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Security cam nabs break-in suspect in action

WESTPORT — A Westport woman’s check of her new real-time home surveillance system Monday afternoon revealed a man inside apparently in the act of stealing her things. Detective Jeff Majewski …
Rubber duck ‘Trish’ sends couple to Portugal
By Jen Costa Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary WESTPORT — This year’s Duck Derby winner honors the memory of one of the … Read More
In Portsmouth: Breaking down stereotypes around mental health
PORTSMOUTH — Kasim Yarn, an imposing figure who can command any room he steps in, said he was taught all his life than men like him … Read More
PHS students push for more mental health resources at forum
PORTSMOUTH — Nathan Bruno was not in the Portsmouth Middle School library, but 10 of his friends were there to speak loud and clear … Read More
Last-second goal lifts Barrington over Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ soccer team lost in heartbreaking fashion Friday night, as Barrington’s … Read More
Harkins: Animal list should be Westport selectmen’s job
Board of Health director unloads on critics A week after the Board of Health (BOH) that he chairs came under fire from a large … Read More
2018 Portsmouth High Hall of Fame class inducted Saturday
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School Athletic Hall of Fame will welcome its second induction class during ceremonies at the … Read More
Obituaries
Reverend Dr. Robert P. Lawrence, Little Compton, Westport Reverend Dr. Robert P. Lawrence passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in South Dartmouth following a brief illness. Born in Norwich, Conn., on August 8, 1930, he was the son of the late Mariam (Pitcher) …
Antone Almeida Jr., 92, Westport Antone Almeida Jr., 92, of Westport and Zephyrhills, Fla., died Friday, September 21, 2018, at home.  He was the husband of the late Edith E. (Roylance) Almeida. Born in Little Compton, son of …
Josephine F. DeRosa Josephine F. DeRosa, 93, of Little Compton, died peacefully on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at Silver Creek Manor in Bristol. Born in Little Compton, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Mary …
Sports
Backup saves the day in Portsmouth's Homecoming win PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Patriots football team didn’t miss a beat after losing starting quarterback Kyle Bicho to an injury in the second quarter against Central High …
Portsmouth High boys play to 1-1 tie with Central Falls PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys’ varsity soccer team played to a 1-1 tie at home against Central Falls Monday night.  The result put the Division I Patriots into …
Injury Fund games kick off 2018 high school football season PORTSMOUTH — The local high school football season was kicked off Thursday night, Aug. 30, with a number of injury fund games played ahead of week one of the regular season next week. Portsmouth …
Chatfield reps local golf with US Am performance EAST BAY — Wannamoisett’s Davis Chatfield certainly did his home layout and the area golf community proud last week with his performance at the 118th U.S. Amateur played over the renowned …
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Opinion
Letter: We all need to know what chemicals our farms use To the editor: To the owners of some of the local top killed farm fields, thank you for identifying yourselves. But you stopped short of telling your community what chemicals you are using to …
Little Compton council has done good job, deserves to continue To the editor: I write this letter to all Little Compton voters to point out the accomplishments of members of our present Town Council.  With over 75 years of combined service, they have made …
Letter: Solar farm plan violates Tiverton town plan in many ways To the editor: According to last week’s Sakonnet Times article, the utility-scale solar facility proposal for Wingover Farm is the first to get to the master plan stage at the Tiverton Planning …
Letter: Sign insults do nothing to help heal a divided nation To the editor: I address my comments to the fellow citizen who owns a business on Main Road and posts his political views on a sign in front of his establishment. I strongly support your right …

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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.