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Route 114A reconfiguration project nears completion

SEEKONK — Over six years after a fiery crash served as the impetus for the project and some three years since it actually commenced, the reconstruction of the intersection at Route 114A and Arcade …
East Providence Police announce arrests in Riverside armed robbery case
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department announced Thursday afternoon, Dec. 14, the arrest of the two suspects in an … Read More
School Committee approves revised contract for East Providence superintendent
EAST PROVIDENCE — A contract revision for Superintendent Kathryn Crowley was among the docketed items on the School Committee … Read More
East Providence Police identify, search for armed robbery suspects
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department has identified and remains in search of two suspects in an armed robbery of … Read More
East Providence gets grant funding to help open Sabin Point Beach
EAST PROVIDENCE — The City of East Providence will be the beneficiary of a recent legal settlement garnered by the office of … Read More
Project manager, architects provide committee with new EPHS update
EAST PROVIDENCE — Construction of a new East Providence High School, the funding for which was only approved some six weeks ago by … Read More
Police: More than $300 worth of baby formula stolen
A 28-year-old Riverside resident is suspected of stealing 18 cans of baby formula from the Shaw's Supermarket in the Barrington … Read More
Obituaries
Richard G. Filippo, 72, of Riverside Richard G. Filippo, 72, of Woodcrest Drive, Riverside died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at the RI Hospital. He was the husband of Bonnie (Norton) Filippo and they have been married for 49 years. Born in …
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 …
Sports
Gallery: Rams rally to edge E.P. in Thanksgiving football clash For the first time in 46 years since the Rhode Island Interscholastic League instituted “Super Bowl” championship games in 1972, the 90th annual Thanksgiving football contest between East …
Macedo, Leonardo, Ahnard win at East Providence Rec Turkey Trot 5K Road Race EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Recreation Department sponsored the 38th Annual Turkey Trot 5K on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Pierce Memorial Stadium. Special thanks to Gary Menissian of Ocean …
EPHS student-athletes conduct Thanksgiving drive for U.S. service members EAST PROVIDENCE — Influenced to action after attending a youth seminar this past summer, East Providence High School junior Paige Messier started a student-run organization beginning with the …
East Providence, LaSalle Thanksgiving football game postponed PROVIDENCE — Weather will interrupt the 90th playing of the East Providence High School-LaSalle Academy Thanksgiving Day football game. Administrators at both schools announced due to predicted …
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Opinion
Editorial: School buses need seat belts The Tiverton school bus that hurtled off the highway and into the woods recently emerged dented but intact. But for those unfortunate enough to have been trapped inside without seat belts, the …
Letter: RI vs. Mass. test score comparison invalid and unfair To the editor: The scores are in. Rhode Island’s students did not appear to do as well on the RICAS as students in Massachusetts.  RICAS is Rhode Island’s version of the Massachusetts …
Letter: In showing respect, sometimes reality intervenes To the editor: I don’t blame the Marine veteran in Little Compton. His letter [Nov. 15, p6] expressed dismay that our Commander-in-Chief, while in France to commemorate Armistice Day, had to …
Column: A new East Providence High School would be an historic achievement Any way you look at it, November 6th will be an historic one in the City of East Providence. We’ll establish a City Council with four year terms. For the first time ever, we’ll choose our …
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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.