Family and friends mourn the loss of 'K-Rob'
He was a BMX legend, an X-Games gold medalist and a world record holder, but people in Barrington and East Providence are also … Read More
Portsmouth council head: Group improperly contacted auditor
PORTSMOUTH — Town Council President Keith Hamilton has accused two members of Portsmouth Concerned Citizens (PCC) of improperly … Read More
Warren police logs: Man arrested on domestic assault warrant
Monday,  Dec. 4 A Baker Street resident called the animal control officer after finding what appeared to be animal fur in the … Read More
More Local News
Made in Warren, admired everywhere
Jonathan Glatt and Sara Ossana founded O & G Studio nearly 10 years ago, and almost immediately, their inspired, handmade … Read More
More curbside collection signups in Portsmouth on Saturday
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Trash Collaborative (portsmouthtrash@gmail.com) has scheduled two more signup events for Saturday, Dec. … Read More
RIDOT announces Newman Avenue Bridge work closures
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has modified its schedule for closures this week of a portion of … Read More
Nearly 50 years later, Barrington resident learns she's an All-American
Margaret Kane earned a new title recently. The longtime Barrington resident discovered earlier this fall that she was an … Read More
Local powerlifter captures three world records
And though she be but little, she is fierce.  — ShakespeareOf course, Shakespeare's words were spoken by Helena, … Read More
Second suspect in East Providence robbery/stabbing is taken into custody
EAST PROVIDENCE — The second suspect in the recent spree of armed robberies in the area has been apprehended.In a joint press … Read More
Obituaries
Doris I. Drapeau, 93, Tiverton

Doris I. Drapeau, 93, of Tiverton, passed into eternal life on October 18, 2017, surrounded by her family in her home. She was the daughter of the late Emelda and Arthur St. Laurent and sister to …

MaryRose “Ma” Aguiar, 92, of Florida

Dr. Ronald N. Mancini, 70, Tiverton

Beatrice Barton, 97, Westport

Gail A. Hanley, 70, of Westport

Lisa Ferris Sylvester, 47, of Remsen, N.Y.

Police
Bristol: Arrests for DUI, drugs, shoplifting and domestic assault Following are incidents and arrests involving the Bristol Police Department from Nov. 27 to Dec. 3. Officers made several arrests, including for drunk driving, possession of narcotics and domestic …
Barrington school warning: 'Sexting' on the rise Officials in Barrington have recently seen an increase in "sexting" incidents among middle school students. Barrington Middle School Principal Dr. Andrew Anderson and Assistant Principal Erica …
Taunton Police arrest East Providence robbery/stabbing suspect TAUNTON — Police have arrested one of the two suspects in the recent string of armed robberies in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. The alleged assailant in the stabbing of a …
Opinion
Letter: Three reasons to support new Westport school To the editor: Three reasons to support the Westport School Building Committee’s plan … 1.Building two new schools together as one on the former middle school site is more …
Letter: Proposed charter changes to benefit Tiverton taxpayers To the editor: Last week your Charter Review Commission (CRC) published the first draft charter language to address the anticipated $3 million (minimum) casino gaming revenue. The draft uses …
A fight looms between two kinds of Democrats and the party's soul On October 24 a candidate announced his campaign for Lieutenant Governor, but the race for that slot is more than a contest for a statewide office. Rhode Island State Representative Aaron Regunberg …
Long live disagreements “Identity politics is a safe place FROM thoughts rather than a safe place FOR thought.” -Salman RushdieBret Stephens, an op-ed columnist, published his recent lecture, The Dying Art of …

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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.