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Gallery: East Providence routs rival Johnston in girls' soccer

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls’ soccer team thumped newfound rival Johnston, 8-1, in a Division II contest on a chilly late summer afternoon Thursday, Sept. 12, at Pierce …
Bayside FC, PCD plan new turf sports field in East Providence
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Bayside FC youth soccer organization, which saw its agreement to operate an artificial turf field with the … Read More
EPHS girls’ tennis team eyes improved results in 2019
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls’ tennis team began its 2019 season last week with a shutout loss to host … Read More
EPHS 11 eyes return to boys’ soccer postseason
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys’ soccer team started its 2019 season last week on the front foot … Read More
Gallery: Townies topple Central Falls
PAWTUCKET — The 2019 edition of the East Providence High School football took to the field for the first time Friday night, Sept. 6, … Read More
EPHS girls’ soccer team seeks return to Division II playoffs
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls’ soccer team opened up its 2019 fall campaign this week, its second season … Read More
EPHS girls’ spikers start 2019 in a better spot
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls’ volleyball program, now in its 10th season under the direction of head … Read More
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Mary Anne LeBlanc, 81, Rumford Mary Anne (O'Melia) LeBlanc, 81, passed away at home on September 2, 2019 surrounded by her family. Born June 10, 1938 in Holyoke, Mass, daughter of John and Edna (Pothier) O’Melia, she grew up in …
Robert H. Drysdale, 79, East Providence Robert Harry Drysdale, 79, of Venice, Florida, passed away July 23, 2019. He was the beloved husband of the late Diane F. Drysdale (Phillips). He was born in Boston, the son of the late Robert S. and …
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Girls' Soccer: Townies win again on late-game heroics WEST GREENWICH — The East Providence High School girls' soccer team won its second Division II contests in as many attempts on the young 2019 season and did so in similar dramatic fashion. The …
East Providence man faces charges in Massachusetts over Patriots Facebook post PROVIDENCE — Multiple media outlets earlier Monday, Sept. 9, reported an East Providence man and a fan of the NFL’s New York Giants became so enraged by the signing of controversial wide receiver …
Fall seasons start for some East Providence High School sports teams EAST PROVIDENCE — The 2019 fall seasons for the East Providence High School sports teams began this week, including the girls’ soccer squad who recorded a dramatic victory in its Division II …
Editorial: New EPHS will be funded There’s an unfortunate reality about the entirety of the journalism business, but a specific downside for us here in the print discipline. Research has shown a significant amount of “readers,” …
Letter: Government creates false market on alternative energy Editor’s note: This letter is in response to a Sept. 5, 2019 editorial, “No laughing matter,” regarding alternative energy. To the editor: If wind and solar are our …
Alternative energy — No laughing matter As with a lot of things during this administration, progress on alternative energy must happen in spite of, not because of, any Oval Office involvement. That was made clear yet again when our G-7 …
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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.