Featured home: Contemporary overlooks bridge, Mt. Hope Bay

Stunning water views taking in all the beauty Narraganstt Bay has to offer are at this home in the Common Point section of Portsmouth The contemporary style home at 1172 Anthony Road is open and …
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East Providence-based band ‘Rizzz’ among music hall of fame inductees

PAWTUCKET – The East Providence-centric band “Rizzz” is among the Class of 2017 inductees to the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame, it was announced during a press conference held Friday, Feb. …

East Providence High School second quarter honor roll

EAST PROVIDENCE — Principal Shani Wallace as well as assistants Araxie DeBlois and Shane Messier announce the East Providence High School honor roll of students for the second quarter of the …

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands recently in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 20 Briarfield Road — $711,000 29 Commonwealth Ave. — $1 82 Walnut Road — …

Botelho seeks special session on East Providence firefighter application saga

EAST PROVIDENCE — In another scathing press release, this one issued on Thursday, Feb. 16, Ward 3 city councilman Joe Botelho called for a special session of the body to discuss the recent …

What a life! Remembering newspaperman Ros Bosworth, Jr.

Five months after celebrating his 90th birthday, retired East Bay Newspapers Publisher Roswell S. “Ros” Bosworth Jr. died last Tuesday, Feb. 7. He passed away with his wife Marcia by his side …
Opinion
Editorial: A light of hope

A hospital is a less than pleasant place to be for anyone. Most patients admitted to a hospital aren’t feeling good to begin with. The boredom and loneliness sure to set in — especially …

Commentary: East Providence council can find common ground

With the support of a 5-0 vote for Mayor James Briden and Assistant Mayor Robert Britto, your newly elected City Council placed their faith in them to issue us forward with an honest, balanced, and …

Commentary: East Providence councilman-elect Faria questions transparency

Letter: Dedications should be considered thoughtfully

Letter: Vote yes on Question 7

Editorial: Vote YES on 6

Letter: Sen. Coyne is a positive, principled woman

Sports
New EPHS wellness center benefits both students and athletes

EAST PROVIDENCE — If a recent mid-winter afternoon’s attendance was any indication, then athletes, students and administrators have enthusiastically embraced the refurbished wellness center …

East Providence captures girls' indoor track division meet championship

PROVIDENCE — Second to Prout during the dual meet regular season, the East Providence High School girls’ indoor track and field team captured the Division II-Dwyer championship meet title …

East Providence sends St. Ray's to first Division I boys' hoops loss

East Providence girls' hoopsters up win streak to seven

Gallery: East Providence High School swimming

Obituaries
Mary "Ann" Hall, 73, Portsmouth

Mary “Ann” Hall, 73, of Portsmouth, passed peacefully, on Dec. 28, 2016 at the Grand Islander Nursing Home in Middletown after a long illness.   She was born on Jan. 1, 1943 to …

Father Edmund Adams, 77, Portsmouth

Father Edmund Adams, a monk of Portsmouth Abbey, died peacefully after a brief illness in Newport Hospital on Christmas Eve, aged 77.

Daniel Barbosa, 86, formerly of East Providence

Norma A. Messinger, Riverside

Joyce N. Hall, 69, Barrington

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Jim McGaw

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.