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RIDOT announces street closures around Henderson Bridge project

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has announced it fully close Waterfront Drive Sunday-Tuesday nights, April 18-20, and intermittently close Massasoit Avenue …

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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
Regional vaccination pod soon will shift locations in East Providence, increase volume
EAST PROVIDENCE — The new East Bay regional vaccination site located in East Providence has started with modest aspirations, but … Read More
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 … Read More
Senate Judiciary approves nomination of Matos for lieutenant governor
PROVIDENCE — The Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Sen. Cynthia A. Coyne (D-Dist. 32, Barrington, Bristol, East Providence), … Read More
State announces East Providence as East Bay regional vaccination site
EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence has been charged to be one of three newly created regional COVID-19 vaccination pods, which will … Read More
Body of missing East Providence man washes ashore
EAST PROVIDENCE — The body of a city man reported missing for over a month washed ashore at the East Providence waterfront Tuesday … Read More
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Obituaries
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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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 the COVID-19 pandemic not only marked the offering of truncated …
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 football program, who were gracing the Pierce Memorial …
LaSalle races past E.P. in football opener PROVIDENCE — The LaSalle Academy football team, somewhat unsurprisingly, had little trouble dispatching visiting East Providence in the 2021 Division I season-opening contest between the sides …
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 Rhode Island Interscholastic League, the 2020-21 term high …
Opinion
Letter: Why I decided to get a firearm

To the editor: Several years ago, it occurred to me that I wanted to take greater responsibility for my safety and that of my family. I am a daughter, sister, mother, and a registered nurse. As a …

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 …

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