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East Bay Media Group is launching a new project — East Bay Exclusive — to bring you more in-depth, insightful and investigative journalism. This new team will look for stories that impact quality of life, public spending, education and the environment, throughout this remarkable region. 

We are hoping to raise $50,000 by the end of 2021, so we can launch in 2022. All of the money  will be used to recruit and staff the new  investigative team. We will also listen to readers, and you can help shape the stories we pursue — all ideas are welcome. If you believe in the mission, please consider supporting our efforts.

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The Latest News

Return to the stage! (for some …)

Across Rhode Island, student-athletes have been living a relatively normal existence for most of 2021. Since the spring, they’ve been practicing together, riding buses together, high-fiving, …
Ecumenical Thanksgiving service in Little Compton Thursday morning
The public is invited to attend an ecumenical worship service this Thanksgiving morning at 10 a.m. It is offered in collaboration by … Read More
Gobble, gobble … gulp! Anxiety about turkey prices and inventory
Turkey is the enduring symbol of the Thanksgiving holiday for many families across America, yet there may be nothing traditional about … Read More
Tiverton Tigers win state soccer championship
The Tiverton boys’ soccer team closed out their season undefeated (18-0) at the state championship game against Narragansett … Read More
Soccer semifinals: DelDeo goals fuel Tigers comeback win over Burrillville, 3-2
Tigers senior midfielder Luke DelDeo scored the tying and winning goals late in the second half to give Tiverton a, 3-2, comeback … Read More
Restaurants short on staff and high on stress — Apply within
The signs are everywhere. Literally, the signs are everywhere. “Help Wanted.” “Now hiring.” “Seeking: Line Cooks, … Read More
Tiverton police: Man charged with possession of drugs, altered firearm
Monday, Nov. 1 Police were called to Seaview Court for an animal complaint. Police looked for but could not locate debris … Read More
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Dorothy Vollmer, 90, Little Compton Dorothy (Wood) Vollmer, 90, of Little Compton, RI, died peacefully in the home she built, surrounded by loved ones, on November 24, 2021. She was the adoring wife of George W. Vollmer for nearly 68 …
John J. Staskiewicz Jr., 65, Tiverton John J. “Jack” Staskiewicz Jr., age 65, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, June 7, 2020 in St. Anne’s Hospital. He was the loving husband of Christine (Dunne) Staskiewicz to whom he …
Madison A. Bailey Jr., 84, Portsmouth Madison A. Bailey Jr., 84, of Bath, N.H., formerly of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. Madison, known to many of his friends as Beetle, was born on Dec. 23, 1936 in Concord, …
Trending Stories
R.I. Aquatics Hall inducts five with local ties The Rhode Island Aquatic Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2021 inductees, nearly all of the new honorees having local ties: Jeff Allen, David Collins, Tony Fonseca, Jeff Miksis and Ryan …
DEM stocks local waters with trout PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will begin stocking trout in freshwaters across Rhode Island, including in the East Bay, from Friday, Oct. 1, to …
Tiverton's Pacheco places second in her first high school cross country meet On the stat sheet, the Tiverton High School girls cross country teams lost a dual meet to Mt. Hope and Bay View Academy in Bristol on Monday, September 13th. That’s because freshman Ellery …
Photo Gallery: Huskies trounce Tigers, 29-8, in injury fund game Mt. Hope senior quarterback Aidan Ramaglia led the Division II, Mt. Hope football team, over Division IV, Tiverton, 29-8, in an injury fund game in Tiverton on Friday evening.  Ramaglia …
Commentary: We must honor commitment to cut transportation pollution

In the decade-plus since the Transportation Climate Initiative (TCI) was first developed under the Carcieri administration, there has been growing, bipartisan consensus that we must end our …

Letter: Vaccine skepticism 'increasingly untenable'

To the editor: In 1919 the Volstead Act was passed, which was a nationwide mandate to make the manufacture and sale of alcohol illegal. It failed, and was repealed. We still, nonetheless, have …

Letter: Veterans can still lead us and lift us

Today is profound. It is the first Veterans Day post-Afghanistan, the longest sustained conflict in U.S. history. The aftermath bears an eerie similarity to that of our second longest, the war in …

Letter: What happened to light-hearted police blotter?

To the editor: One of the joys of living in Tiverton and reading the Sakonnet Times is our town police blotter.  Up to the pandemic locking everyone down last year, I could always count on …

Letter: Greed is the root of many modern problems

To the editor: Remember when - it was only a few years ago - that Boston’s parking lots near Fenway Park were gouging fans with ridiculously astronomical parking fees. Why would someone …

Letter: Sights of summer cling as autumn arrives

Even though we know the days are getting shorter, we can imagine it is still summer when we see roses and our annuals and pretend not to see those poor clipped chrysanthemums. I had …

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Scott Pickering

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, 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