East Providence firefighters quell blaze at abandoned farm

EAST PROVIDENCE — An abandoned wooden structure on the grounds of the old Leonardo Farm off Wampanoag Trail caught fire late Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 18, testing the mettle of East Providence Fire …
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East Providence man pleads guilty to 2017 shooting

PROVIDENCE — Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Robert Fonseca, 30, of East Providence, was sentenced Thursday, Oct. 12, on his guilty plea before Superior Court Justice Robert D. …

Crowley's contract extension maintains 'security, continuity'

EAST PROVIDENCE — By the time her current contract expires, Kathryn Crowley will have served as superintendent of East Providence schools for a minimum of five years after the school committee, at …

Old asphalt resurfaces at Haines Park

A large pile of ground up asphalt recently appeared in the dirt parking lot at Haines Park. The new addition to the state-owned and town-maintained park drew some quick interest from …
World record challenge in sight as growers cross fingers; weigh-off Saturday

Will Warren pumpkins squash world record? Today's the day

Pumpkin growers from across New England will be chasing a world record when they converge on Frerichs Farm Saturday for the Southern New England Giant Pumpkin Growers’ annual weigh-off, …
Obituaries
Lloyd E. Broomhead, 68, of Riverside and Naples, Fla.

Lloyd E. Broomhead, 68, of Riverside and Naples, Fla., passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 at home with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Sue (Dudley) Broomhead. Born …

Mary Rego, 83, Rumford

Marie Campo, 76, of East Providence, Riverside

Charles H. Loudfoot, 91, of Riverside

Leo T. Paquin, 80, East Providence

Paul F. Armstrong, 60, Riverside

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