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Council attempts to combat derelict donation dropboxes in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — In an attempt to combat a persistent nuisance of overflowing donation boxes across the city, the council at its January 19 meeting gave the first of two necessary passages to …

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East Providence Rep. Kazarian voted House majority whip
The Rhode Island House of Representatives Democratic Caucus, at a virtual meeting Monday, Jan. 11, elected its leadership team, … Read More
East Providence Inauguration Day: 2021
EAST PROVIDENCE — The first Tuesday following the first Monday of the year was inauguration day both in city and at the State House, … Read More
Local rep. criticizes House Speaker election process
Barrington resident and local Rep. Liana Cassar called the selection process for the next House Speaker a “non-competitive, … Read More
RIDOT announces upcoming lane closures on Henderson Bridge
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation announced the following upcoming lane closures on the Henderson … Read More
E.P. school admins still expect early January return to buildings
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence School District expects a return to in-person classes on Monday, Jan, 11, as planned, … Read More
Townies prepare for start of 2021 winter season
EAST PROVIDENCE — The plan at the moment is for East Providence High School athletics to begin its 2021 winter sports season … Read More
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Stephen P. Brun, 73, East Providence Stephen P. Brun, 73, of East Providence, passed away peacefully at Hope Hospice & Palliative Care, Providence, on January 13, 2021, succumbing to complications from Covid-19 after a 25-year …
Victor F. Barclay, 91, Rumford Victor Francis Barclay, 91, of Rumford, passed away on December 27, 2020. Born October 17, 1929 in WaKeeney, Kansas, to Elmer Glen Barclay and Blanche Fredrica (Pulver) Barclay, he was the third of …
Thomas Santos, 84, East Providence Thomas (Jose) Santos, of Johnston and formerly East Providence, passed away on December 17, 2020. Born December 24, 1935, son of the late Beatrice Simmons and Joseph Santos, he was also known as …
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E.P. Council continues fact-finding mission on taking of Metacomet EAST PROVIDENCE — The City Council, during its November 24 meeting, continued its fact-finding mission on the feasibility of attempting to procure the Metacomet Golf Club through eminent …
E.G. edges E.P. for D-II girls’ soccer championship JOHNSTON — East Providence High School’s dream of completing an undefeated 2020 Division II girls’ soccer season with a title came to a crushing end as the Townies fell to East …
Gallery: EPHS girls' soccer Division II championship game JOHNSTON — East Greenwich scored the only goal in the 10-minute overtime period en route to defeating East Providence, 3-2, in the Division  II girls' soccer championship game Sunday …
East Providence reaches D-II girls' soccer championship game EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls' soccer team left it relatively late, but the top-seeded Townies will play for the league title after they defeated visiting West Warwick …
Letter: This was an attack from within

What took place at our nation’s capital last week was an attack on our country and Constitution from within. It was another 9/11 moment perpetrated not by foreign terrorist but from American …

Commentary — Senator Reed: Time to move on from a disgraced presidency

Donald Trump disgracefully invited and incited a mob to attack law enforcement and assault our democracy.  He reminded everyone why he is unfit to lead, why I voted …

Letter: Raimondo is no Rhode Island ‘Person of the Year’

To the editor: Most often to maintain our composure, we just should apply a skeptical eye to what we read in the newspapers, smile to ourselves, and move on, but occasionally the truly ludicrous …

Letter: Rental assistance is here, state legislator says

To the editor: If “2020” was a movie, I would not recommend it! Avoid it. Fast forward. It’s been harder for some to watch and experience than others.  We are all tired …

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