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PROVIDENCE — With final votes in the Senate, Thursday night, June 6, the General Assembly has approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Justine Caldwell and Sen. Pamela J. Lauria to require safe … more
PROVIDENCE — The General Assembly voted on Thursday, June 6, to approve legislation from East Bay Rep. Jennifer Boylan and Sen. Dawn Euer to expand the legal use of electric bicycles in Rhode … more
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority, RIPTA, will not move forward with previously proposed service reductions, which were scheduled to go into effect on Saturday, June 15, as … more
PROVIDENCE — The General Assembly backed bills sponsored by two high-ranking East Providence legislators seeking to hold the Rhode Island Department of Transportation accountable going forward … more
A third lane of travel westbound on the east portion of the Washington Bridge will be available to drivers as of Saturday, April 20. The Rhode Island Department of Transportation made the … more
A rite of spring as much as any other, Opening Day of the 2024 trout season is set for Saturday, April 13, and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has stocked more than 100 … more
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation will shift the location of the crossover from the westbound side of Interstate 195 to the eastbound side and eventually over the Washington Bridge as … more
Providence Country Day School has named the students who have earned recognition on the 2023-2024 second trimester honor roll. For Middle School (Classes of 2027-2030), High Honors is all grades … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is informing motorists as part of it ongoing effort to alleviate the intense congestion on the Washington Bridge since the … more
  The names of five local hockey greats who represent the RI Hockey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2024 were unveiled recently between periods of the Providence Bruins-Hershey Bears … more
PROVIDENCE — Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg promised the federal government would do all it could to help assist and expedite the process of replacing the westbound side of the … more
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is informing users of the East Bay Bike Path that a 1.5 mile stretch of the path in Riverside, starting from the Squantum Association … more
PROVIDENCE — Confirming the worst and what many anticipated, state officials made the public formally aware the closed westbound span of the Washington Bridge is structurally deficient and … more
The St. Mary Academy-Bay View Players theatre troupe was crowned champion at the 2024 Rhode Island Drama Festival last week for its performance of “The Night Witches,” a play about the … more
St. Mary Academy-Bay View principal Dr. Marcela Rossi announced 170 students made the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2023-24 term. This academic distinction recognizes the dedication of … more
PROVIDENCE — State Rep. Katherine Kazarian was the lead sponsor on legislation signed on by many of her fellow East Bay area colleagues seeking to require the Rhode Island Department of … more
WPRI Channel 12 was first to  report a draft review on the status of the westbound section of the Washington Bridge written by an engineer hired to investigate the shuttered section paints a … more
The eastbound side of the Washington Bridge will be split into six lanes, three going in each direction, as a means of attempting to address the ongoing crisis created with the closure of the … more
Rhode Island Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti took the brunt of the blame for the calamity created as he was peppered with questions about the status of the Washington Bridge from … more
The names of five local hockey greats who represent the RI Hockey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2024 were unveiled last weekend between periods of the Providence Bruins-Hershey Bears “Hall of … more
Shailen Bhatt, the Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, visited the area Monday, Feb. 5, as part of the national response to the local Washington Bridge Closure crisis. Bhatt … more
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation late last week announced its latest attempt to alleviate the traffic jam on Interstate 195 created by its shuttering of the westbound side of the … more
Facing mounting scrutiny of his efforts in the matter, specifically, Governor Dan McKee had a busy few days responding to the ever-growing Washington Bridge closure crisis over the last week plus. … more
Gov. Dan McKee and Rhode Island Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti gave an impromptu update on the status of the Washington Bridge during a news conference called Monday afternoon, … more
Since its inception on December 21, the ferries have carried 3,285 passengers over 12 operating days. The final day will be on... more
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