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Gallery: Bridgepointe 'Back-to-School' Fair

EAST PROVIDENCE — The city-based Bridgepointe Christian Church held what is its annual "Back-to-School" Fair Saturday morning, Aug. 17, at Martin Middle School. East Providence Post and …
Fifth annual ‘The Looff: East Providence Arts Festival’ approaches in East Providence
EAST PROVIDENCE — The momentous fifth annual edition of “The Looff: East Providence Arts Festival,” sponsored by the East … Read More
Committee approves revised Fiscal Year 19-20 East Providence school budget plan
EAST PROVIDENCE — The School Committee held the third in a series of budget workshops Tuesday night, Aug. 6, where it listened to … Read More
East Providence's Rebello defends CES MMA heavyweight title
LINCOLN — A year removed from his last fight, East Providence's Greg Rebello (25-9) defended his title as the promotion’s … Read More
Riverside Minors Stars win Silva district baseball title
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Riverside Little League Minor Baseball Division All-Star team completed an undefeated run to the District … Read More
EPPD Vice Unit seizes guns, cocaine, cash in recent bust
EAST PROVIDENCE — As a result of a months-long investigation into the illegal activities of a city man, the East Providence Police … Read More
Bike Path at Franklin Street in Warren to be shut down temporarily
EAST BAY – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising the public that a project to remove a downed … Read More
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Obituaries
Nathaniel Gonsalves, 82, Riverside Nathaniel “Nat” Gonsalves, 82, of Orlando, Florida, formerly of Circuit Drive, Riverside, passed away on May 8, 2019 in Orlando. Born in Onset, Mass., to Nathaniel and Margaret Gonsalves, he …
George H. Landry Jr., 91, Riverside George H. Landry Jr. 91 of East Providence, died Monday June 10, 2019 at home. He was the husband of Gail (Emerson) Landry, for over 52 years.George was born in Gloucester, Mass., a son of the late …
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Sports
Gallery: East Providence's Peixoto wins CES Boxing debut LINCOLN — East Providence's Elijah Peixoto won the second fight of his fledgling boxing career Friday night, Aug. 9, making his debut with the locally-based CES promotion on its card at Twin River …
East Providence fighter makes promotion debut August 9 LINCOLN — East Providence fighter Elijah Peixoto makes his debut with the promotion Friday night, Aug. 9, at Twin River Casino on the CES Boxing card scheduled for the evening. Peixoto, who …
Post 10’s season ends in Junior Legion baseball quarterfinals EAST PROVIDENCE — Riverside Post 10’s stay in the Rhode Island Junior American Legion Baseball League state tournament ended after the locals went down in a two-game sweep to eventual runner-up …
Opinion
Editorial: Fifty-five years and counting We were remiss, and considering the current state of our politics and our societal ills it was a glaring omission, in not recognizing the 55th anniversary of the signing by President Lyndon B. …
Commentary: Sight of East Providence High School pool still evokes lasting memories Summer nights bring me back to the sound of my father’s flip-flops as we walked from the car toward the high school — tightly rolled towels in our hands. Once inside, the unmistakable …
Letter: Our memories of ‘old’ EPHS will always exist To the editor: I read with great interest Michael Pare’s excellent commentary in the July 18 issue regarding his fond memories evoked by the mere sight of East Providence High School. Reading …
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