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EPPD make arrest in alleged 2016 car arson incident

EAST PROVIDENCE — A suspect has been taken into custody following a years-long investigation into a fire in Riverside. The East Providence Police Department Monday, Dec. 10, announced the arrest …
East Providence mayor-elect DaSilva announces transition team
EAST PROVIDENCE — A month to the day he won the historic first-ever mayoral election in the city on November 6, Bob DaSilva late … Read More
Untidy private road perplexes East Providence council
EAST PROVIDENCE — It’s a road tucked away in the depths of a commercial/industrial complex on the city’s far eastern border with … Read More
Superintendent Crowley considers East Providence’s RICAS results
EAST PROVIDENCE — The results from East Providence’s participation in the rollout of the state’s new student assessment system, … Read More
FDA gives update on outbreak of e. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce
PROVIDENCE — Based on new information, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have narrowed its romaine lettuce warning to … Read More
Warren volunteers make and deliver 350 Thanksgiving dinners
Hundreds of volunteers spent Thanksgiving morning and early afternoon at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Warren, preparing and … Read More
EPHS student-athletes conduct Thanksgiving drive for U.S. service members
EAST PROVIDENCE — Influenced to action after attending a youth seminar this past summer, East Providence High School junior Paige … Read More
Obituaries
J. Anne Mitchell, 83, Riverside J. Anne Mitchell, 83, of Smith Street, a Riverside resident for 61 years, died peacefully on November 16, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Rex Mitchell. Born in …
Carol Ann (Palumbo) Huffman, 67, Riverside Carol Ann (Palumbo) Huffman, born on February 13, 1951, passed away Monday, November 5, 2018, surrounded by loved ones. She was the beloved wife of Charles "Chuck" S. Huffman and the daughter of …
Sports
Gallery: Rams rally to edge E.P. in Thanksgiving football clash For the first time in 46 years since the Rhode Island Interscholastic League instituted “Super Bowl” championship games in 1972, the 90th annual Thanksgiving football contest between East …
Macedo, Leonardo, Ahnard win at East Providence Rec Turkey Trot 5K Road Race EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Recreation Department sponsored the 38th Annual Turkey Trot 5K on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Pierce Memorial Stadium. Special thanks to Gary Menissian of Ocean …
East Providence, LaSalle Thanksgiving football game postponed PROVIDENCE — Weather will interrupt the 90th playing of the East Providence High School-LaSalle Academy Thanksgiving Day football game. Administrators at both schools announced due to predicted …
Gallery: EPHS Unified Volleyball League The East Providence High School Unified League volleyball team fell to Chariho, 2-1, in the Division IV playoff championship match held recently at the Delaney Gymnasium on the Johnson & Wales …
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Opinion
Letter: RI vs. Mass. test score comparison invalid and unfair To the editor: The scores are in. Rhode Island’s students did not appear to do as well on the RICAS as students in Massachusetts.  RICAS is Rhode Island’s version of the Massachusetts …
Letter: In showing respect, sometimes reality intervenes To the editor: I don’t blame the Marine veteran in Little Compton. His letter [Nov. 15, p6] expressed dismay that our Commander-in-Chief, while in France to commemorate Armistice Day, had to …
Editorial: ‘Oh, my back!’ - confronting disability fraud There is one notion of public employee disability pay and pensions — the one that ought to be and once was. General Treasurer Seth Magaziner put it simply and well: “The disability …
Column: A new East Providence High School would be an historic achievement Any way you look at it, November 6th will be an historic one in the City of East Providence. We’ll establish a City Council with four year terms. For the first time ever, we’ll choose our …

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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.