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To the editor: Westport’s Annual Town Meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 7, at 7 p.m. in the Westport High School auditorium. If you are registered to vote in Westport, I hope you will … more
TIVERTON — A Tiverton kayaker survived a prolonged plunge into Tiverton Basin last Wednesday thanks in considerable part to a boatyard worker’s decision to take a seal-watch detour while … more
After towering over Mt. Hope Bay for a decade, the bells toll this weekend for the two massive Brayton Point power plant cooling towers, which are scheduled to be imploded at approximately 8 a.m. … more
To the editor: I want to thank all the people who saved my life on April 17.  I want to thank the man on the Tiverton dock who called for help. I would like to thank anyone else who was able … more
Paul A. Hebert, 83, of Westport, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of the late Ann M. (Courtemanche) Hebert. Mr. Hebert was born in Fall River, son … more
At the close of a second sometimes heated hearing, the Board of Selectmen voted unanimously last Tuesday to deny Weatherlow Farms’ bid for a year-round 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. full liquor … more
To the editor: Thank you to all the voters and supporters of my successful campaign for the Westport Board of Health. It was a great learning experience for me and I met a lot of wonderful people. … more
To the editor: I want to thank all the people who saved my life on April 17.  I want to thank the man on the Tiverton dock who called for help. I would like to thank anyone else who was … more
Judith (Miller) Beavan, 83, of Westport, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at Hathaway Manor following a brief struggle with esophageal cancer. She was the daughter of the late Gerald and … 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.