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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 will begin shortly, in the month of March. The City Council …
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
Townies take home girls' Division IV swimming championship
The East Providence High School girls' swim squad took home the first title of any kind in recent program history after the Townies … Read More
North Providence man arrested for alleged Riverside stabbing incident
East Providence Police arrested a 25-year-old male in an alleged stabbing incident Friday, Feb. 16, in city. According to the … Read More
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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
Paul Cimbron Warren|Paul S. Cimbron, 69, of Warren, RI passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2024 surrounded by his loving family. Son of the late Anibal and Dolores (Shovelton) Cimbron and the beloved husband of
Armand DeBlois Jr. Warren|Armand J. DeBlois Jr., 79, of Warren, RI, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 after a long illness. A son of the late Armand J. DeBlois Sr. and Andrea (Qui
Francis Marshall World War II veteran Francis "Frank" Marshall, a man who loved his God, his wife Lois and his family, the New York Giants, his dahlias, and anything chocolate, left this earth peacefully on Feb. 20 at
Sports
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 …
Fledgling RI pro soccer team signs former EPHS standout Silveira Former East Providence High School standout keeper Nate Silveira is one of two native Ocean Staters to be signed in recent days by Rhode Island FC, the fledgling franchise about to begin its …
EPHS girls score some, boys struggle at 2024 state indoor track meet For just the second time in history and the first time in 32 years, public institutions swept the respective boys' and girls' indoor track and field titles after Barrington and West Warwick High …
Opinion
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 …

Letter: Gen. Flynn deserves R.I. Hall of Fame induction

I am responding to David Schoorens’s letter in your Dec. 28, 2023 edition. Mr. Schoorens knowingly or unknowingly leaves out the key facts regarding Gen. Flynn’s …

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