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Candidates declare for 2022 East Providence elections

EAST PROVIDENCE — The following is the list of candidates to officially file their declaratory papers to run for office either at the September Primary Election or the November General …
State leaders talk slushies, mimosas, taxes and regulations
Rhode Island’s (now) Commerce Secretary and Lieutenant Governor meet with business leaders in Warren. Read More
Small business owner vying for District 66 seat
Barrington resident Mark Tracy recently declared his candidacy for State Representative in District 66. “As a father of two … Read More
Barrington Appropriations member running for RI Senate seat
Barrington resident Susannah Holloway, the vice chair of the Barrington Committee on Appropriations, announced last week that she is … Read More
Barrington Democratic Town Committee chair running for District 32 seat
Barrington Democratic Town Committee Chair Pam Lauria announced last week that she will be running for the District 32 seat in the RI … Read More
Barrington resident running for District 66 seat
Barrington resident Jennifer Boylan announced last week that she plans to be a candidate for the Rhode Island House District 66 … Read More
Menante is magnificent in defense of his Northeast Amateur title
EAST PROVIDENCE — Mother Nature had nothing on reigning Northeast Amateur Invitational champion Dylan Menante as he completed a … Read More
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Fireworks will light up the East Bay sky this holiday weekend

There are four planned fireworks shows taking place this Sunday and Monday, July 3 and 4, in the East Bay region. Bristol The Bristol Fourth of July Fireworks Display is scheduled for Sunday, …

Fifteen Little Compton farms open to public Saturday

The Little Compton Historical Society will hold a free town-wide, self-guided tour of Little Compton farms and agricultural businesses this coming Saturday, Oct. 2. The farms will offer a behind the …

Greater Providence YMCA names Mahoney new Newman director

SEEKONK — Michael Mahoney was recently named as the new Executive Director of the Newman and Bayside YMCA branches, serving East Providence/Seekonk and Barrington. Steven O'Donnell, Chief …
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Jerome Squatrito Our beloved Jerome A. Squatrito, 79, passed away at Rhode Island Hospital on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. He was the loving husband and high school sweetheart of Elaine (DaPonte) Squatrito for 56 years bef
Anne Rocha Anne P. (McDonnell) Rocha 79, of Little Compton, RI passed away peacefully at home on June 29th, 2022, surrounded by her family. She was the Loving wife of the late James J. Rocha. Born in C
Adeline Calitri 91, of Barrington passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2022. She was the beloved wife of the late Freddy Calitri. Addie was born in Great Falls, Montana, a daughter of the late Fiorino and Lillian (Taba
Aging Adults - Incorporate These Five Habits to Live Your Best Life

Yes, you can change.  Creating healthy habits can be done at any age. And while adopting the 5 habits listed below won’t make you look like a 20 year old (unless your actually 20) – …

Post 10 Seniors start 2022 Legion Baseball slate EAST PROVIDENCE — The ATC (Athletes Turn Champion) Training Facility/Riverside Post 10 Senior Division club opened up its 2022 Rhode Island American Legion Baseball League season last week a …
New EPHS project approaches three-year anniversary, final turn-over date EAST PROVIDENCE — The new East Providence High School project, now just about three years in the making, is moving ever so closer to full completion as the official turn-over date approaches …
Long-awaited parking improvement plan at Riverside Rec passes EAST PROVIDENCE — Long-awaited and much-anticipated projects to renovate the Riverside Recreation Complex off Willett Avenue are ever closer to being accomplished after the City Council took a …
Townies tumble out of D-II boys' volleyball playoffs in semis EAST PROVIDENCE — The 2022 season for the East Providence High School boys’ volleyball team somewhat surprisingly came to a quick conclusion Wednesday night, June 8, with a 3-0 loss to …
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 …

Rhode Island must address PFAS

By Reps. Terri Cortvriend and June Speakman They are in the coating of your nonstick frying pan. The wrapper of your favorite burger. The stain-resistant upholstery of your couch, and even the …

Letter: Little martyrs, over and over again

The priests, sheriffs, and politicians all gathered in prayer Practiced in the art of condolence, assuring survivors they care  Goodbye to the children, …

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