Featured home: Big, bright Tiverton home overlooks the bay

Set high on a hillside in Tiverton is a fabulous, three-story home that was designed for easy entertaining. Soaring ceilings, spacious rooms, spectacular western water views over Mt. Hope Bay are …
Morikawa claims 56th playing of Northeast Amateur

EAST PROVIDENCE — Collin Morikawa does not like to pay much attention to the various services that compile rankings of the best amateur golfers in the world. That could change after what he did over the last four days …

Police arrest suspect in East Providence stabbing incident

EAST PROVIDENCE — The suspect in a slightly bizarre stabbing case in city has been arrested by East Providence Police, Detective Lieutenant Raymond Blinn said in a statement. A homeless man, …

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East Providence winds up with a $5 million surplus for FY15

EAST PROVIDENCE — Another fiscal year audit in the books, another solid performance financial performance recorded for East Providence. The City Council, at its Tuesday, June 20, once again …

Where is the cheapest gas in East Bay?

Gas prices in Rhode Island fell by 1 cent this week, averaging $2.29 a gallon across the state, according to AAA Northeast. The $2.29 price isequal to the national average for regular …

House Hunt: Open houses planned in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 11 Ridgeway Road — Sunday, June 25, 12-2 p.m. Colonial, 5, 3, $869,000. Mott & Chace …

Section of Pawtucket Avenue to close briefly for repaving

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation announced a temporary road closure of Pawtucket Avenue between Warren and Waterman Avenues for paving on Friday and Saturday, June 23 …

Off the Market: Homes sold in towns around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands recently in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 19 Oak Grove Ave — $409,000 29 Commonwealth Ave — $215,000 9 Fairview Circle — …

Predatory behavior by past Gordon School faculty under investigation

EAST PROVIDENCE — Alleged predatory behavior 40 years ago at one of the area's most prestigious preparatory schools has surfaced in recent weeks. The East Providence Police Department announced …
Obituaries
Paul F. Armstrong, 60, Riverside

Paul F. Armstrong, 60, of Elson Drive, Riverside, died unexpectedly on May 28, 2017. Born in Providence, a son of the late Albert and Claire M. (Dame) Armstrong, he lived in East Providence for 50 …

Bernard V. Lamarre, 85, Riverside

David E. Ward, 49, Portsmouth

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

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Sports
East Providence stays alive in Division I softball tourney

RICHMOND — The East Providence High School softball team advanced to the final four of the 2017 Division I state championship tournament after the Townies defeated fifth-seeded Chariho, 7-2, on the …

East Providence outlasts Cumberland in Division I softball playoffs

LaSalle edges East Providence in Division I baseball playoffs

East Providence baseball team upsets first place South Kingstown

Softball: Moses Brown bests Townies, 5-1

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Fluffy baked eggs (or cloud eggs) are a fun breakfast

I’m not much of a social media mavin, but apparently Instagram and Pinterest are chock full of pictures of what are being called cloud eggs.When I saw the article from the Washington Post in …

First East Providence outdoor amphitheater concerts announced

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

Opinion
Letter: East Providence should follow Paris Climate Accord

To the editor:The East Providence City Council should send a notice to the current Washington administration that it intends to join the many other cities and municipalities throughout the country in …

Editorial: Tides rising; time fading

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

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

Editorial: Complements to the commission

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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.