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Officials display vision, gather ideas for future of Watchemocket Square in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — Well over 50 residents and interested parties were in attendance at a meeting about the future of the Watchmoket Square district and the nearby waterfront hosted by the …
School bus drivers' union rep says strike is not imminent in East Providence
EAST PROVIDENCE — According the union spokesman representing the district’s school bus drivers, a strike is not in the offing, but … Read More
EPHS Sports Notes: Girls’ cagers continue search for first league victory
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls’ basketball team entered the week still in search of its first Division I … Read More
Two schools from East Providence earn awards at First LEGO event
BRISTOL — The annual Rhode Island Students of the Future First LEGO League (FLL) Rhode Island State Championship event took place at … Read More
Sen. Coyne’s bill will ban 3-D printed guns, other untraceable firearms
PROVIDENCE — As investigators grapple with what may be Rhode Island’s first murder committed with a 3-D printed gun, Sen. Cynthia … Read More
‘Bearded Bandit’ among two arrested for East Providence New Year’s Eve bank theft
EAST PROVIDENCE – East Providence Police apprehended two Rhode Island men, including one known as the infamous “Bearded Bandit” … Read More
Townies tip Raiders for holiday hoops tourney title
EAST PROVIDENCE — The host East Providence High School boys’ basketball team won the annual Harry Mutter Holiday Classic sponsored … Read More
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Obituaries
Robert R. Parker, 76, of Riverside Robert R. Parker, 76, of Riverside, passed away on December 24, 2019. He worked for the City of East Providence for 30 years before retiring as an Assistant Electrical Mechanical Supervisor. Robert …
Ralph A. Paparella, 101, East Providence Ralph A. Paparella, 101, of Wampanoag Trail in East Providence, peacefully passed away on November 24, 2019. He was the beloved husband of the late Eleanor (Verdi) Paparella and the brother of the …
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Sports
Riverside sweeps Martin in middle school hoops outings EAST PROVIDENCE — It was a double dip of hoops action between the city’s middle school teams earlier this week as the four Martin and Riverside basketball squads met each other Tuesday …
EPHS competitive cheer team preps for 2020 slate EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School 2020 winter competitive cheerleading team will be attending several invitational events leading up to the championship meet schedule at the end …
Nine Townies join Quakers for 2019-20 boys’ hockey co-operative PROVIDENCE — The puck dropped on the second season of the Moses Brown School/East Providence High School boys’ hockey co-operative recently with the Quakers opening up their 2019-20 …
Opinion
Editorial: State priorities should be schools and jobs Welcome to January, the season of rebirth, when all hope springs eternal … Something seem amiss? It is. Gov. Gina Raimondo’s State of the State address was easy to cheer. She spoke …
Arlene Violet: Can political leaders stop the madness? With the onset of the new legislative session, taxpayers are gritting their teeth to see what fiscal ignominies will be piled onto their backs. One thing is for certain. The governor is out of …
Editorial: A definitive decade in East Providence To say that the last 10 years in East Providence were  eventful ones would be quite the understatement, considering the numerous noteworthy events that took place here from 2010 to 2019. It was …
Legal Notices
East Providence Legal Notices – Jan. 2, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Jan. 2 East Providence Post.
East Providence Legal Notices – Dec. 26, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Dec. 26 East Providence Post.

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