East Providence Weather: Wednesday - A chance of rain or drizzle before 11am, then a chance of showers after 11am. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 74. Calm wind becoming southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Wednesday Night - A chance of showers. Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Forecast Courtesy the National Weather Service.
International Walk to School Day: Twenty-nine Rhode Island schools have signed up across the state to celebrate InternationalWalk to School Day on October 3. School principals, classroom teachers, school nurses, and/or physical education instructors have all helped get their school involved in a promotion thathighlights both academic performance and individual health. Kent Heights Elementary in East Providence and Myron J. Francis Elementary School in East Providence are among the schools in the state participating.
Voter Registration Drive: The City of East Providence will be holding a voter registration drive this Sunday, October 7th at the East Providence Police Station, 750 Waterman Avenue from 10AM to 4PM.
Any one not registered by the October 7, 2012 deadline to vote a full ballot can go to City Hall on Election Day and fill out a voter registration form and cast a ballot for President / Vice President only.
A new federal law permits voter registration, change of address, and name change to be mailed. Call our office at 401-435-7502, or for hearing-impaired, TDD: 431-1633, for a form. Mailed registrations must be postmarked by October 7, 2012, for the voter to be eligible to vote in this Presidential Election.
Mail ballot applications for the Presidential Election must be received by the Canvassing Authority no later that 4:00 pm Tuesday, October 16, 2012.
Chair Exercise: Stop by the East Providence Senior Activity Center this morning at 10:45AM for the chair exercise class. This exercise class has a balance of exercise and rest that can help relieve stiffness and maintain or improve your joint mobility and muscle strength. The Center is located at 610 Waterman Avenue in East Providence. The class is free.
This Day in History: At the end of a sensational trial, former football star O.J. Simpson is acquitted of the brutal 1994 double murder of his estranged wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman. In the epic 252-day trial, Simpson's "dream team" of lawyers employed creative and controversial methods to convince jurors that Simpson's guilt had not been proved "beyond a reasonable doubt," thus surmounting what the prosecution called a "mountain of evidence" implicating him as the murderer.