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East Providence Council unanimously backs proposed state climate change bills

EAST PROVIDENCE — As a coastal community in Rhode Island, East Providence should support and help initiate moves to address the potential impacts of climate change. It can be presumed from a recent vote …
Committee approves new uniform design for EPHS Marching Band
EAST PROVIDENCE — The “Pride of East Providence,” East Providence High School Townies Marching Band will soon be getting new … Read More
Riverside Middle School’s McCarthy chosen as teacher of the year
EAST PROVIDENCE — The administration and the School Committee held their annual district teaching staff awards ceremony during the … Read More
Gallery: East Providence Historical Society's 'Rumford Bake Off'
EAST PROVIDENCE — As part of its annual Family Fun Day activities at Hunts Mills, the East Providence Historical Society held its … Read More
East Providence council, mayor continue to diverge over department head access
EAST PROVIDENCE — A bone of contention between the mayor and the council over access to department heads spilled over into another … Read More
Council receives overview of East Providence Waterfront Commission activities
EAST PROVIDENCE — Chairman Bill Fazioli and Executive Director Pam Sherrill presented an update on the activities of the East … Read More
East Providence council gives final approval to single-use plastic bag ban
EAST PROVIDENCE — The City Council at its May 7 meeting gave second and final approval to an amended ordinance, which phases out the … Read More
Obituaries
Stanley Alfred Boren Jr., 80, East Providence Stanley “Lee” Alfred Boren Jr., 80, formerly of East Providence, lost his battle with Mesothelioma, and passed away on May 7, 2019, in his home in Oro Valley Arizona, with family at his side. …
Mary L. Cabral, 69, Riverside Mary L. Cabral, 69, formerly of Willet Avenue, Riverside, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Hope Hospice & Palliative Care in Providence. She was born in Providence, she was a daughter of …
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Sports
EPHS boys’ tennis team season ends in quarterfinal playoff loss The rebound season came to a close Tuesday, May 21, for the East Providence High School boys’ tennis team in the quarterfinals of the 2019 Division III championship tournament after the …
Martin Middle School wins boys’ outdoor track state title The Martin Middle School boys’ outdoor track and field team captured the 2019 state championship, an event held in Narragansett on Sunday, May 19. The Wildcats won the title by a narrow two …
East Providence wins Eastern Division golf playoff match EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School golf team will make its long awaited return to the Rhode Island Interscholastic League State Championship Tournament after the host Townies …
East Providence's Sears hurls CCRI to NJCAA championship tourney Aided in part by the superb pitching performance of city native Ben Sears, the Community College of Rhode Island baseball team swept the Suffolk County (N.Y.) Community College Sharks in a best …
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Opinion
Editorial: A 'quenching' decision On a variety of fronts, the mayor and the council made the right decision recently by accepting the proposal of the Bristol County Water Authority, which represents the interests of neighboring East …
Letter: Time is now to set precedent of legitimate oversight by the council To the editor:In regard to the discussion at the April 16 Council meeting over Council members’ access to department heads, it was bound to happen that differences of opinion would come up over …
Letter: Editorial attacking unions does not tell the whole story I would appreciate your reporting on your sources relative to the editoria, “Unions, take a bow." What you reported has never been my experience as a State of Rhode Island Department of …
Letter: Slavery abhorrent but reparations don’t right that wrong To the editor: The current trend espousing the idea of paying reparations to living relatives of former slaves is a extreme example of social guilt and political correctness gone mad. While it is …

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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.