soon be a boon to the … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Superintendent of Schools Dr. Sandra Forand made her first draft budget presentation to the full School Committee at the body’s July meeting, the new top administrator … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Forty editions now spread over five decades, the annual East Providence Heritage Days Festival took place over three days last weekend, July 29-31, on and around the grounds … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The council, at its July 19 meeting, gave the second of two mandated approvals to an ordinance authorizing a Tax Incremental Financing agreement, a “TIF,” between … more
The Tiverton softball all-stars beat Massachusetts-Canton 9-4 to split their two games over the weekend in the 12U softball regional tournament in Bristol, CT, on Sunday. Tiverton loss 12-1 to … more
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced Thursday afternoon, July 21, the lifting of the safety warning at the Turner … more
The Rumford Little League 8-10 Major Division club lost its first game of the District 2 All-Star tournament last week in Newport 8-4 then beat Pawtucket-Darlington at Slater Park 15-4 to set up a … more
The local entries into their respective District 2 Little League Baseball All-Star tournaments continued play over the last week, including the East Providence Central-Riverside Major Division squad … more
City native and former East Providence High School standout Ben Sears was selected in the 14th round by the Kansas City Royals in the 2022 Major League Baseball draft last week held as part of … more
PROVIDENCE — Parts of the East Bay Bike Path in Bristol and Riverside could be impacted by repair projects and temporarily close the week of July 18-22 , according to the Rhode Island … more
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