Beginnings of new EPHS construction project are taking shape

EAST PROVIDENCE — The first signs of site prep were visible late last week, readying the Pawtucket Avenue location for the start of construction on the new East Providence High SchoolSaying …
R.I. Capitol Police launches recruitment campaign

PROVIDENCE — A recruitment campaign for new Capitol Police Officers begins June 16, Colonel James M. Manni, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of …

Suspected local bank thief is captured in Massachusetts

EAST PROVIDENCE — An alleged area bank thief was arrested on Wednesday, June 12, in Massachusetts. The East Providence Police Department the same day announced the arrest of Kevin Donovan, of …

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Overall East Providence school enrollment remains steady

EAST PROVIDENCE — Enrollment in East Providence schools remains close to capacity and the expectation is it will continue to do so in the next couple of years.The School Committee, at its June …

East Providence man sentenced to 26 years for manslaughter

PROVIDENCE — A city man will serve at 26 years for the May 2017 killing of his girlfriend in East Providence. The office of Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced Friday, June 14, Allen …

East Providence committee declines possible renaming of Orlo School

EAST PROVIDENCE — Those in attendance last week and a few if not all of the elected officials on the body recently received a history lesson about one of the buildings owned by the East Providence …

Gallery: East Bay players feature prominently in Division I baseball title series

PAWTUCKET — The Division I state championship best-of-three final round series between Bishop Hendricken and LaSalle played last week at McCoy Stadium had a distinct East Bay flavor, including …

Gallery: 2019 EPHS commencement

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence High School conducted its commencement ceremonies for the graduating Class of 2019 on a brilliant evening, Friday, June 7, at Pierce Memorial Stadium. The …

Assailant in 2016 East Providence stabbing is sentenced to 30 years

PROVIDENCE — James Stevens was sentenced to 30 years in the Adult Correction Institution after a superior court jury found him guilty of manslaughter in the 2016 killing of Jasper Williams in East …
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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Gallery: EPHS state outdoor track and field meet

PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School track and field teams vied in the 2019 State Championship Meet held Saturday, June 1, at its traditional home of Brown Stadium in Providence, the …

Gallery: EPHS state golf photos

Friends of Townie Athletics accepts Suez donation

EPHS sports notes: Townies fall out of baseball, softball playoffs

East Providence trio earns JUCO baseball postseason awards

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Culinary competitions highlight East Providence weekend community events

EAST PROVIDENCE — Culinary delights are on order this weekend in city as two local organizations plan competitions, the Rumford Lions Club hosting its inaugural “Lasagna Cook Off” on Friday …

Towers' implosion Saturday will set world record

‘Love + Harmony’ concert will benefit Common Fence Music

Affordable drawing tablet that rivals the ‘big boys’

Common Fence Music’s Fall Moon Festival is Saturday

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

To the editor: Four hundred fifteen. One million. What are these numbers, you ask? They are dire milestones in this continuing journey of destruction of our only home by the hands of …

Editorial: A 'quenching' decision

Letter: Time is now to set precedent of legitimate oversight by the council

Letter: Slavery abhorrent but reparations don’t right that wrong

Editorial: Save the Bay has it right

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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.