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EAST PROVIDENCE — Sophomore quarterback Justin Pena scored the tying touchdown senior kicker Nick Oliveira kicked what proved the game-winning and with under a minute to go on the clock as the East Providence High School football team captured its first win … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Waterfront Productions announced at 4:45 p.m. today the Pat Benatar-Neil Giraldo concert scheduled for this evening, September 22, at Bold Point Park has been cancelled due to … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The waterfront commission, taking up the topic at a meeting held last Thursday evening, Sept. 21, will continue a discussion on a proposed change to an affordable housing element in an existing … more
Fire trucks, ambulances and police cruisers crowded the parking lot outside Barrington Middle School on Saturday morning, and students splattered in fake blood covered the sidewalk near the rear … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Arts Council conducted its first member showcase on Thursday, Sept. 14, at the HeARTspot Center and Gallery located at 1970 Pawtucket Ave. Works of Rachel … more
LITTLE COMPTON — Few institutions have woven itself more firmly into the fabric of the community than the Little Compton Wellness Center, which this year celebrates 100 years of service to the residents of the town and the region. "Our goal is to focus on the four pillars of healthy aging — body health, the brain, nutrition, and a sense of community," said Shirley Hardison, president of Friends of the Little Compton Wellness Center. more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Saying they feared residential developments on the waterfront could become “exclusive” properties, administrators urged the city council at its September 19 to express … more
BRISTOL — Quarterback Matt DeFelice led the Huskies by rushing for two touchdowns and throwing for another as the football team won their first league game of the season over Mt. Pleasant, 26-20, … more
SAKONNET AREA — Tiverton and Little Compton fire chiefs as of about 1:30 p.m. Monday issued warnings and advice for residents of the towns they protect in advance of Hurricane Jose, which is projected to arrive in the area sometime Wednesday. more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School football team opened up league play on Friday night, Sept. 15, against Division I rival Cranston East. In the end it was the Thunderbolts who … more
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