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Post 10 squads ready for start of 2024 Legion Baseball league slates

EAST PROVIDENCE — The respective Riverside Post 10 teams, sponsored in part by the ATC (Athletes turned Champion) performance center owned and operated by East Providence High School coach …
Eagles compete at New England Track and Field Championship
Members of the Barrington High School boys outdoor track team brought home three top-six finishes at the New England Championships on … Read More
Bristol Firemen’s Memorial honors service over self
Intermittent rain and wind may have dampened parade attendance, but the heart and soul of Bristol’s annual Firemen’s Memorial was … Read More
On Prudence Island, a graduation of her own
PRUDENCE ISLAND — There was no long procession leading down to an athletic field, no band playing “Pomp and Circumstance,” and … Read More
Repairs, renovations to East Providence school facilities begin in earnest as term ends
EAST PROVIDENCE — The district has access to and continues to explore ways of utilizing a portion of the balance of upwards of some … Read More
BHS volleyball: A state championship four years in the making
Four years ago, the Barrington High School boys volleyball team went 1-15.   The team’s roster featured a group of … Read More
East Bay legislators lead the way on gun violence prevention bills
One bill that gun violence prevention advocates claim as their biggest success during this year's session, and two more bills intended … Read More
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First-ever East Providence Restaurant Week kicks off on Sunday

Nearly 40 restaurants are taking part in the inaugural East Providence Restaurant Week, which begins this Sunday, June 16, and continues until Saturday, June 22. Throughout the week, participants …

Water Lantern Festival in Pawtucket Saturday night

Slater Park in Pawtucket is host site for the Water Lantern Festival this Saturday, June 15. The festival takes place from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. A ticket to the festival includes a floating lantern that …

Providence hosts Pridefest celebration and parade

Providence is the host of a Pridefest Celebration and Illuminated Parade this Saturday, June 15, from 12 to 10 p.m. in the city. The heart of the celebration takes place at District Park, 120 Peck …
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Obituaries
Marie Perry Marie Elizabeth Perry (Liz) died on Mother's Day, May 12th, 2024 at the age of 94. Liz, Mom, Mimi, Lizzie, Grammy Liz, was a resident at The Lodges Care Center in Springvale, Maine. She was a person t
Dolores Bisbano Dolores "Dee" Bisbano, 87, of Viking Drive, passed away on June 9, 2024, at home. She was the wife of the late Richard Bisbano. Born in Somerset, MA, she was the daughter of the late Virginio C. and
Richard Jones Obituary for Richard E Jones Richard E. Jones, aged 91, of Barrington, Rhode Island, passed away on June 10, 2024, surrounded by his family at home. He was born on October 12, 1932, in Worcester,
Sports
East Providence High School recognizes top athletes for 2023-24 term The East Providence High School Department of Athletics and the Friends of Townie Athletics recently held the school's annual Senior Sports Awards Night Wednesday, May 29. The top prizes were …
State Champs! Barrington volleyball team wins title The Barrington High School boys volleyball team defeated Cranston West 3-1 to capture the Division II state championship on Friday night, June 7, at Rhode Island College. Barrington dropped the …
Westerly drubs Patriots' softball team, 11-1 in semis Westerly drubbed the Portsmouth softball team 11-1 in 5 innings, during the Division 2 semifinals at Rhode Island College on Thursday night. The Bulldogs clubbed 11 hits and scored 11 runs off …
Eight Townies pen letters of intent at annual collegiate sports signing day EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence High School, under the auspices of district athletic director Alex Butler, held what has become its annual senior athletes signing day last Tuesday afternoon, …
Opinion
Letter: Let's come together, despite our differences

To the editor: I'm writing to express my concern about the growing political division in our community and its impact on our ability to address important issues.   In recent years, …

Letter: It would be nice to get a tax rate freeze

To the editor: We would like to echo Joe Collins’s suggestions about freezing the tax rate for people who are above 65 years of age. We have supported this town through our taxes for over …

Letter: A championship season

To the editor: In the spring of 2021, I was walking off a baseball field with my son, he had just finished senior league practice.   During that walk he told me he wanted to play volleyball …

Letter: In praise of acceptance in Little Compton

I write to express my appreciation for the action of our Town Council in their response to a request from Love Wins Coastal for a council resolution. Our town values diversity of opinions and …

Letter: A letter of appreciation to the Town of Bristol

We feel that these pickleball courts are the crown jewel of our community, and we are so proud and appreciative of all that the town has done to help our sport grow.

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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 about The Post or to submit information, suggest story ideas or photo opportunities, etc. in East Providence, email mrego@eastbaymediagroup.com.