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E.P.'s Amore launches Rhode Island Secretary of State campaign

EAST PROVIDENCE — Nearly a year to the day of the 2022 primary election, city native and incumbent District 65 State Representative Gregg Amore announced his candidacy to be the Democratic …

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Gallery: Townies win boys' soccer debut at new EPHS stadium
EAST PROVIDENCE — Continuing the varsity sports debuts last weekend at the new East Providence High School athletic complex, among … Read More
Gallery: First football game at the new EPHS stadium
EAST PROVIDENCE —  East Providence High School christened the athletics stadium Friday, Sept. 10, built as part of the new school … Read More
Council reviews public safety, new EPHS project during first FY22 budget workshop
EAST PROVIDENCE — The City Council last week began its review of the $177,570,346 Fiscal Year 2022 budget proposed by the … Read More
EPHS girls’ tennis team opens 2021 with fresh approach
EAST PROVIDENCE — A new year sees the East Providence High School girls’ tennis team enter the 2021 season with some fresh faces … Read More
New EPHS opens to rave reviews
EAST PROVIDENCE — Impeccable…imposing…incredible, most any approving adjective could be used to describe the new East Providence … Read More
Gallery: Rhode Island Folk Festival
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Folk Festival returned to Rose Larisa Park in city on Sunday, Aug. 29, coming back to its latest … Read More
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Obituaries
Jane Ann Katzen Monteiro, 72, of Jupiter, Fla. Jane Ann Katzen Monteiro, 72 years old, of Jupiter, Fla., passed peacefully at home Sept.1, 2021. A twenty-year resident and graduate of Bristol High School, she is survived by her husband of 51 …
Lily MacKenzie West Richardson, formerly of East Providence Lily MacKenzie West Richardson was born in Jamestown, R.I. on Aug. 17, 1918. She died in her sleep on Aug. 10, 2021, at her daughter Sue Ann’s home in McCaysville, Ga. She is preceded in …
Mary Huber, 93, East Providence Mary (Santos) Huber, 93, of East Providence, passed away peacefully at Hattie Ide Chaffee Home, Riverside. She was the loving wife of the late Howard John P. Huber. Born in Providence, she was the …
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Sports
Townies take aim at improved girls' volleyball results EAST PROVIDENCE — Coming off a 1-8 record last season played in the spring instead of its usual fall spot on the calendar due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the East Providence High School …
Is another deep run in store for EPHS girls’ soccer? EAST PROVIDENCE — Though having suffered a gut-wrenching overtime loss in the league championship contest a year ago, the atmosphere is nothing but positive around the East Providence High …
Townies, Stringfellow reboot football restart EAST PROVIDENCE — After playing a shortened slate out-of-season last spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the East Providence High School football team took to the field earlier this week for …
Gallery: EPHS boys' hoopsters win summer league title WOONSOCKET — The East Providence High School entry into the 2021 Mount St. Charles Boys' Basketball Summer League won the championship with a 43-40 victory over Woonsocket Wednesday night, Aug. …
Opinion
Letter: Editorial on mask wearing for children had it right

I usually read East Bay Newspapers’ editorials. Sometimes I agree; sometimes I don’t. But I have never found myself so totally pleased or displeased with an editorial position …

Letter: Mighty doctors rightly admonished us simpletons

While open dialogue about COVID is censored and punished across major social media platforms, and the free exchange of information is policed by fact-checking apparatchiks and filtered by an openly …

Letter: Safety vs. freedom, what is the right balance?

To the editor: Recently, the Barrington Times dared to share its view on masks, which in turn generated several passionate responses. One reply stated how she was “Shocked and …

Letter: Sloppy logic in last week’s editorial

To the editor: Newspaper editorials have long played an important role staking positions within a community that may be unpopular but necessary to consider. I have long admired the Times-Gazette …

Letter: D is for Democracy, not Disrespect

To the editor: How sad it is that a good argument can be made that the “D” in America’s DNA stands for Disrespect. Slavery and its aftermath and the massacre and …

Letter: The unvaccinated are putting everyone’s safety at risk

Dear unvaccinated friends, you need to understand that every unvaccinated human body is a sanctuary for the coronavirus. It’s a safe place where the virus can rest, grow, multiply, and …

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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.