Gallery: East Providence Heritage Days Fest

EAST PROVIDENCE — The 2019 East Providence Heritage Days Fest took place last weekend, July 12-14, at Pierce Memorial Field. East Providence Post and eastbayri.com contributing photographer …
Demolition of former Pawtucket Avenue Benny’s Store is complete

EAST PROVIDENCE — Demolition work at the site of the old Benny’s Store on Pawtucket Avenue is complete, setting the stage for the construction of the latest Dollar General outlet to begin in the …

Elmwood Senior All-Stars claim state title over Rumford

PAWTUCKET — The Elmwood Little League Senior All-Stars claimed their second straight state title on Thursday night, July 11, with their 7-0 win over the Rumford Senior All-Stars in the championship …

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Wannamoisett Country Club salutes its WWII veterans

EAST PROVIDENCE — Wannamoisett Country Club recently conducted its 75th George M. Gordon Member Guest Tournament. With the 75th anniversary of the end World War II approaching, the club honored its …

East Providence woman dies in motor vehicle accident

EAST PROVIDENCE — An East Providence woman was struck and killed in an accident in the early morning hours Sunday, July 14. Jennifer Cabral, 38, of 27 Lyon Ave. East Providence was struck by a …

Committee passes updated attendance policy for East Providence schools

EAST PROVIDENCE — In theory, if not in practice, the district will have a more clearly defined attendance policy beginning with the start of the 2019-20 term this fall after the School Committee …

School Committee gets early glimpse at East Providence's FY19-20 budget figures

EAST PROVIDENCE — The School Committee at its meeting last week, July 9, got its first glimpse of some preliminary numbers associated with the upcoming Fiscal Year 2019-20 budget for the …

Gallery: Barrington, Riverside Major Baseball All-Stars

BARRINGTON — The Barrington and Riverside Little League Major Baseball Division All-Stars vied in the losers bracket final of the District 2 tournament Wednesday night, July 10. The winner of …

Rock retires from East Providence Senior Center director post

EAST PROVIDENCE — Robert Rock is retiring as director of the East Providence Senior Center, but will remain director until a replacement is appointed, the office of Mayor Bob DaSilva announced late …
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

J. Anne Mitchell, 83, Riverside

Carol Ann (Palumbo) Huffman, 67, Riverside

J. Anne Mitchell, 83, Riverside

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Sports
Gallery: Riverside Major Stars

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Riverside Little League Major Baseball Division All-Stars reached the winners bracket final of the District 2 Tournament with a 3-1 win over Tiverton last week. The locals, …

Gallery: Rumford Senior All-Stars

Gallery: Barrington, Rumford Major Baseball All-Stars

Alum Lambert is recommended to become new EPHS girls’ hoops coach

May holds on to win 58th Annual Northeast Amateur Invitational

Things to Do
Weaver Library Farmers Market starts sixth summer season in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — The fact that the Weaver Farmers Market is about to begin its sixth season with its 2019 debut set for Thursday evening, June 20, shows it truly follows the credo of promoting the …

Culinary competitions highlight East Providence weekend community events

Towers' implosion Saturday will set world record

‘Love + Harmony’ concert will benefit Common Fence Music

Affordable drawing tablet that rivals the ‘big boys’

Opinion
Editorial: Striped bass penalties aren’t tough enough

Fishermen who do not respect the ocean, nor the fish they catch from it, should pay greater punishments than those handed out by a district court judge last week. Michael Saviano of Warren was …

Letter: Jim Taricani — His pursuit of truth made us all proud

Editorial: Educators don't really have a summer 'break' anymore

Editorial: Trump’s coal theatrics

Letter: For our planet, these numbers we dare not ignore

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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.