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East Providence begins statistical revaluation process in October

EAST PROVIDENCE — The city through its newly-hired private sector appraiser will begin the Statistical Revaluation Project of properties throughout East Providence, a process delayed a year …
Police investigating Barrington house break
Barrington Police received a 911 call on Monday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. for a possible house break on Cherry Lane. Officers … Read More
Huskies go 8-3, best record ever
Freshman phenom Jessica Deal took first place as the Mt. Hope cross country team swept Tiverton and St. Mary Academy on Monday to … Read More
Barrington School Committee fined for Open Meetings violation
In May, Rhode Island Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Lanphear ruled that the Barrington School Committee violated the state’s Open … Read More
Portsmouth High shuts out Mt. Hope, 5-0 (photos)
The Portsmouth Patriots boys’ soccer squad overwhelmed visiting Mt. Hope in a league game last Wednesday, Sept. 28, shutting out the … Read More
Last call for Portsmouth High Athletic Hall of Fame tix
The Portsmouth High School Athletic Hall of Fame will hold its annual induction ceremony this Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Green Valley … Read More
Police: Narcotics found after vehicle accident in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — A 28-year-old man faces drug charges after being arrested Saturday following a motor vehicle crash. On Oct. 1 at … Read More
Things To Do ...

Warren Heritage Foundation’s annual gala is Oct. 8

A bounty of food, live music, and a prize-filled auction will highlight event honoring Warren’s nautical roots

Italian Festival in Newport on Saturday

Touro Park in Newport is the site of the popular Festival in the Park, taking place this Saturday, Oct. 1. The festival is part of the larger 2022 Newport Festa Italiana. On Saturday, from 11 a.m. …

Audrain Newport hosting annual Concours and Motor Week

The third annual Audrain Newport Concours & Motor Week welcomes the world’s most exclusive auto brands and car collections back to Aquidneck Island for four days of special events, …
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Obituaries
August Alves III August "Augie" Richard Alves III, 74, of Bristol, RI, passed away, Sunday, October 2, 2022, at home. He was the husband of Deborah Ann (Plasse) Alves. Born in Fall River, MA, he was the son
Theodore Moskala Mr. Theodore J. Moskala, age 91 of Paull Street, Bristol, died peacefully Sunday, October 2, 2022 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Doris A. (Murgo) Moskala, his belo
Ida Silva Mrs. Ida (Silvia) Silva, age 99 of Wood Street, Bristol, died peacefully, Saturday, October 1, 2022 at her home, surrounded by her loving children and their families. She was the wife of the late Jose
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Sports
Eagles outscore Bolts in football fireworks display The crowd at Victory Field on Friday night was treated to showcase of high-scoring offenses. In the end, the Barrington High School football team built a two-score lead in the fourth quarter and …
Spirlet shoots 40 in Westport golf loss Cooper Spirlet shot a low score of 40 and won his match at the Old Scotland Links Golf Course in Bridgewater for the Westport golf team which lost to Bristol Plymouth 2-7 in a league match on …
Gallery: Portsmouth, Tiverton cross country teams TIVERTON — Teams from LaSalle Academy were the winners of both the boys’ and girls’ Metropolitan Division cross country meet held Monday, Sept. 26, over the 3.1-mile layout on and …
Advantage…Townies EAST PROVIDENCE — It was a day expectedly full of firsts for the East Providence High School girls’ tennis team as the Townies christened the new complex on campus with a resounding 7-0 …
Opinion
Letter: Ending private school caps is a bad idea

To the editor:I would like to commend the East Providence Post for the high degree of editorial bravery displayed in your call to divert a higher amount of tax dollars from the general fund towards …

Letter: Bristol needs a better Rescue system sooner than later

To the editor:Back in the spring I expressed my concerns in a letter to the editor regarding the low pay, personnel shortage, and reliance on mutual aid from surrounding towns regarding our fire …

Letter: To the angels who helped during my time of need

To the editor: In August of this year, my home was struck by lightning, causing it to be on fire.I wasn’t aware of the fire until a neighbors, Alisa Travers and Zackery Anderson, came …

Letter: Save taxpayer money  by sending Hodgson into retirement

With seven active lawsuits against Sheriff Hodgson, frequent payments made for positive accreditations, sponsoring non correctional related programs, travel and extra curricular activities, are there …

Letter: Time to call it a career, sheriff

Thomas Hodgson started his career in law enforcement. His site says he is "tough on crime." Being "tough on crime" is the responsibility of  the professionals in our local police …

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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.