Board of Education formally backs new East Providence High School plan

PROVIDENCE — The State Board of Education at a meeting held Tuesday night, May 15, gave its final approval for plans to construct a new East Providence High School. The decision allows the …
East Providence Council officially fires former manager Chapman

EAST PROVIDENCE — Already a well established "fait accompli," the City Council at its Tuesday night, May 15 meeting, formally brought an end to the tenure of former City Manager Tim Chapman …

East Providence High School golfers clinch postseason berth

The terrific 2018 season for the East Providence High School golf group continued earlier this week when the Townies both clinched a spot in the upcoming Eastern Division playoffs and just about …

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State Board of Elections affirms East Providence Canvassing Authority votes

PROVIDENCE — At a meeting Monday night, May 14, called specifically to discuss the recent tumult surrounding East Providence term lengths, the State Board of Elections affirmed a recent decision by …

Committee backs hiring city firm to manage new EPHS project

EAST PROVIDENCE — The efforts of the School Committee to keep the proposed construction of a new East Providence High School on pace with approaching milestones continued last week when the …

East Providence considers placing two resource officers at elementary schools

EAST PROVIDENCE — Among the security issues being considered by the School Department in the near term, Superintendent Kathryn Crowley told the School Committee at its May 8 meeting she is …

Massachusetts grand jury indicts East Providence business, employee

BOSTON — A Massachusetts grand jury cited an East Providence business and one of its employees on charges of labor trafficking, assault, and wage theft, the state’s Attorney General’s office …

Rumford Motor Inn receives positive police review of operations

EAST PROVIDENCE — Though it remains a concern for elected officials, residents and law enforcement, the Rumford Motor Inn on Newport Avenue received a positive review from East Providence Police Chief …

Botelho backs Canvassing decision to hold 2018 election in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — Ward 3 City Councilor Joe Botelho issued the following statement following the May 3 decision of the Canvassing Authority to conduct a full election this November in East …
Obituaries
Dorothy Flowers, 94, East Providence, Pawtucket

Dorothy Flowers, 94, died Friday at the Linn Health Center in East Providence where she had been a resident for 18 years. She was the wife of the late Woodrow W. Flowers. Born in Pawtucket, she was a …

Raymond J. Grant, 82, Seekonk

Jed A. Coggins, 89, formerly of Riverside

Agnes E. O’Brien, 99, East Providence

Douglas B. Roy, 87, East Providence

Jeffrey S. Smith, 68, Swansea

Dayle Hathaway Turner, of Assonet, Mass.

Howard M. 'Howie' Springer, 80, of Riverside

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