New video: Vultures — Frozen, now flexible, flyers

How brutal was the weather a couple of weeks back? So icy, so cold that even hardy turkey vultures were almost frozen solid. Buffeted by cold rain that froze to their wings as temperatures …
Barrington Middle School wrestling team off to strong start
Something special is happening with the Barrington Middle School wrestling team this year.  The team has erupted out of the … Read More
Owners say there's ample interest in former Benny's locations
EAST PROVIDENCE — As an aside during their presentation to the city council at the body’s January 16 meeting on the proposed … Read More
Tiny group keeps Bristol badminton league alive, would gladly welcome new members
Most days, the Bristol Community Center thumps with the beat of Zumba or fitness classes or basketball or other mainstream activities. … Read More
Obituaries
Beatrice Almeida Maylor, 93, East Providence

Beatrice (Botelho) Almeida Maylor, 93, of East Providence and formerly of Warren, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 at the Tockwotton Home in East Providence. She was the wife of the late Alan …

Lillian M. Buckley, 84, Tiverton

Richard W. 'Josh' Billings, of Barrington

Early warning: Tiverton council issues tax hike alert
TIVERTON — The budget season is still young but Town Council members want both taxpayers and Budget Committee to know that the … Read More
Cumby’s wants to relocate in Warren
The Cumberland Farms corporation has plans to close its convenience store at 66 Market St. and build a new location at the current … Read More
Firefighters snuff Bristol house fire
Bristol firefighters quickly doused a house fire at 1 Jenkins St. this afternoon, before it spread from the deck into the house … Read More
Proposed Narragansett Park Plaza redevelopment gains key approval
EAST PROVIDENCE — After years of decline and decay, a new day could be on the horizon for the moribund Narragansett Park Plaza at … Read More
Stories of family, follies and lessons learned fill Atria
Local community leaders with a unique connection to the power of storytelling were on hand at Atria Bay Spring Village on Jan. 11 to … Read More
Bristol considering tax breaks for volunteer firefighters
The Town of Bristol is considering a new tactic to recruit and retain volunteer firefighters and rescuers — lower their … Read More
Police
Missing kayaker's vessel believed to be found in East Providence; Truck fire damages home EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Fire Department personnel retrieved a kayak Sunday morning, Jan. 14, in the Providence River off the shore at Kettle Point believed to be the one owned by a …
Prominent Barrington doctor murdered in East Providence home EAST PROVIDENCE — A prominent area doctor is the victim in a murder investigation being conducted by East Providence Police. Dr. Clive Bridgham, 67, was found dead upon the arrival of officers …
'Suspicious death' being investigated in East Providence EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department announced late Friday afternoon, Jan. 12, its investigation into what it termed a “suspicious” death the previous evening in the Rumford …
Opinion
Letter: Westport debt a ticking time bomb even before new school To the editor: I find myself amazed that we as citizens are considering incurring at least another $60 million in indebtedness to construct a new school when there is absolutely no conversation …
Letter: Proud to see Bristol's support network is strong On Tuesday evening I attended the Bristol Health Equity Zone (HEZ) Building Partnerships Celebration and was inspired and proud to be part of a community with such a network of dedicated and …
Letter: Chiropractor had a welcoming spirit To the editor: On Thursday night Barrington lost one of its own, Dr. Clive Bridgham. He was apparently murdered in his home in East Providence. He was found on Thursday night. He grew up here in …
How over the top are you for Trump? Let’s get this right out of the way. It is perfectly fine for you to like and support President Donald Trump. The issue is whether you have retained any objectivity. Are you able to …
Sports
BHS Sports Roundup: Eagles defeat Bolts, Falcons and Sentinels The Barrington High School girls basketball team improved to 6-2 with wins over Cranston East, Cranston West and Smithfield last week. The Eagles defeated Cranston East 57-39 on Wednesday, Jan. …
Youth free-throw contest in Portsmouth Saturday PORTSMOUTH — Young sharpshooters, take notice: The Knights of Columbus Father Christopher S. Rooney Council, No. 3618, is sponsoring its annual free throw contest at 10 a.m. on Saturday, …
Portsmouth boys notch two wins in indoor track meet (photos) PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys’ varsity indoor track team had a good day at the Providence Career & Technical Academy, sweeping its dual meet against Rogers and …

2018 by East Bay Newspapers

Barrington · Bristol · East Providence · Little Compton · Portsmouth · Prudence Island · Riverside · Rumford · Seekonk · Tiverton · Warren · Westport
Meet our staff
Mike Rego

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.