RIDOT closing a portion of I-195 in East Providence overnight

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a series of temporary overnight highway closures for a portion of I-195 in East Providence between the …
Video: Crescent Park Carousel staff recognized by national carousel association

EAST PROVIDENCE — Dozens of enthusiasts from across the country descended upon the historic Charles I. D. Looff Crescent Park Carousel Thursday morning, Sept. 13, when the National Carousel …

Names change, but EPHS girls’ volleyball team goals stay constant

By Mathew Galvao Sports Stringer The East Providence High School girls’ volleyball team have kicked off yet another season with big expectations earlier this week a year after taking North …

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Following loss in primary, Chung vows to support Cassar

Barrington resident John Chung lost to Liana Cassar in a Democratic primary on Wednesday, Sept. 12, but will be voting for her in the November general election. Mr. Chung and Ms. Cassar squared …

Portsmouth’s Welles wins J/24 Worlds

They won four years ago in Newport and now Portsmouth’s Will Welles and crew have captured the J/24 world championships once more, this time on a lake in Italy. Competing in a fleet of 89 boats, …

Cassar wins Democratic primary for District 66 seat

Liana Cassar moved one step closer to earning a seat in the Rhode Island House of Representatives on Wednesday night, Sept. 12. Ms. Cassar won the Democratic primary for the District 66 race, …

Election 2018: East Providence primary results

EAST PROVIDENCE — City residents went to the polls on a rainy Wednesday, Sept. 12, to cast their ballots in the 2018 primary election, though the first official winners from the evening came from …

Primary is today — District 66 Democrats square off

The battle over the Democratic nomination for the District 66 seat in the Rhode Island House of Representatives will highlight primary election day, Wednesday, Sept. 12, in Barrington. Democrats …

New fitting a fresh start for Hall Spars founder

Eric Hall was once president and CEO of thriving Bristol-based spar and rigging maker Hall Spars, the firm he founded that supplied masts around the globe for maxi-racers, cruisers, Cup …
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Townies would like a faster start to upcoming boys’ soccer slate

EAST PROVIDENCE — While they certainly appreciated the results of the regular season the previous two falls, the players and coaches of the East Providence High School boys’ soccer team would …

Chatfield reps local golf with US Am performance

Three with area ties vie for RIGA Jr. Amateur golf titles

Riverside beats Rumford for District 2 All-Star title

Gallery: Riverside, Warren baseball All-Stars

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Weaver Library Farmers Market celebrates fifth summer season

EAST PROVIDENCE — The “little engine that could” or more aptly “the little weekly gathering that could” marks a noteworthy achievement this year as the Weaver Library Farmers Market …

Gallery: Crescent Park Carousel 'Cruise Nights'

A light, flaky pastry for Easter dessert

Blueberries, lemon and ricotta all in one tasty muffin

A cozy winter brunch dish for a crowd or just the family

Opinion
Letter: I never liked 'gentlemen's agreement'

To the editor: I was amused to see myself quoted in the Aug. 29 Barrington Times regarding yard signs. The quote suggested that I was interested in abiding by the so-called …

Letter: Concern over chemical spraying on bike path

Letter: Arlene needs to clarify her column

Letter: If it is not about love, it is not about God

Letter: Support ‘Right to Treat’ bills

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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.