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Westport's own solar farm dedicated to Tony Connors
Westport is home to a host of solar farms these days with a bunch more in the works, but back when one was first envisioned for the … Read More
R.I. Capitol Police launches recruitment campaign
PROVIDENCE — A recruitment campaign for new Capitol Police Officers begins June 16, Colonel James M. Manni, Superintendent of … Read More
Westport planners pummel solar plan
WESTPORT — They may or may not be able to change or stop it, but Planning Board members made their displeasure with an especially … Read More
Tiverton’s Ekstrom stars in Spanish football league
Taylor Ekstrom, 25, a 2012 graduate of Tiverton High School, scored two touchdowns on Saturday, May 25, to help the Badalona Dracs … Read More
Swift student-built bateaus take to Westport River
WESTPORT — WS Creamsicle and Liberty, a pair of sleek, speedy rowing bateaus, slipped into the water at the Head of Westport on … Read More
Westport Harbor’s roadside parking ban challenged
WESTPORT — A ban on roadside parking anywhere in the Westport Harbor area will get a second look in the wake of one property … Read More
Obituaries
Janice Maynard, 91, formerly of Westport Janice (Braley) Maynard, 91, formerly of Westport and Fairhaven, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Sacred Heart Nursing Home. She was the loving widow of Norman B. Maynard. Born in New …
Mary D. Rousseau, 81, Westport Mary D. (Medeiros) Rousseau, 81, of Westport, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at Hope Hospice Philip Hulitar Center. She was the wife of the late Henri J. Rousseau. Mrs. Rousseau was born …
Emil A. Fuller, 83, Westport Emil A. Fuller, 83, of Westport, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019, at CareOne at New Bedford.  He was the husband of the late Joan (Vieira) Fuller. Born in Harrisburg, Penn., he was the son of …

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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.