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Funding for new EPHS stalls over lingering term length question

EAST PROVIDENCE — The issue of four-year terms for members of the city council, thought to be done and dusted, arose once again earlier this week in regard to the financing of the new East …
Hammer highlights players committed to 2019 Northeast Amateur field
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Northeast Amateur Invitational tournament tees off next week at Wannamoisett Country Club, the 58th annual … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
East Providence’s special needs student population holds steady
EAST PROVIDENCE — Director of Special Education Bud MacDonnell provided the School Committee with an expansive overview of his … Read More
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 … Read More
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 George H. Landry Jr. 91 of East Providence, died Monday June 10, 2019 at home. He was the husband of Gail (Emerson) Landry, for over 52 years.George was born in Gloucester, Mass., a son of the late …
Sports
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: 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 CRANSTON — The East Providence High School golf team returned to the RIIL State Championship Tournament for the first time in a decade last week at Cranston Country Club. The Townies shot a combined 366 to miss the team …
Friends of Townie Athletics accepts Suez donation Suez North America, which operates the city’s water/sewer plant in Riverside, recently presented the Friends of Townie Athletics Organization with a donation of $5,000 in support of the non-profit …
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Opinion
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 On a variety of fronts, the mayor and the council made the right decision recently by accepting the proposal of the Bristol County Water Authority, which represents the interests of neighboring East …
Letter: Time is now to set precedent of legitimate oversight by the council To the editor:In regard to the discussion at the April 16 Council meeting over Council members’ access to department heads, it was bound to happen that differences of opinion would come up over …
Letter: Slavery abhorrent but reparations don’t right that wrong To the editor: The current trend espousing the idea of paying reparations to living relatives of former slaves is a extreme example of social guilt and political correctness gone mad. While it is …

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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.