East Providence winds up with a $5 million surplus for FY15

EAST PROVIDENCE — Another fiscal year audit in the books, another solid performance financial performance recorded for East Providence. The City Council, at its Tuesday, June 20, once again …
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A July weekend celebration of Ted Hood's boats

Ted Hood had a hand in the creation of countless boats — sail and power — and the Herreshoff Marine Museum invites owners of Hood-designed boats to a three-day rendezvous at the museum in …

Where is the cheapest gas in East Bay?

Gas prices in Rhode Island fell by 1 cent this week, averaging $2.29 a gallon across the state, according to AAA Northeast. The $2.29 price isequal to the national average for regular …

House Hunt: Open houses planned in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 11 Ridgeway Road — Sunday, June 25, 12-2 p.m. Colonial, 5, 3, $869,000. Mott & Chace …

Quahogger frees tangled turtle in upper bay

Rob Russo was quahogging near Ohio Ledge (roughly between Colt State Park and Warwick Neck) last Tuesday when he came upon a large sea turtle apparently tangled in a buoy line. He posted an …

Section of Pawtucket Avenue to close briefly for repaving

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation announced a temporary road closure of Pawtucket Avenue between Warren and Waterman Avenues for paving on Friday and Saturday, June 23 …
Opinion
Letter: East Providence should follow Paris Climate Accord

To the editor:The East Providence City Council should send a notice to the current Washington administration that it intends to join the many other cities and municipalities throughout the country in …

Editorial: Tides rising; time fading

The waters are rising, of that there is no longer any doubt. No one can credibly argue any more that sea level rise — caused by human activity that has fueled global climate change — is a …

Letter: Don't buy into pothead 'B.S.'

Why does the law continue to allow hidden guns in schools?

Editorial: Complements to the commission

Sheriff Hodgson: Too much time on his hands

Editorial: Coast Guard cuts — Dumb idea

Sports
East Providence stays alive in Division I softball tourney

RICHMOND — The East Providence High School softball team advanced to the final four of the 2017 Division I state championship tournament after the Townies defeated fifth-seeded Chariho, 7-2, on the …

East Providence outlasts Cumberland in Division I softball playoffs

EAST PROVIDENCE — Jordan Farnsworth scored what proved the winning run on an error in the top of the seventh inning as the East Providence High School softball team stayed alive in the 2017 Division …

LaSalle edges East Providence in Division I baseball playoffs

East Providence baseball team upsets first place South Kingstown

Softball: Moses Brown bests Townies, 5-1

Obituaries
Paul F. Armstrong, 60, Riverside

Paul F. Armstrong, 60, of Elson Drive, Riverside, died unexpectedly on May 28, 2017. Born in Providence, a son of the late Albert and Claire M. (Dame) Armstrong, he lived in East Providence for 50 …

Bernard V. Lamarre, 85, Riverside

Bernard V. Lamarre, 85, of Holland Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully on June 5, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was the son to the late Estelle and Alphonse Lamarre. He was the beloved …

David E. Ward, 49, Portsmouth

Anthony L. Memmolo, 72, East Providence

Joseph E. Botelho, 60, Riverside

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