About Us

EastBayRI.com is powered by East Bay Media Group, a family company based in Bristol, Rhode Island, that began publishing newspapers in 1837.

Today we publish the Barrington Times, Warren Times-Gazette, Bristol Phoenix, East Providence Post, Sakonnet Times (covering Tiverton and Little Compton, R.I.), Portsmouth Times and Westport Shorelines. We also publish the East Bay Classifieds, which is inserted into all the weekly newspapers.

The company dates back to 1837, when the Bristol Phoenix was founded by William H. S. Bayley. The present ownership took over in 1929, when Roswell S. Bosworth Sr. became the fourth editor and publisher. Matt Hayes, the current owner and publisher, is the third generation in the family to run the company.

You can visit us here at EastBayRI.com, or in person at 1 Bradford St. in Bristol, R.I. We enjoy a nice spot just a few steps from beautiful Bristol Harbor. For general inquiries, please call 401-253-6000 or email us at info@eastbaymediagroup.com.


Contact Us

For advertising, news, calendar or other inquiries ...

For Newspaper & Online Advertising
Matt Hayes, Publisher and Sales Director
(401) 424-9140
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For Subscriptions & Circulation
Jock Hayes, Director of Audience & Engagement
(401) 424-9133
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For Legal Advertising
Ashley Tibbetts
(401) 424-9130
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For Classified Advertising
Lee Friedland
(401) 424-9129
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For Billing or Advertising Account Questions
Cynthia Larson
(401) 424-9134
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For Community News, Calendar listings, Weddings, Births, Engagements and more
Lynda Rego, Community News Editor
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For General News
Scott Pickering, General Manager
(401) 424-9144
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For general inquiries, please call 401-253-6000 or email us at info@eastbaymediagroup.com

Letters to the Editor

East Bay Newspapers encourages all citizens to comment publicly on the events and times in which we live. We will print any letter sent to us, adhering to guidelines for taste, accuracy, fairness and public interest. Letters must include telephone number and street address. Letters are limited to 500 words. Direct letters to: East Bay Newspapers, P.O. Box 90, Bristol, R.I. 02809 or email them to the appropriate editor (see below).
For the 2020 Election Season, we have an additional policy for handling letters for both candidates and readers. View that policy here.
Barrington Times
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East Providence Post
Portsmouth Times
Sakonnet Times & Westport Shorelines
Warren Times-Gazette

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Meet our staff
Jim McGaw

A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.