East Providence Police arrest two in robbery/shooting incident

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police officers have arrested two suspects from Providence in a shooting during a robbery attempt at a residence near the intersection of Waterman Avenue and Green …
Police seek target in East Providence robbery

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department issued a press release late Saturday afternoon, Aug. 11, seeking assistance from the public in locating the target of a robbery …

Taunton Avenue ramp shuts at times due to Washington Bridge repair

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists of the upcoming long-term closure of the Gano Street (Exit 3) off-ramp on I-195 West in Providence. …

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Gallery: URI Jazz Big Band concert

EAST PROVIDENCE — The University of Rhode Island Jazz Big Band closed out the 2018 Weaver Library Summer Concert Series with a performance Wednesday evening, Aug. 1, on the lawn. East Providence …

One injured in East Providence shooting

EAST PROVIDENCE — Elements from outside the city were responsible for a shooting Friday, Aug. 10, in East Providence, according to local law enforcement officials. Late Friday evening, EPPD …

Three with area ties vie for RIGA Jr. Amateur golf titles

EAST PROVIDENCE — Three golfers with area ties were among the finalists of the 2018 Rhode Island Golf Association Jr. Amateur Championships held this week at Metacomet Country Club, …

Parella reiterates East Providence’s data protection policy

EAST PROVIDENCE — The recent legal jousting between Ward 4 Councilman Brian Faria and his peers on the body came to a head in the last few weeks when representatives from both sides appeared before …

Formal state oversight of East Providence is slated to end in September

EAST PROVIDENCE — Quietly and with little fanfare, the tenure of state oversight in East Providence in the form of the presence of Municipal Finance Advisor Paul Luba is scheduled to come an end …

Riverside beats Rumford for District 2 All-Star title

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Riverside Little League entry emerged from the losers' bracket to defeat previously unbeaten intra-city rival Rumford twice last weekend to claim the District 2/Ron Silva 9-10 …
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Weaver Library Farmers Market celebrates fifth summer season

EAST PROVIDENCE — The “little engine that could” or more aptly “the little weekly gathering that could” marks a noteworthy achievement this year as the Weaver Library Farmers Market …

Gallery: Crescent Park Carousel 'Cruise Nights'

A light, flaky pastry for Easter dessert

Blueberries, lemon and ricotta all in one tasty muffin

A cozy winter brunch dish for a crowd or just the family

Opinion
Letter: Arlene needs to clarify her column

To the editor: Dear Arlene, your Barrington Times article about immigration needs some clarification. To state that Melania Trump came into this country twice illegally is inaccurate at …

Letter: Support ‘Right to Treat’ bills

Letter: On riding RIPTA

Letter: Senate needs to vote on animal abuse bill

Letter: Let’s stop the fear-mongering over sea level rise

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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.