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East Providence readies new red light camera speed control program

EAST PROVIDENCE — Motorists be on alert, the city is near ready to implement its speed zone/red light cameras as a means of heightened traffic control on some of East Providence’s busiest …

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EPHS nine gets back to business
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School baseball team, returning to the diamond for the first time in over two years … Read More
East Providence Council declines to proceed with eminent domain taking of Metacomet property
EAST PROVIDENCE — The City Council, at a special session on the matter held Thursday evening, April 29, near unanimously voted … Read More
Urban buyers have been moving out to the 'country'
It’s been just over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, shaking up lives around the globe. One phenomenon now becoming a … Read More
East Providence Council plans special session on Metacomet appraisal
EAST PROVIDENCE — The City Council will convene Thursday evening, April 29, in the City Hall chamber for a special session … Read More
Photo Gallery: New East Providence High School
EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Post and staff photographer Rich Dionne recently ventured to the new East Providence … Read More
School Committee moves new contract for East Providence teachers
EAST PROVIDENCE — At a brief special session held Tuesday night, April 20, the School Committee gave its approval to a renegotiated … Read More
East Bay Social
Pamela M. Clayton, 78, Portsmouth Pamela M. Claytor, 78, of Portsmouth, RI, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 15, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.  Born in Providence on Nov. 4, 1942, Pamela was the eldest …
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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EPHS opens 2021 season with win over Rogers NEWPORT — The East Providence High School golf team, which saw its initial outing against Barrington last week postponed due to inclement weather, teed off its 2021 Eastern Division regular …
Final year of East Providence's current street repaving effort begins EAST PROVIDENCE — The third and final year of East Providence’s current $12 million street repaving plan started in recent days, the City Council heard at its meeting Tuesday night, April …
Marshall pitches latest Metacomet redevelopment plan to East Providence City Council EAST PROVIDENCE — Eight months after its initial plan was rebuffed and three months after the City Council began considering an eminent domain taking of the land, Marshall Properties LLC …
Townies tee up 2021 golf season EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School golf team is the first of the usual spring sports to return to action in 2021 after last year’s entire slate of competition was …
Letter: Extend ‘Disability’ benefits to Rhode Island’s veterans

Gov. Dan McKee, congratulations on assuming the governor’s position. I’m looking forward to you doing the best for the citizens of Rhode Island. An issue that I have been advocating for …

Letter: DOT needs to repair bike path bridges immediately

Experienced and inexperienced bicyclists are all welcome on the East Bay Bike Path. It is one of Rhode Island’s popular calling cards for tourism. The two bicycle bridges in Warren and …

Letter: City can afford to buy Metacomet

To the editor: I read the above-mentioned editorial (“Metacomet meanderings,” The Post, April 22, 2021) and your comments regarding the Metacomet property. We all have  our own …

Letter: Electeds should recall they represent residents, not developer

To the editor: A front-page article in last week’s Post outlines Marshall’s new proposal for Metacomet. There’s also an editorial that pretty much leaves for dead Metacomet (as …

Letter: We need to solve the Metacomet situation as friends, neighbors

To the editor: While I wasn’t born here in East Providence, or Rhode Island for that matter , I have been here over 40 years and think I have earned the Townie title by now. I have loved …

Letter: Metacomet should be preserved as open space

To the editor:This letter is in response to the letter (“City should say no to eminent domain,” printed in the March 4, 2021 edition of The Post) by a group of people re: Eminent Domain …

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