East Providence's Cunha opts not to seek re-election for General Assembly seat

EAST PROVIDENCE — Helder Cunha, the state representative from District 64 in East Providence, announced in a press release his intention not to seek re-election for a second term in that office. …
Former East Providence Manager Lemont passes away

EAST PROVIDENCE — Paul Lemont, an East Providence native, life-long resident and who twice served the city as its manager, passed away on Sunday, May 20. He was 77. Mr. Lemont, a lawyer by …

Gallery: EPHS Art Show

EAST PROVIDENCE — The week-long celebration of Arts by East Providence High School students concluded Tuesday evening, May 22, with a Parents Night/Closing Reception and awards ceremony. The …

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Board of Education formally backs new East Providence High School plan

PROVIDENCE — The State Board of Education at a meeting held Tuesday night, May 15, gave its final approval for plans to construct a new East Providence High School. The decision allows the …

East Providence Council officially fires former manager Chapman

EAST PROVIDENCE — Already a well established "fait accompli," the City Council at its Tuesday night, May 15 meeting, formally brought an end to the tenure of former City Manager Tim Chapman …

State Board of Elections affirms East Providence Canvassing Authority votes

PROVIDENCE — At a meeting Monday night, May 14, called specifically to discuss the recent tumult surrounding East Providence term lengths, the State Board of Elections affirmed a recent decision by …

Committee backs hiring city firm to manage new EPHS project

EAST PROVIDENCE — The efforts of the School Committee to keep the proposed construction of a new East Providence High School on pace with approaching milestones continued last week when the …

East Providence considers placing two resource officers at elementary schools

EAST PROVIDENCE — Among the security issues being considered by the School Department in the near term, Superintendent Kathryn Crowley told the School Committee at its May 8 meeting she is …

Massachusetts grand jury indicts East Providence business, employee

BOSTON — A Massachusetts grand jury cited an East Providence business and one of its employees on charges of labor trafficking, assault, and wage theft, the state’s Attorney General’s office …
Obituaries
Luis P. Rego, 85, Rumford

Luis P. Rego, 85, of Don Avenue of Rumford, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 21, 2018. He was the husband of the late Mary C. Rego. They were married for 59 years. Born March 1, 1933, in …

Dorothy Flowers, 94, East Providence, Pawtucket

Raymond J. Grant, 82, Seekonk

Jed A. Coggins, 89, formerly of Riverside

Agnes E. O’Brien, 99, East Providence

Douglas B. Roy, 87, East Providence

Jeffrey S. Smith, 68, Swansea

Jane A. Drew, 82, Riverside

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Sports
East Providence High School golfers clinch postseason berth

The terrific 2018 season for the East Providence High School golf group continued earlier this week when the Townies both clinched a spot in the upcoming Eastern Division playoffs and just about …

Ogunronbi, Badji, Teodoro win for EPHS outdoor tracksters

Medeiros retires as Pierce Field supervisor

Gallery: East Providence High boys' tennis

Revs recognize Bayside FC's role in youth soccer development

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A light, flaky pastry for Easter dessert

This is one of my husband’s favorite desserts. I will make some for Easter because they’re such a light pastry, making them perfect after a big meal.My mother had the recipe for ages and …

Blueberries, lemon and ricotta all in one tasty muffin

A cozy winter brunch dish for a crowd or just the family

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

Let them eat zucchini bread

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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.