East Providence Police aid in discovery of hidden narcotics at Providence home
EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police detectives were at the genesis of a recent narcotics investigation, which made headlines … Read More
East Providence council officially sets elected mayor's yearly salary
EAST PROVIDENCE — Barring a change of heart over the next year, the proposed annual salary of the first elected mayor for the City … Read More
Suspects in East Providence robbery-stabbing hit two SE Massachusetts businesses
The alleged assailants in the robbery-stabbing incident in city last weekend are considered the prime suspects in two more thefts that … Read More
More Local News
RIDOT announces Newman Avenue Bridge work closures
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has modified its schedule for closures this week of a portion of … Read More
Gallery: East Providence City Hall tree lighting ceremony 2017
EAST PROVIDENCE — Members of the community gathered Friday evening, Dec. 1, for the annual city hall tree lighting event. East … Read More
Russo announces intentions to run for East Providence mayor
EAST PROVIDENCE — James Russo, a lawyer, East Providence native and active member of both the athletic and political communities in … Read More
Committee approves key elements of potential new East Providence High School proposal
EAST PROVIDENCE — The school committee took the next mandatory step in the process towards the potential construction of a new high … Read More
Council takes no action on status of East Providence city manager
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence City Council held a rare special session on an even rarer Sunday evening, Dec. 3, with the … Read More
UPDATED: East Providence Police respond to store robbery, stabbing
EAST PROVIDENCE — A customer was stabbed and taken to hospital after trying to thwart an armed robbery attempt at the Town Wine & … Read More
Obituaries
Jane A. Drew, 82, Riverside

Jane A. (Cross) Drew, 82, of Riverside, died on October 20, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Earl and Emma (Hadfield) Cross of Slatersville, where she resided until her marriage to her …

Lloyd E. Broomhead, 68, of Riverside and Naples, Fla.

Mary Rego, 83, Rumford

Marie Campo, 76, of East Providence, Riverside

Charles H. Loudfoot, 91, of Riverside

Leo T. Paquin, 80, East Providence

Police
Police seek suspect in East Providence doughnut shop theft EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police are seeking a suspect in the attempted robbery of a doughnut shop on Newport Avenue Wednesday morning, Nov. 22. According to EPPD Detective Lieutenant …
Police, school district laud mutually beneficial collaboration between both in East Providence EAST PROVIDENCE — A discussion on a variety of matters pertaining to the district’s buildings was included when East Providence Police Department Chief Chris Parella engaged the School Committee …
Three juveniles held for East Providence stabbing incident EAST PROVIDENCE — Three juveniles were arrested by East Providence Police for their alleged involvement in a stabbing incident Sunday afternoon, Nov. 12, on Elinora Street off Willett Avenue in …
Opinion
Letter: We can all do something to stop domestic violence To the editor: When we stay silent, domestic violence thrives. With 1 in 4 Rhode Islanders experiencing domestic violence in their lifetimes, and nearly 1 in 10 Rhode Island high schoolers …
Letter: Antifa protesters not so innocent either To the editor:Arlene Violet’s “Growing Decency Deficit” (August 30-31) was a breath of fresh air. We are constantly bombarded with articles on how”the other guy” is …
Letter: Power rates are rising; here’s what you can do To the editor, Energy — namely, electricity — is the modern day “fire” that drives our economy. As a former administrator of the RI Office of Energy Resources and as the RI …
Family Search discontinuing microfilm loans; Canada celebrates 150th I don’t get much genealogy research done in the dog days of summer. My computer nook is under the eaves at home and it gets pretty warm up there, especially during the 90-degree, humid days …

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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.