Gallery: East Providence beats LaSalle in Thanksgiving Day football game

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School football team defeated LaSalle Academy, 41-0, in the 89th edition of their annual Thanksgiving Day rivalry, November 23, at Pierce Memorial …
Police seek suspect in East Providence doughnut shop theft

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police are seeking a suspect in the attempted robbery of a doughnut shop on Newport Avenue Wednesday morning, Nov. 22. According to EPPD Detective Lieutenant …

Council approves salary for first elected mayor in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — With far less fanfare on the subject than at previous meetings, the City Council during its Tuesday night, Nov. 21, forum unanimously approved setting the initial salary figure …

Latest News

Efficiency upgrades will make East Providence buildings 'greener'

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence, some of its municipal buildings at least, is on the verge of becoming much “greener” after the city council at its Tuesday, Nov. 21 meeting gave …

Second Unified Volleyball season ends at East Providence High School

EAST PROVIDENCE — The second season of play came to an end recently for the East Providence High School entrant into the Rhode Island Interscholastic League’s Unified Volleyball program, the …

Long-needed repair of Martin Middle School courtyard area is expected shortly

EAST PROVIDENCE — The interior section of the Martin Middle School grounds known as the courtyard area, which has long been a nuisance, is finally expected to be remedied in the coming …

East Providence council sets starting figure for determining elected-mayor’s compensation

EAST PROVIDENCE — At a special session of the City Council held Wednesday night, Nov. 15, the body gave non-binding approval to a proposed compensation figure for the position of elected mayor, …

Police, school district laud mutually beneficial collaboration between both in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — A discussion on a variety of matters pertaining to the district’s buildings was included when East Providence Police Department Chief Chris Parella engaged the School Committee …

Johnston ends East Providence’s pursuit of girls’ soccer perfection

PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls’ soccer team came up just shy in its attempt to repeat as Division III champions as Johnston, which lost to the locals in the final a year ago, …
Obituaries
Jane A. Drew, 82, Riverside

Jane A. (Cross) Drew, 82, of Riverside, died on October 20, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Earl and Emma (Hadfield) Cross of Slatersville, where she resided until her marriage to her …

Lloyd E. Broomhead, 68, of Riverside and Naples, Fla.

Mary Rego, 83, Rumford

Marie Campo, 76, of East Providence, Riverside

Charles H. Loudfoot, 91, of Riverside

Leo T. Paquin, 80, East Providence

Paul F. Armstrong, 60, Riverside

Bernard V. Lamarre, 85, Riverside

Recent Comments
Things to Do
Will Warren pumpkins squash world record? Today's the day

Pumpkin growers from across New England will be chasing a world record when they converge on Frerichs Farm Saturday for the Southern New England Giant Pumpkin Growers’ annual weigh-off, …

Fiddle n Folk Festival set for Sept. 16

Let them eat zucchini bread

Annual E.P. Neighborhood Day Coalition celebration takes place August 19

Adams, ‘Bluz U Can Use’ headline annual RIRBPS festival

Opinion
Letter: We can all do something to stop domestic violence

To the editor: When we stay silent, domestic violence thrives. With 1 in 4 Rhode Islanders experiencing domestic violence in their lifetimes, and nearly 1 in 10 Rhode Island high schoolers …

Letter: Antifa protesters not so innocent either

Letter: Power rates are rising; here’s what you can do

Family Search discontinuing microfilm loans; Canada celebrates 150th

Editorial: Veterans coming home

2017 by East Bay Newspapers

Barrington · Bristol · East Providence · Little Compton · Portsmouth · Prudence Island · Riverside · Rumford · Seekonk · Tiverton · Warren · Westport
Meet our staff
Jim McGaw

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.