Late rally helps Townies upend Saints in Division I football

EAST PROVIDENCE — Sophomore quarterback Justin Pena scored the tying touchdown senior kicker Nick Oliveira kicked what proved the game-winning and with under a minute to go on the clock as the East Providence High School football team captured its first win …
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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 …

Folks flock to fiddle fest

Young and old made their way to Haines Park on Saturday afternoon for the seventh annual Fiddle n Folk Fest. The fun event featured a number of talented performers, including Golden Bantams, …

Friday, Sept. 22 will be ‘Beach Boys Day’ in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — If you live in Portsmouth, you may want to cue up “Good Vibrations,” “Fun, Fun, Fun” and “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” on your iPod when …

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 …
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

Charles H. Loudfoot, 91, of Riverside

Leo T. Paquin, 80, East Providence

Paul F. Armstrong, 60, Riverside

Bernard V. Lamarre, 85, Riverside

Things to do
Let them eat zucchini bread

I started six zucchini plants indoors. Four made it outside and then only two survived the rabbits, rain and squirrels. Thank goodness only two survived! We’ve already had about 10 zucchini and …

Annual E.P. Neighborhood Day Coalition celebration takes place August 19

Adams, ‘Bluz U Can Use’ headline annual RIRBPS festival

First Bold Point concert in East Providence goes off without a hitch

de Perla troupe performs ‘The Ladies Society Attempts a Murder’

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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.