East Providence council conducts broad review of proposed Fiscal Year 2017-18 Budget

EAST PROVIDENCE — The City Council held its initial, full-throated workshop Monday evening, Sept. 25, on the proposed Fiscal Year 2017-18 penned by the administration of City Manager Tim Chapman, …
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Gallery: East Providence Arts Council members show

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 …

Admins fear East Providence waterfront could become “exclusive”

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 …

Local boats shine at Newport International Boat Show

A star of last weekend’s Newport International Boat Show was Hinkley’s (Portsmouth) all-electric-powered 28.5-foot Dasher, billed as the first electric luxury powerboat. Looking little like …

Folks flock to fiddle fest

Young and old made their way to Haines Park on Saturday afternoon for the seventh annual Fiddle n Folk Fest. The fun event featured a number of talented performers, including Golden Bantams, …
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

Charles H. Loudfoot, 91, of Riverside

Leo T. Paquin, 80, East Providence

Paul F. Armstrong, 60, Riverside

Bernard V. Lamarre, 85, Riverside

Things to do
Let them eat zucchini bread

I started six zucchini plants indoors. Four made it outside and then only two survived the rabbits, rain and squirrels. Thank goodness only two survived! We’ve already had about 10 zucchini and …

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

Adams, ‘Bluz U Can Use’ headline annual RIRBPS festival

First Bold Point concert in East Providence goes off without a hitch

de Perla troupe performs ‘The Ladies Society Attempts a Murder’

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