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George Mendonsa fought in World War II’s Pacific Theater, fished a lifetime on Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay, remained married to the love of his life for … more
To the editor: The Tiverton Town Council has been seated for just shy of four months of their two-year appointments and the outlook for the town in the coming 20 months does not look favorable. In … more
To the editor: The TTA Town Council majority appointed to the town attorney post a person with a probable conflicts and without relevant local governance experience. This same majority, … more
Forest Golden, 81, of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Feb. 9, 2019. Forest was born Oct. 24, 1937 in Boston and was raised by his foster parent, Elmira … more
When Tiverton summer resident Katharine Smyth lost her father to cancer, she eventually turned to a beloved book — Virginia Woolf’s masterpiece ’To the Lighthouse’ — for consolation and to … more
In most casual fashion, Rhode Island is putting big money on a most dangerous bet. The state is wagering that the few millions a year it expects to win from on-line sports betting will offset the … more
A Westport resident’s hefty fine for a waterfront violation (unlicensed structure near the shoreline) is being put to good use with the restoration of the 200-year-old Adamsville Landing on the … more
For their Valentine’s Day story, assorted publications world-wide turned to a tale with Tiverton ties — the sweet story of a young Massachusetts woman who married her zombie doll. The wedding … more
To the editor: How interesting was the Sakonnet Times dated January 31, 2019! There on the front page we have an article by Jim McGraw regarding substance abuse prevention and local clergy working … 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.