School building renovations could get a boost in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — While the proposed construction of a new East Providence High School has taken up much of the oxygen recently, the school department’s need to renovate several of the …
Annual Challenger Jamboree in Portsmouth brings smiles to all
PORTSMOUTH — For the 12th straight year, children with developmental ad and physical disabilities from around Rhode Island and … Read More
Gallery: East Providence High School 2018 commencement
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School Class of 2018 graduated during commencement ceremonies held Friday evening, June … Read More
Teen's creativity transforms spinnaker into prom dress
Every girl wants a prom dress that makes her feel great. Not every girl gets to wear a prom dress that says so much about who she … Read More
Gallery: East Providence Elementary Schools Kids Rock Concert
EAST PROVIDENCE — The eighth annual East Providence Schools Kids Rock Chorus concert was held on Friday, June 1, at 6:30 p.m. in … Read More
Lane closures this weekend for East Providence bridge work
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists that this weekend it will start bridge … Read More
East Providence rallies for dramatic boys' volleyball playoff victory
RICHMOND — The last of the East Providence High School spring sports teams to participate in their respective playoff competitions, … Read More
East Providence Council issues subpoenas for peer Faria
EAST PROVIDENCE — At a special session of the City Council Thursday night, June 7, the body issued a pair of subpoenas to one of its … Read More
East Providence Career and Tech Center gains state grant dollars
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Career and Technical Center was one of eight schools to be included among an award of nearly … Read More
E.P. Council scuppers potential streetlight purchase for the moment
EAST PROVIDENCE — Proposed changes to how the city illuminates its streets several years in the making were once again tabled by the … Read More
Obituaries
Wayne M. Turchetta, 50, Riverside

Wayne M. Turchetta, 50, of Riverside, died Sunday June 3, 2018 at home. He was the husband of Kristine (Parisi) Turchetta. Wayne was born in Providence a son o the late Joseph and Lorraine (Cabral) …

Luis P. Rego, 85, Rumford

Dorothy Flowers, 94, East Providence, Pawtucket

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Letter: Support ‘Right to Treat’ bills To the editor: My friend recently described her graduation from a prestigious MBA program years ago. She said,“At the commencement they said, ‘You have your degree, and it can never be taken …
Letter: On riding RIPTA To the editor: Not having to worry about the pitfalls of a personal vehicle feels like a luxury when I ride RIPTA. Being able to ride the bus 35 miles from Providence to Point Judith for a couple …
Letter: Senate needs to vote on animal abuse bill To the editor: As a Rhode Island veterinarian, Barrington resident, and voter, I’m anxiously waiting for the Rhode Island Senate to finally give a vote to H.7456, a commonsense measure to …
Sports
E.P.’s Badji, Bay View’s Burrows win outdoor track state titles EAST PROVIDENCE — Two athletes with city ties were victorious at the 2018 Rhode Island Interscholastic League State Championship Outdoor Track and Field Meet held Saturday, June 2, at Brown …
Barrington girl organizes charity fencing event On Saturday, May 19, a very special, benefit tournament, “Parry 4 A Purpose,” took place at the Rhode Island Fencing Academy & Club in E. Providence.   Victoria Mueller, a …
East Providence edges Lincoln in baseball playoff opener EAST PROVIDENCE — Seth Daly twirled a two-hitter and his East Providence High School teammates did just enough at the plate as the Townies edged a tough Lincoln squad, 1-0, in the Division I …

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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.