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Westbound traffic flows improve, east side stalls with lane changes

PROVIDENCE — There's more than a hint of irony in the updated traffic figures for the Washington Bridge provided by state officials last week after they were forced to make dramatic alterations …
Post 10 Seniors sweep Pawtucket for first two wins of 2024 season
It's been an admittedly unsatisfying start to the 2024 Rhode Island American Baseball League season for the Riverside Post 10 Senior … Read More
Bridge counselors coyly answer questions about their investigation
PROVIDENCE — It's likely the general public will not get all of the information it would expect and want to know about the … Read More
Stresses, strains associated with bridge project likely led to lack of bids
PROVIDENCE — The stresses and strains associated with such a significant and scrutinized project are what state officials believe to … Read More
East Providence Police identify deceased kayakers
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police and Fire Departments have identified the two male kayakers found dead Friday, July 5, … Read More
UPDATED: East Providence public safety officials recover bodies of missing kayakers
City public safety personnel were searching for two apparently missing kayakers in the Omega Pond after receiving calls early Friday … Read More
Rumford 10U Baseball Stars reach District 2 final
The lone city entry into the District 2 Little League Major Baseball 10U Division All-Star event from Rumford has raced through the … Read More
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Crescent Park Carousel Summerfest 2023

Carnival at the Carousel

EAST PROVIDENCE — Riverside quite literally takes center stage on the city's community calendar in the coming days and weeks, beginning this weekend with the inaugural Crescent Park Carousel …

Fourth at Pierce 'fires' on July 3

The annual East Providence Independence Day Celebration, conducted by the Recreation Department, takes place Monday July 3, at Pierce Memorial Stadium on Mercer Street. Gates open at 6 p.m. A …

Endangered species: Saltmarshes — and what to do about it

The Barrington Land Conservation Trust kicks off its 2023 Land Trust Learning Series on Monday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. with a presentation on saltmarsh degradation by Mark Bertness at the Barrington …
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Obituaries
Robert Camara Tiverton Resident & Veteran |Robert Anthony Camara, 85, of Tiverton, Rhode Island, passed away on July 1, 2024 surrounded by his family. He was the devoted husband of fifty-two years to Leah (Rousseau
Jeongeun Kang JEONGEUN KANG, 48, of New York City, died on Saturday, July 6th. She passed away at home with family by her side after being diagnosed with cancer in early 2022. A former resident of Bristol, Gra
James McCartney Beloved father, grandfather, and great grandfather, James Robert McCartney departed this world on June 27,2024 surrounded by his children. A celebration of life and burial with his beloved Lois will b
Sports
Rumford, EP Central sides win Silva All-Star Tourney games One city-based side got its Ron Silva/Little League District 2 Minor Baseball Division tourney run going, while another got its first win of the event as play resumed Tuesday night, July 9, following …
Post 10 Juniors pop South Kingstown, win fifth in a row The Riverside Post 10 Junior Division squad, sponsored by the ATC (Athletes Turn Champion) Training Facility, returned to Rhode Island American Legion Baseball League action after the July Fourth …
City-wide Minor Softball Stars fall out of District 2 Tourney Monday, July 1, the city-wide East Providence Central/Riverside/Rumford Minor Softball Stars played host to Middletown at Pierce Field in an opening round contest, which was won by the visitors …
City sides start Silva Minor Baseball All-Star tourney Over the weekend, the Ron Silva Minor Baseball Division District 2 Little League All-Star tourney, named in honor of the long-time Riverside and district contributor, began with one of the two local …
Opinion
Letter: Being offered worst possible choices needs to end

To the editor: If we continue to be the leading nation of the world, then certainly our politicians are the most powerful people in civil discourse.   Then how is it one party kowtows …

Letter: The Biden ‘catastrophe’: new jobs, low unemployment

To the editor: Nikki Haley has called Trump, among other things, “unhinged,” but has said she will support him because Biden has been a “catastrophe.” Friday, it was …

Letter: We need more funding for child care programs

To the editor: As a small business owner running a pediatric occupational therapy institute in Rhode Island, I know that the struggle to find affordable, convenient child care is a daily reality …

Letter: Attention food enthusiasts and community members

Are you looking for a way to give back and contribute? Look no further than the "Condiment Caring Drive" in support of the East Bay Food Pantry.

Letter: If you don’t trust ballot box, be a poll worker

To the editor: The upcoming election is all about “saving democracy,” either from government overreach by Democrats or authoritarian Republicans. I’ve been thinking a lot about …

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Mike Rego has worked at East Bay Newspapers since 2001, helping the company launch The Westport Shorelines. He soon after became a Sports Editor, spending the next 10-plus years in that role before taking over as editor of The East Providence Post in February of 2012. To contact Mike about The Post or to submit information, suggest story ideas or photo opportunities, etc. in East Providence, email mrego@eastbaymediagroup.com.