RIDOT readies temporary Pawtucket Avenue, I-195 ramp closure

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation announced another component to the expected eight-week project replacing the span on Pawtucket Avenue over Interstate 195. The …
Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 1 Colley Court — $530,000 54 County Road — $248,000 22 Winthrop Drive — $550,500 4 …

Senate ratifies ‘strong mayor’ amendment to East Providence charter

PROVIDENCE — The State Senate has approved legislation introduced by Sen. William J. Conley Jr. (D-Dist. 18, East Providence, Pawtucket) that would validate and ratify amendments to the Home Rule …

Latest News

Riverside Renaissance Movement teams with CCRI on continuing education effort

EAST PROVIDENCE — Continuing its quest to enhance its section specifically, but the greater city as well, the Riverside Renaissance Movement is teaming up with the Community College of Rhode …

Charges against East Providence teacher, coach dropped

EAST PROVIDENCE — The domestic violence charges against an East Providence School District teacher and long-time coach have been dropped, East Providence Police confirmed. Michael Solitro, a …

East Providence council gives first approval to water rate increase schedule

EAST PROVIDENCE — The city council at its meeting Tuesday night, April 18, and following a presentation made at a special workshop the week prior gave its first approval to proposed volume and …

Condom theft, Local legend dies, Car vs. ocean, and more

A Bristol legend passes away, a car goes for a dip, a group of local students head to the world championships, and some randy teens are caught stealing their needed prophylactics. These are just some …

Remains of missing East Providence man found in North Attleboro

NORTH ATTLEBORO, MASS. — The human remains found in a wooded area in the town earlier this month have officially been identified as those of an East Providence man reported missing for well over a …

House Hunt: Open houses planned this weekend in East Bay

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington           38 Old River Road — Sunday, April …
Sports
Gallery: Riverside-Martin Middle School Unified Basketball

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Riverside and Martin Middle Schoo Unified Basketball teams played their annual game Thursday afternoon, April 27, at Martin's Burke Gym. Unified hoops, backed by Rhode …

Townies win two of three to open 2017 golf season

Gallery: East Providence High School girls' lacrosse

Gallery: East Providence High School boys' tennis

Gallery: East Providence High School softball

Things to Do
An easy, elegant chicken and mushroom dish with fresh herbs

This is such an easy, yet elegant dish. But, it needs a flavorful mushroom. Don’t use white, button mushrooms as they are too bland. I found cremini, shiitake or baby bellas (or once a mix of …

Irish charmer is a joyful, musical coming-of-age story

Use buttery roasted garlic cloves in myriad ways

Rustic fruit tarts are pretty and a sweet treat in winter

A delicious cod dish that won’t ruin your New Year’s resolutions

Opinion
Editorial: Tides rising; time fading

The waters are rising, of that there is no longer any doubt. No one can credibly argue any more that sea level rise — caused by human activity that has fueled global climate change — is a …

Letter: Don't buy into pothead 'B.S.'

Why does the law continue to allow hidden guns in schools?

Editorial: Complements to the commission

Sheriff Hodgson: Too much time on his hands

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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.