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Depending upon your point of view, the recent United States Supreme Court decision regarding fair share dues to a union is either a great decision which upheld the First Amendment or a terrible blow … more
Recently, I received a firsthand account of the conditions on the border for immigrants from Gabriela Domenzan, Director of the Latino Policy Institute, at Roger Williams University. She is among the … more
Recently, the RI Commerce Commission announced some exciting news about tourism. The “fun-sized” advertising campaign spearheaded by Chief Marketing Officer, Lara Salamano, apparently … more
After the parade of good government groups like Operation Clean Government, Reform 92, Government Accountability Project and Common Cause, it is discouraging to witness the General Assembly revert to … more
Lawyers are supposed to give their clients utmost loyalty and competent representation. If they lapse, chances are they may be on the receiving end of a malpractice suit. Sometimes, lawyers may be … more
One of the great benefits of writing a column is that you get to meet interesting people. It is even more rewarding when you listen to somebody who is young and who has altruistic plans that can … more
Governor Gina Raimondo deserves credit for an economic revival in this state. There, I said it. With far too many naysayers, she, nonetheless, has put the “cranes in the sky” which she … more
Kudos to Senator Dominick Ruggerio for pledging to seek the opinion of the Rhode Island Supreme Court about whether internet wagering on athletics requires voters’ approval. Yet, he should go a … more
The State’s Child Advocate has released a series of reports over the last two years documenting 11 child fatalities and 6 near fatalities due to abuse and neglect. Apparently, there are 14 … more
Is there ever going to be an infusion of guts into people who are supposed to look out for the public good when politicians go awry? The state Board of Elections wimped out when it came to its ruling … more
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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.