Gallery: East Providence Rec Department's Turkey Trot 5K
EAST PROVIDENCE — The 37th Annual East Providence Recreation Department Turkey Trot 5K road race took place Saturday morning, Nov. … Read More
Long-needed repair of Martin Middle School courtyard area is expected shortly
EAST PROVIDENCE — The interior section of the Martin Middle School grounds known as the courtyard area, which has long been a … Read More
East Providence council sets starting figure for determining elected-mayor’s compensation
EAST PROVIDENCE — At a special session of the City Council held Wednesday night, Nov. 15, the body gave non-binding approval to a … Read More
More Local News
Efficiency upgrades will make East Providence buildings 'greener'
EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence, some of its municipal buildings at least, is on the verge of becoming much “greener” after … Read More
Police, school district laud mutually beneficial collaboration between both in East Providence
EAST PROVIDENCE — A discussion on a variety of matters pertaining to the district’s buildings was included when East Providence … Read More
Johnston ends East Providence’s pursuit of girls’ soccer perfection
PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls’ soccer team came up just shy in its attempt to repeat as Division III … Read More
Three juveniles held for East Providence stabbing incident
EAST PROVIDENCE — Three juveniles were arrested by East Providence Police for their alleged involvement in a stabbing incident … Read More
Outerlimits Powerboats owner dies when new boat flips
Joseph Sgro, the 63-year-old owner of Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats in Bristol, was killed Thursday when his new Outerlimits SB 50 … Read More
East Providence voters overwhelmingly support charter changes
EAST PROVIDENCE — All six of the proposed amendments to the City Charter to coincide with the change of governance in East … Read More
Obituaries
Dennis Donovan, 78, formerly of East Providence

Dennis Donovan, 78, of Mesa, Ariz., passed away at Apache Junction Health Center after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. He was born Dec. 28, 1938, and was the son …

Jane A. Drew, 82, Riverside

Mary Rego, 83, Rumford

Marie Campo, 76, of East Providence, Riverside

Stephen R. 'Steve' Blakely, age 76

Judith 'Judy' Anderson, 77, of Barrington

Police
East Providence Police seek second suspect in school bus theft incident EAST PROVIDENCE — In a release issued Monday afternoon, Oct. 30, the East Providence Police Department announced it has issued an arrest warrant for Tiverton man for his alleged participation in …
East Providence Police arrest three on narcotics charges EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police announced Monday, Oct. 30, what was termed a major narcotics arrest following a motor vehicle stop in Riverside over the weekend. According to a report …
Rehoboth man arrested in East Providence school bus theft EAST PROVIDENCE — A male from a neighboring town has been charged with the October 25 theft of batteries from the East Providence School bus fleet.In a press release issued Thursday afternoon, …
Opinion
Editorial: Powering up from Philippe — slow going Gratitude and applause to those electric linemen who climbed up amidst the wires in frightful conditions these past few days. It’s work most of us can’t imagine. But National Grid’s …
Letter: We can all do something to stop domestic violence To the editor: When we stay silent, domestic violence thrives. With 1 in 4 Rhode Islanders experiencing domestic violence in their lifetimes, and nearly 1 in 10 Rhode Island high schoolers …
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 …
Letter: Power rates are rising; here’s what you can do To the editor, Energy — namely, electricity — is the modern day “fire” that drives our economy. As a former administrator of the RI Office of Energy Resources and as the RI …

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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.