Bristol Police: Road rage, juvenile assault, wayward school bus

The Bristol Police Department responded to the following calls between April 17 and April 23: Monday, April 17 A woman was reportedly staggering in and out of the road at Metacom Avenue and …

Coast Guard plans safe boating course at Colt State Park

Hunters, anglers and pleasure cruisers are all invited to learn the ways of the water in a professional boating safety class designed for those who may not have time for a full, comprehensive …
Opinion
Letter: Time for all of Westport to unite against animal abuse

To the editor: I founded the group, Stop The Insanity, Westport!, in response to the abuse of 1,400 animals on the Medeiros tenant farm in Westport. I did so because I could not live in a town …

Latest News

House Hunt: Open houses planned this weekend in East Bay

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 61 Appian Way — Sunday, April 30, 12-2 p.m. Colonial, 2, 2, $1,295,000. Mott & Chace Sotheby's, …

Volunteers keep AfterProm alive in Barrington

What does it take to plan one of the biggest parties in town each year? Ask Carly Johnson and Emily Bedard. The two Barrington High School students have spent much of the school year helping …

What should Bay Spring look like in the future?

What services and businesses would residents like to see along Bay Spring, and where?  How can the town make it easier to get around Bay Spring on foot, on bicycle, and in …

Busy Westport Town Meeting awaits Tuesday

Another $1.8 million for the police station, a new fire engine, creation of a Department of Public Works, and a revisit to last year’s controversial farm ‘agri-entertainment’ tussle are among …

RIDOT readies temporary Pawtucket Avenue, I-195 ramp closure

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation announced another component to the expected eight-week project replacing the span on Pawtucket Avenue over Interstate 195. The …
Business
Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 1 Colley Court — $530,000 54 County Road — $248,000 22 Winthrop Drive — $550,500 4 …

Obituaries
Lavina Fales Knowlton, 89, formerly of Bristol

Lavina Fales Knowlton (“Nina”), 89, a life-long resident of Bristol, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on April 11, 2017, at the Saint Elizabeth Home in East Greenwich. She was …

John Stevens Penney Jr., 96, Westport

Peter Hamilton Scott, 81, of Barrington

Arlene Adams, of Barrington

Henry E. Warner II, formerly of Bristol

Roberta C. O'Shaughnessy, 59, Bristol

Sports
Gallery: Riverside-Martin Middle School Unified Basketball

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Riverside and Martin Middle Schoo Unified Basketball teams played their annual game Thursday afternoon, April 27, at Martin's Burke Gym. Unified hoops, backed by Rhode …

Beast of the East: URI women take third place in D-I

Beast of the East: UConn rugby wins D-I cup championship

Portsmouth falls to Pilgrim in back-and-forth affair

RWU women’s rugby team breezes through Beast of the East

Opinion
Letter: Tiverton needs a Fire Department fix

To the editor: After reading the story about the special Town Council meeting dealing with Fire Department employee retention, I had to respond. It never seems to end — either we are having a …

Speak-Out: Love over bigotry, No sanctuary for immigrants

Warren Town Council broke the rules in approving raises

Baloney in search of the bread

Editorial: Tides rising; time fading

Things to do
Westport Vineyard unveils Summer Music Series lineup

Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery has announced its Sunset Music Series lineup for 2017.  “We have an amazing and diverse line-up of talent this season,” a vineyard spokesman said. For …

An easy, elegant chicken and mushroom dish with fresh herbs

Easter egg, scavenger hunt this weekend at Mount Hope Farm

Orchard to be planted next to Tiverton Library

Stars and full moon on view with local amateur astronomer

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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.