Memorial Day: East Providence youngster 'flags' a wrong

EAST PROVIDENCE — A highly motivated young resident recently assisted in getting the state to adhere to proper protocol for flying the American Flag in a highly visible location in the area. At …
Fire displaces residents from New Road duplex
EAST PROVIDENCE — A fire late Saturday afternoon, May 26, displaced the residents living in a duplex on New Road in the Rumford … Read More
East Providence's Cunha opts not to seek re-election for General Assembly seat
EAST PROVIDENCE — Helder Cunha, the state representative from District 64 in East Providence, announced in a press release his … Read More
Former East Providence Manager Lemont passes away
EAST PROVIDENCE — Paul Lemont, an East Providence native, life-long resident and who twice served the city as its manager, passed … Read More
Gallery: EPHS Art Show
EAST PROVIDENCE — The week-long celebration of Arts by East Providence High School students concluded Tuesday evening, May 22, with … Read More
Board of Education formally backs new East Providence High School plan
PROVIDENCE — The State Board of Education at a meeting held Tuesday night, May 15, gave its final approval for plans to construct a … Read More
East Providence Council officially fires former manager Chapman
EAST PROVIDENCE — Already a well established "fait accompli," the City Council at its Tuesday night, May 15 meeting, formally … Read More
State Board of Elections affirms East Providence Canvassing Authority votes
PROVIDENCE — At a meeting Monday night, May 14, called specifically to discuss the recent tumult surrounding East Providence term … Read More
Committee backs hiring city firm to manage new EPHS project
EAST PROVIDENCE — The efforts of the School Committee to keep the proposed construction of a new East Providence High School on pace … Read More
East Providence considers placing two resource officers at elementary schools
EAST PROVIDENCE — Among the security issues being considered by the School Department in the near term, Superintendent Kathryn … Read More
Obituaries
Luis P. Rego, 85, Rumford

Luis P. Rego, 85, of Don Avenue of Rumford, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 21, 2018. He was the husband of the late Mary C. Rego. They were married for 59 years. Born March 1, 1933, in …

Dorothy Flowers, 94, East Providence, Pawtucket

Raymond J. Grant, 82, Seekonk

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Opinion
Time to Stamp Out Hunger — at your mailbox It’s that time of year when kind individuals, such as yourselves, can help the less fortunate in our area. How? By leaving non-perishable food by your mailbox or on your porch, to be picked up …
Commentary: Satisfied with legal officials engaging in East Providence election matter It was satisfying to learn that the Rhode Island Attorney General’s office has sent to the Rhode Island Supreme Court the matter relating to term lengths in East Providence. Due to the …
Most New England French Canadians are descended from daughters of the king When I run into people with French Canadian ancestry, I always ask if they have discovered an ancestor who was one of les filles du roi. Most don’t know what that is. When I tell them it means …
Sports
East Providence High School golfers clinch postseason berth The terrific 2018 season for the East Providence High School golf group continued earlier this week when the Townies both clinched a spot in the upcoming Eastern Division playoffs and just about …
Ogunronbi, Badji, Teodoro win for EPHS outdoor tracksters PORTSMOUTH — The East Providence High School boys’ and girls’ outdoor track and field teams competed in their 2018 Eastern Division Championship Meets last week at …
Medeiros retires as Pierce Field supervisor EAST PROVIDENCE — The steward of one of the city’s most venerable beacons stepped away from his position recently when Joe Medeiros retired as the East Providence Parks and Recreation …

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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.