These schools opened — and stayed opened

When The Pennfield School in Portsmouth recently held an assembly on their front lawn celebrating the 50th anniversary of the start of classes, students and staff, all masked and spread out, were …
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EPHS football 11 eyes success now, in the future
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School football team undertakes its first full Division I season this week under the … Read More
East Providence State Senator Mendes announces lt. governor bid
PROVIDENCE — First-term State Senator from the city, Cynthia Mendes, announced in a statement issued Wednesday morning, Sept. 22, … Read More
Townies are capable of deep boys’ soccer playoff run
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys’ soccer team completed the first two weeks of its 2021 Division I regular … Read More
Committee formally backs dedicating new EPHS Library in superintendent's honor
EAST PROVIDENCE — Open and operational, and very much notably under-budget, the new East Providence High School project was broached … Read More
Townies take aim at improved girls' volleyball results
EAST PROVIDENCE — Coming off a 1-8 record last season played in the spring instead of its usual fall spot on the calendar due to the … Read More
EPHS girls' spikers welcome two legends back for new gym debut
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls’ volleyball team hosted the first indoor varsity sporting event held at … Read More
Letter: The retirement generation deserves better than this

There is one group of Americans we have not heard much from or much about during the past year and a half. That group comprises seniors who are not in nursing homes, who are healthy and productive, …

Editorial: The virus masks the best education possible

Letter: Editorial on mask wearing for children had it right

Letter: Mighty doctors rightly admonished us simpletons

Letter: Safety vs. freedom, what is the right balance?

Lily MacKenzie West Richardson, formerly of East Providence Lily MacKenzie West Richardson was born in Jamestown, R.I. on Aug. 17, 1918. She died in her sleep on Aug. 10, 2021, at her daughter Sue Ann’s home in McCaysville, Ga. She is preceded in …
Mary Huber, 93, East Providence Mary (Santos) Huber, 93, of East Providence, passed away peacefully at Hattie Ide Chaffee Home, Riverside. She was the loving wife of the late Howard John P. Huber. Born in Providence, she was the …

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