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VIDEO: Townie Times Coming to Town

Brian Coogan owns the paper, according to the newspaper's Facebook site.

The Townie Times, a newspaper dedicated to covering East Providence news, will be hitting stands in a little over a month.

According to owner Brian Coogan, the free newspaper will make its debut late March or early April. It will be published every two weeks but the online site will post breaking news. About 24,000 copies of the first issue will be mailed to East Providence households, according to Coogan.

"We're going to be doing something different," he said in a telephone interview, noting he wants to highlight the positive achievements of the East Providence community.  

He hired about 12 employees including reporters, sales representatives and graphic designers. The office is located at 152 Warren Ave.

According to a YouTube video, they will be covering news, arts, school sports, weddings and births. 

mike May 07, 2012 at 04:11 PM
I read the paper on line it doesn't seem to be that negitive. It actually had some intresting information.
Vinny May 08, 2012 at 01:49 PM
It has like 4 articles and one was writen by the kids Mommy! The classified are Coogan's own junk. I must have missed the news, not that it matters because it is 2 months old anyway. His 12 employees (LOL) must be slow journalist, he needs to hire more if they work at that pace.
M C June 12, 2012 at 02:22 AM
Looks like Townie Times is done just like coogan. Domain is expired. That was quick!
Tim June 12, 2012 at 01:23 PM
That is what happens when you don't pay the rent. Word is he went back to school to learn how to read.
jay November 08, 2012 at 03:58 AM
Bla bla bla east providence..you are all funny to me. You talk then talk and talk more. Its not facebook making billions.hello it cheap talk but dont talk sh.. stand up and make a difference give and stop taking. Have some townie pride and be a townie come to together and rise above this bullsh.. talking about coogan but im sure he did you a favor once as he did for lots of people. People push back when walked on....2 sides to every story. Sometimes 3

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