EPHS outlasts Sanchez in meeting of Division II girls' hoops unbeatens

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School and Juanita Sanchez girls’ basketball teams played an outing befitting of two undefeated sides when the Townies and Cavaliers met in city …
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Weather, pandemic slow down EPHS swimmers
EAST PROVIDENCE  — It’s been slow going for the East Providence High School swim teams at the start of their respective 2021-22 … Read More
Mt. Hope Bridge re-opens to traffic
BRISTOL/PORTSMOUTH — The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) has reopened the Mount Hope Bridge and lifted travel … Read More
RITBA closes Mt. Hope Bridge due to high winds
PORTSMOUTH/BRISTOL — The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) has closed the Mount Hope Bridge due to high winds, … Read More
Sports
EPHS boys' hoopsters split two league games, boys' indoor tracksters end dual meet slate
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys’ basketball team let a 12-point second half lead slip away to … Read More
Townies topple Hendricken in Division I boys’ hoops
EAST PROVIDENCE — Trailing for most of three quarters, including a 10-point deficit at halftime, the East Providence High School … Read More
EPHS wrestlers return to some sense of 'normalcy'
EAST PROVIDENCE — Little is “normal” in these COVID-19 pandemic times, but things have returned kind of close for the East … Read More
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Opinion
Talking Politics: Dr. Scott was the right person at the right time

STORY OF THE WEEK: Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott was the right person in the right place at the right time when the pandemic came to Rhode Island. Although she had never faced a challenge of that …

Editorial: Death of the snow day

Letter: Do not use my taxes to further the abortion agenda

Talking Politics: Covid and Omicron dominate the news cycle

Poli-ticks: Gosh, I miss the America I grew up with

Obituaries
Sharlene L. Damiani, 68, Riverside It is with profound sadness that the family of Sharlene L. Damiani announces her passing at home surrounded by her loving family on December 27, 2021 at the age of 68. She was the wife of the late …
John F. Butler Sr., 67, Riverside John F. Butler Sr., 67 of Riverside, passed away at Rhode Island Hospital on Sunday, December 12, 2021 with his loving family at his side. He was the husband of Kathleen (Keating) Butler for 33 …

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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.