July 12, 2020

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Justin Sullivan was named as the new Chairman of the Seekonk Board of Selectmen Wednesday. Chris Zorra will serve as Vice-Chair and David Viera will serve as Clerk. “The next year is going … more
Greetings from the Town Clerk’s officeSummer is officially here. The Town Clerk’s office hopes everyone had a fun and safe Fourth of July. I’m sure it was different this year with … more
For Seekonk residents on the trash and recycling program, the pickup of bulky waste items has resumed its normal schedule. Appliances, metal items and electronics will be collected curbside on the … more

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Sports

Seekonk High School students Andrew Cabral and Kayla Owens were honored for their sportsmanship Tuesday by representatives of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA). Cabral … more
Seekonk, MA – The weather’s finally getting nice, summer’s around the corner and the baseball season is still a month away. If you can’t wait for Opening Day, how about a … more
Since 1993, the Friends of Townie Athletics Organization (FOTA), has been providing student-athletes of East Providence High School with scholarships, annual banquets, trophies and awards, … more

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Schools

Members of the School Committee adopted a resolution promoting diversity and inclusion on June 30. Chairperson Kim Sluter explained the statement, crafted by the Massachusetts Association of School … more
[Pawtucket, RI June 25, 2020] — Saint Raphael Academy congratulates students from Bristol County who have achieved honor roll status for the fourth marking period in academic year 2019-20. They … more
Superintendent Rich Drolet is “confident” that classes will be held in Seekonk schools in the fall. All buildings were closed for the last third of the 2019-2020 school year due to fears … more

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People

Fitchburg, Mass.—Fitchburg State University President Richard S. Lapidus has announced the students who qualified for inclusion on the Dean’s List for the Spring 2020 semester.A student … more
Fairfield, CT. (July 10, 2020) - The following Fairfield University student(s) received Deans List Honors for the Spring 2020 semester. In order to be placed on the Dean's List, students must have … more
Nathan Costa, an Electrical/Computer Engineering major at UMASS - Amherst, has been named to the Dean's List for both the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters. Nathan is a 2019 graduate of Seekonk … more

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Scouts & Civic Organizations

Troop 1 Holds Virtual Meetings During QuarantineBy Will, Troop 1 Scribe One of the major impacts of the recent Coronavirus pandemic was the cancellation of many activities that made up many … more
Doorways Food Pantry has been operating in high gear in recent weeks. Social distancing has necessitated a shift to curbside “pop your trunk” food distribution, but the food pantry has … more
If you’re a local, then surely you’ve driven down Fall River Avenue, and perhaps you’ve noticed ~ or you should take notice of ~ The Edna Martin Wildlife Refuge located adjacent to … more

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Seniors

More than 60 million people ages 65 and older and younger adults with long-term disabilities are covered by Medicare. Due to their older age and higher likelihood of having serious medical conditions … more
Since 1993, the Friends of Townie Athletics Organization (FOTA), has been providing student-athletes of East Providence High School with scholarships, annual banquets, trophies and awards, … more
Even in the best of times, social isolation is a significant problem. In Massachusetts, 540,250 people over the age of 50 live alone and are at higher risk of social isolation, which is now magnified … more

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Police & Fire

East Providence Police Chief William Nebus has reported that the city lived through its first ever curfew in recent memory with "no incidents." Mayor Bob DaSilva and Chief Nebus announced a citywide … more
 The Board of Selectmen voted Wednesday to hire David Rave as the town’s new Fire Chief. Rave is a Battalion Chief from East Providence with 35 years experience. “(Rave) brought a … more
Since 1993, the Friends of Townie Athletics Organization (FOTA), has been providing student-athletes of East Providence High School with scholarships, annual banquets, trophies and awards, … more

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Churches

Our nation is in a particularly vulnerable place as we battle the COVID-19 pandemic and grieve over the loss of family, friends, and our ability to worship in our sanctuaries, synagogues, and … more
Daily Mass at 9 am Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the church. Also Thursday evenings 6:30 pm. Please wear a mask, use hand sanitizer, and distance.Weekend Masses outside in the … more
Inspired by The New York Times’ May 24th front page listing of the names of 1,000 people who have died due to COVID-19, Newman UCC presents a local opportunity to remember our Rhode Island … more

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