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E.P. Council resoundingly rebuffs Cumberland Farms 24-hour petition

EAST PROVIDENCE —A request heard last week by the City Council from Cumberland Farms seeking to have its latest franchise in city located on Newport Avenue as part of the “Newport …
Bristolians tell their stories from Hurricane Ian
Current and former Bristol residents found themselves in the crosshairs of last week's devastating Florida hurricane. Here are a few … Read More
They're packed in at Primrose Hill School
Just how crowded is Primrose Hill School? For starters, a group of third-graders are using the cafeteria as a classroom. The art … Read More
New Thames Street gallery hosting numerous meet-the-artist events
Beginning in 2020, confined to their home, painting became an everyday escape for Gary and Suzi Graham. Read More
Don Cowart, Warren native, is Coventry's new superintendent
Don Cowart II began his tenure as Coventry’s superintendent this week, the culmination of a nearly 30-year career in education that … Read More
Barrington cross country teams shine in Vermont
The Barrington High School cross country teams recently proved that training on flat ground does not mean you can’t run … Read More
East Providence teacher Rendine receives $25,000 Milken Award
EAST PROVIDENCE — Hennessey Elementary School third grade teacher Emily Rendine received a 2022 Milken Educator Award, presented by … Read More
Things To Do ...

Go Fly a Kite! at Jacob’s Point

Join the Warren Land Conservation Trust for a kite-flying event. All ages are invited. Use one of the land trust’s kites or bring your own. This beach looking over the Warren River has a steady …

A Capella in the Garden at Rough Point

For the final performance in the Newport Restoration Foundation's 2022 TGIF series, Salve Regina University’s a capella groups, Mixtapes and Pitches with Attitude, will perform a collection of …

Rogue Island Comedy Festival – 4 days of laughs on Aquidneck Island

The Ocean State’s only comedy festival returns this Thursday to Sunday, Oct. 6 to 9, for a full island takeover with nine shows across Newport, Middletown and Portsmouth. More than 30 of the …
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Obituaries
Mary Martineau Mary Alice (Marabello) Martineau, age 87, passed away peacefully at her residence Sunday, September 18, 2022 comforted by her family. She was the beloved wife of the late Roland J. Martineau. Mary A
Ronald Mucci Ronald A. Mucci, 76, of Tiverton, Rhode Island, passed away peacefully in his home on September 13th. Ronald was born in Brockton, Massachusetts, to Alvero and Mary Mucci. Ronald completed his doctora
August Alves III August "Augie" Richard Alves III, 74, of Bristol, RI, passed away, Sunday, October 2, 2022, at home. He was the husband of Deborah Ann (Plasse) Alves. Born in Fall River, MA, he was the son
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Sports
White qualifies for states as tennis team competes in D-I The move up to Division I has been difficult for the Mt. Hope tennis team who are now 3-4 on the season after losing to Barrington 6-1 on Monday afternoon. Last season the Huskies were the Division …
Huskies go 8-3, best record ever Freshman phenom Jessica Deal took first place as the Mt. Hope cross country team swept Tiverton and St. Mary Academy on Monday to finish with an 8-3 record, the best record in the team’s …
Portsmouth High shuts out Mt. Hope, 5-0 (photos) The Portsmouth Patriots boys’ soccer squad overwhelmed visiting Mt. Hope in a league game last Wednesday, Sept. 28, shutting out the Huskies by a score of 5-0.
Last call for Portsmouth High Athletic Hall of Fame tix The Portsmouth High School Athletic Hall of Fame will hold its annual induction ceremony this Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Green Valley Country Club, 371 Union St. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with a cash …
Opinion
Letter: Mayflower rep responds to request for more info

To the editor:  On behalf of Mayflower Wind, I write in response to Julie McGeoch’s Sept. 23 letter requesting more information on aspects of the Mayflower Wind SouthCoast project. …

Letter: Like it or not, government fixes things

To the editor:One has to feel for the citizens of the sunshine state, et.al., who have had their lives ripped apart by hurricane Ian this week. At the same time you can only feel distain for …

Letter: Ending private school caps is a bad idea

To the editor:I would like to commend the East Providence Post for the high degree of editorial bravery displayed in your call to divert a higher amount of tax dollars from the general fund towards …

Letter: Bristol needs a better Rescue system sooner than later

To the editor:Back in the spring I expressed my concerns in a letter to the editor regarding the low pay, personnel shortage, and reliance on mutual aid from surrounding towns regarding our fire …

Letter: To the angels who helped during my time of need

To the editor: In August of this year, my home was struck by lightning, causing it to be on fire.I wasn’t aware of the fire until a neighbors, Alisa Travers and Zackery Anderson, came …

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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.