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Sweetback Sisters bring Christmas cheer to Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School auditorium stage Saturday night looked like a giant exploding Christmas present. In the middle of all of it were The Sweetback Sisters leading …
Westport planners approve solar array off Drift Road
The meetings were long, the debates passionate. For months, the fate of the 18.1 acres of land located just off Drift Road remained in … Read More
Tiverton police officer charged with theft of gasoline from town
TIVERTON — A sergeant on the Tiverton Police force has been charged with stealing gasoline from the town. Colonel Ann C. … Read More
Prosecutors say Warren driver caused bus crash
Prosecutors Monday blamed a Warren resident for the Saturday night crash that forced a Tiverton school bus off Route 24 and injured … Read More
Warren woman charged with OUI; link to Tiverton bus crash under investigation
A Warren woman is scheduled to appear in Taunton District Court Monday morning on charges that include driving under the influence in … Read More
Several hurt as Tiverton school bus goes off Route 24
Several occupants were hurt, at least two of them seriously, when a Tiverton school bus went off Route 24 and into the woods late … Read More
And they're off!
TIVERTON — Sports betting will launch at Tiverton Casino Hotel in Tiverton next Monday, December 3rd at 3:00 p.m., at 777 Tiverton … Read More
Obituaries
Margo Peckham, 94, Westport Margo Peckham, 94, of Westport, passed away peacefully on December 4, 2018. She was born on May 10, 1924 in New Bedford, the daughter of Temple A. Corson and Margaret McGinty. Margo attended …
Thomas S. Moran, 77, Little Compton Thomas S. Moran, 77, of Little Compton, peacefully passed away at home on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Moran persevered over adversity with grace, humor, and …
Sports
Lough (Little Compton/Portsmouth Abbey) caps stellar Bates field hockey career. Bates College senior forward Taylor Lough of Little Compton was named Second Team All-NESCAC for the second straight year on Wednesday, as the New England Small College Athletic Conference released …
Islanders freeze out Portsmouth in early Thanksgiving game MIDDLETOWN — The Portsmouth Patriots’ youth, inexperience and injuries were all on display during an early Thanksgiving matchup against their annual rivals, the Middletown …
Portsmouth girls knocked from volleyball playoffs (photos) PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ volleyball team’s season ended in disappointment Wednesday when the squad was bumped from the state playoffs by Johnston High at …
Portsmouth boys finish 10th in state cross-country meet PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys’ cross-country team finished in 10th place as a team in the Rhode Island cross-country championship meet Sunday at Ponaganset High …
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Opinion
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 …
Letter: Park’s real name - Tiverton Bicentennial Green To the editor: It has come to the point that I can no longer sit idle and witness the name of one of Tiverton’s prettiest public areas be published incorrectly. I am writing about the green …
Letter: Amicable’s Thanksgiving baskets served over 700 To the editor: On behalf of Amicable Church, I would like to thank all of the area residents, non-profit groups and businesses that volunteered and donated to Amicable's Thanksgiving Basket …

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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.