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Local nursing home staff ‘spreads the love’ at Good Neighbors Food Pantry

EAST PROVIDENCE — St. Elizabeth Manor employee Victoria Woolard thought it might be fun for members of the staff to help out at the Good Neighbors Food Pantry in East Providence, something the …
State Preservation Commission hosts annual conference in East Providence
EAST PROVIDENCE — “Preservation, Recreation and Sport,” the 34th Annual Rhode Island Statewide Preservation Conference, comes to … Read More
EPHS hoopsters reflect upon unsatisfying 2018-19 seasons
EAST PROVIDENCE — The just completed 2018-19 seasons for the respective East Providence High School basketball teams proved … Read More
Brayton Point towers to implode April 27
SOMERSET — The twin 500-foot cooling towers at the head of Mount Hope Bay will no longer dominate the view from towns all around … Read More
New EPHS projects stays on pace to meet state deadlines
EAST PROVIDENCE — The new East Providence High School project is about to enter the third stage of the approval process by state … Read More
Brayton Point towers coming down April 27
Mark your dates: The enormous Brayton Point cooling towers are coming down Saturday, April 27. The towers, built in 2009 at a cost … Read More
Henderson Bridge connecting East Providence, Providence will be replaced
EAST PROVIDENCE — As part of an additional $54.5 million in federal funding the state will receive for infrastructure improvements, … Read More
Obituaries
V. Ruth Peirce, 102, of Rumford V. Ruth (Usher) Peirce, 102, of Rumford, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, at Hope Health Hospice Center. She was the wife of the late G. Fales Peirce. They were married for 63 years. Born in Portsmouth, …
Mary L. Cabral, 69, Riverside Mary L. Cabral, 69, formerly of Willet Avenue, Riverside, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Hope Hospice & Palliative Care in Providence. She was born in Providence, she was a daughter of …
Edmund J. Clegg, Jr., 93, Barrington Edmund J. Clegg, Jr., 93, of Barrington, died January 31, 2019 after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Claire Messinger Clegg. Born in Warwick on November 1, 1925, he was the son of the …
J. Anne Mitchell, 83, Riverside J. Anne Mitchell, 83, of Smith Street, a Riverside resident for 61 years, died peacefully on November 16, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Rex Mitchell. Born in …
Sports
Cumberland blanks PSW to take home D-II boys' hockey crown PROVIDENCE — The Cumberland High School boys’ hockey team took home its second Division II championship in five seasons after shutting out the Providence Country Day-St. Ray’s-Wheeler, 1-0, in …
Gallery: PCD hockey co-op in Division II finals The Providence Country Day-St. Raphael-Wheeler co-op boys’ hockey team forced a deciding game in its Division II championship final with top-seeded Cumberland after the Knights handed the Clippers …
Gallery: East Providence High School cheerleading The East Providence High School squad competed at the 2019 RIIL State Competitive Cheerleading competition held Saturday, March 9, at Johnson & Wales University in Providence. East Providence …
PCD co-op earns Division II boys' hockey finals berth The lone local entry into the boys’ high school hockey playoffs, the Providence Country Day-St. Raphael-Wheeler co-op, advanced to its championship series while a city resident helped the LaSalle …
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Opinion
Editorial: Hopeful tack for tall ship 2018 was a miserable year for SSV Oliver Hazard Perry. At just three years old, months after being anointed Rhode Island’s official tall ship, the momentarily magnificent Perry was awash in …
Letter: Green New Deal: Our lives depend on it To the editor: In "Uninhabitable Earth," David Wallace-Wells points out that the greenhouse gas emissions that threaten to overwhelm our planet have not been steadily rising since …
Letter: POW/MIA flag should fly every day As an American veteran, I became aware that the federal government is only required to fly the POW/MIA flag six days per year. This was established by Title 36 of the USC, Section 902. In my …
Editorial: The progressive era begins in the East Bay The sweep is complete, and give the progressive Democrats credit — they own the East Bay. The old guard that once controlled politics in this region saw this coming two years ago but could …

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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.