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Townies trounce Knights, advance in 2024 Division I boys' basketball tournament

The East Providence High School boys' basketball team easily dispatched Central in the preliminary round of the 2024 Division I championship tournament, the Townies literally doubling up the visiting …
Engineering review suggests complete rebuild or near reconstruction of Washington Bridge
WPRI Channel 12 was first to  report a draft review on the status of the westbound section of the Washington Bridge written by an … Read More
After years of injury, East Providence's Jacobs bounces back
The story of East Providence High School senior basketball standout Levi Jacobs is certainly one of pain, definitely one of … Read More
New bridge traffic pattern will split eastbound side into six lanes, three in each direction
The eastbound side of the Washington Bridge will be split into six lanes, three going in each direction, as a means of attempting to … Read More
Townies take home girls' Division IV swimming championship
The East Providence High School girls' swim squad took home the first title of any kind in recent program history after the Townies … Read More
North Providence man arrested for alleged Riverside stabbing incident
East Providence Police arrested a 25-year-old male in an alleged stabbing incident Friday, Feb. 16, in city. According to the … Read More
Gallery: Youth troupe performs 'The Phantom Tollbooth' in East Providence
The Riverside and Martin Middle School Drama Troupe recently performed two showings of "The Phantom Tollbooth," produced in a … 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
Dorothy Proulx Warren|Dorothy L. Proulx, 93, of Warren, RI, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 with her loving family by her side. A daughter of the late Odilone and Louise (Aubin) Proulx, she was a lifelon
Alice Taylor 94, formerly of Bristol and Providence, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 19, 2024 in Warwick. She was the beloved wife of the late James W. Taylor, Jr., who passed away in 2007. Born in Pawt
Patricia Lavier Patricia Ann Lavier (78) of Bristol, RI passed away unexpectedly on February 14, 2024. Known affectionately as Pat, Patti, Mom, Coach, Grandma, and Big Ma, she was an avid reader, prolific crocheter
Sports
Fledgling RI pro soccer team signs former EPHS standout Silveira Former East Providence High School standout keeper Nate Silveira is one of two native Ocean Staters to be signed in recent days by Rhode Island FC, the fledgling franchise about to begin its …
EPHS girls score some, boys struggle at 2024 state indoor track meet For just the second time in history and the first time in 32 years, public institutions swept the respective boys' and girls' indoor track and field titles after Barrington and West Warwick High …
Warwick, Portsmouth win team tumbling titles; Bessette reps EPHS PROVIDENCE — The Warwick High School co-operative and Portsmouth gymnastics squads were the winners of the Division I and II titles Saturday afternoon, Feb. 17, at the 2024 Rhode Island …
East Providence beats rival Rams on the road, likely improves playoff position The East Providence High School basketball teams finished their respective Division I schedules in recent days, the playoff-bound boys' squad earned a crucial upset road win over rival LaSalle …
Opinion
Letter: Numbers tell the tale of our foundering economy

In the January 25, 2024 Shorelines Opinion Section, Mr. Clay Commons offers examples to show how well our economy is functioning and requests countering information. He explicitly states …

To the editor: Where’s the accountability at DOT?

So, according to the current RIDOT deputy chief engineer, the Washington Bridge failures “might” have pre-existed, but no one had noticed this until recently. It was actually an …

Letter: Washington Bridge fiasco has me wondering...what next?

Budget money has constantly been allocated to everything else, from digital security labs to soccer stadiums. Meanwhile critical infrastructure, like the 195 bridge, was shoddily inspected and shoddily repaired. Here is the result.

Letter: Please explain how the economy is so ‘bad’

How bad is reality right now? Unemployment down, under 4 percent for two years. Employment up, with hundreds of thousands of jobs added every month. Wages up, if only …

Letter: Gen. Flynn deserves R.I. Hall of Fame induction

I am responding to David Schoorens’s letter in your Dec. 28, 2023 edition. Mr. Schoorens knowingly or unknowingly leaves out the key facts regarding Gen. Flynn’s …

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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.