Deadly Providence fire raises ‘alarm’ locally about lack of detectors in multi-unit homes

EAST PROVIDENCE — A tragic fire at a multi-unit residence last week in Providence related to the sub-freezing temperatures raised concerns of East Providence Fire Department Chief Oscar Elmasian …
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 …

Local students shine in FIRST LEGO League championships (photos)

BRISTOL — Several robotics teams from our area made their mark at the 2018 Rhode Island FIRST LEGO League championships at Roger Williams University on Saturday. This year’s theme …

Latest News

Prominent Barrington doctor murdered in East Providence home

EAST PROVIDENCE — A prominent area doctor is the victim in a murder investigation being conducted by East Providence Police. Dr. Clive Bridgham, 67, was found dead upon the arrival of officers …

'Suspicious death' being investigated in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department announced late Friday afternoon, Jan. 12, its investigation into what it termed a “suspicious” death the previous evening in the Rumford …

Animal hoarder's residence is condemned in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — City officials and police forcibly removed an adult while state officials attended to children living in a home in Riverside where dozens of animals were being hoarded. East …

Asbestos found at Hugh Cole School

Two classrooms at the Hugh Cole School are closed through at least the end of the week, after workers dealing with burst water pipes discovered asbestos tiles in the music room and under the gym …

No storm related issues of note as of yet in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — It appears most residents heeded the suggestion of public safety officials to stay off the roads and hunker down at home, as city authorities report no significant accidents or …

Deep freeze fractures Francis School pipes

EAST PROVIDENCE — The deep freeze affecting much of the country took its toll locally as several pipes burst at the Myron J. Francis Elementary School in Rumford Tuesday morning, Jan. 2, forcing …
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

Sports
Gallery: East Providence High School girls' indoor track

PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls' indoor track and field team opened up its 2017-18 dual meet season last week at the Providence Career and Tech Academy Fieldhouse.

Gallery: EPHS girls' basketball

Gallery: EPHS boys' basketball

Ferri takes helm of EPHS girls’ hoops program

Gallery: East Providence beats LaSalle in Thanksgiving Day football game

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: 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 …

Letter: We can all do something to stop domestic violence

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

2018 by East Bay Newspapers

Barrington · Bristol · East Providence · Little Compton · Portsmouth · Prudence Island · Riverside · Rumford · Seekonk · Tiverton · Warren · Westport
Meet our staff
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.