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Warren Walkabout is Sunday

Sunday is looking to be a nice autumn day — perfect for a walkabout. All of downtown Warren is prepping for Warren’s big day as Discover Warren and dozens of restaurants, art studios, shops …
Luba stays on as financial advisor to East Providence
EAST PROVIDENCE — Paul Luba will continue in his role as a financial advisor for the city beyond the current Fiscal Year 2018-19 … Read More
Last-minute snags cause delay in East Providence State Street/Runnins River culvert project
EAST PROVIDENCE — The State Street/Runnins River Culvert Project, seemingly on track to be completed by this time, has been beset by … Read More
Former addict to BHS students: Ask yourself 'Why use?'
Why? Why would someone start drinking? What is so wrong with someone's life that he or she would start "chasing death"? Chris … Read More
East Providence, Cranston police officers arrest four in narcotics case
CRANSTON — East Providence and Cranston Police Department investigator coordinated in the arrests of four suspects in connection … Read More
Scheduled weekend lane closures for I-195 affect East Bay travel
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced lane shifts and traffic pattern changes at the … Read More
Characters are crucial for Barrington author
Elizabeth Splaine was brushing her teeth when inspiration struck. Actually, she was searching for the cap to the toothpaste when it … Read More
Obituaries
Mark David Robidoux, of Barrington Mark David Robidoux, born Nov. 9, 1961, passed away suddenly in his home on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. Mark is survived by his wife Susan Gallego Robidoux, three sons Michael Medeiros, Daniel Robidoux …
Mark R. Matusak, 66, Tiverton Mark R. Matusak, 66, of Tiverton, passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at Saint Anne’s Hospital in Fall River. He was the husband of 43 years to Suzanne R. (Brower) Matusak. Mark was born …
Sports
Wildcats are hopeful to make the tournament, despite recent 3-2 loss to Diman The Westport girls volleyball team was decked out in pink uniforms during their breast cancer awareness game on Friday evening. The Cats lost to Diman 3-2. The loss drops the team’s record to 7-7 …
Scolaro scores two as Huskies blank Mounties 3-0 Huskies senior striker Jo Jo Scolaro scored two goals in leading Mt. Hope to a 3-0 win over Mount St. Charles Academy in a home game at Vendituoli Field on Friday night. “The team played a …
BHS Sports Roundup: Quakers outscore Eagles in field hockey Barrington High School lost to Moses Brown 4-3 in a battle of the top two field hockey teams on Wednesday, Oct. 10. The undefeated Quakers built a 2-1 halftime lead against the Eagles, but …
Gallery: East Providence High School girls' soccer EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls' soccer team collected its second win of the season Friday afternoon, Oct. 12, with a 4-0 shutout of visiting St. Raphael in a Division II …
Opinion
Editorial: What is the future of the old middle school? For the second time in a month, hundreds of Barrington children suddenly had their Saturday schedules cleared while their peers throughout Rhode Island chased after soccer balls on a typical fall day …
Letter: Please vote to expand cemetery commission To the editor: It’s easy, I think, to take for granted all the work needed to manage a town like Barrington.  Did you know for instance that Barrington has 21 boards, committees and …
Letter: Ban semi-automatic rifles in Barrington To the editor: On Dec. 14, 2012, Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and killed 20 six- and seven-year-old children with a semi-automatic rifle that was legally …
Editorial: Local votes really matter Most people have spent a portion of their lives complaining about politicians and politics for the past two years. The frustration and anger are palpable, affecting people in ugly and unseen ways …

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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.