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To the editor: Amazing letter. The guy turns a light switch on to power up his computer; uses his cell phone to text people about the email he is sending to the Sakonnet Times; thereby using the … more
2018 was a miserable year for SSV Oliver Hazard Perry. At just three years old, months after being anointed Rhode Island’s official tall ship, the momentarily magnificent Perry was awash in … more
To the editor: An open letter to the Little Compton Town Council: We are writing to you in advance of the hearing you have scheduled for Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. in Town Hall. We … more
Roswell B. Perkins, 92, long-time summer resident of Little Compton, died on Sunday, March 10, 2019, in New York City. Born May 21, 1926, in Boston, and raised in Brookline, Mass., the son of Paul … more
To the editor Little Compton has the right to include in its Solar Ordinance the phrase “No herbicides shall be used to clear or maintain the area beneath the solar panels”. At the town’s … more
PORTSMOUTH — The School Committee has approved a $39.68 million budget for fiscal year 2020 that calls for a 2.3 percent increase over the current spending plan of $38.78 million. The … more
These Legal Notices were published in the Sakonnet Times on March 14, 2019. more
PORTSMOUTH — Four members of the Portsmouth High School girls’ indoor track team earned High School All-American honors by placing fourth in the 4x800 relay at the 2019 New Balance … more
Tiverton, Little Compton and towns all around would be wise to follow Portsmouth’s lead and keep their guard up and options open concerning the threat of Sakonnet River Bridge tolls. While … more
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Scott Pickering has been on the East Bay Newspapers team for more than two decades, since starting as a reporter for the Sakonnet Times. He's been editor of most of the papers, was Managing Editor of all the papers for many years, and became General Manager in 2012. Today he can be found posting to EastBayRI.com, steering news coverage, writing editorials, talking to readers, working with the sales team, collaborating on design, or helping do whatever it takes to get the papers out the door. Reach him at spickering@eastbaynewspapers.com.