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East Providence School Committee backs modest modest administrator salary increases

EAST PROVIDENCE — The scheduled meeting of the School Committee Tuesday night, Oct. 22, lasted for nearly four hours, but was almost entirely spent out of public view in an executive …
Raiders race past Townies in Division I football
EAST PROVIDENCE — Shea High School kept pace with the leaders on its side of the Division I football bracket and kept its state … Read More
BCWA pipeline repair reaches crucial "prover" stage
Contractors repairing the Bristol County Water Authority’s leaky East Bay Pipeline on Friday entered the most crucial phase of the … Read More
Gallery: EPHS Unified Volleyball
EAST PROVIDENCE — The 2019 edition of the East Providence High School Unified Volleyball League team, which brings together Special … Read More
East Providence Council approves Bold Point Park concert series extension
EAST PROVIDENCE — The seasonal concert series at Bold Point Park will continue at that location for at least the next year and a … Read More
RIDOT reopens Gano Street exit off I-195
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that it will reopen the Gano Street off-ramp (Exit 3) … Read More
Several East Providence locations were without power October 17
EAST PROVIDENCE — Approaching mid-morning Thursday, Oct 17, about a dozen areas in city were lacking electricity because of a power … Read More
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Obituaries
Jeanne Fulford, 95, formerly of Barrington Jeanne (Heckman) Fulford, born in Atlantic City, NJ, and raised in Bridgeton, NJ; a long-term resident of Barrington and Swansea, Mass., and for the past 11 years a resident of Greenspring Retirement …
Richard Drew, 87, Riverside Richard Drew, 87, of Riverside, died September 12, 2019. He was the son of the late Charles and Phyllis Drew of Riverside and beloved husband of the late Jane (Cross) Drew. He leaves his daughter, …
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Sports
Tiverton police investigating ugly high school soccer brawl Tiverton police are investigating an ugly brawl at a Tiverton/Providence Country Day soccer game Tuesday evening, during which a Chinese exchange student from PCD was reportedly injured after it …
Townies trounce Thunderbolts in Division I football CRANSTON — The East Providence High School football team got a win it needed to have as the Townies chase a spot in the upcoming Division I playoffs after the locals blew out host Cranston East, …
Long-overdue renovations at the Pierce Stadium Complex begin EAST PROVIDENCE — The repair, renovation and restoration of the Pierce Memorial Stadium/Field Complex has been an ongoing concern of residents in recent years, and parts of it are once again on the …
Opinion
Letter: Soccer punch: Open letter to Peter Sanchioni, Tiverton schools superintendent To the editor: Superintendent, I sent you photos, and followed up sending other photos to Providence Country Day. These photos clearly show the crime I witnessed. Your quick follow up was …
Editorial: School uniforms — Now there’s an idea Students in Westport, Mass., were asked recently whether they like the idea of school uniforms. The answer from 82 percent— a resounding No Thank You! No surprise there, nor was it …
Editorial: East Providence budget deliberations have been thorough, thoughtful Credit where credit is due, the administration and the City Council both deserve plaudits for their efforts over the last few weeks hashing out East Providence’s Fiscal Year 2019-20 budget. Mayor …
Legal Notices
East Providence Legal Notices – Oct. 10, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Oct. 10 East Providence Post.
East Providence Legal Notices – Oct. 3, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the East Providence Post on Sept. 26, 2019.
East Providence Legal Notices - Sept. 26, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the East Providence Post on Sept. 26, 2019.

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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.