RIDOT readies temporary Pawtucket Avenue, I-195 ramp closure

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation announced another component to the expected eight-week project replacing the span on Pawtucket Avenue over Interstate 195. The …
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Senate ratifies ‘strong mayor’ amendment to East Providence charter

PROVIDENCE — The State Senate has approved legislation introduced by Sen. William J. Conley Jr. (D-Dist. 18, East Providence, Pawtucket) that would validate and ratify amendments to the Home Rule …

Riverside Renaissance Movement teams with CCRI on continuing education effort

EAST PROVIDENCE — Continuing its quest to enhance its section specifically, but the greater city as well, the Riverside Renaissance Movement is teaming up with the Community College of Rhode …

Charges against East Providence teacher, coach dropped

EAST PROVIDENCE — The domestic violence charges against an East Providence School District teacher and long-time coach have been dropped, East Providence Police confirmed. Michael Solitro, a …

East Providence council gives first approval to water rate increase schedule

EAST PROVIDENCE — The city council at its meeting Tuesday night, April 18, and following a presentation made at a special workshop the week prior gave its first approval to proposed volume and …

Condom theft, Local legend dies, Car vs. ocean, and more

A Bristol legend passes away, a car goes for a dip, a group of local students head to the world championships, and some randy teens are caught stealing their needed prophylactics. These are just some …
Opinion
Editorial: Tides rising; time fading

The waters are rising, of that there is no longer any doubt. No one can credibly argue any more that sea level rise — caused by human activity that has fueled global climate change — is a …

Letter: Don't buy into pothead 'B.S.'

To the editor, Dear members of the RI House Judiciary Committee, I understand you had a hearing on Tuesday, April 11, on House bill H-5555 that seeks to legalize marijuana for recreational use. I …

Why does the law continue to allow hidden guns in schools?

Editorial: Complements to the commission

Sheriff Hodgson: Too much time on his hands

Editorial: Coast Guard cuts — Dumb idea

Letter: I cannot support school start time legislation

Sports
Gallery: Riverside-Martin Middle School Unified Basketball

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Riverside and Martin Middle Schoo Unified Basketball teams played their annual game Thursday afternoon, April 27, at Martin's Burke Gym. Unified hoops, backed by Rhode …

Townies win two of three to open 2017 golf season

EAST PROVIDENCE — Two of the three teams competing in an Eastern Division golf match on an an overcast, chilly Monday afternoon, April 24, at Metacomet Country Club were making their initial …

Gallery: East Providence High School girls' lacrosse

Gallery: East Providence High School boys' tennis

Gallery: East Providence High School softball

Obituaries
Anthony L. Memmolo, 72, East Providence

Anthony L. Memmolo, 72, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 25, 2017 in East Providence. He was born in East Boston, son of the late Dante and Mary Memmolo (Laurano).  A graduate of …

Joseph E. Botelho, 60, Riverside

Mr. Joseph E. Botelho, 60, of Jackson Avenue, Riverside, and formerly of Bristol, died Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of Carol …

Joseph D. McLaughlin Jr., 83, Rumford

Geoffrey P. Higginbotham, 33, Rumford, Barrington

Mary "Ann" Hall, 73, Portsmouth

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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.