New $189.5 million EPHS project maxes out on state reimbursements

EAST PROVIDENCE — The new East Providence High School project has officially met all of the measures set out by the state, meaning the city’s share of the $189.5 million price tag will be …
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E.P. Council backs proposal revising police application process
EAST PROVIDENCE After struggling in recent years to garner interest from a quantity of candidates, never mind quality, the process of … Read More
East Providence expects upwards of $29 million in COVID relief funding
EAST PROVIDENCE — City side Finance Director Malcolm Moore, for the first time publicly, confirmed at the June 15 meeting of the … Read More
E.P. Council reverses course, allows First Street pilot bike lane
EAST PROVIDENCE — The endeavor of the Planning Department and the Department of Public Works to conduct a pilot program bicycle lane … Read More
Gallery: EPHS boys' volleyball
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys’ volleyball team suffered a 3-0 loss at home to East Greenwich Thursday … Read More
Gallery: EPHS girls' lacrosse
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls’ lacrosse team fell in its first game of the week, 10-5, to visiting … Read More
Gallery: EPHS Unified Basketball
EAST PROVIDENCE — The 2021 edition of the East Providence High School Unified Basketball League team returned to the court this … Read More
Letter: Rhode Island business climate - Time for a change

To the editor: Business leaders from across the state held a press conference recently to address proposed tax legislation and the impact it would have on Rhode Island’s business climate. …

Letter: Too many of the elderly suffered lonely deaths

Letter: Arlene Violet is wrong on Critical Race Theory

Letter: A good time to remember lessons from Dad

Editorial: In this case, 'easier to find' is less likely to be found

Evelyn M. Cabral, 87, East Providence Evelyn M. Cabral of East Providence passed away unexpectedly on Friday May 28, 2021 at the age of 87. The former spouse of the late Joseph Cabral Jr., Evelyn is survived by her children: Professor …
Joseph L. Crevier, 97, Riverside Joseph Lucien Crevier, 97 formerly of Riverside and Captain, East Providence Police Department, Retired, passed away on May 21, 2021. He was predeceased by his beloved Wife Edna R. (Fratus) Crevier …

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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.