House Hunt: Open houses in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 69 Lamson Road — Sunday, March 26, 12-2 p.m. Contemporary, 3, 2, $969,000. Residential …
Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands recently in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 68 Bowden Ave. — $345,000 260 Maple Ave. — $383,800 56 Elm Lane — …

East Providence Police institute lateral hiring program

EAST PROVIDENCE — The police department here will soon utilize an employment program generally used in other municipalities locally and nationally to ease manpower deficiencies. At the Tuesday, …

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East Providence remains on track for monthly water bill change

EAST PROVIDENCE — A move to stall the implementation of a monthly water billing cycle by Ward 4 representative Brian Faria at the Tuesday, March 21, city council meeting never materialized, the …

East Providence man pleads guilty to federal fraud charge

PROVIDENCE – The office of Acting United States Attorney for Rhode Island Stephen G. Dambruch announced Wednesday, March 22, an East Providence resident had pleaded guilty to a federal wire fraud …

Committee approves small hike in East Providence school lunch costs

EAST PROVIDENCE — Lunches in the district will cost slightly more starting in the fall after the school committee approved a 10 cent increase for the 2017-18 term at its meeting Monday night, March …

Meeting is set for East Providence High School structural analysis

EAST PROVIDENCE — The long awaited and much anticipated analysis of the East Providence High School structure will made be known to the public at a special session of the school committee to be …

RIDOT announces Pawtucket Avenue/I-195 bridge replacement

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation's announced it will soon begin the replacement of the Pawtucket Avenue Bridge over Interstate 195. To complete the work as quickly as …

Historic Tiverton cottage maintains charm after modern updates

New to the market is a charming, historic cottage located in the heart of Tiverton's Stone Bridge/Fort Barton area. The house has been recognized by the Rhode Island Historical Preservation …
Obituaries
Joseph D. McLaughlin Jr., 83, Rumford

Joseph D. McLaughlin Jr., 83, formerly of Providence and Rumford, whose big personality, gift of connecting with people, and ability to tell boisterously funny stories, passed away at St. Elizabeth …

Geoffrey P. Higginbotham, 33, Rumford, Barrington

Mary "Ann" Hall, 73, Portsmouth

Father Edmund Adams, 77, Portsmouth

Daniel Barbosa, 86, formerly of East Providence

Norma A. Messinger, Riverside

Frank J. Palumbo Jr., 74, Riverside

Kenneth E. Handshaw, 71, Riverside

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Sports
East Providence hoop teams earn ample accolades

EAST PROVIDENCE — Both the East Providence High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams recently completed superb seasons, each finishing among the leaders in their respective …

Hawks crush Townies in boys' hoops state tourney

Rams end East Providence's run in girls' state hoops tourney

Townies tip Tigers in boys' state hoops tourney

East Providence whisks Wheeler from girls' hoops state tournament

Things to Do
Irish charmer is a joyful, musical coming-of-age story

“Sing Street” (2016)Rated PG-131 hour, 46 minutesDirected and written by John Carney“Sing Street” is a fun movie that refreshingly communicates the joyful exuberance of music …

Use buttery roasted garlic cloves in myriad ways

Rustic fruit tarts are pretty and a sweet treat in winter

A delicious cod dish that won’t ruin your New Year’s resolutions

Enjoying ‘lobster’ on a cod budget

Opinion
Editorial: Coast Guard cuts — Dumb idea

In a sea of preposterous proposals to surface lately, the notion of cutting the Coast Guard, in part to help pay for a border wall, is in a league of its own. President Tump has proposed just that …

New resources for those with German and Irish roots

Editorial: Three to five inches — Call in the cancellation!

Want to recycle and save money? Get with the program

Commentary: East Providence council can find common ground

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