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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

Ana Riley looks to create a 'shared vision' for Bristol Warren

Ana Riley, former superintendent of Portsmouth, will now lead Bristol Warren after signing a 3-year contract.
Dr. Ed Mara honored by foundation he helped found
Prior to leaving to be with his family back in Florida for the holidays, Dr. Ed Mara was celebrated by the Bristol Warren Education … Read More
School bus drivers hold ‘informational picket’
A local school bus driver union is hopeful that an agreement will be reached soon, as they conducted “Just Practicing informational … Read More
Local metal artists open first retail showroom
Beehive Handmade has opened a new retail showroom on Water Street in Warren. Read More
Eagles and Huskies ready for Thanksgiving showdown
Some people are in agreement that the traditional Thanksgiving Day football battle between Barrington High School and Mt. Hope School … Read More
Ana Riley announced as new Bristol Warren superintendent
Former Portsmouth Superintendent Ana Riley was announced as the new Superintendent of the Bristol Warren Regional School District on … 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
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Obituaries
Paul M. Ramsay, 76, of Bristol Paul M. Ramsay, 76, of Bristol passed away at his home on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, with his family at his side. He was the beloved husband of Cheryl Rogers for 18 years before his passing. Born in …
Alice M. Lewis, 92, of Warren Alice M. Lewis (Silva), 92, of Warren, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, at Hope Health Hospice in Providence. The daughter of the late Joseph and Albertina Silva and the wife of the late Stephen …
Steven “Ducky” K. Disano, 57, of Warren Steven “Ducky” K. Disano, 57, of Warren, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, at Warren Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation. The son of the late Albert and Zenith (Donati) Disano, he …
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Sports
Northmen second half goals sink Huskies in the semifinals North Smithfield scores two second half goals to beat Mt. Hope, 2-1, in a Division II home game at Roger Dietz Field on Wednesday night. The Huskies finish their season with a record of 12-3-4. The …
KMS girls place second after thrilling final The Kickemuit Middle School girls' soccer team overcame great odds to come up just short of a championship title.
Best time of the year for Huskies soccer as they dominate Cranston West, 3-0, move on to semifinals Mt. Hope soccer team’s pressure offense and stout defense dominated Cranston West, 3-0, in the division two quarterfinals in front of a ruckus crowd at Roger Dietz Field on Friday night. Center …
Mt. Hope tennis team loses tie breakers and championship match to Prout, 4-2 Tears began to flow from Cate Merriam’s eyes after she hit a Breck O’Connor serve into the net to lose the twelfth point of a second set tie-breaker and end the championship match as the …
Opinion
Letter: What really is 'Critical Race Theory'?

To the editor: For months, Pete Hewett has been sounding the alarm over Critical Race Theory (CRT). In his most recent hand-wringer, he writes, “Critical race theory ideology is real. It is …

Letter: Students taking a stand

To the editor: In my last letter to the editor, I questioned the School Committee’s decision to deny a PD opportunity about project-based learning for teachers at the High School. School …

Letter: Bonuses for vaccines is outrageous

To the editor:The idea of giving $3,000 bonuses to State workers to get COVID vaccinations is outrageous. Why should they require rewards for fulfilling (what in my opinion) is their civic and moral …

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: Writer's union-bashing tactics were tired and stale

Last week’s Phoenix contained numerous letters to the editor regarding the diversity, equity and racism issues plaguing the Bristol Warren Regional School District, but one letter that at first …

Letter: Failing grades for our school system

Intrigued by an enlightening opinion letter of the Nov. 11 Phoenix (“School district isn’t racist — but it is failing”), stating the math and science proficiency of Mt Hope …

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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 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.