Local nursing home staff ‘spreads the love’ at Good Neighbors Food Pantry

EAST PROVIDENCE — St. Elizabeth Manor employee Victoria Woolard thought it might be fun for members of the staff to help out at the Good Neighbors Food Pantry in East Providence, something the …
Martin, Riverside teams tip off 2019 Unified Basketball League season

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Martin and Riverside Middle School Unified Basketball League teams met at the start of the 2019 season Friday afternoon, March 15.MMS team members include: Ethan Medeiros, …

E.P. council formally amends meeting rules, backs Taunton Ave. apartment changes

EAST PROVIDENCE — Oft discussed in the early part of the new session, the City Council at its meeting Tuesday night, March 19, formally approved changes to its rules and regulations for said …

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Committee backs Riverside early learning, elementary school level reorganization plan

EAST PROVIDENCE — During the course of two meetings over the last week, including a special session Tuesday night, March 19, at Riverside Middle School, the School Committee debated and eventually …

Cumberland blanks PSW to take home D-II boys' hockey crown

PROVIDENCE — The Cumberland High School boys’ hockey team took home its second Division II championship in five seasons after shutting out the Providence Country Day-St. Ray’s-Wheeler, 1-0, in …

Gallery: PCD hockey co-op in Division II finals

The Providence Country Day-St. Raphael-Wheeler co-op boys’ hockey team forced a deciding game in its Division II championship final with top-seeded Cumberland after the Knights handed the Clippers …

Gallery: East Providence High School cheerleading

The East Providence High School squad competed at the 2019 RIIL State Competitive Cheerleading competition held Saturday, March 9, at Johnson & Wales University in Providence. East Providence …

PCD co-op earns Division II boys' hockey finals berth

The lone local entry into the boys’ high school hockey playoffs, the Providence Country Day-St. Raphael-Wheeler co-op, advanced to its championship series while a city resident helped the LaSalle …

East Providence Council reviews Waterfront Commission composition, increases ‘lock box’ program

EAST PROVIDENCE — Following up on a discussion started at its previous meeting on the composition of the city’s boards and commissions, the council once again took up the topic at its …
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

Richard G. Filippo, 72, of Riverside

J. Anne Mitchell, 83, Riverside

Carol Ann (Palumbo) Huffman, 67, Riverside

J. Anne Mitchell, 83, Riverside

John Anthony Signore, 75, formerly of Riverside

Scott Andrews, 51, formerly of Barrington

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Sports
EPHS hoopsters reflect upon unsatisfying 2018-19 seasons

EAST PROVIDENCE — The just completed 2018-19 seasons for the respective East Providence High School basketball teams proved unsatisfying for both, though for differing reasons.The EPHS …

Gallery: East Providence High School boys' basketball

Bolts strike Townies from D-I boys' hoops tourney

Townies place 15th in state wrestling championships

East Providence, Bay View vie in state swimming championships

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‘Love + Harmony’ concert will benefit Common Fence Music

NEWPORT — A special night of music, stories and celebration to benefit Common Fence Music and its acclaimed local concert series is on Saturday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Casino …

Affordable drawing tablet that rivals the ‘big boys’

Common Fence Music’s Fall Moon Festival is Saturday

Weaver Library Farmers Market celebrates fifth summer season

Gallery: Crescent Park Carousel 'Cruise Nights'

Opinion
Editorial: Hopeful tack for tall ship

2018 was a miserable year for SSV Oliver Hazard Perry. At just three years old, months after being anointed Rhode Island’s official tall ship, the momentarily magnificent Perry was awash in …

Letter: Green New Deal: Our lives depend on it

Editorial: Retirees wrung dry in Rhode Island

Editorial: Good news is good for East Providence

Letter: Climate is our real crisis; nothing else comes close

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