Deadly Providence fire raises ‘alarm’ locally about lack of detectors in multi-unit homes

EAST PROVIDENCE — A tragic fire at a multi-unit residence last week in Providence related to the sub-freezing temperatures raised concerns of East Providence Fire Department Chief Oscar Elmasian …
Missing kayaker's vessel believed to be found in East Providence; Truck fire damages home
EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Fire Department personnel retrieved a kayak Sunday morning, Jan. 14, in the Providence River off … Read More
Local students shine in FIRST LEGO League championships (photos)
BRISTOL — Several robotics teams from our area made their mark at the 2018 Rhode Island FIRST LEGO League championships at Roger … Read More
Prominent Barrington doctor murdered in East Providence home
EAST PROVIDENCE — A prominent area doctor is the victim in a murder investigation being conducted by East Providence Police. Dr. … Read More
Obituaries
Mary S. Brooks, 91, of East Providence

Mary S. (Baker) Brooks, 91, of East Providence, formerly of Prudence Island, died peacefully on Dec. 2, 2017, at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Raymond H. …

Dennis Donovan, 78, formerly of East Providence

Jane A. Drew, 82, Riverside

More Local News
'Suspicious death' being investigated in East Providence
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department announced late Friday afternoon, Jan. 12, its investigation into what it … Read More
Animal hoarder's residence is condemned in East Providence
EAST PROVIDENCE — City officials and police forcibly removed an adult while state officials attended to children living in a home in … Read More
Asbestos found at Hugh Cole School
Two classrooms at the Hugh Cole School are closed through at least the end of the week, after workers dealing with burst water pipes … Read More
For ocean race skipper Enright, family comes first on this race leg
The around-the-world race boat he skippers was neck and neck in the middle of the pack somewhere east of Australia last Friday but … Read More
Photos from the deep freeze: harbors and rivers of ice
An extended period of deep, freezing temperatures — with daytime air in single digits and wind chills below zero — has created … Read More
Local legislator says five terms is enough, will not run for re-election
Barrington's Joy Hearn will not run for re-election. The Democrat who represents District 66 in Barrington and East Providence … Read More
Police
No storm related issues of note as of yet in East Providence EAST PROVIDENCE — It appears most residents heeded the suggestion of public safety officials to stay off the roads and hunker down at home, as city authorities report no significant accidents or …
Second suspect in East Providence robbery/stabbing is taken into custody EAST PROVIDENCE — The second suspect in the recent spree of armed robberies in the area has been apprehended.In a joint press release issued Sunday afternoon, Dec. 10, the East Providence, …
Taunton Police arrest East Providence robbery/stabbing suspect TAUNTON — Police have arrested one of the two suspects in the recent string of armed robberies in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. The alleged assailant in the stabbing of a …
Opinion
Letter: Chiropractor had a welcoming spirit To the editor: On Thursday night Barrington lost one of its own, Dr. Clive Bridgham. He was apparently murdered in his home in East Providence. He was found on Thursday night. He grew up here in …
Letter: What's the answer to last week's quiz? To the editor: I loved the way Arlene Violet morphed her column into a fact-check quiz this week, but I'm confused about the scoring. She said that one who disagreed with all the statements she …
Letter: Thank you for your kindness, love and support To the editor: It’s difficult for me to put into words how to thank each and every one of you for all of the kindness, love, and support you have shown to our family throughout the most …
Letter: After 10 years, it's time to step down To the editor: I have had the honor over the last decade to represent Barrington and the Riverside section of East Providence (District 66) as their State Representative in the General Assembly. …
Sports
Effort underway to rename skate park for K-Rob A group of residents is trying to honor the late Kevin Robinson by having the skate park on Legion Way renamed for him. Barrington resident Dena Davis has helped lead the charge. Ms. Davis, a …
Gallery: East Providence High School girls' indoor track PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls' indoor track and field team opened up its 2017-18 dual meet season last week at the Providence Career and Tech Academy Fieldhouse.
Gallery: EPHS girls' basketball EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls' basketball team opened up it 2017-18 season with a non-league game against neighbor Bay View Thursday night, Dec. 7, on the road with the …

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