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EAST PROVIDENCE — Leading a cast of speakers who included the governor, the general treasurer and the state’s commissioner of education, Superintendent Kathryn Crowley guided attendees …

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E.P. Council gets capital projects update as new fiscal year nears
EAST PROVIDENCE — With other capital improvements expected to come on the books shortly upon the start of the new fiscal year in … Read More
E.P. Council extends order, including mask mandate in municipal buildings
EAST PROVIDENCE  — East Providence’s mask wearing mandate in municipal buildings will remain in effect through at least the … Read More
Committee reviews old, new aspects of EPHS project
EAST PROVIDENCE — The $189.5 million new East Providence High School project as a whole has surpassed the 85 percent complete mark … Read More
Committee backs increases to sub teacher pay in East Providence
EAST PROVIDENCE — Responding to a chronic lack of substitute teachers in the district, the School Committee at its October 12 … Read More
East Bay Regional Coalition receives mental health grant
The East Bay Regional Coalition recently received a five-year grant totaling $625,000 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health … Read More
Central Falls defeats E.P. late in boys' soccer
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Division I outing at home Saturday afternoon, Oct. 9, to close last week for the East Providence High School … Read More
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Barbara Ripa, 89, Portsmouth Barbara Ripa, 89, passed away at home in Portsmouth surrounded by her family on Oct. 10, 2021. Born Barbara Anne Henry in Newport, R.I. to Katherine (Maher) and Robert Henry, she was the oldest of …
Christopher E. Larkosh, 56, East Providence Christopher E. Larkosh, a full professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and an internationally renowned lecturer, died unexpectedly at his home in East Providence on Christmas Eve 2020. …
Loretta M. Picanco Cardoza, 82, Riverside Loretta M. (Miranda) Picanco Cardoza, 82, of Riverside, RI, passed away, Monday, September 27, 2021, at Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI. She was the wife of Albert John Cardoza Sr. Born in …
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Townies top ‘Bolts in meeting of winless D-I football sides CRANSTON — It was a long time in the making, but the East Providence High School football team and second-year head coach Jon Stringfellow finally earned their first win in nearly two seasons …
EPHS punches boys’ soccer playoff ticket EAST PROVIDENCE  — The East Providence High School boys’ soccer team punched its ticket into the upcoming 2021 Division I state championship last week after the Townies earned an …
R.I. Aquatics Hall inducts five with local ties The Rhode Island Aquatic Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2021 inductees, nearly all of the new honorees having local ties: Jeff Allen, David Collins, Tony Fonseca, Jeff Miksis and Ryan …
Cumberland keeps E.P. winless in Division I football CUMBERLAND - The run game duo of senior Cam Pedro and junior Jo’el Baker proved to be the key for Cumberland High School Friday night, Oct. 15, as the host Clippers defeated East Providence, …
Letter: KMG will continue to do its part

To the editor:In response to Councilman Nate Cahoon’s Commentary in the October 14th issue of the Post, I offer these thoughts. Mr. Cahoon rightly notes that we’ve come a long way …

Letter: We should work in concert on Vets Parkway

To the editor:With the Metacomet Golf Course purchase and the unimaginable vote by the city council to change the zoning from green space to mixed use, the Veterans Memorial Parkway,originally the …

Letter: Sights of summer cling as autumn arrives

Even though we know the days are getting shorter, we can imagine it is still summer when we see roses and our annuals and pretend not to see those poor clipped chrysanthemums. I had …

Letter: Arlene Violet — A hard act to follow

To the editor:The very first thing I would do when the Sakonnet Times arrived was to go to Arlene Violet's column. If there was not one in that edition I felt cheated, something very important was …

Letter: The retirement generation deserves better than this

There is one group of Americans we have not heard much from or much about during the past year and a half. That group comprises seniors who are not in nursing homes, who are healthy and productive, …

Letter: Editorial on mask wearing for children had it right

I usually read East Bay Newspapers’ editorials. Sometimes I agree; sometimes I don’t. But I have never found myself so totally pleased or displeased with an editorial position …

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