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Kent Field renovation project in East Providence gets start date, added features

The start date and some added details surrounding the much-anticipated redevelopment of the Kent Field, in the eponymous neighborhood in the center of the city, were the main take-aways from a …
Hawks have their way with Townies in D-I boys' hoops quarters
There's no shame in having Bishop Hendricken as your nemesis in boys' basketball. After all, the Hawks are the record holders of 23 … Read More
East Providence readies for full property revaluation
The office of Mayor Bob DaSilva announced earlier this week the process of conducting a full property revaluation in East Providence … Read More
Townies trounce Knights, advance in 2024 Division I boys' basketball tournament
The East Providence High School boys' basketball team easily dispatched Central in the preliminary round of the 2024 Division I … Read More
Engineering review suggests complete rebuild or near reconstruction of Washington Bridge
WPRI Channel 12 was first to  report a draft review on the status of the westbound section of the Washington Bridge written by an … Read More
After years of injury, East Providence's Jacobs bounces back
The story of East Providence High School senior basketball standout Levi Jacobs is certainly one of pain, definitely one of … Read More
New bridge traffic pattern will split eastbound side into six lanes, three in each direction
The eastbound side of the Washington Bridge will be split into six lanes, three going in each direction, as a means of attempting to … Read More
Things To Do ...
Crescent Park Carousel Summerfest 2023

Carnival at the Carousel

EAST PROVIDENCE — Riverside quite literally takes center stage on the city's community calendar in the coming days and weeks, beginning this weekend with the inaugural Crescent Park Carousel …

Fourth at Pierce 'fires' on July 3

The annual East Providence Independence Day Celebration, conducted by the Recreation Department, takes place Monday July 3, at Pierce Memorial Stadium on Mercer Street. Gates open at 6 p.m. A …

Endangered species: Saltmarshes — and what to do about it

The Barrington Land Conservation Trust kicks off its 2023 Land Trust Learning Series on Monday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. with a presentation on saltmarsh degradation by Mark Bertness at the Barrington …
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Obituaries
Seena Stern Seena J. Stern, 87, of Barrington, RI and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 01, 2024. She was married to the love of her life, who she lost way too early, the late Fred
Edward Almeida Edward Harold Almeida, Jr., age 69, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly February 20, 2024, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Ed "Butch" was born in Fall River, Massachus
William Carroll 96, of Riverside, passed away peacefully on January 28, 2024 at Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara H. (Kinsella) Carroll. Born in C
Sports
East Bay hockey sides earn extra skates, qualify for postseason Both East Bay co-op high school hockey squads qualified for their respective 2024 postseason tournaments, the boys' Huskies outfit dropping an 8-2 decision in the preliminary round of the Division II …
EPHS competition cheer squad starts season off strong BRISTOL — The East Providence High School winter competition cheer team began its 2024 season last weekend by participating in an event hosted by Mt. Hope in Bristol where the Townies produced …
Townies tangle with Hawks in Division I boys' hoops quarters The dominating, 82-41 victory by the East Providence High School over Central High in last week's preliminary round of the 2024 Division I boys' basketball championship tournament propelled the …
Four from East Providence place at 2024 RIIL state wrestling championships Baha Akdemir's second-place result was best for the East Providence High School wrestling team at the 2024 Rhode Island Interscholastic League State Championship Meet held over two days, February 22 …
Opinion
Letter: Want a dictator? Be careful what you wish for

We have seen ordinary Americans say on camera that we need Donald Trump to be a dictator, because “America needs a dictator now.” Presumably, they feel that a dictator will be able …

Letter: Numbers tell the tale of our foundering economy

In the January 25, 2024 Shorelines Opinion Section, Mr. Clay Commons offers examples to show how well our economy is functioning and requests countering information. He explicitly states …

To the editor: Where’s the accountability at DOT?

So, according to the current RIDOT deputy chief engineer, the Washington Bridge failures “might” have pre-existed, but no one had noticed this until recently. It was actually an …

Letter: Washington Bridge fiasco has me wondering...what next?

Budget money has constantly been allocated to everything else, from digital security labs to soccer stadiums. Meanwhile critical infrastructure, like the 195 bridge, was shoddily inspected and shoddily repaired. Here is the result.

Letter: Please explain how the economy is so ‘bad’

How bad is reality right now? Unemployment down, under 4 percent for two years. Employment up, with hundreds of thousands of jobs added every month. Wages up, if only …

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