Bella Mente Racing back for more from New England Boatworks

Famed ocean racer Hap Fauth liked the job done by New England Boatworks on his last maxi racers enough that he has returned to the Portsmouth firm with his third Bella Mente order. Mr. Fauth …
Superintendent updates recent East Providence schools health concerns
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence School Committee received an update on a few health-related issues the administration dealt … Read More
East Providence sets school calendar for 2018-19 term
EAST PROVIDENCE — As has now been the case for the past few years, the upcoming 2018-19 school term in East Providence will begin … Read More
East Providence falls in boys' hoops regular season finale
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys’ basketball team dropped its Division I regular season finale Monday … Read More
Obituaries
Jeffrey S. Smith, 68, Swansea

Jeffrey S. Smith, 68 of Swansea, died January 24, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. Born in New Bedford and served in the United States Coast Guard. Long-time resident of Swansea. A …

Dayle Hathaway Turner, of Assonet, Mass.

Howard M. 'Howie' Springer, 80, of Riverside

No rubbish collection changes in East Providence for Presidents Day holiday
EAST PROVIDENCE — The City of East Providence Public Works Department would like to remind all residents that Presidents Day, … Read More
East Providence schools among those RIDOH investigates for allergic-type reactions
EAST PROVIDENCE — Three East Providence elementary schools are among those being investigated by the Rhode Island Department of … Read More
Council approves city’s reimbursable effort to repair state roads in East Providence
EAST PROVIDENCE — The long sought after repair of state roads in city should soon come to fruition after the council at its meeting … Read More
Rep. Marshall: Plan would encourage minors to report alcohol-related emergencies
Rep. Kenneth A. Marshall (D-Dist. 68, Bristol, Warren) has introduced legislation that extends protections under the Good … Read More
Is this potentially the new East Providence High School?
EAST PROVIDENCE — Though significantly different in scale and, most noticeably, price, the scope of a recently completed … Read More
Eleven are elevated during East Providence Fire Department promotion ceremony
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Fire Department conducted its annual promotion ceremony Wednesday evening, Jan. 31, at City … Read More
Police
Warren man named as suspect in East Providence murder PROVIDENCE — Filings in Sixth District Court identify an East Bay man as the suspect in the murder of an East Providence resident 10 days ago. Owen Morris, 21 and of Warren, was scheduled to be …
East Providence Police announce arrest in Bridgham murder case EAST PROVIDENCE — Through a press release issued Monday evening, Jan. 22, the East Providence Police Department announced the arrest of a suspect in the murder of Dr. Clive Bridgham. Dr. …
Missing kayaker's vessel believed to be found in East Providence; Truck fire damages home EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Fire Department personnel retrieved a kayak Sunday morning, Jan. 14, in the Providence River off the shore at Kettle Point believed to be the one owned by a …
Opinion
Warren veterans support 'Moving Wall' visit to Ocean State To the editor:It is our duty to remember those who are willing to carry out the difficult work of keeping us free. This became even more apparent to me at the start of this school year when one of …
Don't get scammed; Buddy almost did To the editor:During a lunch break, I ran into an elderly friend (let’s call him Buddy), who asked for a ride to Seekonk.  When I asked, what he needed in Seekonk, his response was …
Letter: Cuts will hurt traumatized youth across Rhode Island To the editor: Governor Gina Raimondo and DCYF have proposed a “voluntary” cut of 12 percent in current residential treatment reimbursement rates for traumatized youth and a $4.4 million …
Letter: What's the answer to last week's quiz? To the editor: I loved the way Arlene Violet morphed her column into a fact-check quiz this week, but I'm confused about the scoring. She said that one who disagreed with all the statements she …
Sports
Photos: Wheeler beats East Providence in key D-II girls' hoops showdown SEEKONK — The Wheeler School girls’ basketball team handed visiting East Providence its worst league loss to date in the penultimate Division II game of the regular season for the Townies, the …
East Providence vies in Division III swim duals with Cranston West EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys’ and girls’ swim teams hosted Cranston West in Division III meets Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Boys & Girls Club in city, the former earning …
East Providence resident Paiva continues winning MMA ways LINCOLN — Dinis “Sweetbread” Paiva captured his fourth straight win after he defeated Kevin Barberena in three rounds at the CES-MMA 48 card on Friday night at Twin River Casino. With the win, …

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Jim McGaw

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.