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Guide dog training – learning as they go

1 Perky Nellissen and 8-month-old Ziti pose together at their Little Compton home. Nellissen and Ziti are both going through guide dog training for the first time. 2 Perky Nellissen teaches …
Assembly passes voting access bill sponsored by East Bay legislators
PROVIDENCE — Legislation led in the House of Representatives by East Providence Katherine Kazarian (D-Dist. 63), the "Let RI Vote … Read More
East Providence receives DEM grant to renovate Kent Heights Playground
PROVIDENCE — Kent Heights Playground, off Clyde Avenue in the eponymous neighborhood it resides, will soon get long-sought after … Read More
Council backs East Providence's quest for piece of latest school construction pie
EAST PROVIDENCE  — The City Council, at its May 17 meeting, signed off on the school district’s pursuit of potentially more state … Read More
Gallery: EPHS Art & Fashion Show
The 2022 East Providence High School Art & Fashion Show was held Tuesday night, May 17, in the Elmasian Auditorium. Themes of the … Read More
Ramaglia’s walk off hit in seventh boosts Huskies nine over Townies, 10-9
The Huskies stormed outfielder Aidan Ramaglia who stood on second base after he hit a groundball base hit up the middle to score Matt … Read More
Long-time staff members depart East Providence school district
EAST PROVIDENCE — The exodus of some of the district’s most senior and respected employees continued to be announced in recent … Read More
Gallery: EPHS Band 2022 spring concert
EAST PROVIDENCE — The annual East Providence High School Band concert kicked off what will once again be a very busy schedule of … Read More
Townies trounce Knights in Division III boys' tennis showdown
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys’ tennis team, itself in the midst of a superb run of results, handed … Read More
E.P. Council backs bidders for Platt-Watters housing lots in Riverside
EAST PROVIDENCE — Bids submitted to build a new cluster of single-family homes were officially approved by the City Council at its … Read More
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Obituaries
John Braz John Braz, 66, of Pawtucket, RI, passed away, May 15, 2022, at Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI. He was the husband of Wanda C. (Banalewicz) Braz. Born in Fall River, MA, he was the son of th
Helen Waite Waite|Helen H. (Hastie) Waite, 94, of Tiverton, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at The Dawn Hill Home for Rehab and Healthcare. She was the wife of the late Arnold W. Waite with whom she shared
John Farnworth John Paul Farnworth, 87, of Tiverton, passed away Monday, May 16, 2022. He was the husband of Judith "Judie" (Hipson) Farnworth. They shared 63 years of marriage. Prior to his retirement, John was emp
Harriett Gallucci Harriett Gallucci, 85, of Warren, RI, passed away, Saturday, May 14, 2022, at home. She was the wife of Louis Gallucci. Born in Providence, RI, she was the daughter of the late Charles and H
Elizabeth Goggin Goggin, Elizabeth "Betty", 74, of Terrace Drive, Barrington, passed peacefully and surrounded by family on May 9, 2022. She leaves her sister, Virginia McGinn (Peter) of Warwick, her brother Thomas Go
Sports
Gallery: EPHS boys' volleyball beats Pilgrim EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys’ volleyball team solidified its second-place spot in the Division II standings and took another step towards securing the …
EPHS athletes earn accolades at Eastern Division outdoor meet PORTSMOUTH — The East Providence High School boys’ and girls’ outdoor track and field teams placed fourth and sixth, respectively, in their Eastern Division Championship Meets held …
Gallery: EPHS boys' volleyball vs. Barrington EAST PROVIDENCE — Among the recent run of successes for the East Providence High School boys' volleyball team was a victory over neighboring Barrington in a Division II match last Thursday …
EPHS golfers split Eastern Division outing with Middletown, St. Raphael EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School golf team stayed on track to earn a bid in the upcoming Eastern Division playoffs after the Townies split their home outing at the Agawam Hunt …
Opinion
Letter: Opposed to taxpayer funding for abortion on demand

I am writing in strong opposition to taxpayer funding for abortion on demand in Rhode Island.  There is a bill in the state legislature (S2549 and H7442) which will allocate your tax dollars …

Letter: Patience! Spring, and life, is returning

To the editor: It was such a long wet winter that the fields couldn’t be mowed until a few weeks ago. This did not please my beautiful pheasant and he fled next door where there was a nice …

Letter: America, imploding from within

To the editor: Ka-Boom!  Could our democratic society implode from internal causes?  Tragically, this is becoming thinkable and even likely.  Many Americans seem clueless or …

Letter: Pay attention to the real threats to our liberty

To the editor: Liberty, in common usage, means “freedom from arbitrary or despotic government or control.” Thankfully, because of our constitution, we have a system of laws to protect …

Letter: Who scorns women? Look at these democrats

To the editor: This letter is in response to Will Newman's letter of April 7, titled "Not hard to see who scorns woman in America." Mr. Newman forgets about the Democratic senator …

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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.