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East Providence Police arrest three after armed robbery

EAST PROVIDENCE — A social media transaction gone wrong is considered the likely cause of a shooting incident in city Tuesday morning, July 16. East Providence Police were alerted to a …
Rumford rolls to Silva Tourney winners' final, EP Central stays alive
EAST PROVIDENCE — The city's two entrants into the Ron Silva/Minor Baseball Division District 2 All-Star Tournament won again in … Read More
Teaching kids how to ride with power
A leading bike advocate believes strongly that everyone riding a bicycle needs training and education, and that applies even more … Read More
Tiverton Major All-Stars beat Cumberland 5-1, move on to finals
The Tiverton Majors All-Stars beat Cumberland 5-1 in the RI Softball State Tournament hosted by Portsmouth at Davidson Field on Monday … Read More
Ocean State Air in Portsmouth hosts open house on July 25
Ocean State Air Solutions (OSA) will host the next “ Portsmouth Business Association After Hours” event from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, … Read More
Signatures are in, the field of candidates in Barrington is set
The field of candidates has shifted a bit, following the deadline to submit endorsement signatures. According to Barrington Town … Read More
Board: It's time to get moving on old Westport High School
” — Christopher Thrasher   “It’s either knock it down or build it up. So we might as well build it up — … Read More
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River Center is open to visitors

The River Center is open with the Westport River Watershed Alliance’s aquariums of local aquatic life, an interactive sand table, high-powered microscope, and themed activities and crafts for …

South Coast artists open their studios this weekend

The South Coast Artists’ 21st annual Open Studio Tour features 75 artists in their creative working environments. Artists will exhibit in a variety of mediums, and some will be demonstrating …

Crescent Park Carousel celebrates with a four-day Summerfest

The carousel is celebrating 129 years with live music, food trucks, vendors, a Fanelli Amusements carnival, and antique cars and a cruise night on Saturday, July 20. See the website for hours, band …
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Obituaries
Shirley Chace Portsmouth|Shirley Viera Chace, 71, of Portsmouth, died on July 9, 2024, after a courageous battle with cancer. Shirley was born on September 5, 1952, to the late Manuel and Mildred (Silvia) Vier
Robert Gray Jr. Robert Stanley Gray, Jr., 84, of Bristol passed away peacefully with his wife at his side on Saturday, July 13, 2024. He was the beloved husband of Katherine A. (Bisbano) Gray for 63 years before his
Bernice Parella Bernice A. "Bern" (Callan) Parella, 90, of Bristol, RI passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, July 12, 2024. She was the wife of the late Salvatore P Parella for
Sports
Rumford captures 10U District 2 All-Star Tournament title EAST PROVIDENCE — Fittingly the last one was the toughest victory to get, but the Rumford Little League 10U All-Stars captured the 2024 District 2 Tournament title at its very own Rock Memorial …
Post 10 Seniors sweep Pawtucket for first two wins of 2024 season It's been an admittedly unsatisfying start to the 2024 Rhode Island American Baseball League season for the Riverside Post 10 Senior Division club. The locals, however, are hoping to turn around …
Barrington rower helps U.S. team win gold in the Netherlands Barrington’s Ava Tine and her teammates on the US Women’s Eight boat won first place in the FISU 2024 World University games. Tine is an alum of the East Bay Rowing club, and after …
Barrington advances in Ron Silva All Star baseball tournament Barrington opened the Ron Silva All Star baseball tournament with a 5-2 win over Bristol on Tuesday, July 9, at Veterans Memorial Park in Bristol.   Bristol jumped out to a 2-0 lead over …
Opinion
Letter: More alarmist nonsense from the ‘Green Oceans Gang’

Another letter in Shorelines that describes the supposed threats from running deeply buried transmission lines through the uninhabited roadsides of Route 88 is truly Trumpian in its distortion and …

Letter: Mystic Aquarium skipped a key step in whale study

The Mystic Aquarium marine rescue team arrived at Little Compton's Briggs Beach on July 10th when the young female minke was still alive . After her death, the team carved out a few inches here and …

Letter: Memories of the childhood, and Westport Little League

In going through a 1974 baseball scrapbook belonging to my late father, Gary Jennings Sr., I came across these newspaper clippings and realized they were from 50 years ago! I remember spending lots …

Letter: Trees, and late husband's gift, are now a memory

Thirty-five years ago, my late husband, Phil Harper, planted a number of arborvitae trees on our property in Little Compton. These trees have grown to become a haven for numerous wildlife, providing …

Letter: Being offered worst possible choices needs to end

To the editor: If we continue to be the leading nation of the world, then certainly our politicians are the most powerful people in civil discourse.   Then how is it one party kowtows …

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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.