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Metacomet developers soon hope to tee up renovated nine-hole layout

Fittingly, it appears, the first signs of a reimagined Metacomet Country Club property off Veterans Memorial Parkway will in fact be a renovated portion of the golf course. A representative of …
Third westbound lane on bridge opens April 20
A third lane of travel westbound on the east portion of the Washington Bridge will be available to drivers as of Saturday, April 20. … Read More
EPHS boys' lacrosse club pleasantly surprises early
The early surprise amongst the respective East Providence High School sports squads so far in the spring of 2024 is the marked … Read More
‘David vs. Goliath’ – the East Bay and the affordable housing fight
Shown here are the “affordability” metrics for the communities in the East Bay of Rhode Island. East Providence leads the way with … Read More
East Providence's Good finally garners deserved grappling glory
Bobby Good was exactly what his surname means and much, much more during his career on the mat, and he will soon receive some richly … Read More
Lawmakers discuss a shortage of doctors and a bridge tumbling down
The East Bay Chamber of Commerce hosted a breakfast meeting with legislators earlier this month, with topics ranging from healthcare … Read More
Portsmouth fencer qualifies for Summer Nationals
PORTSMOUTH — A local fencer is headed to Columbus, Ohio in June to compete in the Summer Nationals. Cora Powledge, from … Read More
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Crescent Park Carousel Summerfest 2023

Carnival at the Carousel

EAST PROVIDENCE — Riverside quite literally takes center stage on the city's community calendar in the coming days and weeks, beginning this weekend with the inaugural Crescent Park Carousel …

Fourth at Pierce 'fires' on July 3

The annual East Providence Independence Day Celebration, conducted by the Recreation Department, takes place Monday July 3, at Pierce Memorial Stadium on Mercer Street. Gates open at 6 p.m. A …

Endangered species: Saltmarshes — and what to do about it

The Barrington Land Conservation Trust kicks off its 2023 Land Trust Learning Series on Monday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. with a presentation on saltmarsh degradation by Mark Bertness at the Barrington …
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Obituaries
Patricia Nugent Trish Nugent, 80, a 50-year resident of Barrington, passed peacefully at home after an extended and valiant battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Jack
Joan Serbst Joan M. (Wolowiec) Serbst, 84, was reunited with her husband on Friday, April 12, 2024. She was the devoted wife of the late Gerald F. Serbst for 57 years before his passing in March of this year. B
Peter Wilk Peter "Pete" Douglas Wilk, 58, of Annandale, VA, formerly of Barrington, RI, passed away April 2, 2024, with family and friends by his side after a courageous and inspiring 15-month battle with Gliobl
Sports
Townies tee off with eye towards state tournament berth By past standards, the East Providence High School golf team had a terrific, if yet ultimately unfulfilling season a year ago. Any squad, including the Townies would have been very satisfied …
Townies take aim at another boys' tennis title run Returning just about its entire roster and then some from a side that was squarely in the championship chase all of last spring, the East Providence High School boys' tennis team began its 2024 …
Townies' Wigginton nets 100th career girls' lacrosse goal The East Providence High School baseball team opened up Division II play last week with a 1-0 victory over visiting Johnston Monday night, April 8, as the Townies remained unbeaten in three league …
Rams race past EPHS in Division I softball The East Providence High School softball team hosted LaSalle in an early season Division I outing Thursday afternoon, April 11, the visiting Rams keeping the Townies winless with a 15-0 victory. …
Opinion
Letter: Managing to save Atlantic herring is a tall order

Thanks very much for your column on the status of Atlantic herring in the March 28, 2024, East Providence Post. As you probably know, the U.S. Supreme Court has taken up the Atlantic herring …

Letter: Concerns about the Mt. Hope Bridge

The failure of the Washington Street Bridge has been extensively reported. It seems there may also be reasons to raise questions about the Mt. Hope Bridge.

Letter: Dredging the Sakonnet River is a mistake

Dredging in the Sakonnet should be prevented and the attendant difficulties in bringing ashore the power cables returned to Massachusetts where they belong.

Letter: History’s lesson: Our strength lies in diversity

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI): These ideas are anathema to white Christian nationalists who fear losing their “rightful place” and their power and authority in America. DEI …

Letter: Moving forward with required dredging would be a mistake

It is astonishing that these engineering experts don't seem to know exactly what is on the ocean floor of our waterways after the past 100 years of dumping our untreated waste there.

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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.