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Back to School Fair equips elementary schoolers for success

August 19, 2017 by WPRI 12 Eyewitness News

WPRI 12 Eyewitness NewsEAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Students around the state are heading back to school in the coming weeks, and some elementary schoolers in East Providence will be extra prepared thanks to the generosity of the community. Saturday morning, the ...

Chepachet's Donaldson among the Top 60 heading into US Open

August 16, 2017 by The Providence Journal

The Providence JournalThe bus rolled through the state, on its way to East Providence High School, or The Prout School, or Shea High School, and as some members of the 2012 Ponaganset boys tennis team did homework or stared out the window while mentally preparing for the ...

Bicyclist struck, killed in East Providence identified

August 15, 2017 by Turn to 10

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WJAR) — A 21-year-old man on a bicycle was struck and killed in East Providence. Ethan Simpson of ... RIC released a statement, noting that the school community "is deeply saddened" to learn of Simpson's death. "Our thoughts ...

School pays tribute to teacher killed in Taunton mall attacks

August 11, 2017 by Turn to 10

Turn to 10EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WJAR) — A man on a bike was struck and killed in East Providence. Police said the bicyclist was struck by an SUV at about 11 p.m. near Willett Avenue and Arrowhead Avenue. Police said the bicyclist was in his early 20s.

East Providence man gets 33 months in prison for stealing from nonprofit to finance gambling habit

August 11, 2017 by The Providence Journal

The Providence JournalPROVIDENCE, R.I. — A federal judge on Friday sentenced the former financial director of The Providence Plan to 33 months in prison, plus three years' supervised release, for skimming $742,000 from the education nonprofit to feed his gambling at Twin ...

City celebrates diversity of police graduates

August 7, 2017 by Turn to 10

Turn to 10Byfield, Raleek, 28, of East Providence, RI. Raleek attended South High School in Worcester, MA, graduating in 2006. He then attended Rhode Island College, earning his Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations with a concentration in General Management in ...

Landmark graduation for Providence Police Training Academy + video

August 7, 2017 by The Providence Journal

The Providence JournalPROVIDENCE, R.I. — It was a proud day for city's 55 newest police officers, and their robustly cheering family members, Monday at the Dunkin' Donuts Center, where the Providence Police Department held a graduation ceremony for its 68th Training ...

Toxic algae found in East Providence Turner Reservior, officials say

August 2, 2017 by WLNE-TV (ABC6)

WLNE-TV (ABC6)EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) -- Rhode Island officials are advising people to stay away from Turner Reservoir due to high levels of toxic algae. The Rhode Island Departments of Health and Environmental Management say the algae known as blue-green ...

RIIL Announces 2017 Hall of Fame Class

August 1, 2017 by WLNE-TV (ABC6)

A longtime elementary teacher in East Providence, Duarte worked closely with Alice Sullivan beginning in the late 1960s to develop girls' high school sports in Rhode Island. In addition to being an original member of the RIIL's Sub-Committee for Girls ...

Police arrest East Providence man, seize fentanyl, cocaine

July 26, 2017 by The Providence Journal

The Providence JournalSCITUATE, R.I. — The state police say authorities have arrested an East Providence man who is “a large-scale distributor of fentanyl-laced pills” in greater Providence. Kenny L. Deburgo, 33, of 64 Tab Ave., was arrested by members of the High ...

RI native chosen as president of St. Mary Academy, Bay View

July 12, 2017 by The Providence Journal

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – St. Mary Academy, Bay View, has a new president, Sister of Mercy Marybeth Beretta. “The appointment of ... A native of Rhode Island, Sister Beretta graduated from Salve Regina University and received her MBA from the University ...

Six Students Poised To Enter RWU With Feinstein Leadership Scholarships

July 9, 2017 by

Patch.comBRISTOL, RI — Six high school graduates from Rhode Island will enter Roger Williams University this fall with Feinstein Leadership Scholarships, the school said. They are following in the footsteps of Hannah Augustyn, a recent ... "The six students ...

At the Schools: Will Blackmon has a message for RI kids

July 8, 2017 by The Providence Journal

The Providence JournalSome of the names of the “assistants” were well known to long-time Rhode Island high school football fans. Jamie Silva, the former East Providence High All-Stater, Boston College All-American and Indianapolis Colt came back from Pittsburgh, where he ...

Savoring what's local at RI's many farmers markets

June 27, 2017 by The Providence Journal

The Providence JournalSavoring what's local at R.I.'s many farmers markets ... Laura Brown-Lavoie, owner of Sidewalk Ends Farm in Providence and Seekonk, works the Thursday market at Weaver Public Library in East Providence. [The Providence Journal/Sandor Bodo]. Hide ...

Bill Reynolds: For Bill Allison, prejudice was par for the day

June 24, 2017 by The Providence Journal

The Providence JournalHe played football and hockey at East Providence High School, and can still remember all those early morning practices at the old Rhode Island Auditorium on North Main Street. He also says there was very little racial prejudice in the East Providence ...

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