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East Providence Police identify, search for armed robbery suspects

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department has identified and remains in search of two suspects in an armed robbery of the Riverside Gas station located at 3339 Pawtucket Ave. in the …
Project manager, architects provide committee with new EPHS update
EAST PROVIDENCE — Construction of a new East Providence High School, the funding for which was only approved some six weeks ago by … Read More
Police question New York men about video game consoles
A Barrington police officer on patrol stopped a vehicle that was traveling on the Wampanoag Trail at about 9:10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. … Read More
Wildcats look to improve as they overcome age and size issues
The Westport basketball team will be fighting an age and size battle this year. The Wildcats graduated six seniors, have only three … Read More
Changing of the guard on Warren Town Council
Keri Cronin became Warren’s first-ever female town council president Tuesday night, when she succeeded former president Joseph … Read More
Mt. Hope wrestling preview: Team looks to 'make some noise' at states
The Mt. Hope wrestling team placed third, scoring 158 points as they hosted the annual Sharon Lombardo Holiday Tournament to kick off … Read More
Portsmouth High spreads musical cheer at winter concerts (photos)
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School Music Department hosted the second of two winter concerts Tuesday night in the school … Read More
Obituaries
Manuel Baptista Enes, 64, of Bristol Manuel Baptista Enes, 64, of Sullivan Lane passed away on Dec. 6, 2018, at his home, where he was lovingly cared for by his family. He was the husband of Teresa (Brito) Enes. Born in Soajo, …
Anna Cruz Pacheco, 94, of Bristol Anna Bel Cruz Pacheco, 94, of Bristol, peacefully passed away on Saturday 9, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Manor.  She was a former resident of Benjamin Church Manor. Anna was born to parents Joseph …
Sports
Eagles skate to 3-2 victory against LaSalle The East Bay Co-op girls ice hockey team turned a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2 victory against LaSalle Academy on Saturday night, Dec. 8. LaSalle opened up a 2-0 lead against the Eagles and held that …
Barrington finishes second at cheer nationals The Barrington Pop Warner varsity cheer team has even more reason to cheer. The local team finished second at the National Pop Warner cheer competition in Orlando, Fla. earlier this month, capping …
Portsmouth girls cruise to non-league win over Chariho PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ varsity basketball team made easy work of the Chariho Chargers at home Friday night, 66-27. The Patriots’ Lexi Greffen led all …
Memorial hockey games celebrating 17 years The John Paul Medeiros Jr. Memorial Cup Hockey Games will be played on Wednesday night, Jan. 2, 2019 at Portsmouth Abbey. This year marks the 17th anniversary of the memorial games.  The …
Opinion
Letter: To the firefighters who saved our home, thank you To the editor: As 2018 rapidly comes to an end, it is with a profound sense of gratitude and appreciation that I send this letter of commendation to the Little Compton Fire Department for their …
Letter: For Red/Blue discussion, more Reds needed To the editor: Two week ago Michelle, a conservative Republican, and Elizabeth, a liberal Democrat, wrote to describe the free, day-long Red/Blue workshop we are organizing in Westport under the …
Letter: Drift Road solar approval a big disappointment To the editor: This Drift Road solar installation has caused so much stress to all of the abutters and other neighbors and friends affected by it for so long. We have tried to impress upon the …
Letter: RI vs. Mass. test score comparison invalid and unfair To the editor: The scores are in. Rhode Island’s students did not appear to do as well on the RICAS as students in Massachusetts.  RICAS is Rhode Island’s version of the Massachusetts …

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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.