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Menante is magnificent in defense of his Northeast Amateur title

EAST PROVIDENCE — Mother Nature had nothing on reigning Northeast Amateur Invitational champion Dylan Menante as he completed a defense of his title under sweltering conditions Saturday …
State: Avoid contact with Melville pond, Turner Reservoir
PORTSMOUTH/EAST PROVIDENCE — The R.I. Department of Health (RIDOH) and the R.I. Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are … Read More
East Bay legislator will not run for re-election
Sen. Cynthia A. Coyne (D. Dist. 32, Barrington, Bristol, East Providence) announced this week that she will not be seeking a fifth … Read More
BCWA, East Providence announce completion of emergency connection
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Bristol County Water Authority (BCWA) and the City of East Providence jointly announced the pipeline … Read More
District announces hires for key existing, new positions in East Providence schools
EAST PROVIDENCE — The School Committee at its Tuesday, June 14, meeting approved a slew of key contracts for hires in positions … Read More
New EPHS project approaches three-year anniversary, final turn-over date
EAST PROVIDENCE — The new East Providence High School project, now just about three years in the making, is moving ever so closer to … Read More
East Providence High School names ’21-22 third quarter honors students
EAST PROVIDENCE — Bill Black, Principal, George Currier, Assistant Principal, Lian Furtado, Assistant Principal, Bob Hanlon, CTE … Read More
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Fifteen Little Compton farms open to public Saturday

The Little Compton Historical Society will hold a free town-wide, self-guided tour of Little Compton farms and agricultural businesses this coming Saturday, Oct. 2. The farms will offer a behind the …

Greater Providence YMCA names Mahoney new Newman director

SEEKONK — Michael Mahoney was recently named as the new Executive Director of the Newman and Bayside YMCA branches, serving East Providence/Seekonk and Barrington. Steven O'Donnell, Chief …

East Providence singer/songwriter Lyons drops latest single

EAST PROVIDENCE — Aspiring singer/songwriter and city native Scout Lyons dropped her latest single, “Cliché,” earlier this week, April 20. According to the liner notes, …
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Obituaries
John Galligan GALLIGAN, John "Jack" Donald, of Little Compton, RI, October 9th, 1932 – June 24th, 2022 Jack was born and raised in Washington DC, the eldest of three children of Donald and Mary (Flaherty
Eileen Malafronte Eileen (Furtado) Malafronte, 75, of Bristol, died peacefully at home after a year-long illness on June 21, 2022. She was the devoted wife of Ralph A. Malafronte for over 53 years. Born in Fall River
Linda Perry 65, of Asselin Street, Warren, died peacefully at the home of her sister Carol L. St. Angelo of Barrington on Friday June 24, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Daniel L
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Sports
Post 10 Seniors start 2022 Legion Baseball slate EAST PROVIDENCE — The ATC (Athletes Turn Champion) Training Facility/Riverside Post 10 Senior Division club opened up its 2022 Rhode Island American Legion Baseball League season last week a …
Long-awaited parking improvement plan at Riverside Rec passes EAST PROVIDENCE — Long-awaited and much-anticipated projects to renovate the Riverside Recreation Complex off Willett Avenue are ever closer to being accomplished after the City Council took a …
Townies tumble out of D-II boys' volleyball playoffs in semis EAST PROVIDENCE — The 2022 season for the East Providence High School boys’ volleyball team somewhat surprisingly came to a quick conclusion Wednesday night, June 8, with a 3-0 loss to …
Three with city ties place at 2022 outdoor track state meet EAST PROVIDENCE — It was a difficult outing in terms of scoring for the respective local entrants into the 2022 Rhode Island State Track and Field Championships held at Brown Stadium on the …
Opinion
Letter: An open letter to Ted Cruz of Texas

Thanks to you, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, we have the solution to school safety.  One single entrance with an armed guard at his/her post. Well, by golly, this idea requires a closer …

Letter: Courage comes by making change, not slinging an AR-15

Special kudos to Republican senators! They have instilled courage into every student in America. You see, as astute people know, there is no courage without vulnerability. And because the GOP is so …

Letter: Pass bill that bans sale of new fur products

To the editor: This is a plea to Rhode Island state senators to take quick action in passing S2646, the bill to ban the sale of new fur products throughout the state.  This bill prohibits …

Rhode Island must address PFAS

By Reps. Terri Cortvriend and June Speakman They are in the coating of your nonstick frying pan. The wrapper of your favorite burger. The stain-resistant upholstery of your couch, and even the …

Letter: Little martyrs, over and over again

The priests, sheriffs, and politicians all gathered in prayer Practiced in the art of condolence, assuring survivors they care  Goodbye to the children, …

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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.