East Providence continues consistent climb towards firm financial footing

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence is on as firm a financial footing as it’s been this decade, holding in its coffers an amount of money likely the envy of most municipalities around the …
Council approves revisions to two derelict East Providence parcels

EAST PROVIDENCE — A minor omission made over a decade ago putting a glitch in a current proposal to redevelop one of the city’s most strikingly blighted parcels was remedied by the council …

Agreement on Pawtucket Avenue construction plan in East Providence stalls

EAST PROVIDENCE — Not so fast. The much ballyhooed and anticipated collaborative effort between the city and state to reconstruct the tattered sidewalks and roadway on an approximately two-mile …

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DEM issues non-contact advisory for Seekonk River

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising the public to refrain from contact recreation in the Seekonk River. Officials recommend washing your hands …

Updated: Notable Bay View alumnae McSally claims sexual abuse by former coach

One of St. Mary Academy-Bay View’s most famous alumnae has made a startling revelation, claiming she was sexually abused while a student at the school.Rep. Martha McSally, 52, told the Wall …

Agawam Hunt, Nature Conservancy announce access agreement

EAST PROVIDENCE — Freshly out of bankruptcy proceedings and now wholly owned without any debt, the historic Agawam Hunt Club in Rumford is turning its attention to a fruitful partnership with a …

Gallery: East Providence High School Theatre troupe performs 'Rent'

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School Theatre Troupe performed "RENT: High School Edition" as its annual spring effort last weekend, including a performance on Friday, April 6, shot by …

East Providence Police Department swears in 15 new officers

EAST PROVIDENCE — On the job for a few weeks now, 15 new members of the East Providence Police Department were publicly initiated into the force during a swearing-in ceremony overseen by Chief …

Committee supports hiring of additional security guard for East Providence High School

EAST PROVIDENCE — Recent tragic events nationally and a, thankfully, unsubstantiated bomb threat at East Providence High School have raised the sensitivities of district personnel, pupils and …
Obituaries
Douglas B. Roy, 87, East Providence

Douglas B. Roy, 87 of East Providence, died Wednesday Feb.21, 2018 at Hope Hospice. He was the husband of Annette (Campeau) Roy. They were married for over 61 years.Douglas was born in Providence a …

Jeffrey S. Smith, 68, Swansea

Jane A. Drew, 82, Riverside

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

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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.