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E.P. Council asks RIDOT to reassess bike path cuts

EAST PROVIDENCE — How effective it might be is up to debate, but the City Council, at its February 22 meeting, backed a resolution requesting the Rhode Island Department of Transportation alter a …
Parella steps aside as East Providence Police chief
EAST PROVIDENCE — Setting aside any lingering speculation about his standing, East Providence Police Chief Christopher Parella, in … Read More
Local legislator's bill aims to ban 3-D printed guns
Sen. Cynthia A. Coyne recently introduced legislation that would ban 3-D printed firearms in Rhode Island. Sen. Coyne (D-Dist. 32, … Read More
Zombie wedding — A Tiverton tale for Valentine’s Day
For their Valentine’s Day story, assorted publications world-wide turned to a tale with Tiverton ties — the sweet story of a young … Read More
Parella plans to retire as East Providence Police chief
EAST PROVIDENCE — Setting aside any lingering speculation, East Providence Police Chief Christopher Parella formally announced his … Read More
Council seeks more timely updates on status of East Providence’s budget
EAST PROVIDENCE — The manner in which East Providence’s approximately $180 million annual operating is presented in its totality … Read More
Hazard reflects on joining EPHS boys’ hoops 1,000-point club
EAST PROVIDENCE — Just prior to their home game Thursday night, Jan. 31, against Coventry, members of the East Providence High … Read More
Obituaries
Mary L. Cabral, 69, Riverside Mary L. Cabral, 69, formerly of Willet Avenue, Riverside, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Hope Hospice & Palliative Care in Providence. She was born in Providence, she was a daughter of …
Edmund J. Clegg, Jr., 93, Barrington Edmund J. Clegg, Jr., 93, of Barrington, died January 31, 2019 after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Claire Messinger Clegg. Born in Warwick on November 1, 1925, he was the son of the …
J. Anne Mitchell, 83, Riverside J. Anne Mitchell, 83, of Smith Street, a Riverside resident for 61 years, died peacefully on November 16, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Rex Mitchell. Born in …
Carol Ann (Palumbo) Huffman, 67, Riverside Carol Ann (Palumbo) Huffman, born on February 13, 1951, passed away Monday, November 5, 2018, surrounded by loved ones. She was the beloved wife of Charles "Chuck" S. Huffman and the daughter of …
Sports
Gallery: East Providence wrestling EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School wrestling team recently took on Cranston West in a Division I match. The Townies are finishing up their regular season schedule this week in …
Riverside Middle School falls in boys' state tourney semis CRANSTON — The Riverside Middle School boys’s basketball team enjoyed a fine 2018-19 campaign, finishing its regular season with an 8-2 record and qualifying for the state championship tournament …
Gallery: EPHS boys' basketball EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys' basketball team recently celebrated the career achievement of Dion Hazard scoring his 1,000th point then went on to defeat visiting Coventry …
East Providence, Bayside FC formally terminate turf field lease EAST PROVIDENCE — The land lease agreement between the school district, the city and the Bayside FC youth soccer organization was officially terminated in recent days, paving the way for the new …
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Opinion
Letter: New mayor’s approach to police department changes is ill-conceived To the editor:Something is rotten in the City of East Providence, to paraphrase Shakespeare. Barely two months into the new Mayoral form of government and a whisper of politics rises from city …
Editorial: Gambling made easy In most casual fashion, Rhode Island is putting big money on a most dangerous bet. The state is wagering that the few millions a year it expects to win from on-line sports betting will offset the …
Editorial: Hoops has its place in East Providence sports lore When sports devotees think about East Providence, they usually consider the high school's proud history in football first rather than any other endeavor, and rightfully so. The Townies are among the …
Letter: On abortion and morals, this nation is truly lost I recently viewed the testimony of one abortion doctor who, after performing 1,200 abortions, finally looked with a degree of contemplation at the pieces of flesh lying on the table and drew the …

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