District teachers complete latest cycle of East Providence school curriculum reviews

EAST PROVIDENCE — The district has finished its most recent cycle of curriculum reviews begun upon the arrival of Superintendent Kathryn Crowley three-plus years ago, the last few undertaken, …
New EPHS remains over budget, but is expected to meet mark

EAST PROVIDENCE — The proposed design of the new East Providence High School remains over budget, but the principles representing the district’s interest and the architect of the four-story …

Tiverton sailor killed in Sunday boat crash

A Tiverton woman known widely as an accomplished sailor has been identified as the person killed in a Sunday collision between a catamaran sailboat and a power boat on the lower bay. The …

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Revised Planning director, board ordinances get first council approval

EAST PROVIDENCE — The City Council is in the midst of its annual light summer schedule, but the body did recently begin the process of restructuring the hierarchy of the Planning Department and of …

Gallery: East Providence's Peixoto wins CES Boxing debut

LINCOLN — East Providence's Elijah Peixoto won the second fight of his fledgling boxing career Friday night, Aug. 9, making his debut with the locally-based CES promotion on its card at Twin River …

Fifth annual ‘The Looff: East Providence Arts Festival’ approaches in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — The momentous fifth annual edition of “The Looff: East Providence Arts Festival,” sponsored by the East Providence Arts Council, takes place Saturday, Aug. 10, from 11 a.m.-6 …

Committee approves revised Fiscal Year 19-20 East Providence school budget plan

EAST PROVIDENCE — The School Committee held the third in a series of budget workshops Tuesday night, Aug. 6, where it listened to and later approved the revised 2019-20 Fiscal Year plan prepared by …

Gallery: Live music at Weaver Library

EAST PROVIDENCE — The weekly Weaver Library Farmers Market opened the month of August on its first day last Thursday night, with what has become an annual visit from “The Toe Jam Puppet …

State Police identify victim, investigate fatal crash on I-195 in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island State Police have identified the person who died in a motor vehicle crash on Interstate 195 in East Providence Monday evening, Aug. 5. The victim was Victor …
Obituaries
Nathaniel Gonsalves, 82, Riverside

Nathaniel “Nat” Gonsalves, 82, of Orlando, Florida, formerly of Circuit Drive, Riverside, passed away on May 8, 2019 in Orlando. Born in Onset, Mass., to Nathaniel and Margaret Gonsalves, he …

George H. Landry Jr., 91, Riverside

Stanley Alfred Boren Jr., 80, East Providence

Mary L. Cabral, 69, Riverside

Edmund J. Clegg, Jr., 93, Barrington

Richard G. Filippo, 72, of Riverside

J. Anne Mitchell, 83, Riverside

Carol Ann (Palumbo) Huffman, 67, Riverside

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East Providence fighter makes promotion debut August 9

LINCOLN — East Providence fighter Elijah Peixoto makes his debut with the promotion Friday night, Aug. 9, at Twin River Casino on the CES Boxing card scheduled for the evening. Peixoto, who …

Post 10’s season ends in Junior Legion baseball quarterfinals

East Providence's Rebello defends CES MMA heavyweight title

Riverside Minors Stars win Silva district baseball title

Gallery: Riverside Silva Tournament All-Stars

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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.