New EPHS committee talks signs, status of clock tower

EAST PROVIDENCE — With the main components now over 60 percent complete, the new East Providence High School Building Committee was updated at its Monday, April 12, on the continued progress of …
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Owners, commission celebrate successes at Phillipsdale Landing in East Providence
EAST PROVIDENCE — After both parties admittedly said they took a risk in joining forces over five years ago, the owners of the … Read More
Warren murder suspect sues health care providers
A Warren man accused of murdering his former chiropractor more than three years ago has filed a civil suit against two health care … Read More
Nathan Bruno and Jason Flatt Act passed by R.I. Senate
PROVIDENCE — The State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Sen.  James A. Seveney (D-Dist. 11, Portsmouth, Bristol, … Read More
Sports
EPHS Unified Volleyball team returns to action
EAST PROVIDENCE — The special “Fall 2” season sponsored by the Rhode Island Interscholastic League in response to … Read More
Cumberland clips E.P. in Townies’ only football home game
EAST PROVIDENCE — It was an almost…almost perfect return to their home grounds for the members of the East Providence High School … Read More
LaSalle races past E.P. in football opener
PROVIDENCE — The LaSalle Academy football team, somewhat unsurprisingly, had little trouble dispatching visiting East Providence in … Read More
Opinion
Editorial: ‘Tax the rich!’

When state governments need money, they often focus on familiar targets: personal sins (drinking, smoking and gambling), fossil fuels and the rich. In the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing …

Commentary: Hiking personal income taxes is ill-timed and short-sighted

Letter: Discussion on virus is overlooking the public interest

Editorial: COVID, spring football and history

Commentary: East Providence is in position to be key area wind power industry stakeholder

Obituaries
Joao Oliveira, 89, formerly of East Providence Joao “John” Oliveira, 89, of Davenport, Florida, passed away on April 3, 2021. He was born on April 13, 1931 in Brava, Cape Verde and moved to the United States in 1964 settling in East …
Edward C. Foster Jr., 92, Riverside Edward C. Foster Jr., 92, formerly of Riverside, died peacefully on March 17, 2021. He was the beloved husband of the late Joyce (Possner) Foster. Born in Providence, the son of the late Edward …

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