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Nothing bespeaks how out of touch with taxpayers our legislators can be than the recent bill, HB-5819, sponsored by Representatives Robert Craven, Michael Morin, Carol Hagan McEntee and newcomer, … more
To the editor: Veterinarian Dr. Ernie J. Finocchio, DVM, is receiving countless human accolades for his passionate and compassionate work as he retires from the Rhode Island Society for the … more
It would seem we have an Attorney General who embraces rationality and realism over politics and rhetoric and I, for one, am pleased. The drug problem in the United States, and worldwide, is … more
To the editor: A recent Washington Post article discussed how most business economists predict that the United States will be in a recession within the next two years. The City of East … more
To the editor: Thanks to the hard work of the East Providence School Committee as well as the generosity and understanding of voters within the City of East Providence, as well as across the State … more
In the Muslim culture, they greet one another in this way. “As-salaam Alaykum," meaning “Peace be upon you” and answered by “wa ʿalaykumu s-salām” meaning “and peace be upon you … more
Our high school students excitedly cheered on the elementary kids as they ran through the "High Five Friday" morning gauntlet. The little ones grinned and laughed as our high school students clapped … more
To the editor: Dick Lynch was not a Townie but he had a number of connections to East Providence. Dick passed away last week and is being remembered for his many accomplishments as an educator and … more
To the editor: I sent a copy of this article (“Bonita Springs High School students can earn pilot’s licenses”) that appeared in the local Banner Newspaper (the-banner.com, February 20, 2019) … more
It hasn't been the most auspicious start to his historic first term as duly elected mayor of East Providence for Bob DaSilva. His initial attempt at getting a considerable piece of legislation passed … more
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