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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

Tiverton police looking for break-in, theft suspect

Tiverton police are looking for the public's help identifying a man suspected of theft from Stateline Tobacco early on the morning of Sunday, Nov. 14. Officers responded to the 29 Stafford Road …
Westport Food Pantry here to stay
With less than a week to go before Thanksgiving, the Grange Hall at 931 Main Road was buzzing with activity one recent morning as … Read More
Westport magical season ends in semifinals loss to Douglas, 3-0
Tears began to flow from the eyes of Westport players as the referee’s whistle blew to end the Wildcats magical season when they … 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
Westport cuts ribbon on new school
Westport school officials, elected leaders and many others christened Westport's new $97 million Middle-High School Friday, bringing a … Read More
Wildcats lose, 3-1, to Turners Falls in round of sixteen
The Westport volleyball team lost to Turners Falls, 3-1 (17-25, 12-25, 27-25, 19-25) in front of a student heavy packed crowd … Read More
Novo, Wildcats knock out Millis, 1-0, head to the final four
The Westport soccer team was in the thick of an evenly matched heavyweight fight when they took on Millis High School in the Division … Read More
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Obituaries
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, …
Eunice L Durfee, 98, Tiverton Eunice L. (Tripp) Durfee, 98, of Tiverton, passed away on Friday, November 12, 2021 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Henry C. "Cory" Durfee, Jr. Mrs. Durfee was born in …
Polly Harrison, 77, Westport Polly A. (Parsons) Harrison, 77, of Westport, passed away on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at St. Anne's Hospital after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Gordon F. and Jean E. (Smith) …
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Sports
Westport soccer beats Panthers, 2-1, gains elite eight in state tournament The “Gritty” Westport soccer team heads to the division five elite eight after edging KIPP, 2-1, in a home playoff game on Tuesday afternoon.  “There’s no better …
Brodeur scores three as Westport skunks Taconic, 4-0 The Westport soccer team skunked Taconic High School, 4-0, in a physically marred contest marked by five yellow cards during a home playoff game on Saturday afternoon. Junior striker Hunter Brodeur …
Westport volleyball beats Cape Cod Tech, 3-1, moves to round of sixteen The Westport volleyball team overcame first set jitters to dominate Cape Cod Tech, 3-1 (14-25, 25-17, 26-6, 25-22) in a home playoff game on Friday night. The win moves the Wildcats into the round of …
Westport field hockey ties Case, 2-2, clinches playoffs The Wildcats tied Case, 2-2, during the team’s senior game on Monday afternoon. Senior forward Raurie Laliberte and sophomore midfielder Avery Avila scored for the Wildcats as their team record …
Opinion
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: 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 …

Become a neighbor, join us in Westport

To the editor: There is a group of Dartmouth and Westport residents who have been sharing their time and energy with their fellow neighbors. These Coastal Neighbors members originally began this …

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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Meet our staff
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.