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Monday, April 26 Police received a report of vandalism at the Warrens Point Beach Club at 6:39 pm. Tuesday, April 27 After an 8:38 pm traffic stop in the vicinity of Bumble Bee Farms, West … more
Monday, April 12 A Windwood Drive resident called to report being scammed out of several thousand dollars. Caitlin M. Lancia, 29, of Warwick, was arrested on three counts of narcotics … more
To the editor: The entire length of Drift Road is a Massachusetts Heritage Landcape of seven miles listed on Mass.gov.   Is a cell tower complete with chain link fence/concertina wire and … more
To the editor: I would like to reinforce a statement that I made at the budget meeting last Tuesday. The Portsmouth public school district is the crown jewel of our community. It is the main … more
PROVIDENCE — The Portsmouth Patriots varsity football team’s impressive season came to end Friday night at the hands of La Salle Academy, whose offense proved to be too strong as the … more
To the editor: The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. This year marks the 70th anniversary … more
PORTSMOUTH — High school students ages 16 to 18 from Portsmouth and Little Compton may register for a COVID-19 vaccine, the first dose of which will be administered Friday, May 7. The … more
It’s been just over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, shaking up lives around the globe. One phenomenon now becoming a trend is the mass exodus from cities to more rural … more
STATE HOUSE — Rep. Michelle E. McGaw (D-Dist. 71, Portsmouth, Tiverton, Little Compton) has introduced legislation that would give new car owners more time to transfer their … more
SAKONNET AREA — We asked the Little Compton and Tiverton police chiefs for their thoughts after last week’s guilty verdicts against police officer Derek Chauvin in the murder of George … 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.