East Providence council conducts broad review of proposed Fiscal Year 2017-18 Budget

EAST PROVIDENCE — The City Council held its initial, full-throated workshop Monday evening, Sept. 25, on the proposed Fiscal Year 2017-18 penned by the administration of City Manager Tim Chapman, …
Youngster wins 15th In Step for Autism Road Race

BRISTOL — Steamy conditions on an early Fall morning greeted the some 75 entrants into the 15th Annual In Step for Autism 5K Road Race and Walk held Sunday, Sept. 24, at Colt State Park. The race …

Late rally helps Townies upend Saints in Division I football

EAST PROVIDENCE — Sophomore quarterback Justin Pena scored the tying touchdown senior kicker Nick Oliveira kicked what proved the game-winning and with under a minute to go on the clock as the East Providence High School football team captured its first win …

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Benatar concert in East Providence cancelled over wind concerns

EAST PROVIDENCE — Waterfront Productions announced at 4:45 p.m. today the Pat Benatar-Neil Giraldo concert scheduled for this evening, September 22, at Bold Point Park has been cancelled due to …

East Providence Waterfront Commission tables proposed affordable housing change

EAST PROVIDENCE — The waterfront commission, taking up the topic at a meeting held last Thursday evening, Sept. 21, will continue a discussion on a proposed change to an affordable housing element in an existing …

Gallery: East Providence Arts Council members show

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Arts Council conducted its first member showcase on Thursday, Sept. 14, at the HeARTspot Center and Gallery located at 1970 Pawtucket Ave. Works of Rachel …

Admins fear East Providence waterfront could become “exclusive”

EAST PROVIDENCE — Saying they feared residential developments on the waterfront could become “exclusive” properties, administrators urged the city council at its September 19 to express …

Local boats shine at Newport International Boat Show

A star of last weekend’s Newport International Boat Show was Hinkley’s (Portsmouth) all-electric-powered 28.5-foot Dasher, billed as the first electric luxury powerboat. Looking little like …

RIDE report confirms East Providence High School needs urgent attention

EAST PROVIDENCE — To those keeping a close eye on the subject in city, the huge sums included in the just-released Rhode Island Department of Education structural assessment of the …
Sports
Thunderbolts strike down Townies in D-I football opener

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School football team opened up league play on Friday night, Sept. 15, against Division I rival Cranston East. In the end it was the Thunderbolts who …

East Providence soccer sides earn league wins

East Providence nearly shuts out Shea in girls' tennis

Gallery: EPHS Cross Country

East Providence girls' soccer team remembers 9/11, beats PCD

Things to Do
Let them eat zucchini bread

I started six zucchini plants indoors. Four made it outside and then only two survived the rabbits, rain and squirrels. Thank goodness only two survived! We’ve already had about 10 zucchini and …

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

de Perla troupe performs ‘The Ladies Society Attempts a Murder’

Opinion
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

Family Search discontinuing microfilm loans; Canada celebrates 150th

Editorial: Veterans coming home

Letter: Kilmartin continues tradition of AG obfuscation

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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.