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Fitzgerald paces EPHS golfers at 2024 state golf tournament

CRANSTON — Billy Fitzgerald led a trio of East Providence High School players who qualified for the 2024 Rhode Island Interscholastic League state championship tournament contested over two …
Portsmouth man charged with possession of child porn
PORTSMOUTH — A 34-year-old local man who was arrested two years ago after posting white nationalist recruiting flyers in East … Read More
EPHS playoff update: Baseball wins again, boys' tennis falls in semis
The 2024 playoff season for a couple of East Providence High School entries started well enough with the baseball and boys' tennis … Read More
East Providence escapes Chariho's upset bid in D-II baseball playoff opener
Gavin Palombo's extra-inning base hit helped the East Providence High School baseball team avoid a massive upset by Chariho in the … Read More
Townies cruise past Crusaders in Division II boys' tennis quarters
The third-seeded East Providence High School boys' tennis team breezed by visiting and sixth-seeded Prout in the quarterfinal round of … Read More
Bengals get the better of East Providence again in D-III girls' lacrosse playoffs
For the second time in as many years in the postseason, cross-city rival St. Mary Academy-Bay View handed East Providence High School … Read More
Infrastructure Bank finances latest Narragansett Bay Commission project
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank announced on Monday, May 20, it had issued a $41,630,000 Clean Water State Revolving … Read More
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Crescent Park Carousel Summerfest 2023

Carnival at the Carousel

EAST PROVIDENCE — Riverside quite literally takes center stage on the city's community calendar in the coming days and weeks, beginning this weekend with the inaugural Crescent Park Carousel …

Fourth at Pierce 'fires' on July 3

The annual East Providence Independence Day Celebration, conducted by the Recreation Department, takes place Monday July 3, at Pierce Memorial Stadium on Mercer Street. Gates open at 6 p.m. A …

Endangered species: Saltmarshes — and what to do about it

The Barrington Land Conservation Trust kicks off its 2023 Land Trust Learning Series on Monday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. with a presentation on saltmarsh degradation by Mark Bertness at the Barrington …
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Obituaries
Mary English Portsmouth, RI -Mary A. English, 92, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, entered eternal life on May 23, 2024. Born in St. Louis, MO, on April 28, 1932, Mary was the daughter of the late Joseph and Edith (Sm
Stephen Asselin Stephen A. Asselin, 61, of Warren, RI, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 23, 2024. A son of Andre "Andy" and Ann (Beaulieu) Asselin, he was a lifelong resident of Warren. Stephen joined the
Zalia O'Blenis Zalia (Arruda) O'Blenis, 94, of Warren, RI, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 24, 2024. A daughter of the late Joseph and Edith (Borges) Arruda and the beloved wife of the late Weldon I. O'Blenis,
Sports
Townies begin defense of Division II baseball crown against Chariho The East Providence High School baseball team begins its pursuit of a second consecutive Division II championship in city Friday night, May 24, when the Townies host Chariho. First pitch is 5 …
East Providence, Bay View face off in a Division III girls' lacrosse playoff rematch Crosstown competitors East Providence High School and St. Mary Academy-Bay View meet for the second time in as many years in the Division III postseason, this time in the quarterfinal round of the …
Townies come up short on pitch for state golf tourney berth It's best regular season record in decades as well as setting a new program scoring mark for stroke play scoring still weren't enough for the East Providence High School golf team to earn a berth …
EPHS boys' tennis seniors hopefully leave a lasting legacy Three matches is all that potentially remains in the noteworthy careers of the seniors on the East Providence High School boys' tennis team as the Townies begin their pursuit of the 2024 Division II …
Opinion
Letter: Help Rhode Islanders afford the medication they need

Fighting cancer is indeed a battle, and we can’t win it alone. Our lawmakers can help by passing legislation that removes the financial barriers many face to get care and treatment.

Letter: Managing to save Atlantic herring is a tall order

Thanks very much for your column on the status of Atlantic herring in the March 28, 2024, East Providence Post. As you probably know, the U.S. Supreme Court has taken up the Atlantic herring …

Letter: Concerns about the Mt. Hope Bridge

The failure of the Washington Street Bridge has been extensively reported. It seems there may also be reasons to raise questions about the Mt. Hope Bridge.

Letter: Dredging the Sakonnet River is a mistake

Dredging in the Sakonnet should be prevented and the attendant difficulties in bringing ashore the power cables returned to Massachusetts where they belong.

Letter: History’s lesson: Our strength lies in diversity

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI): These ideas are anathema to white Christian nationalists who fear losing their “rightful place” and their power and authority in America. DEI …

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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.