Division playoff runs end for East Providence High School cagers

Tuesday, Feb. 20, was unfortunately “D-day” as in defeat day for the East Providence High School basketball teams as both squads were eliminated from their respective division playoff …
Ogunronbi saves best for last in winning indoor state title
PROVIDENCE — It’s an oft-repeated cliche in sports, but in the case of East Providence High School track and field standout … Read More
East Providence bests Mount St. Charles in girls’ hoops playoff opener
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls’ basketball team topped visiting Mount St. Charles, 47-40, on Saturday … Read More
East Providence’s Ogunronbi wins boys’ long jump state title
PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School contingent produced an individual winner Saturday afternoon, Feb. 17, in the annual … Read More
Obituaries
Jeffrey S. Smith, 68, Swansea

Jeffrey S. Smith, 68 of Swansea, died January 24, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. Born in New Bedford and served in the United States Coast Guard. Long-time resident of Swansea. A …

Mary S. Brooks, 91, of East Providence

Dennis Donovan, 78, formerly of East Providence

Bella Mente Racing back for more from New England Boatworks
Famed ocean racer Hap Fauth liked the job done by New England Boatworks on his last maxi racers enough that he has returned to the … Read More
No rubbish collection changes in East Providence for Presidents Day holiday
EAST PROVIDENCE — The City of East Providence Public Works Department would like to remind all residents that Presidents Day, … Read More
Superintendent updates recent East Providence schools health concerns
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence School Committee received an update on a few health-related issues the administration dealt … Read More
East Providence sets school calendar for 2018-19 term
EAST PROVIDENCE — As has now been the case for the past few years, the upcoming 2018-19 school term in East Providence will begin … Read More
East Providence schools among those RIDOH investigates for allergic-type reactions
EAST PROVIDENCE — Three East Providence elementary schools are among those being investigated by the Rhode Island Department of … Read More
Council approves city’s reimbursable effort to repair state roads in East Providence
EAST PROVIDENCE — The long sought after repair of state roads in city should soon come to fruition after the council at its meeting … Read More
Opinion
Letter: Thanks for another successful holiday season for TAPIN To the editor: Once again TAPIN (Touch A Person In Need) has successfully completed its holiday season. Thanksgiving led right into our Christmas distribution with tons of new toys! With the …
Warren veterans support 'Moving Wall' visit to Ocean State To the editor:It is our duty to remember those who are willing to carry out the difficult work of keeping us free. This became even more apparent to me at the start of this school year when one of …
Don't get scammed; Buddy almost did To the editor:During a lunch break, I ran into an elderly friend (let’s call him Buddy), who asked for a ride to Seekonk.  When I asked, what he needed in Seekonk, his response was …
Sports
East Providence cagers earn high school basketball accolades EAST PROVIDENCE — Shaniah Hazard earned the top accolades among the East Providence High School basketball contingent this winter, chosen by the league coaches as a member of both the All-Division …
East Providence falls in boys' hoops regular season finale EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys’ basketball team dropped its Division I regular season finale Monday night, Feb. 12, against Cranston East by a 60-47 score. The …
Photos: Wheeler beats East Providence in key D-II girls' hoops showdown SEEKONK — The Wheeler School girls’ basketball team handed visiting East Providence its worst league loss to date in the penultimate Division II game of the regular season for the Townies, the …

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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.