Police arrest cat killer Stravato for parole violation

EAST PROVIDENCE — According to media reports, East Providence resident Anthony Stravato, who served eight months in jail on animal cruelty charges, was arrested earlier this week for violating …
Latest News

House Hunt: Open houses planned around East Bay

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 4 Willow Way — Sunday, Aug. 28, 11:30 am-1 pm. Cape, 2, 2.5, $845,000. Residential …

East Providence superintendent ends sharing of HR director with city side

EAST PROVIDENCE — Cheryl Silvia Mammone, despite some internet gossip, remains gainfully employed with the East Providence School Department, though she will no longer assist the city site with its …

RITBA: Mt. Hope Bridge work will last two years

PORTSMOUTH/BRISTOL — Drivers who recently recovered from traffic delays due to work on the Mt. Hope Bridge can expect more of the same starting next month, when a major repair job begins.

East Providence School Committee holds first FY16-17 budget workshop

EAST PROVIDENCE — The school committee conducted the first of two scheduled workshops on its Fiscal Year 2016-17 budget Tuesday night, Aug. 23, the board hearing the figures specifically associated …

Grand Jury indicts East Providence man on numerous counts

PROVIDENCE — The Providence County Grand Jury reported out and indictment charging Miguel Dejesus, of East Providence with three counts of first degree robbery, two counts of assault with intent to …
Opinion
Editorial: We're a joke once again

It was predictable as a summer heatwave and the accompanying humidity, as a late day thunderstorm in July or August. And sadly, here in East Providence, it was inevitable. It was really only a matter …

Sports
Renovated Central Avenue Park in East Providence draws a crowd

EAST PROVIDENCE — When residents gather in the center of East Providence for the 25th Annual Neighborhood Day Celebration on Saturday, Aug. 20, they'll find an upgraded and renovated Onna …

New video: K-Rob 'Flips Providence' on his second chance

PROVIDENCE — If at first you don't succeed, try again. At least give it one more chance. East Providence native and Barrington resident Kevin Robinson set a new Guinness Book of Records world …

Local girls part of second-best-in-nation soccer team

Vieira excited to return as East Providence High boys' soccer coach

Rumford loses to Elmwood 9-2, in Junior Division championship

Obituaries
Kenneth E. Handshaw, 71, Riverside

Kenneth E. Handshaw, 71 of Riverside, son of the late Elbert and Erika Handshaw, passed away Monday, June 27, 2016. He was very active with many animal rescue leagues worldwide. His passion was …

Francis "Tut" Jamiel, Warren

Francis “Tut” Jamiel died Monday, June 6, 2016 at home, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Jayne (Conley) Jamiel. Mr. Jamiel was the son of Lily (Zacca) Jamiel and the late Joseph …

Margaret L. Tainsh, 70, East Providence

Robert P. Harrison, East Providence

Margaret G. Moore, 91, East Providence

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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.