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East Providence Police make several fentanyl-related busts

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police officers recently made a pair of narcotics arrests within hours of each other on the same day, one taking place a retail complex off Pawtucket Avenue …
Board throws cold water on Bristol housing plan
Last Thursday night’s Planning Board meeting lasted well into the evening as two major development proposals, Old Orchard Farm and … Read More
East Providence edges St. Raphael in league football opener
EAST PROVIDENCE — Fresh off a non-league win against Mt. Hope in the lead up to the league season, the East Providence High … Read More
Portsmouth grapples with local rights-of-way
PORTSMOUTH — Pheasant Drive Beach offers spectacular panoramic views of Narragansett Bay, the Mt. Hope Bridge and Hog Island Shoal … Read More
Portsmouth High band’s Disney-on-turf show is ‘Fantasmic!’
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School Marching Band performed its second Walt Disney-inspired field show of the year during … Read More
Portsmouth roots run deep at MLK Community Center
PORTSMOUTH — Jennifer Pedrick handed over one big check to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Newport recently. Read More
BHS Sports Roundup: Eagles defeat Warriors in girls tennis
EThe Barrington High School girls tennis team slipped to 1-2 after losing 5-2 to East Greenwich on Monday afternoon, Sept. … Read More
Obituaries
Fr. Thomas J. Vaughan, 90, of Bristol Fr. Thomas J. Vaughan SSC, 90, passed away peacefully on Sept. 13, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Manor.   = Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, he was the son the late Patrick and Kathleen (Fuller) …
Rev. Joseph Jeremiah McSweeney, SSC, 85, of Bristol Rev. Joseph Jeremiah McSweeney, SSC, 85, passed away on Sept. 13, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Manor. Born in Ireland, he was the son of the late Jeremiah and Ellen (Long) McSweeney. He is survived by …
Robert J. 'Bob' Hoder, of Barrington Robert J. “Bob" Hoder passed away Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at his home in  Barrington. He was married to Janet (Huddlestone) Hoder of Yorkshire, England for 51 years, and was the father of …
Sports
Barrington sports leagues balk at possible fee increase Officials from youth sports leagues in Barrington are struggling to understand the logic behind a potential increase to field use fees in town. A proposal drafted by Barrington Town Manager Jim …
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 …
Fun is the focus of first-year flag football league in Barrington On Sunday morning, the fields behind the Barrington High School tennis courts were filled with Panthers and Bears, and Raiders and Rams. On another set of fields nearby, Cowboys battled Chiefs and …
Tiverton High announces 2018 Athletics Hall of Fame inductees Nine athletes, one team, and two THS sports supporters will be inducted into the Tiverton High School Athletics Hall of Fame at next months sixth annual ceremony. The induction ceremonies will be …
Opinion
The 20th century’s worst storm — through a child’s eyes AUTUMNAL EQUANOX – Half way to winter: September 21, 1938 – and tomorrow, September 21, 2018. Senior citizens recall that most devastating hurricane here in recorded history exactly 80 …
Letter: Chaotic flag flying in ‘honor’ of Sen. McCain If only we had a flag co — oh wait a minute, we do have a flag code. Subsequent to the death of U.S. Sen. John McCain, flag-respecting Americans jumped into action and demonstrated their …
Letter: Elections can bring about innovation and change I was perplexed to read Halsey Herreshoff’s pessimistic view on the nature and tenor of American politics from “D.C. to Bristol” (Letters to the Editor, “Town clerk is the …
Letter: Town clerk is the face of local government Sir Winston Churchill once commented to the effect that government by democracy is flawed but that there is no better system. The same might be observed about our American method of voting officials …

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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.