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Parella steps aside as East Providence Police chief

EAST PROVIDENCE — Setting aside any lingering speculation about his standing, East Providence Police Chief Christopher Parella, in conjunction with the office of Mayor Bob DaSilva, formally …
Council seeks more timely updates on status of East Providence’s budget
EAST PROVIDENCE — The manner in which East Providence’s approximately $180 million annual operating is presented in its totality … Read More
Hazard reflects on joining EPHS boys’ hoops 1,000-point club
EAST PROVIDENCE — Just prior to their home game Thursday night, Jan. 31, against Coventry, members of the East Providence High … Read More
East Providence, Bayside FC formally terminate turf field lease
EAST PROVIDENCE — The land lease agreement between the school district, the city and the Bayside FC youth soccer organization was … Read More
Mattiello a no-show, but legislators talk 'scoops' and schools, abortions and pot
The East Bay Chamber of Commerce hosted a breakfast gathering last Friday, Jan. 25, with legislators from Barrington, Warren and … Read More
East Providence players produce for area men's college hoops teams
City natives continue to enjoy productive seasons at area men’s college basketball programs, including another honor for one and … Read More
Homegrown ‘party’ raises funds for East Providence Arts Council
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Fifth Annual Homegrown Music Seminars Party went down Sunday afternoon, Jan. 27, at Stevie D’s Riverside … Read More
Obituaries
Mary L. Cabral, 69, Riverside Mary L. Cabral, 69, formerly of Willet Avenue, Riverside, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Hope Hospice & Palliative Care in Providence. She was born in Providence, she was a daughter of …
Edmund J. Clegg, Jr., 93, Barrington Edmund J. Clegg, Jr., 93, of Barrington, died January 31, 2019 after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Claire Messinger Clegg. Born in Warwick on November 1, 1925, he was the son of the …
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: East Providence wrestling EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School wrestling team recently took on Cranston West in a Division I match. The Townies are finishing up their regular season schedule this week in …
Riverside Middle School falls in boys' state tourney semis CRANSTON — The Riverside Middle School boys’s basketball team enjoyed a fine 2018-19 campaign, finishing its regular season with an 8-2 record and qualifying for the state championship tournament …
Gallery: EPHS boys' basketball EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys' basketball team recently celebrated the career achievement of Dion Hazard scoring his 1,000th point then went on to defeat visiting Coventry …
Hazard joins list of East Providence boys' hoops 1,000-point scorers NORTH KINGSTOWN — With a bucket late in the first half against North Kingstown last week, Dion Hazard became the latest East Providence High School boys’ basketball player to reach the 1,000 career point milestone. Hazard, a …
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Opinion
Editorial: Gambling made easy In most casual fashion, Rhode Island is putting big money on a most dangerous bet. The state is wagering that the few millions a year it expects to win from on-line sports betting will offset the …
Editorial: Hoops has its place in East Providence sports lore When sports devotees think about East Providence, they usually consider the high school's proud history in football first rather than any other endeavor, and rightfully so. The Townies are among the …
Letter: On abortion and morals, this nation is truly lost I recently viewed the testimony of one abortion doctor who, after performing 1,200 abortions, finally looked with a degree of contemplation at the pieces of flesh lying on the table and drew the …
Letter: The costs of war are all too high Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and war correspondent, David Wood, writes in his book, “What Have We Done? The Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars”: “When there is casual …

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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.