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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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
Jenna Deldeo scored 16 points as the Tiverton girls basketball team beat Coventry 41-31 in a D-II home playoff game on Friday night. The Tigers, who ended the regular season with a record of 11-10, … more
The Westport girls basketball team is playoff bound after crushing Cape Cod Academy 60-30 on Tuesday and dominating Fairhaven 56-16 on Thursday to end the regular season with a record of 19-1. The … more
The East Providence High School boys' basketball team easily dispatched Central in the preliminary round of the 2024 Division I championship tournament, the Townies literally doubling up the visiting … more
The girls indoor track team, which placed second in their division and second at the class meet, had a tougher time competing on the state level. The Huskies placed 20th as a team with 11 points during the state indoor track championships at the Providence Career and Technical Academy on Saturday. more
At a special session of the East Providence School Committee held Tuesday, Feb. 20, the body approved a pair of key arrangements for projects planned at Waddington Elementary School and Riverside … more
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 … 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 story of East Providence High School senior basketball standout Levi Jacobs is certainly one of pain, definitely one of perseverance and, for good measure, one of pride..."Townie Pride." The … 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
The East Providence High School girls' swim squad took home the first title of any kind in recent program history after the Townies won the Division IV Championship Meet Friday night, Feb. 16, at … more
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 … more
The Westport basketball team celebrated senior night then fell to Blue Hills 57-38 on their final game of the season on Friday night. Seniors Fotis Machairas, Chris Duarte, Anthony Raposa, Nick … more
East Providence Police arrested a 25-year-old male in an alleged stabbing incident Friday, Feb. 16, in city. According to the report of EPPD Public Information Officer Captain Michael Rapoza … more
PROVIDENCE — The Warwick High School co-operative and Portsmouth gymnastics squads were the winners of the Division I and II titles Saturday afternoon, Feb. 17, at the 2024 Rhode Island … more
The East Providence High School basketball teams finished their respective Division I schedules in recent days, the playoff-bound boys' squad earned a crucial upset road win over rival LaSalle … more
The championship season for the East Providence High School indoor track and field athletes along with their peers concludes for the most part this weekend with the 2024 Rhode Island Interscholastic … more
Bill Black Principal, Shane Messier Assistant Principal, Jill Usenia Assistant Principal, Bob Hanlon CTC Director and the staff of East Providence High School announce the Honor Roll for the … more
The Riverside and Martin Middle School Drama Troupe recently performed two showings of "The Phantom Tollbooth," produced in a partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of East Providence and The … more
The Office of Attorney General Peter Neronha announced Wednesday, Feb. 14, the Providence Grand Jury reported out handful of indictments the week prior pertaining to a couple of cases connected to … more
East Providence High School hockey players scored goals, but their sides each lost late-season games last weekend. The East Bay Eagles girls' hockey co-op dropped a 9-3 decision to Mount St. … more
KINGSTON — The University of Rhode Island announced the fall 2023 Dean's List of students named to the Dean's List representing nearly all of Rhode Island's cities and towns, including East … more
The East Providence High School swimming teams concluded their 2023-24 regular seasons in recent days, the girls finished with an unblemished 6-0 record and with the program's first dual meet title … more
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