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East Providence announces MLK Jr. week notes

EAST PROVIDENCE — The City of East Providence makes two announcements pertaining to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The Public Works Department reminds residents there will be no rubbish or …
East Providence's Fiorito focuses on lifting Hawks to more hoops titles
EAST PROVIDENCE — City product and Bishop Hendricken High School senior boys’ basketball standout Bobby Fiorito appears to truly … Read More
Warren hopes wharf upgrade will draw visitors to town
The Town of Warren will try again to win a federal grant it lost out on last year that would help officials complete as much as $3.5 … Read More
Mrs. Katz and Her Hats are a weekly hit
Hats off to Jackie Katz and what she’s been able to achieve during her weekly Children’s Storytime program at the Rogers … Read More
Court rules against Portsmouth’s request for ferry rate discount
PORTSMOUTH — Employees of the Town of Portsmouth will not receive a discounted fare to ride the Prudence Island ferry, the Rhode … Read More
State saves Barrington taxpayers $1.2M… maybe more
Barrington taxpayers received some good news last week, as the state announced it would pay an additional $1.2 million in owner … Read More
Tap-In needs a volunteer grant writer
The local nonprofit organization Tap-In is looking for one or two people who can help the agency apply for grants.  Tap-In … Read More
Obituaries
Rev. H. August Kuehl, 70, of Barrington Rev. H. August Kuehl, after 70 years as a loyal and faithful servant, went to rest in the arms of his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. He was born to Della Virginia Kuehl (nee Preisch) …
John Edward Reynolds Jr., 68, of Bristol John Edward Reynolds Jr., 68, of Wood Street passed away on Jan. 9, 2019, at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Sharon (Josephs) Reynolds.  Born in West Warwick, he was the son of …
Elizabeth Chauvin, 88, of Barrington Elizabeth Chauvin, 88, of Church Street, Barrington, died peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Lucien L. Chauvin. A lifelong resident …
John A. D’Arpino, 77, Tiverton John A. D’Arpino, 77, of Tiverton, and formerly of Brockton, Mass., passed away peacefully on Monday, January 7, 2019. He was born on April 5, 1941 in Brockton, and resided in Brockton and …
Sports
Ferri steps away as EPHS girls’ hoops head coach EAST PROVIDENCE — In the midst of a difficult season on the court transitioning back to the Division I ranks, the East Providence High School girls’ basketball team took a hit off it with the …
Gallery: Hawks clip Townies in Division I boys’ basketball EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys’ basketball team closed the week with a 65-52 loss to visiting and reigning Open State Tournament champs Bishop Hendricken, leveling its …
Eagles rebound after loss, defeat South County Six different Eagles scored goals while helping the East Bay Co-op girls hockey team to a 7-3 win over South County on Wednesday night, Jan. 16. Maeve Harrington opened the scoring for East Bay …
BHS standout named Gatorade Player of the Year … again Make it three in a row.  On Tuesday, Jan. 15, Barrington High School senior Maile Somera was named Gatorade RI Volleyball Player of the Year for the third straight year.  The award …
Opinion
Letter: Nockum Hill was a self-inflicted wound To the editor: The recent avalanche of critical comments on the proposed development in Nockum Hill have fingers pointing towards the developer, North End Realty.   In truth, high density …
Letter: Life on George Street To the editor: Everyone enjoys the drive and walking on George Street. Open land, farming, horses and nature. Everything is there for the young and the old to get "unplugged." The neighborhood is …
Trump: in case of emergency… By the time you read this you may know whether President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency in order to scoop up some of the $20 billion of excess funds out of the Pentagon budget in …
Letter: Think twice when considering turf fields To the editor: Artificial turf fields are not as nice as they are portrayed to be.   The upkeep is extensive; they cannot be used when they are wet as they are slippery which is a hazard …

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