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East Providence officials prepare city for impending storm

EAST PROVIDENCE — The office of Mayor Bob DaSilva presented the following information on the winter storm advisory issued for the area Saturday, Jan. 19, into Sunday, Jan. 20. Mayor DaSilva, …
Court rules against Portsmouth’s request for ferry rate discount
PORTSMOUTH — Employees of the Town of Portsmouth will not receive a discounted fare to ride the Prudence Island ferry, the Rhode … Read More
State saves Barrington taxpayers $1.2M… maybe more
Barrington taxpayers received some good news last week, as the state announced it would pay an additional $1.2 million in owner … Read More
Tap-In needs a volunteer grant writer
The local nonprofit organization Tap-In is looking for one or two people who can help the agency apply for grants.  Tap-In … Read More
Professor's vision includes a new bike path to Roger Williams University
The New England winter may have settled in, but the harsh weather does nothing to faze Chris Menton. All year long, the Criminal … Read More
A brewing legacy inspired the new Canned Heat
Taking in the initial sight of what would soon become the home of Canned Heat Craft Beer Company, Miles Wilson was feeling hesitant. … Read More
Bristol buys development rights to protect farmland
For the third time since its inception, the Town of Bristol is taking advantage of a program that provides federal money to help towns … Read More
Obituaries
Rev. H. August Kuehl, 70, of Barrington Rev. H. August Kuehl, after 70 years as a loyal and faithful servant, went to rest in the arms of his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. He was born to Della Virginia Kuehl (nee Preisch) …
John Edward Reynolds Jr., 68, of Bristol John Edward Reynolds Jr., 68, of Wood Street passed away on Jan. 9, 2019, at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Sharon (Josephs) Reynolds.  Born in West Warwick, he was the son of …
Elizabeth Chauvin, 88, of Barrington Elizabeth Chauvin, 88, of Church Street, Barrington, died peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Lucien L. Chauvin. A lifelong resident …
John A. D’Arpino, 77, Tiverton John A. D’Arpino, 77, of Tiverton, and formerly of Brockton, Mass., passed away peacefully on Monday, January 7, 2019. He was born on April 5, 1941 in Brockton, and resided in Brockton and …
Sports
Gallery: Hawks clip Townies in Division I boys’ basketball EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys’ basketball team closed the week with a 65-52 loss to visiting and reigning Open State Tournament champs Bishop Hendricken, leveling its …
Eagles rebound after loss, defeat South County Six different Eagles scored goals while helping the East Bay Co-op girls hockey team to a 7-3 win over South County on Wednesday night, Jan. 16. Maeve Harrington opened the scoring for East Bay …
BHS standout named Gatorade Player of the Year … again Make it three in a row.  On Tuesday, Jan. 15, Barrington High School senior Maile Somera was named Gatorade RI Volleyball Player of the Year for the third straight year.  The award …
Sharpshooters show their stuff in Portsmouth (photos) PORTSMOUTH — Bailey Howell and Liam Casey were named the overall winners of Saturday’s Knights of Columbus-sponsored youth basketball free-throw contest in the Bradley School …
Opinion
Letter: Nockum Hill was a self-inflicted wound To the editor: The recent avalanche of critical comments on the proposed development in Nockum Hill have fingers pointing towards the developer, North End Realty.   In truth, high density …
Letter: Life on George Street To the editor: Everyone enjoys the drive and walking on George Street. Open land, farming, horses and nature. Everything is there for the young and the old to get "unplugged." The neighborhood is …
Trump: in case of emergency… By the time you read this you may know whether President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency in order to scoop up some of the $20 billion of excess funds out of the Pentagon budget in …
Letter: Think twice when considering turf fields To the editor: Artificial turf fields are not as nice as they are portrayed to be.   The upkeep is extensive; they cannot be used when they are wet as they are slippery which is a hazard …

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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.