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East Providence awaits details on American Rescue Plan Act funds

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence will get a portion of the $1.78 billion earmarked for Rhode Island through the American Rescue Plan Act recently passed by Congress and signed into law by …

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East Bay Bike Path bridge work facing more delays
People waiting for the East Bay Bike Path bridges to be replaced will need to wait longer — maybe a lot longer. During a radio … 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
South Quay site in E.P. could be home to new offshore wind port
EAST PROVIDENCE — The long dormant shoreline parcel in city known as the South Quay or South Key to some may soon become a key … 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
Snowy Owl spotted on Spar Island
Bird lovers have been known to go to great lengths to catch a glimpse of snowy owls, which visit this part of the country in the … Read More
EPHS begins abbreviated football season
EAST PROVIDENCE — Delayed six months due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic health and safety measures implemented by the state and the … Read More
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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 …
Margaret Florence Adams, 90, Riverside Margaret Florence (Ingram) Adams, 90, of Newton, Massachusetts died peacefully on February 21 from complications following a fall. Known as Florence, she was a lover of music and jazz radio. She was …
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Sports
EPHS girls' spikers eagerly return to the court EAST PROVIDENCE — Like so many of their fellow athletes, the members of the East Providence High School girls’ volleyball program are simply pleased to have an opportunity to return to …
EPHS boys’ swimmers win D-III title EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys’ swimming team completed a perfect season Saturday, March 6, defeating Cranston East, 48-42, to capture the 2021 Division III …
Mt. Hope-East Providence hockey defeats Coventry in overtime WEST WARWICK — Nate Marshall’s power play goal late in overtime lifted the Mt. Hope-East Providence High School hockey co-op to a 4-3 victory over Coventry at the West Warwick rink …
Rhode Island Hockey Hall of Fame announces Class of 2021 inductees PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Hockey Hall of Fame has announced the names of four local greats voted into its Class of 2021, including one with East Providence ties the legendary Rhode Island …
Opinion
Letter: Discussion on virus is overlooking the public interest

To the editor: John Adams was one of the foremost of the American patriots wanting to break from England. However, to his great credit, when the British soldiers in the “Boston …

Letter: East Providence Comprehensive Plan should consider children

To the editor:As you may have heard by now — the City is undergoing planning process to draft its new “Comprehensive Plan.” A city’s “Comprehensive Plan” is the …

Letter: Keep selling guns, just don’t sell the bullets

As well illustrated by Senior Chief Salesi’s letter of last week (“The 11th Commandment?”), neither the Church or the Constitution conveys a “God given right” to bear …

Letter: Legalizing pot would minimize efforts of many

To the editor: We have so many people in this community that work tirelessly to teach our youth about the harmful effects of drugs. They include teachers, guidance counselors, police officers, …

Letter: Marijuana legalization is 'legislative malpractice'

To the editor: Legalizing recreational marijuana (RM) is now on the plate of our governor and legislature. The projection is that in as little as a year RM will be in our state, and in a …

Letter: 400 years later, Pokanokets stand for recognition

To the editor: Thursday, April 1 is the 400th anniversary of the signing of a treaty between the Pokanoket Massasoit Ousamequin and Plymouth Colony Governor John Carver. Their initial meeting …

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