East Providence Pre-K ends second term, talk of third already begins

EAST PROVIDENCE — Though having just completed its second term, there are key aspects of East Providence’s Pre-Kindergarten program already on the horizon for the 2018-19 school year. First among …
Gallery: 2018 Northeast Amateur Invitational golf tournament
EAST PROVIDENCE — The 57th Northeast Amateur Invitational Championship is taking place this week at Wannamoisett Country Club, the … Read More
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 … Read More
After Faria sues them, fellow East Providence councilors vote to countersue
EAST PROVIDENCE — The at times fraught relationship between Ward 4 representative Brian Faria and his some of colleagues on the East … Read More
Gallery: Crescent Park Carousel 'Cruise Nights'
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Crescent Park Looff Carousel “Cruise Nights” weekly classic car show has started for the season. The … Read More
Council approves last portion of East Providence water system improvements
EAST PROVIDENCE — If everything goes according to plan, and that’s a small “if” not a large one, then the last key aspect of … Read More
School building renovations could get a boost in East Providence
EAST PROVIDENCE — While the proposed construction of a new East Providence High School has taken up much of the oxygen recently, the … Read More
Annual Challenger Jamboree in Portsmouth brings smiles to all
PORTSMOUTH — For the 12th straight year, children with developmental ad and physical disabilities from around Rhode Island and … Read More
Gallery: East Providence High School 2018 commencement
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School Class of 2018 graduated during commencement ceremonies held Friday evening, June … Read More
Gallery: East Providence Elementary Schools Kids Rock Concert
EAST PROVIDENCE — The eighth annual East Providence Schools Kids Rock Chorus concert was held on Friday, June 1, at 6:30 p.m. in … Read More
Obituaries
Wayne M. Turchetta, 50, Riverside

Wayne M. Turchetta, 50, of Riverside, died Sunday June 3, 2018 at home. He was the husband of Kristine (Parisi) Turchetta. Wayne was born in Providence a son o the late Joseph and Lorraine (Cabral) …

Luis P. Rego, 85, Rumford

Dorothy Flowers, 94, East Providence, Pawtucket

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Opinion
Letter: If it is not about love, it is not about God To the editor: Over the past week you may have heard or read the following verse from St. Paul’s letter to the Romans: “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities; for …
Letter: Support ‘Right to Treat’ bills To the editor: My friend recently described her graduation from a prestigious MBA program years ago. She said,“At the commencement they said, ‘You have your degree, and it can never be taken …
Letter: On riding RIPTA To the editor: Not having to worry about the pitfalls of a personal vehicle feels like a luxury when I ride RIPTA. Being able to ride the bus 35 miles from Providence to Point Judith for a couple …
Sports
E.P.’s Badji, Bay View’s Burrows win outdoor track state titles EAST PROVIDENCE — Two athletes with city ties were victorious at the 2018 Rhode Island Interscholastic League State Championship Outdoor Track and Field Meet held Saturday, June 2, at Brown …
East Providence rallies for dramatic boys' volleyball playoff victory RICHMOND — The last of the East Providence High School spring sports teams to participate in their respective playoff competitions, the boys’ volleyball team, took to the court Thursday night, …
East Providence edges Lincoln in baseball playoff opener EAST PROVIDENCE — Seth Daly twirled a two-hitter and his East Providence High School teammates did just enough at the plate as the Townies edged a tough Lincoln squad, 1-0, in the Division I …

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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.