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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
WARWICK — It certainly wasn't the result the East Providence High School boys' basketball team wanted, but the Townies' effort definitely was in spite of the final score. EP's recent … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Seven non-profit organizations with direct city ties and a few others close by were among the recipients of the some $10 million total in grants distributed recently by the … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls' indoor track and field team kept pace with the other top sides in the 2023-24 Sullivan Division standings with a sweep of its meet … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — One of the most well received and well attended open houses in recent memory took place last Thursday night, Jan. 11, at East Providence High School, where several students … more
The East Providence High School boys' basketball team continued its impressive run of results over the last week as the Townies upped their recent win streak to five after beating Portsmouth 53-48 in … more
Owen Boudria scored 29 points as the Westport basketball team fell to Seekonk 60-50 in a non-league battle at Seekonk High School on Friday night. The loss drops the Wildcats’ record to 3-6 … more
Lily DaSilveira scored 17 points and Elsa White and Emily Moran each scored 15 points as Mt. Hope clobbered Cranston East 53-39 in a Division II home game on Thursday night. The win boosts Mt. … more
The Tiverton girls basketball team held their heads up high, after getting walloped by Moses Brown 63-30 in a Division II home game on Thursday night. The Tigers never quit as they continued to … more
For the second time in less than a week, Barrington's coastline was flooded by a hard-hitting rain storm. The rain started on Friday night and continued through Saturday morning. It combined … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department announced Friday afternoon, Jan. 12, the arrest of the suspect in a recent string of thefts in the Riverside section of the city. … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Known formally as the "Kent Heights Recreational Facility" for the purposes of its refurbishment, the project to completely re-envision the park located in the eponymous … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Council approved several appropriations at its Tuesday night, Jan. 9, meeting, the one with most affect on residents throughout East Providence contracting for the … more
The struggles for the East Providence/Mt. Hope boys' hockey co-op, the East Bay Huskies, continued upon its return to Division II-B action last weekend from the holiday recess. The Huskies … more
East Providence High School's 48-42 Division I boys' basketball victory over host Smithfield Wednesday night, Jan. 10, was the epitome of a "character win," the Townies trailing the Sentinels most of … more
The combination of a high volume of rain, snow melt, and high tide resulted in significant flooding that closed off roads on Wednesday morning. more
The 2024 election season in city got off to a quick start earlier this week when Jenni Azanero Furtado, who is the sitting East Providence School Committee chairperson, announced in a release Monday … more
Winter arrived in recent days in the form of the season's first snowstorm, dropping a measurable amount of the white stuff for the first time in some 11 months. The East Providence High School … more
Emily Moran and Elsa White combined for 32 points as the Mt. Hope girls basketball team beat Tiverton 43-33 in a Division IIB match up at Mt. Hope High School on Friday night. Moran and White, both … more
It was a meaningful victory for a couple of reasons for the East Providence High School girls' basketball team as the Townies edged out visiting St. Raphael 32-28 in a Division I contest played in … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department and the office of Mayor Bob DaSilva announced a series of traffic changes in the center of the city in an effort to alleviate congestion … more
Graduation is moving back to Sunday.   Barrington Superintendent of Schools Michael Messore made the announcement at the School Committee meeting on Thursday night, Jan. 4.   A … 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
The East Providence High School girls' basketball team hung tight with South Kingstown for three quarters on the road in a Division I outing Wednesday night, Jan, 3, before eventually succumbing in … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police announced the arrest of the suspect in the December 26 shooting near the Hull Street Playground. Jose Hernandez, a 20-year-old Pawtucket resident, … more
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