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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 was, to her way of thinking, the true start of the pandemic, when …
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
Busy Hunts Mills Bridge in East Providence will soon close for reconstruction
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has announced the official date for the temporary closure of the … Read More
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Free concerts at King Park: Swinglane Orchestra

King Park in Newport will be holding free concerts every Sunday through August 29 from 3:00-6:00 p.m., as a part of NIMFest. The whole family is welcome, including pets. This Sunday, August 14, …

Whitehorne Museum celebrates makers past and present

Take part in an afternoon of crafts and hands-on activities at the Whitehorne House Museum on August 13. The museum will be hosting local creators, including the Timber Framers Guild, Newport Sea …

Showing of "The Princess" at The Elms

Newport film outdoors will be showing "The Princess" at The Elms on Thursday, August 4. There will be food trucks from Hometown Poke, Wally's Wieners and Sprout and Lentil and live music by La …
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Obituaries
Raymond Simone Simone, Raymond J., 84, of Briarfield Road, Barrington, died peacefully on August 9, 2022 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Barbara Ann (Morrill) Simone. Born in
Joseph Travers Jr. Joseph Edward Travers, Jr, 50, of Warwick, RI, passed away peacefully on July 29, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Fall River, MA on October 3, 1971. Joseph (Jay) graduated from
Susan Zahn Susan Elisa Zahn, 74, of Warren, RI, passed away, Sunday, August 7, 2022, at Hope Health Hospice, Providence, RI. Born in New London, CT, she was the daughter of the late Henry J. and Helen (Lomb
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Sports
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 …
Rumford Minor Stars reach Silva tourney championship round EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rumford Little League squad in the District 2 Ron Silva Minor Baseball Division All-Star event reached the winners’ bracket final against Bristol where they won by a …
Opinion
Letter: Worried for the republic? Lighten up and get to work

To the editor: Not so long ago, being teased (bullying was always wrong) was just part of growing up.  And being needled was just part of being a public figure. Teasing and needling once …

Letter: Mike Pence: hero or opportunist?

To the editor: Only once has Mike Pence stood up to Donald Trump and that was a political calculation rather than a courageous response. Pence’s silence during the Trump presidency, and …

Letter: An open letter to Ted Cruz of Texas

Thanks to you, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, we have the solution to school safety.  One single entrance with an armed guard at his/her post. Well, by golly, this idea requires a closer …

Letter: Courage comes by making change, not slinging an AR-15

Special kudos to Republican senators! They have instilled courage into every student in America. You see, as astute people know, there is no courage without vulnerability. And because the GOP is so …

Letter: Pass bill that bans sale of new fur products

To the editor: This is a plea to Rhode Island state senators to take quick action in passing S2646, the bill to ban the sale of new fur products throughout the state.  This bill prohibits …

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