Long-needed repair of Martin Middle School courtyard area is expected shortly

EAST PROVIDENCE — The interior section of the Martin Middle School grounds known as the courtyard area, which has long been a nuisance, is finally expected to be remedied in the coming …
East Providence council sets starting figure for determining elected-mayor’s compensation

EAST PROVIDENCE — At a special session of the City Council held Wednesday night, Nov. 15, the body gave non-binding approval to a proposed compensation figure for the position of elected mayor, …

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 …

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Johnston ends East Providence’s pursuit of girls’ soccer perfection

PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls’ soccer team came up just shy in its attempt to repeat as Division III champions as Johnston, which lost to the locals in the final a year ago, …

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 …

East Providence voters overwhelmingly support charter changes

EAST PROVIDENCE — All six of the proposed amendments to the City Charter to coincide with the change of governance in East Providence from a manager-council to an elected mayor-council next …

Commissioners urge passage of all six East Providence charter change election questions

EAST PROVIDENCE — When voters go to the polls next Tuesday, Nov. 7, for a special election on proposed changes to City Charter coinciding with East Providence’s switch in governance to a strong …

Power back on in much of Warren

Power has been restored to much, but not all, of Warren, after a windstorm Sunday night into Monday knocked out power to 150,000 Bristol County National Grid customers and more than 490,000 across …

East Providence Police seek second suspect in school bus theft incident

EAST PROVIDENCE — In a release issued Monday afternoon, Oct. 30, the East Providence Police Department announced it has issued an arrest warrant for Tiverton man for his alleged participation in …
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 …

Mary Rego, 83, Rumford

Marie Campo, 76, of East Providence, Riverside

Charles H. Loudfoot, 91, of Riverside

Leo T. Paquin, 80, East Providence

Paul F. Armstrong, 60, Riverside

Bernard V. Lamarre, 85, Riverside

David E. Ward, 49, Portsmouth

Things to Do
Will Warren pumpkins squash world record? Today's the day

Pumpkin growers from across New England will be chasing a world record when they converge on Frerichs Farm Saturday for the Southern New England Giant Pumpkin Growers’ annual weigh-off, …

Let them eat zucchini bread

Annual E.P. Neighborhood Day Coalition celebration takes place August 19

Adams, ‘Bluz U Can Use’ headline annual RIRBPS festival

First Bold Point concert in East Providence goes off without a hitch

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

Letter: Power rates are rising; here’s what you can do

Family Search discontinuing microfilm loans; Canada celebrates 150th

Editorial: Veterans coming home

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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.