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East Providence Council unanimously backs proposed state climate change bills

EAST PROVIDENCE — As a coastal community in Rhode Island, East Providence should support and help initiate moves to address the potential impacts of climate change. It can be presumed from a recent vote …
Gallery: 'K-Rob' skate park dedication
EAST PROVIDENCE — The skateboard and bike riding apparatus at the Onna Moniz John Park/Central Avenue Playground was formally named … Read More
Francesconi is selected as new Deputy Chief of East Providence Police
EAST PROVIDENCE — Christopher Francesconi has been appointed the new Deputy Chief to East Providence Police Department by Mayor Bob … Read More
Gallery: Rumford Lions 'Lasagna Cook Off'
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rumford Lions Club held its first “Lasagna Cook Off” Friday, May 10, in city at the Santa Maria Club on … Read More
Committee approves new uniform design for EPHS Marching Band
EAST PROVIDENCE — The “Pride of East Providence,” East Providence High School Townies Marching Band will soon be getting new … Read More
Riverside Middle School’s McCarthy chosen as teacher of the year
EAST PROVIDENCE — The administration and the School Committee held their annual district teaching staff awards ceremony during the … Read More
Crews abandon digging in search of BCWA pipeline leak
Crews hired by the Bristol County Water Authority have abandoned their digging in search of a leak in the BCWA's cross bay pipeline, … Read More
Obituaries
Stanley Alfred Boren Jr., 80, East Providence Stanley “Lee” Alfred Boren Jr., 80, formerly of East Providence, lost his battle with Mesothelioma, and passed away on May 7, 2019, in his home in Oro Valley Arizona, with family at his side. …
V. Ruth Peirce, 102, of Rumford V. Ruth (Usher) Peirce, 102, of Rumford, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, at Hope Health Hospice Center. She was the wife of the late G. Fales Peirce. They were married for 63 years. Born in Portsmouth, …
Sports
EPHS boys’ tennis team season ends in quarterfinal playoff loss The rebound season came to a close Tuesday, May 21, for the East Providence High School boys’ tennis team in the quarterfinals of the 2019 Division III championship tournament after the …
Martin Middle School wins boys’ outdoor track state title The Martin Middle School boys’ outdoor track and field team captured the 2019 state championship, an event held in Narragansett on Sunday, May 19. The Wildcats won the title by a narrow two …
East Providence wins Eastern Division golf playoff match EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School golf team will make its long awaited return to the Rhode Island Interscholastic League State Championship Tournament after the host Townies …
East Providence's Sears hurls CCRI to NJCAA championship tourney Aided in part by the superb pitching performance of city native Ben Sears, the Community College of Rhode Island baseball team swept the Suffolk County (N.Y.) Community College Sharks in a best …
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Opinion
Editorial: A 'quenching' decision On a variety of fronts, the mayor and the council made the right decision recently by accepting the proposal of the Bristol County Water Authority, which represents the interests of neighboring East …
Letter: Time is now to set precedent of legitimate oversight by the council To the editor:In regard to the discussion at the April 16 Council meeting over Council members’ access to department heads, it was bound to happen that differences of opinion would come up over …
Letter: Editorial attacking unions does not tell the whole story I would appreciate your reporting on your sources relative to the editoria, “Unions, take a bow." What you reported has never been my experience as a State of Rhode Island Department of …
Letter: Slavery abhorrent but reparations don’t right that wrong To the editor: The current trend espousing the idea of paying reparations to living relatives of former slaves is a extreme example of social guilt and political correctness gone mad. While it is …

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Mike Rego has worked at East Bay Newspapers since 2001, helping the company launch The Westport Shorelines. He soon after became a Sports Editor, spending the next 10-plus years in that role before taking over as editor of The East Providence Post in February of 2012. To contact Mike about The Post or to submit information, suggest story ideas or photo opportunities, etc. in East Providence, email mrego@eastbaymediagroup.com.