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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 Horton Farm Bridge on I-195 in East Providence this coming weekend. …
Westport selectmen: Time to act on animal registry
They are willing to give the Board of Health another month or so to see if any sort of animal site registry is developed, but Board of … Read More
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
Two second half goals boost Wildcats over Wareham, 2-0
The Wildcats field hockey team beat Wareham 2-0 to boost their record to 5-1-3. The win gave the team 13 points and qualified the team … 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
Warrant targets pot parties behind Westport farm
She has appeared recently before the Town Council and Planning Board urging that farmers be allowed to grow marijuana to sell to out … Read More
Tiverton man accuses Judge Kavanaugh of sexual assault, then recants
TIVERTON — A Tiverton man’s claim that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a friend on a boat on Newport … Read More
Obituaries
Want a Tiverton bike path? Vote for these candidates To the editor: Elect a town council that supports the Mount Hope Bay Greenway (MHBG)…. We at Bike Tiverton have been working hard to get the state to fund and build a 2.5-mile off-road …
Clare P. Boyd, 100, Westport Clare P. (O'Toole) Boyd, 100, of Westport, passed away on Friday, October 12, 2018, at Catholic Memorial Home. She was the wife of the late John C. Boyd. Mrs. Boyd was born in New Bedford, …
Sports
Forwards boot Cats past Case 3-1 Westport forwards Marianela Dutra Africano, Jesse Scov and Laura Martel each scored as the Wildcats beat Case 3-1 in a Mayflower League home game on Friday afternoon. The win boosts the Cats record …
Ferreira’s big kick lifts Wildcats over Southeastern, 1-0 The Westport soccer team won their first game of the season with a 1-0 win over Southeastern during a home game on Friday afternoon. The win evens their record at 1-1-1. The lone goal came on an …
Westport Girls soccer primed and ready for the season The Westport girls soccer team showed why they are primed and ready for the fall season as they shutout rival Diman, 5-0, in their first league game at the high school on Friday afternoon. …
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
Editorial: Bike path crime spree is a crock Years ago, when there was talk of building the East Bay Bike Path, some along its route raised a ruckus, arguing that this path past their backyards would surely bring a crime wave the likes of which …
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 …
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: Senator Warren cares about the rest of us To the editor:  We need to re-elect Senator Elizabeth Warren to represent Massachusetts working families in the Senate.  Senator Warren speaks for the 99% of us working to level the economic …

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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.