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To the editor: All politics is local. This is especially true of the politics of gun control. So, in the wake of the Parkland school shooting, it would be prudent of us to take a closer look at … more
PORTSMOUTH — Infants, toddlers, tikes and parents grooved to the sounds of Duke Ellington, Count Basie — even the “Flintstones” theme song — during the 19th … more
PORTSMOUTH — Allan Garcia stands inside the new “mantrap” at Hathaway Elementary School, pointing to all the high-tech security upgrades designed to deny unwelcome visitors … more
PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police report from over the past week. Friday, Feb. 16 Ryan J. White, 19, of 60 Widow Sweets Road, Exeter, was charged with … more
To the editor: Plastic litter — plastic bags, straws, plastic bottles, to-go coffee lids — ends up as debris on land and in our waterways. You have probably seen sad images of … more
BARRINGTON — The Portsmouth High boys’ varsity basketball team advanced  in the Division II playoffs after its defense stymied Barrington in the opening round Friday … more
To the editor: This August will mark the 240th anniversary of the Battle of Rhode Island in 1778, which culminated in Portsmouth. This battle, between the British occupiers of Aquidneck Island and … more
PORTSMOUTH — “This is a surprise,” said Aimee Sweeney as she motioned over to a group of local firefighters gathered in front of the Common Fence Point Improvement Association … more
PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School junior Nikki Merrill capped off an impressive season with two victories in the Rhode Island Indoor Track State Championship on Saturday. 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.