East Providence bests Mount St. Charles in girls’ hoops playoff opener

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls’ basketball team topped visiting Mount St. Charles, 47-40, on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 17, in preliminary round of the Division II …
Student charged after allegedly threatening to shoot up Westport High
Student charged with making terrorist threats A 17-year-old student who allegedly made threats about shooting up Westport … Read More
"Junior Trio" leads Mt. Hope girls gymnastics to third straight D-II state championship
PROVIDENCE — The “Junior Trio” of Meghan Oliver, Jayme Foreman and Kaitlin Quinn lead the Huskies to their third straight … Read More
Portsmouth does a ‘Lap of Love’ to support fire victims
PORTSMOUTH — “This is a surprise,” said Aimee Sweeney as she motioned over to a group of local firefighters gathered in front … Read More
Obituaries
Dorothy L. Smith, 95, Little Compton

Dorothy L. (Macomber) Smith, 95, of Little Compton, died Saturday, February 17, 2018.  She was the wife of the late David W. Smith. Born in Fall River, she was daughter of the late Dana B. and …

Sarah Joy Medina, 35, of Bristol

Sandra Vera Tolley (Butterworth), 76, formerly of Bristol

Oar art — Artists unleash imaginations on oars, paddles
Over half of the donated oars and paddles — the older and more weatherbeaten the better, have been painted and decorated by top area … Read More
Helping military families is mission for local landscaper
For Stacy Bruno, her landscaping and snow removal business is all about paying tribute to active deployed and military veterans like … Read More
Environmentalist Grantham to address climate change here
Jeremy Grantham, renowned environmentalist, investor and philanthropist, will be the guest speaker when the Westport River Watershed … Read More
Bella Mente Racing back for more from New England Boatworks
Famed ocean racer Hap Fauth liked the job done by New England Boatworks on his last maxi racers enough that he has returned to the … Read More
No rubbish collection changes in East Providence for Presidents Day holiday
EAST PROVIDENCE — The City of East Providence Public Works Department would like to remind all residents that Presidents Day, … Read More
Gunfire rings out in Tiverton schools during 'active shooter' drill
TIVERTON — First at the high school, later at Fort Barton Elementary, School, police cruisers and ambulances swarmed in from the … Read More
Police
Barrington students told to avoid vaping The overhead slide showed an image of brightly colored computer thumb-drives, and another slide showed two asthma inhalers. But the speaker pacing in front of Barrington High School's freshmen …
Bristol officers make busts for DUI, parties, drinking Bristol police officers broke up a house party that led to four arrests, nabbed two women for allegedly driving drunk, and charged a young adult with urinating in public. Following is a synopsis of …
Portsmouth Police charge 4 with assault in separate incidents PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police report from over the past week. Wednesday, Feb. 7 Amber D. Andreozzi, 41, of 2269 East Main Road, was charged with …
Opinion
Letter: New school ‘bargain’ will prove to be bitter pill To the editor: Local newspapers have been flooded with letters trying to persuade Westporters to vote yes for a new middle/high school on February 27. Common to these bandwagon letters is that we …
Letter: Our state budget must protect the vulnerable To the editor: As legislators, we must treat each taxpayer dollar with the utmost respect, seeking to maximize its effectiveness and efficiency. That is our responsibility as elected officials. As …
Letter: We are fiscal conservatives and we support new Westport school To the editor: We are writing in support of the new middle-high school proposal in Westport and want to urge our friends and neighbors to vote yes on February 27.   We know thaat we are not …
Letter: Westport's fine educators need facilities to match To the editor: I have been following the process for the new school building project in Westport and based on comments that I’ve heard, I feel the need to respond. Coming out of eighth grade, I …
Sports
East Providence’s Ogunronbi wins boys’ long jump state title PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School contingent produced an individual winner Saturday afternoon, Feb. 17, in the annual state championship meet at the Providence Career and Tech …
Portsmouth’s Nikki Merrill wins 2 races at state indoor track meet PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School junior Nikki Merrill capped off an impressive season with two victories in the Rhode Island Indoor Track State Championship on Saturday.
Tiverton's Molly Little scores twice for Denver  Sophomore midfielder Molly Little of Tiverton contributed two goals in the University of Denver’s (Big East) opening day 12-9 upset win over Stanford (Pac 12) on Sunday. It was Little’s first …

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Mike Rego has worked at East Bay Newspapers since 2001, helping the company launch The Westport Shorelines. He soon after became a Sports Editor, spending the next 10-plus years in that role before taking over as editor of The East Providence Post in February of 2012. To contact Mike to submit information, suggest story ideas or photo opportunities, etc., email mrego@eastbaynewspapers.com.