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Weather, pandemic slow down EPHS swimmers

EAST PROVIDENCE  — It’s been slow going for the East Providence High School swim teams at the start of their respective 2021-22 seasons as the Townies have had only two regular …
Poll: Poll: Do you agree with updated COVID protocols for schools?
Do you think that schools moving to a 5-day quarantine and a "monitor to stay" approach in regards to COVID is a smart move, or a … Read More
Dead humpback whale draws the curious in Little Compton
The 25-foot humpback whale that washed ashore along a rugged stretch of Little Compton coast over the weekend has turned into a minor … Read More
This dock is built to last
The Pearson family are used to tinkering in factories, inventing new things and then plunking them in the water. It’s kind of their … Read More
Townies topple Hendricken in Division I boys’ hoops
EAST PROVIDENCE — Trailing for most of three quarters, including a 10-point deficit at halftime, the East Providence High School … Read More
School nurses — From the shadows to the Covid front lines
Back in the old days of two years ago, many parents could go years without hearing from a school nurse. Sometimes their child could … Read More
Huskies hockey looks to snap losing skid
The Mt. Hope/East Providence High School boys’ hockey co-operative, now in its second season, has some work to do in the new year if … Read More
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Obituaries
Dorothy A. Faria, 86, East Providence Dorothy A. Faria, 86, of East Providence, passed away on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. She was the wife of the late Anthony T. Faria.Born in Providence, R.I., she was the daughter of the late Charles and …
Sharlene L. Damiani, 68, Riverside It is with profound sadness that the family of Sharlene L. Damiani announces her passing at home surrounded by her loving family on December 27, 2021 at the age of 68. She was the wife of the late …
John F. Butler Sr., 67, Riverside John F. Butler Sr., 67 of Riverside, passed away at Rhode Island Hospital on Sunday, December 12, 2021 with his loving family at his side. He was the husband of Kathleen (Keating) Butler for 33 …
Sports
EPHS boys' hoopsters split two league games, boys' indoor tracksters end dual meet slate EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys’ basketball team let a 12-point second half lead slip away to Cumberland earlier this week in a Division I contest, the host …
EPHS wrestlers return to some sense of 'normalcy' EAST PROVIDENCE — Little is “normal” in these COVID-19 pandemic times, but things have returned kind of close for the East Providence High School wrestling team as the Townies began …
Emphasis of new EPHS project shifts to outdoor athletic fields As the New Year approached, the new East Providence High School project was nearing 90 percent complete with the vast majority of components associated with the four-story structure just about …
Townies sweep Mutter Holiday Hoops Tourney outings EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys' basketball team defeated the North Providence Cougars and Shea  Raiders in the 2021 Harry Mutter Memorial Holiday Tournament, which …
Opinion
Letter: Do not use my taxes to further the abortion agenda

To the editor: Last week I was pleased to read Jean Ernster's letter citing the evils of abortion and our dismal legislative record on it in RI. Good for her for having the courage to speak …

Letter: Wearing a mask is contributing to the greater good

To the editor: It’s been a few weeks since you published a story called “Parents vs. The State.” I responded to the writer directly in my shock at this kind of attention being …

Letter: Only those who support abortions should pay for them

To the editor: A modest proposal. In this most intractable debate, a letter to last week’s Sakonnet Times drew my interest. Jean Ernster of Barrington made a most intriguing proposal to …

Letter: Bill forces citizens to fund abortion-on-demand

To the editor: I apologize for bringing up this divisive topic. I strongly oppose House Bill 5787, the “Equality in Abortion Coverage” Act, which is being promoted by our elected State …

Letter: Story on mask mandates lacked balanced reporting

To the editor: I appreciate the East Bay Newspaper reporting on varying perspectives but was concerned with the coverage of “anti-mask crusaders” in your Dec. 16 edition …

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