State recommends avoiding contact with Turner Reservoir

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Turner Reservoir due to a …
Injuries reported from Wampanoag Trail car accident in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — Multiple East Providence Fire and Police Department crews and apparatus were on scene of a car accident at the intersection of Mink Street and Wampanoag Trail mid-morning Friday, …

Annual Challenger Jamboree in Portsmouth brings smiles to all

PORTSMOUTH — For the 12th straight year, children with developmental ad and physical disabilities from around Rhode Island and beyond descended upon Glen Park Sunday for a day full of …

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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 …

Vestas 11th Hour Racing dismasted after rounding Cape Horn

More bad news for Vestas 11th Hour Racing in the Volvo Ocean Race. A day after rounding Cape Horn and surviving one of the most difficult Southern ocean passages in memory, the boat skippered by …

RIDOT to start resurfacing East Bay Bike Path this week

EAST BAY — The R.I. Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is set to repair 12 miles of the East Bay Bike Path from Bristol to East Providence, removing cracks and resurfacing one of the …

In Portsmouth, activists detail progress on gun violence bills

PORTSMOUTH — “Unless we make the changes ourselves, it’s not going to happen,” Jennifer Smith Boylan told about three dozen people attending a gun violence presentation …

New photos: Thousands without power here

Thousands of East Bay residents are without power Saturday morning, as National Grid crews struggle to restore service on the heels of a fierce nor’easter that saw wind gusts here as high as 60 …

RITBA restricts access to Mt. Hope Bridge due to high winds

PORTSMOUTH/BRISTOL — Due to weather creating safety concerns, the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) has implemented restricted access on the Mt. Hope Bridge and two …
Obituaries
Raymond J. Grant, 82, Seekonk

Raymond J. Grant, 82, a 55 year resident of Seekonk, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Miriam Hospital. He was the loving husband of Barbara J. (Litterer) Grant for 60 years. Born in …

Robert L. Allen Jr., 67, of Seekonk and formerly of Barrington

Margaret M. Brady, 91, of Seekonk, Mass.

David E. Ward, 49, Portsmouth

Mary "Ann" Hall, 73, Portsmouth

Father Edmund Adams, 77, Portsmouth

Daniel Barbosa, 86, formerly of East Providence

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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 …

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Opinion
Letter: Support ‘Right to Treat’ bills

To the editor: My friend recently described her graduation from a prestigious MBA program years ago. She said,“At the commencement they said, ‘You have your degree, and it can never be taken …

Letter: Let’s stop the fear-mongering over sea level rise

Letter: Support ban on battery cages for egg-laying hens

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Letter: Challenge legislators, candidates on gun control

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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.