Deadly Providence fire raises ‘alarm’ locally about lack of detectors in multi-unit homes

EAST PROVIDENCE — A tragic fire at a multi-unit residence last week in Providence related to the sub-freezing temperatures raised concerns of East Providence Fire Department Chief Oscar Elmasian …
Missing kayaker's vessel believed to be found in East Providence; Truck fire damages home
EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Fire Department personnel retrieved a kayak Sunday morning, Jan. 14, in the Providence River off … Read More
Local students shine in FIRST LEGO League championships (photos)
BRISTOL — Several robotics teams from our area made their mark at the 2018 Rhode Island FIRST LEGO League championships at Roger … Read More
Prominent Barrington doctor murdered in East Providence home
EAST PROVIDENCE — A prominent area doctor is the victim in a murder investigation being conducted by East Providence Police. Dr. … Read More
Obituaries
Jane A. Drew, 82, Riverside

Jane A. (Cross) Drew, 82, of Riverside, died on October 20, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Earl and Emma (Hadfield) Cross of Slatersville, where she resided until her marriage to her …

Lloyd E. Broomhead, 68, of Riverside and Naples, Fla.

Mary Rego, 83, Rumford

More Local News
'Suspicious death' being investigated in East Providence
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department announced late Friday afternoon, Jan. 12, its investigation into what it … Read More
Animal hoarder's residence is condemned in East Providence
EAST PROVIDENCE — City officials and police forcibly removed an adult while state officials attended to children living in a home in … Read More
Asbestos found at Hugh Cole School
Two classrooms at the Hugh Cole School are closed through at least the end of the week, after workers dealing with burst water pipes … Read More
Local legislator says five terms is enough, will not run for re-election
Barrington's Joy Hearn will not run for re-election. The Democrat who represents District 66 in Barrington and East Providence … Read More
No storm related issues of note as of yet in East Providence
EAST PROVIDENCE — It appears most residents heeded the suggestion of public safety officials to stay off the roads and hunker down … Read More
Deep freeze fractures Francis School pipes
EAST PROVIDENCE — The deep freeze affecting much of the country took its toll locally as several pipes burst at the Myron J. Francis … Read More
Police
Second suspect in East Providence robbery/stabbing is taken into custody EAST PROVIDENCE — The second suspect in the recent spree of armed robberies in the area has been apprehended.In a joint press release issued Sunday afternoon, Dec. 10, the East Providence, …
Taunton Police arrest East Providence robbery/stabbing suspect TAUNTON — Police have arrested one of the two suspects in the recent string of armed robberies in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. The alleged assailant in the stabbing of a …
East Providence Police aid in discovery of hidden narcotics at Providence home EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police detectives were at the genesis of a recent narcotics investigation, which made headlines not only for the amount of drugs seized but also because of the …
Opinion
Letter: Thank you for your kindness, love and support To the editor: It’s difficult for me to put into words how to thank each and every one of you for all of the kindness, love, and support you have shown to our family throughout the most …
Letter: We can all do something to stop domestic violence To the editor: When we stay silent, domestic violence thrives. With 1 in 4 Rhode Islanders experiencing domestic violence in their lifetimes, and nearly 1 in 10 Rhode Island high schoolers …
Letter: Antifa protesters not so innocent either To the editor:Arlene Violet’s “Growing Decency Deficit” (August 30-31) was a breath of fresh air. We are constantly bombarded with articles on how”the other guy” is …
Letter: Power rates are rising; here’s what you can do To the editor, Energy — namely, electricity — is the modern day “fire” that drives our economy. As a former administrator of the RI Office of Energy Resources and as the RI …
Sports
Effort underway to rename skate park for K-Rob A group of residents is trying to honor the late Kevin Robinson by having the skate park on Legion Way renamed for him. Barrington resident Dena Davis has helped lead the charge. Ms. Davis, a …
Gallery: East Providence High School girls' indoor track PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls' indoor track and field team opened up its 2017-18 dual meet season last week at the Providence Career and Tech Academy Fieldhouse.
Gallery: EPHS girls' basketball EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls' basketball team opened up it 2017-18 season with a non-league game against neighbor Bay View Thursday night, Dec. 7, on the road with the …

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