Beaches, parks to close; R.I. sees ‘serious jump’ in hospitalizations

Rhode Island continues to move rapidly up the curve, and the state’s public beaches and parks are being ordered closed in the latest step to curb the spread of COVID-19. Eighty-six new …
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Town-by-town virus numbers; Little Compton sees first case(s)
On Monday, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo announced the biggest daily jump in coronavirus cases yet (114), but increases were … Read More
Raimondo announces distance learning to continue through April
At her daily press briefing on Monday, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced that the number of cases of Covid-19 in Rhode Island has increased … Read More
Stringfellow eagerly embraces EPHS football opportunity
EAST PROVIDENCE — There’s likely no better moment and certainly no better place for Jon Stringfellow to return to coaching than do … Read More
Sports
EPHS selects Stringfellow as new head football coach
EAST PROVIDENCE — In a press release issued Tuesday, March 24, through the District Athletic Department, Jon Stringfellow has been … Read More
Monteiro resigns as East Providence High School football coach
EAST PROVIDENCE — Calling the decision “bittersweet,” Jay Monteiro has resigned his position as head football coach … Read More
Governor announces two new COVID-19 cases, assistance for businesses and employees
PROVIDENCE — At their daily COVID-19 briefing Tuesday, March 17, Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Director of Health Dr. Nicole … Read More
Obituaries
Noted East Providence native McLarty passes away at 72 EAST PROVIDENCE — City native, noted actor, author and voice-over artist Ron McLarty passed away Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 in New York City at the age of 72. The cause of death was not yet known. …
June C. Page, 84, formerly of East Providence June C. Page, 84, of Wakefield, passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020. She was the wife of the late Richard F. Page. Born in East Providence, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth Richard and …
Opinion
Letter: Sanctuaries, refuges shouldn’t be open to hunting

To the editor: In these turbulent times, we are all seeking refuge in a variety of ways. A favorite for myself and my family, is wherever nature is untouched. I was recently shocked to learn that …

Letter: Scary numbers: How exponential viral growth works

Letter: This ‘break’ has been great for the environment

Letter: Increase in gun sales is a troubling trend for America

Letter: Please support your church in this time of crisis

Legal Notices
East Providence Legal Notices – March 5, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the March 5 East Providence Post.

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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.