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Local Scout sets up start of Sabin Point Park memorial garden in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — Last Saturday morning, Oct 13, a hearty group of volunteers led by local youngster Liam Wojas began the installation of a “reflection garden” and brick walkway at …
Video: East Providence schools' ‘High Five Fridays’ have become a hit
EAST PROVIDENCE — Building a sense of community and a connection between the ages are at the heart of the recently introduced effort … Read More
Portsmouth shuts out East Providence in boys' soccer
EAST PROVIDENCE — Visiting Portsmouth High School potted a pair of first-half tallies as the Patriots tripped up host East … Read More
East Providence Police arrest Pawtucket man allegedly dealing 'crack' in city
EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police recently arrested a Pawtucket man for allegedly dealing “crack” cocaine at a city … Read More
Forget financial aid — it's so old school
Gordon School is one month into a groundbreaking, new tuition program, and everything is different. Except, it isn’t. Except, it … Read More
East Providence's iconic Pierce Field facility is in need of 'dire' repair
EAST PROVIDENCE — Pierce Field grounds supervisor Tony Vieira has a stark message for the residents and administrators of the city: … Read More
Lewis feels ‘lucky’ to finally own local establishment
EAST PROVIDENCE — City native Billy Lewis agreed his tale is the classic case of “local boy makes good” as he sat inside … Read More
Obituaries
Charles H. Patterson Jr., 84, formerly of Riverside Charles H. Patterson Jr., 84, of Swansea, passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Pauline L (Carpenter) Patterson. Born in …
Michael J. Damiani, 63, Riverside Michael J. Damiani, 63, of Willett Avenue, Riverside, died unexpectedly on September 8, 2018. He was the beloved husband and perfect counterpart …
Services set for Matthew M. Harris, 38, of Warren Matthew Marcellus Harris, 38, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. He was a beloved son of Larry Harris of Springfield, MA, Retha Flack of Hagerstown, MD and LuAnn Harris of Warren. …
Sports
Admirers commemorate dedication of Mutter Athletic Complex EAST PROVIDENCE — About three dozen family and friends gathered on a splendid early Fall Saturday morning, Sept. 22, for a ceremony formally marking the dedication of the softball fields and …
East Providence's Clark & Sons celebrates 50 years of softball success EAST PROVIDENCE — It will have been quite the year for city resident Bobby Clark come November when he is among the first inductees into the newly-created Rhode Island American Softball Association …
East Providence girls' soccer squad seeks its footing in new league EAST PROVIDENCE — After being one of two dominant teams in Division III the last few years, the East Providence High School girls’ soccer team recently opened up play in new digs, Division II, …
East Providence edges St. Raphael in league football opener EAST PROVIDENCE — Fresh off a non-league win against Mt. Hope in the lead up to the league season, the East Providence High School football team opened its Division I regular season in the win …
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Opinion
Letter: Do you really know what the Progressives stand for? In an earlier letter to the editor I cautioned all Rhode Island voters to beware of candidates running for state and local elected office who subscribe to the Progressive Democrat left — aka …
Editorial: A fine vista revived For all who cherish a good view, great news from the owners of those twin towering Somerset eyesores that grab attention from every part of Mount Hope Bay and beyond. The owners announced recently …
Letter: Political donations are no different than bribes Money is the root all of evil. That statement is never truer than in Rhode Island politics. You can call corporate donations “Pay to Play” or “Corporate Influence” or …
Letter: It’s critical to protect the truth (and free press) There is a “Puck” cartoon from 1888 which caricatures the “evil spirits of the modern daily press” as grotesque elves running loose, presumedly to infect the readers and local …

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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.