Last-minute snags cause delay in East Providence State Street/Runnins River culvert project

EAST PROVIDENCE — The State Street/Runnins River Culvert Project, seemingly on track to be completed by this time, has been beset by delays and will not be undertaken likely until the summer of …
Scheduled weekend lane closures for I-195 affect East Bay travel

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced lane shifts and traffic pattern changes at the Horton Farm Bridge on I-195 in East Providence this coming weekend. …

Lewis feels ‘lucky’ to finally own local establishment

EAST PROVIDENCE — City native Billy Lewis agreed his tale is the classic case of “local boy makes good” as he sat inside Lucky’s Bar & Grille, the local establishment he recently purchased …

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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.