Featured home: Close to water, with guest house and pool

Located in the Hampden Meadows neighborhood in Barrington, Thios expanded Cape Cod-style home rests on a breathtaking, professionally designed and maintained landscape of specimen trees and mixed …
More enhancements eyed for Veterans Memorial Park in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — The enhanced Veterans Memorial Park off the appropriately named Veterans Memorial Boulevard in city continues to take shape thanks to the efforts of the city’s Advisory …

House Hunt: Open houses planned in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weelend: Barrington 1 Briarfield Road — Sunday, May 28, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Colonial, 4, 2.5, $689,000. …

Latest News

Boyle leaves East Providence for Pawtucket position

EAST PROVIDENCE — Jeanne Boyle is leaving her position as Planning Department director for the city to take over as the new director of commerce in Pawtucket. Her last day is supposed to be June 21. …

Ethics Commission fines former East Providence councilman Rose

EAST PROVIDENCE — The State Ethics Commission adjudicated against former city councilor Tommy Rose in regard to a complaint filed alleging improper conduct while in office. He was admonished by …

Bay View Academy announces third quarter honor roll

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Bay View Academy community recognizes those students who demonstrate above average scholastic achievement on a quarterly basis via the Honor Roll. A student in grade six …

East Providence DPW sets Memorial Day week trash schedule

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Public Works Department, Recycling/Refuse Division announces that due to the Memorial Day Holiday no rubbish, recycling or yard waste will be collected on …

East Providence School Committee narrowly passes MMS Courtyard renovation project

EAST PROVIDENCE — At a special session Tuesday, May 23, held specifically to take action on the agenda items posted, the East Providence School Committee gave near unanimous approval to a list of …

EPPD changes way it informs residents about convicted sex offenders

EAST PROVIDENCE — Some residents recently have been startled by the perceived surge in the frequency and number of notifications they’ve received from law enforcement about the presence …
Obituaries
David E. Ward, 49, Portsmouth

David Earl Ward, 49, died Thursday, May 4, 2017, at the Spokane Veterans Home after enduring the debilitating rigors of ALS. He last resided in Portsmouth before moving to be with his family in …

Richard R. LaRoche, 66, of Riverside

Joseph D. McLaughlin Jr., 83, Rumford

Geoffrey P. Higginbotham, 33, Rumford, Barrington

Mary "Ann" Hall, 73, Portsmouth

Father Edmund Adams, 77, Portsmouth

Daniel Barbosa, 86, formerly of East Providence

Norma A. Messinger, Riverside

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Sports
East Providence baseball team upsets first place South Kingstown

EAST PROVIDENCE — Seth Daly and Nathan Silveira combined for the shutout on the mound for the East Providence High School baseball team as the Townies handed first place South Kingstown just its …

Softball: Moses Brown bests Townies, 5-1

Gallery: East Providence High School Unified Basketball

Gallery: East Providence High School baseball

Gallery: Riverside-Martin Middle School Unified Basketball

Things to Do
First East Providence outdoor amphitheater concerts announced

EAST PROVIDENCE — The schedule of live entertainment for the first season of concerts at the amphitheater on the city’s waterfront was announced earlier this week. Waterfront Productions LLC …

An easy, elegant chicken and mushroom dish with fresh herbs

Irish charmer is a joyful, musical coming-of-age story

Use buttery roasted garlic cloves in myriad ways

Rustic fruit tarts are pretty and a sweet treat in winter

Opinion
Editorial: Tides rising; time fading

The waters are rising, of that there is no longer any doubt. No one can credibly argue any more that sea level rise — caused by human activity that has fueled global climate change — is a …

Letter: Don't buy into pothead 'B.S.'

Why does the law continue to allow hidden guns in schools?

Editorial: Complements to the commission

Sheriff Hodgson: Too much time on his hands

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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.