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Francesconi is selected as new Deputy Chief to East Providence Police

EAST PROVIDENCE — Christopher Francesconi has been appointed the new Deputy Chief to East Providence Police Department by Mayor Bob DaSilva, the administration announced Friday afternoon, May 17. …
Crews abandon digging in search of BCWA pipeline leak
Crews hired by the Bristol County Water Authority have abandoned their digging in search of a leak in the BCWA's cross bay pipeline, … Read More
Gallery: East Providence Historical Society's 'Rumford Bake Off'
EAST PROVIDENCE — As part of its annual Family Fun Day activities at Hunts Mills, the East Providence Historical Society held its … Read More
East Providence council, mayor continue to diverge over department head access
EAST PROVIDENCE — A bone of contention between the mayor and the council over access to department heads spilled over into another … Read More
Council receives overview of East Providence Waterfront Commission activities
EAST PROVIDENCE — Chairman Bill Fazioli and Executive Director Pam Sherrill presented an update on the activities of the East … Read More
East Providence council gives final approval to single-use plastic bag ban
EAST PROVIDENCE — The City Council at its May 7 meeting gave second and final approval to an amended ordinance, which phases out the … Read More
East Providence Council formally backs BCWA back-up water connection proposal
EAST PROVIDENCE — By a unanimous 5-0 count, the council at its Tuesday, May 7, meeting voted to approve a proposal presented to the … Read More
Obituaries
Stanley Alfred Boren Jr., 80, East Providence Stanley “Lee” Alfred Boren Jr., 80, formerly of East Providence, lost his battle with Mesothelioma, and passed away on May 7, 2019, in his home in Oro Valley Arizona, with family at his side. …
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, …
Sports
Former EPHS standout Santos signs to play college basketball at Virginia State EAST PROVIDENCE — Former East Providence High School boys’ hoops standout Jarron “J.C.” Santos, before a large group of family and friends inside EPHS’s Ramos Gymnasium, penned his National …
East Providence memorializes Robinson with skate park plaque EAST PROVIDENCE — The City of East Providence will formally recognize one of its legendary residents Saturday, May 18, when officials and other dignitaries gather to dedicate the skateboard and …
Locals help CCRI baseball capture Region XXI championship The Community College of Rhode Island baseball team won the Region XXI championship earlier in the week, the Knights doing so with some help from a few city players. CCRI earned the title with a …
Gallery: East Providence High School boys' volleyball EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys’ volleyball team’s bid for a second victory in what has been a trying season to date came up empty late last week as the Townies suffered …
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Opinion
Editorial: A 'quenching' decision On a variety of fronts, the mayor and the council made the right decision recently by accepting the proposal of the Bristol County Water Authority, which represents the interests of neighboring East …
Letter: Time is now to set precedent of legitimate oversight by the council To the editor:In regard to the discussion at the April 16 Council meeting over Council members’ access to department heads, it was bound to happen that differences of opinion would come up over …
Letter: Editorial attacking unions does not tell the whole story I would appreciate your reporting on your sources relative to the editoria, “Unions, take a bow." What you reported has never been my experience as a State of Rhode Island Department of …
Letter: Slavery abhorrent but reparations don’t right that wrong To the editor: The current trend espousing the idea of paying reparations to living relatives of former slaves is a extreme example of social guilt and political correctness gone mad. While it is …

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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.