Mayor DaSilva appoints three to new East Providence administrative team

EAST PROVIDENCE — In a pair of releases issued earlier this week, East Providence Mayor Bob DaSilva announced three key appointments to his administration, including Anne T. Quinterno as the new …
Combined East Providence/Rehoboth team wins First LEGO state title

BRISTOL — A combined group of youngsters from East Providence and Rehoboth were awarded first place at the 2019 Rhode Island Students of the Future First LEGO Junior League “Into Orbit” state …

Britto intends to drop any ‘drama’ from East Providence council proceedings

EAST PROVIDENCE — As he prepares to take over the City Council gavel under East Providence’s revised governing structure, Bobby Britto said he wants to streamline the process, bring back some …

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East Providence Police arrest former Councilman Faria on District Court warrant

EAST PROVIDENCE — A day after a District Court warrant was issued for his arrest, former Ward 4 City Councilor and Riverside resident Brian Faria was taken into custody by East Providence Police Thursday …

School Committee chair seeks improved cooperation under new form

EAST PROVIDENCE — For Charles Tsonos and his four colleagues on the School Committee — Jessica Beauchaine, Anthony Ferreira, Joel Monteiro and Karen Oliveira — last week’s inaugural was a …

DaSilva inaugurated as East Providence’s first mayor

EAST PROVIDENCE — Hundreds filled the Elmasian Auditorium in East Providence High School Tuesday evening, Jan. 8, to witness history as Roberto L. “Bob” DaSilva formally became the city’s …

East Providence mayor-elect announces solicitor picks

EAST PROVIDENCE — Mayor-Elect Bob DaSilva continued to fill out his administration, announcing over the weekend his selection of Michael J. Marcello as the new city solicitor. In the same act, Mr. …

East Providence 2018: Year in Review

EAST PROVIDENCE — The year 2018 was certainly another notable one in East Providence, a 12-month period that saw residents for the first time in the history of the city get to elect their mayor …

East Providence High School athletes earn fall sports honors

EAST PROVIDENCE — Recognition for athletes from the 2018 fall sports season continues to be announced, including the respective all-league honors for East Providence High School football …
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Sports
Gallery: East Providence High School swimming

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School swim teams have started their 2018-19 seasons with regular season meets as well as the Injury Fund held at the Pods Swim and Aquatics Center in …

East Providence Hockey Notes: Townies join Quakers in co-op

Gallery: EPHS boys' basketball

Gallery: EPHS girls' basketball

Gallery: Rams rally to edge E.P. in Thanksgiving football clash

Things to Do
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'

A light, flaky pastry for Easter dessert

Blueberries, lemon and ricotta all in one tasty muffin

Opinion
Letter: Migrant caravan nothing like biblical story

To the editor: I usually find myself in full agreement with Arlene Violet and the opinions she expresses in her column. However, I find her comparison of the biblical journey of Mary and …

Letter: An open letter to Speaker Mattiello

Editorial: School buses need seat belts

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

Letter: In showing respect, sometimes reality intervenes

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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.