Dock death, Drug explosion, Heartwarming gesture, and More: East Bay top stories

Take a look back at some of the biggest stories from around the East Bay in the past week. Click on the headlines to read the full story. Man dies after accident on Prudence Island Ferry dock A …
Latest News

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands recently in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 4 Surrey Road — $359,000 40 Chapin Road — $1,025,000 11 Western Ave. — …

Annual E.P. Neighborhood Day Coalition celebration takes place August 19

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Neighborhood Day Coalition, in cooperation with the East Providence Affirmative Action/EEO Office, will be hosting their 26th Annual Neighborhood Day …

Sundaes celebrates three decades of ice cream sales

EAST PROVIDENCE — Celebrating three decades of anything is pretty special, so as the Sundaes Ice Cream Shops, owned and operated by the Schneider family of East Providence, recognizes the …

East Providence Council gives first approval to road repair referendum

EAST PROVIDENCE — The City Council at its meeting Tuesday night, Aug. 15, gave first approval to a planned referendum to be presented to voters this fall, which would authorize the administration …

East Providence Police identify bicyclist killed in car accident

EAST PROVIDENCE — A city man was struck and killed by a motor vehicle while riding his bicycle on Willett Avenue in Riverside on Monday evening, Aug. 14. East Providence Police announced Tuesday …
Opinion
Letter: Power rates are rising; here’s what you can do

To the editor, Energy — namely, electricity — is the modern day “fire” that drives our economy. As a former administrator of the RI Office of Energy Resources and as the RI …

Sports
East Providence's Mercurio reflects on rise up baseball coaching ladder

EAST PROVIDENCE — As he sat on the bench in early June at McCoy Stadium, the mecca of the sport in Rhode Island, the significance of the moment was certainly not lost on Rumford resident and …

Gallery: State champs LaSalle have strong East Bay ties

PROVIDENCE — For the first time in 33 years, the LaSalle Academy baseball team won the state championship, sweeping South Kingstown in two games to claim the title at McCoy Stadium in June. The …

Fourth East Providence Mohawks Summer Basketball League concludes

Riverside rallies past Rumford for Silva Tournament title

South Kingstown sends Riverside home from state All-Star tourney

Obituaries
Stephen R. 'Steve' Blakely, age 76

Stephen R. “Steve” Blakely, age 76, passed away Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. Born in Waterbury, Conn., a son of the late Frank L. Blakely and Alice M. (Wilson) Blakely, he was a longtime …

Judith 'Judy' Anderson, 77, of Barrington

Judith "Judy" Anderson, 77, of Barrington, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with cancer surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of …

Charles H. Loudfoot, 91, of Riverside

Leo T. Paquin, 80, East Providence

Paul F. Armstrong, 60, Riverside

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