E.P. Planning Board approves ‘Newport Center’ mixed-use project

EAST PROVIDENCE  — The mixed-use development proposed for the long dormant parcel on Newport Avenue abutted by New Road and Moore Street was approved by the Planning Board at its May 10 …
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Townies excitedly return to the softball diamond
EAST PROVIDENCE — After having its season, like all others in the spring, canceled a year ago due to the onset of the COVID-19 … Read More
East Providence readies new red light camera speed control program
EAST PROVIDENCE — Motorists be on alert, the city is near ready to implement its speed zone/red light cameras as a means of … Read More
E.P. Council gives formal approval to SUEZ wastewater renewal
EAST PROVIDENCE — The council, at its May 4 meeting, authorized the Office of Mayor Bob DaSilva to sign a contract renewal with SUEZ … Read More
Sports
EPHS nine gets back to business
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School baseball team, returning to the diamond for the first time in over two years … Read More
EPHS opens 2021 season with win over Rogers
NEWPORT — The East Providence High School golf team, which saw its initial outing against Barrington last week postponed due to … Read More
Final year of East Providence's current street repaving effort begins
EAST PROVIDENCE — The third and final year of East Providence’s current $12 million street repaving plan started in recent days, … Read More
Opinion
Letter: Extend ‘Disability’ benefits to Rhode Island’s veterans

Gov. Dan McKee, congratulations on assuming the governor’s position. I’m looking forward to you doing the best for the citizens of Rhode Island. An issue that I have been advocating for …

Commentary: Lynn’s influence on this world likely won’t end with her passing

Letter: DOT needs to repair bike path bridges immediately

Editorial: DOT needs to rebuild bike path bridges

Editorial: More Metacomet musings

Obituaries
Joao Oliveira, 89, formerly of East Providence Joao “John” Oliveira, 89, of Davenport, Florida, passed away on April 3, 2021. He was born on April 13, 1931 in Brava, Cape Verde and moved to the United States in 1964 settling in East …
Edward C. Foster Jr., 92, Riverside Edward C. Foster Jr., 92, formerly of Riverside, died peacefully on March 17, 2021. He was the beloved husband of the late Joyce (Possner) Foster. Born in Providence, the son of the late Edward …

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