Local boats shine at Newport International Boat Show

A star of last weekend’s Newport International Boat Show was Hinkley’s (Portsmouth) all-electric-powered 28.5-foot Dasher, billed as the first electric luxury powerboat. Looking little like …
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RIDE report confirms East Providence High School needs urgent attention

EAST PROVIDENCE — To those keeping a close eye on the subject in city, the huge sums included in the just-released Rhode Island Department of Education structural assessment of the …

DOT pledges $1 million East Bay Bike Path fix

Once again, about a month ago, a cyclist came to grief on a short stretch of the East Bay Bike Path just north of Bristol’s Beach Road. Linda Brunini-Formica didn’t see it happen but arrived …

Raimondo: School fix could top $2 billion

Rhode Island’s schools are old and outdated, cramped and inadequate — and it will cost billions to bring them into the 21st century. That was the word Wednesday from Gov. Gina …

Gallery: EPHS Cross Country

BRISTOL — The East Providence High School cross country teams opened up their respective Metropolitan Division regular season dual meet schedules earlier this week against Mt. Hope over a 3.1-mile …

E.P. Council receives FY17-18 Budget, approves new firefighters pact

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence City Council continued its first meeting of the month, carrying over a relatively busy agenda from its September 5 forum to Monday night, Sept. 11, when …
Opinion
Letter: Antifa protesters not so innocent either

To the editor:Arlene Violet’s “Growing Decency Deficit” (August 30-31) was a breath of fresh air. We are constantly bombarded with articles on how”the other guy” is …

Sports
East Providence soccer sides earn league wins

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School soccer teams each recorded victories to open the week. The EPHS boys’ soccer team earned a 3-1 win over Chariho earlier this week to level its …

East Providence nearly shuts out Shea in girls' tennis

EAST PROVIDENCE — Reigning Division III champion East Providence cruised to a 6-1 victory over visiting Shea in a girls’ high school tennis match played Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 13, in …

Mt. Hope blanks East Providence, 13-0

East Providence girls' soccer team remembers 9/11, beats PCD

Council calls ‘bogey’ on proposed Agawam Hunt debt deal

Obituaries
Stephen R. 'Steve' Blakely, age 76

Stephen R. “Steve” Blakely, age 76, passed away Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. Born in Waterbury, Conn., a son of the late Frank L. Blakely and Alice M. (Wilson) Blakely, he was a longtime …

Judith 'Judy' Anderson, 77, of Barrington

Judith "Judy" Anderson, 77, of Barrington, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with cancer surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of …

Charles H. Loudfoot, 91, of Riverside

Leo T. Paquin, 80, East Providence

Paul F. Armstrong, 60, Riverside

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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.