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Warming centers open in East Providence to combat severe cold

EAST PROVIDENCE — With wind chills expected to take temperatures well below zero throughout the area over the next 24 hours, East Providence has announced three warming centers in the city will …
Eagles edge East Providence in dynamic D-I boys' basketball contest
BARRINGTON — Matt Raffa’s spinning jumper five feet from the cup with two seconds left was the winning bucket as Barrington High … Read More
Freshmen state reps Dawson, Boylan receive committee assignments
PROVIDENCE — East Providence’s two freshmen state representatives received their committee assignments from Speaker of the House … Read More
Infrastructure Bank awards $300,000 in grant monies to East Providence
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank board recently voted to award a total of $2.5 million in Municipal … Read More
Townies throttle Knights in key Division I boys' hoops clash
EAST PROVIDENCE — Most everything about East Providence High School’s performance Tuesday evening, Jan. 31, was impressive as the … Read More
Portsmouth High girls are tops in 4-team gymnastics meet
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School gymnastics team continued its impressive season by winning a four-team meet at Strive … Read More
Phillip repeats as East Providence’s ‘Poetry Out Loud’ winner
EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence High School students participated in the fourth edition of the district’s “Poetry … Read More
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East Providence prepares annual Veterans Day ceremony

EAST PROVIDENCE — The annual East Providence Veterans Day service takes place on Friday, Nov. 11, at the Sqantum Woods Memorial Park of Vets Memorial Parkway at 11 a.m. All service …

LiveNation breaks ground on new waterfront concert venue in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — City and state officials joined one of the region’s most noted entertainment luminaries some two weeks ago to announce plans to construct a permanent outdoor concert …

Annual MADD walk honors memory of city resident Gomes

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island chapter of MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, plans its annual “Walk Like MADD” fundraising event for Saturday, Oct. 15, at Pierce Memorial …
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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) – …

Joan DeBella Joan (Knox) DeBella, of Mansfield CT, beloved wife of Donald J. DeBella, passed away on January 30, 2023, surrounded by family. She was born in Providence, RI on May 19, 1938, daughter of the late Rob
RoseMarie Smith RoseMarie Smith died peacefully on February 1st, 2023 surrounded by family at the Sullivan County nursing Home in Unity, NH. She was 78. She was born on March 12, 1944 to Rose Mildred Ballou Smith &
James Durkin 59, formerly of Barrington, died unexpectedly on Friday January 27, 2023 in Studio City, CA. Born in Schenectady, NY, a son of William T. Durkin of Barrington and the late Anne M. (Deakin) Durkin,
Townies split swim meets with neighboring PCD/St. Raphael co-op EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School and St. Raphael/Providence Country Day co-op swims teams engaged in a couple of spirited Division IV meets Wednesday night, Feb. 1, at the Boys …
Moniz wins again on latest EPHS wrestling team road trip EAST PROVIDENCE — The latest non-league excursion for the East Providence High School wrestling team took the squad to Southington, Conn., where the Townies competed in the 2023 Connecticut …
Townies trounce Kilties for Division I boys' hoops win PROVIDENCE — Never in doubt after a late first quarter spurt, the East Providence High School boys’ basketball team easily dispatched Mt. Pleasant by the final score of 78-51 Friday …
East Providence's Phillip wins twice at Sullivan girls' indoor championship meet PROVIDENCE — East Providence High School super sophomore Nazarae Phillip led city-based sides in the girls’ Sullivan Division indoor track and field championship meet held Tuesday, Jan. …
Letter: Have we forgotten to listen to our nation's noble truths?

A retiring Episcopal priest moved to a city where a younger friend led another congregation.  He told his friend that every Sunday he would sit in a back pew reading the newspaper, …

Letter: Forbes Street exit/entrance needs a new review

To the editor:Why do residents and visitors using Forbes St. to enter the East Shore Expressway and go westerly have to travel into Barrington miles away to turn around?One, poor engineering, two, no …

Letter: Speaker McCarthy is ‘Joe Hardy’

To the editor:There has been much speculation on what concessions were made by Rep. Kevin McCarthy to the holdouts preventing his becoming house speaker.Based on the strong moral fortitude and …

Letter: Traffic cameras are just another way to make money

To the editor:Red light cameras, speed zone cameras…Why doesn’t the city just put cameras throughout the whole city?They just keep adding more and more.Do they really have to on nine …

Commentary: Study land routes for massive Mayflower Wind cables

Editor’s note: This letter was sent to the chief officer of the Environment Branch for Renewable Energy at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in Sterling, Va. It was titled: “An open …

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