Route 114A reconfiguration project nears completion

SEEKONK — Over six years after a fiery crash served as the impetus for the project and some three years since it actually commenced, the reconstruction of the intersection at Route 114A and Arcade …
National retailers will soon occupy former Taunton Avenue Benny's store

SEEKONK — Attention local shoppers: Two major national retailers will soon be coming to the area, taking up renovated spaces of the old Benny’s Store located on East Providence’s …

Gallery: EPHS girls' basketball

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls' basketball team played its final non-league game in preparation for its Division I regular season earlier this week against Exeter-West …

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No injuries reported from East Providence house fire

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Firefighters were called to the scene of a residential fire Friday morning, Dec. 14, in the Rumford section of the city at the north end Pawtucket Avenue. EPFD …

East Providence Police announce arrests in Riverside armed robbery case

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department announced Thursday afternoon, Dec. 14, the arrest of the two suspects in an armed robbery of the Riverside Gas station located at 3339 …

School Committee approves revised contract for East Providence superintendent

EAST PROVIDENCE — A contract revision for Superintendent Kathryn Crowley was among the docketed items on the School Committee meeting held Tuesday night, Dec. 11, the measure passing by a narrow …

East Providence Police identify, search for armed robbery suspects

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department has identified and remains in search of two suspects in an armed robbery of the Riverside Gas station located at 3339 Pawtucket Ave. in the …

East Providence gets grant funding to help open Sabin Point Beach

EAST PROVIDENCE — The City of East Providence will be the beneficiary of a recent legal settlement garnered by the office of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin to the tune of $850,000, it was …

Project manager, architects provide committee with new EPHS update

EAST PROVIDENCE — Construction of a new East Providence High School, the funding for which was only approved some six weeks ago by voter approval of a $189.5 bond referendum, is already in an …
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Common Fence Music’s Fall Moon Festival is Saturday

NEWPORT — One of Common Fence Music’s most impressive lineup of singer-songwriters will be sharing the stage Saturday night, Nov. 3, for the second annual Fall Moon Festival.

Weaver Library Farmers Market celebrates fifth summer season

Gallery: Crescent Park Carousel 'Cruise Nights'

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Blueberries, lemon and ricotta all in one tasty muffin

Opinion
Editorial: School buses need seat belts

The Tiverton school bus that hurtled off the highway and into the woods recently emerged dented but intact. But for those unfortunate enough to have been trapped inside without seat belts, the …

Letter: RI vs. Mass. test score comparison invalid and unfair

Letter: In showing respect, sometimes reality intervenes

Column: A new East Providence High School would be an historic achievement

Letter: Vote 'yes' on Question 3 ballot measure

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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.