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Gov. declares 'disaster emergency,' closes roads as blizzard approaches

With heavy snow and high winds expected to create blizzard conditions and treacherous driving on Rhode Island roads tomorrow, Gov. Dan McKee has issued an executive order setting in place two types …
EPHS outlasts Sanchez in meeting of Division II girls' hoops unbeatens
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School and Juanita Sanchez girls’ basketball teams played an outing befitting of two … Read More
Weather, pandemic slow down EPHS swimmers
EAST PROVIDENCE  — It’s been slow going for the East Providence High School swim teams at the start of their respective 2021-22 … Read More
Mt. Hope Bridge re-opens to traffic
BRISTOL/PORTSMOUTH — The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) has reopened the Mount Hope Bridge and lifted travel … Read More
RITBA closes Mt. Hope Bridge due to high winds
PORTSMOUTH/BRISTOL — The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) has closed the Mount Hope Bridge due to high winds, … Read More
Little Compton whale dissected, will be buried
Biologists from Mystic Aquarium spent much of Thursday dissecting the young female humpback whale that washed up at Church Cove and … Read More
Poll: Poll: Do you agree with updated COVID protocols for schools?
Do you think that schools moving to a 5-day quarantine and a "monitor to stay" approach in regards to COVID is a smart move, or a … Read More
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Obituaries
Steven Michael Nemec, 67, Portsmouth Steven Michael Nemec, 67, died unexpectedly at Newport Hospital on Jan. 21, 2022. He was born on Feb. 16, 1954, in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Francis J. and Harriet Dione (Mobley) …
Robert LaChance Jr., 76, Riverside Robert (Rob) LaChance Jr. left this world peacefully at the age of 76 on January 24, 2022 at home in Riverside with his wife at his side. Rob, an advertising agency and production company owner and …
Dorothy A. Faria, 86, East Providence Dorothy A. Faria, 86, of East Providence, passed away on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. She was the wife of the late Anthony T. Faria.Born in Providence, R.I., she was the daughter of the late Charles and …
Sports
Duals done, EPHS tracksters prep for championship meets EAST PROVIDENCE —  The East Providence High School indoor track and field teams completed their respective 2021-22 regular season dual meet schedules over the last week as the Townies …
Gallery: East Providence/Rogers gymnasts vie in regular season quad meets NEWPORT/EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rogers/East Providence High School co-operative gymnastics team had a busy and productive few days last weekend, going 2-1 in back-to-back regular season quad …
EPHS boys' hoopsters split two league games, boys' indoor tracksters end dual meet slate EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys’ basketball team let a 12-point second half lead slip away to Cumberland earlier this week in a Division I contest, the host …
Townies topple Hendricken in Division I boys’ hoops EAST PROVIDENCE — Trailing for most of three quarters, including a 10-point deficit at halftime, the East Providence High School boys’ basketball team rallied in the second half to defeat …
Opinion
Letter: A Democracy requires an open mind, even about abortion

To the editor: I have to wonder if Jack and Rita Parquette, authors of the Jan. 13 letter “Only those who support abortions should pay for them” have ever spent a year in …

Letter: Do not use my taxes to further the abortion agenda

To the editor: Last week I was pleased to read Jean Ernster's letter citing the evils of abortion and our dismal legislative record on it in RI. Good for her for having the courage to speak …

Letter: Wearing a mask is contributing to the greater good

To the editor: It’s been a few weeks since you published a story called “Parents vs. The State.” I responded to the writer directly in my shock at this kind of attention being …

Letter: Only those who support abortions should pay for them

To the editor: A modest proposal. In this most intractable debate, a letter to last week’s Sakonnet Times drew my interest. Jean Ernster of Barrington made a most intriguing proposal to …

Letter: Bill forces citizens to fund abortion-on-demand

To the editor: I apologize for bringing up this divisive topic. I strongly oppose House Bill 5787, the “Equality in Abortion Coverage” Act, which is being promoted by our elected State …

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