Crash on I-195 in Westport takes three lives

Three people were killed in a fiery crash on Route 195 in Westport Wednesday morning. Massachusetts State Police say the 8:12 a.m. crash involved two vehicles and happened between exits 9 and 10 …
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Newport County home sales mixed in August

Rhode Island’s single-family housing market continued its upward trend in August with statewide, year-over-year increases in completed and pending sales, as well as median sales price. Though sales …

Second bridge span is replaced in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — The second span in city to be overhauled using the Rhode Island Department of Transportation's "rapid replacement" method, the McCormick Quarry Bridge, was done so expediently …

Mt. Hope names academic all-stars

Twenty-seven Mt. Hope High School student-athletes excel not just on the field but in the classroom, earning distinction as scholar athletes. The school honored the students during half-time at …

BB gun bandit is on the loose in Barrington

Police in Barrington are on the look-out for a BB gun bandit, after two more people were victimized by well-aimed BBs last week. On Wednesday, Sept. 21, an official from the East Bay Mental Health …

Warren peers into the bay's health

Volunteers have spent much of the spring and summer taking small steps toward a huge goal — successfully reestablishing oysters in Warren’s waters. The bivalves were a part of the town’s …

NECAP, SAT results: Test scores mixed in Bristol Warren schools

Mt. Hope High School students are well above their Rhode Island peers in SAT scores, and Bristol-Warren elementary students are excelling in science.  However, middle school and high school …

Canvassers nix Cottrell try to become Tiverton voter

TIVERTON — By two successive unanimous votes, the three-member Tiverton Board of Canvassers (BofC) has found that Jonathan Cottrell does not maintain a "fixed and established" domicile, at either 35 Main Road or 29 Main Road in Tiverton, for purposes of voting.

East Providence council keep up water, synchronization talks

EAST PROVIDENCE — A couple of issues that have been on both the front and back burners at times through the last year-plus — interest charges on water payments and the synchronization of …
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Back to School 2016

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Opinion
Heckert’s letter was an insult to property owners

To the editor: This letter is in response to Brandt Heckert’s political statement about neglected storefronts. We are highly insulted that you stated that “us” landlords and …

Statement (Heckert): Improved parking crucial to a thriving downtown

Letter: A steep price for start time change in Barrington

Letter: Prior letter contained distortions, half-truths

Letter: Weak voting record for Barrington candidate

Police Report
Bristol Police: Crying child, egged car, suspicious man, and more

The Bristol Police Department responded to the following calls between Sept. 12 and Sept. 17: Monday, Sept. 12 A resident complained of a neighbor leaving an old refrigerator outside with the …

Bristol arrests: Domestic assault, multiple house party charges

Barrington police: Do you know this dog?

Motorist calls police on alleged DOT litterbug

Portsmouth Police respond 3 times to group home in same day

Things to Do
'Beowulf' rocks the house at Trinity

“Beowulf” is a blast! Now, that sentence may seem incredulous to anyone who had to slog through the saga as part of freshman English required reading; but at Trinity Rep, trust me, …

Reaping the harvest as quickly as possible

Holland to get hoist to Crow’s Nest at Fisherman’s Ball

Fusion Fest coming to Warren's Burr's Hill

Bristol community cemetery: ‘A place of convergence’

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Scott Pickering has worked for East Bay Newspapers since 1994, holding roles as Reporter, Section Editor, News Editor, Managing Editor, and General Manager. He earned a bachelor's degree from Tufts University and an MBA from Babson College, is past president of the Rhode Island Press Association, plays soccer year-round, and is father to three boys.