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East Providence council rejects immediate call for water/sewer rate hikes

EAST PROVIDENCE — Before the council considers raising sewer rates to help offset existing and projected water authority deficits, it wants to exhaust all ways of potentially saving money …
Stop & Shop stalemate continues
The stalemate between the parent company of Stop & Shop Supermarkets and five local unions of United Food & Commercial Workers in … Read More
Water pipeline leaking nearly 300,000 gallons per day
The pipeline that supplies water to thousands of Barrington, Warren and Bristol residents is leaking nearly 300,000 gallons per day, … Read More
Stop and Shop says it's working to reopen stores; union issues statement
At about 1 p.m. this afternoon, Thursday, April 11, workers at the Bristol Stop & Shop walked away from their posts and picked up … Read More
Size of new EPHS structure is reduced due to prohibitive cost estimates
EAST PROVIDENCE — The updated schematic design of the new East Providence High School reduces the overall size of the building due … Read More
EPHS Theatre Troupe performs 'Jesus Christ Superstar'
The East Providence High School Theatre troupe last weekend presented its annual spring production, this year a version of the Andrew … Read More
Three years after his death, Bob Healey's estate is far from settled
When Bob Healey was a young man, he wrote a children’s story about King Jovial, the happiest king in all the world. Like the man who … 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 …
Sports
Gallery: East Providence-PCD girls' lacrosse EAST PROVIDENCE — Visiting Providence Country Day kept its next-door neighbor and host East Providence High School winless to date in Division III girls’ lacrosse after the Knights defeated the …
EPHS expects ample girls’ outdoor track state meet qualifiers EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls’ outdoor track and field team entered the new week with a 4-2 record in Eastern Division dual meets and with an eye towards the …
EPHS starts 2019 boys’ tennis season strongly EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School has made an exemplary return to the realigned Division III ranks over the first few matches of the 2019 regular season, completing last week with …
EPHS boys’ volleyball team seeks some redemption during 2019 season EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys’ volleyball team kicked off its 2019 season last week after coming off a campaign that ended disappointingly with the Townies losing to …
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Opinion
Editorial: Public-sector unions, take a bow (and then retire) Public-sector unions should step on stage, take a bow under thunderous applause, and exit stage left. Then they should leave for good. The unions have enjoyed a run of dominance more impressive …
Letter: Today’s high school students need financial literacy To the editor: Financial Literacy Month is April of each year. This year is a special year for Rhode Islanders! In 2003, the United States Senate declared April “Financial Literacy for …
Letter: These labor bills would cost taxpayers dearly To the editor: Evergreen contracts. Binding arbitration. Expanded overtime for firefighters. We’re only three months into the General Assembly’s legislative session, and we’re already seeing …
Editorial: Approach of East Providence Council to appointments is appreciated One of the most salient, sage comments to come from what has appreciably been an auspicious start to the term of the City Council elected in November 2018 was delivered last week by new Ward 3 …

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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.