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Townies hope summer work pays off this fall

EAST PROVIDENCE — Adhering to the axiom “no rest for the weary,” the East Providence High School returning football players and coaches have been diligent about preparations for the …
Some students choose virtual school over traditional
Tracey McGee-Moreira, an educator for 34 years, points to March 13, 2020, as the day the entire landscape of education changed. It … Read More
How to keep your garden up in the middle of a drought
For backyard gardeners, mild droughts and water ban restrictions common during the summer months can be a cause for concern. Kate … Read More
Aldersbridge Communities joins East Point development
EAST PROVIDENCE — The council, at its July 19 meeting, gave the second of two mandated approvals to an ordinance authorizing a Tax … Read More
East Providence native Sears is selected in 2022 MLB Draft
City native and former East Providence High School standout Ben Sears was selected in the 14th round by the Kansas City Royals in the … Read More
Portsmouth man wins national title with URI rowing team
PORTSMOUTH — They were among 40 club members who trained six days a week, and shoveled snow, raked leaves and completed … Read More
East Bay Bike Path could be impacted by repair projects
PROVIDENCE — Parts of the East Bay Bike Path in Bristol and Riverside could be impacted by repair projects and temporarily close … Read More
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"Mickey" documentary showing at The Eisenhower House

Newport film outdoors will be showing "Mickey: The Story of a Mouse" at The Eisenhower House on Thursday, August 11. There will be food trucks on-site and live music by  Chelsea Ambrose and …

Final Barrington farmers market of season is Thursday

The Barrington Business and Community Association will host its final farmers market of the season on Thursday, Aug. 11. The event will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at St. John’s church, across …

The Fabulous Thunderbirds play in Fall River

Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River is holding a concert series, with shows every weekend in August.  The Fabulous Thunderbirds is performing on Saturday, August 13. Songs like "Tuff …
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Obituaries
Barbara Barton Barbara Gibbs Barton was born on October 12th, 1908. This week she passed peacefully at the remarkable age of 113. She was the daughter of Mabel (Collamore) and Harold Nelson Gibbs. Despite being an o
Etelvina Cordeiro Etelvina F. (Franco) Cordeiro, 97, of Andrews Court, passed away at home on August 14, 2022. She was the wife of Jose Cordeiro. Born in Aqua de Pau, São Miguel, Azores, she was the daughter of
Leonard Francis Leonard W. Francis, 75, of Bristol, RI, passed away, Sunday, August 14, 2022, at home. Born in Fall River, MA, he was the son of the late Viola (Francis) Nappi and her husband Joseph Nappi. ...
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Sports
East Providence’s continued Community Center pursuit receives federal boost EAST PROVIDENCE — Now some three decades in the conceptual stages and after a couple of false starts even after residents twice expressed their backing for it with their votes, the …
Gallery: Rumford Little League 8-10 Major Baseball Stars The Rumford Little League 8-10 Major Division club lost its first game of the District 2 All-Star tournament last week in Newport 8-4 then beat Pawtucket-Darlington at Slater Park 15-4 to set up a …
Gallery: E.P. Central-Riverside Major Baseball All-Stars The local entries into their respective District 2 Little League Baseball All-Star tournaments continued play over the last week, including the East Providence Central-Riverside Major Division squad …
Gallery: East Providence, Rumford, Riverside 9-11 Baseball All-Stars EAST PROVIDENCE — In the District 2 Little League 9-11-year-old Major Baseball Division All-Star tourney, the E.P. Central/Rumford team as well as Riverside each lost earlier and wound up …
Opinion
Letter: 'Time of Beauty' as summer carries on

I am sure you have noticed how an ordinary looking teenager suddenly changes into someone you want to look at again and again. I call it their time of beauty and that is what is happening in the Back …

Letter: What proof do I need? I know it all

I enjoy watching major league baseball games, and the Washington Nationals, the Nats, are my team. To date they’re in last place in the NL East Division with a record of 35-68 and are beginning …

Letter: Gun advocates’ claims are just myths

I read the letter “Shall not be infringed” with amusement and despair. I would like to address a few of the claims the writer made in his letter: 1. When did a …

Letter: Two observations concerning bicycle safety

As we look ahead to the fall, I have two major concerns about student safety while riding bicycles to school based on my observations this summer. 1. I have seen many young bicycle riders (and …

Letter: 'Shall not be misled' … on guns in America

I’m writing in response to a letter dated Aug. 3, entitled “Shall not be infringed.” I appreciate that the author took the time to reference some American history, specifically …

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