East Providence's Couto is tabbed as Rhode Island Teacher of the Year

EAST PROVIDENCE —  Whiteknact Elementary School instructor Aimee Couto has been chosen as the 2024 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year. The announcement was made during a surprise event at …
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Gallery: East Providence-Bay View Division III girls' lacrosse final
PROVIDENCE — In an epic encounter Sunday afternoon, June 4, at Brown University, Bay View edged East Providence for the 2023 … Read More
Townies come up shy in a trio of Sunday spring sports playoff outings
East Providence High School teams and individuals came up painstakingly shy of victories during their respective 2023 spring … Read More
Numbers show East Bay Food Pantry facing unprecedented need
“We're busier than we've ever been,” said Executive Director Emily Mushen. “With the expiration of COVID-era SNAP benefits, plus … Read More
East Providences beats Westerly, stays alive in D-II baseball playoffs
EAST PROVIDENCE — A day after falling in 11 innings to Chariho, the East Providence High School baseball team responded with a 6-1 … Read More
Townies perform admirably at 2023 state outdoor track and field meet
PROVIDENCE — Keira Mullen, Nazarae Phillip and Kenaz Ochgwu were the standouts for East Providence High School at the 2023 Rhode … Read More
EPHS playoff notes: Baseball wins; softball, boys' volleyball lose
EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence High School spring sports teams lost two of three playoffs outings Thursday, June 1, the host … Read More
RIPEC sends a strong warning about state spending

STORY OF THE WEEK: It has been clear for a while that the sugar high of consecutive budget surpluses in Rhode Island – a rare occurrence in a state usually dogged by perennial deficits -- …

Letter: E-Bikes on the path would be immensely dangerous

Op-Ed: ‘Secure Choice’ is good for Rhode Island

This country has no plan for renewable energy (or anything else)

Managers hope emergency action will save striped bass

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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.