Help launch East Bay Exclusive!

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

New music studio in Barrington caters to all age groups

Tom DeSisto and Gary Ferguson love music. And it is that love of music that led the longtime Barrington residents to recently open East Bay Music Studio and Recording inside the office building at …
Live nativity will feature goats, sheep and camels
East Bay’s only live nativity, a free and family-friendly outdoor event, will be presented by Barrington Baptist Church at 25 Old … Read More
‘Mai Goodness’ celebrates friendship, great food
To celebrate more than 40 years of friendship, longtime Barrington residents Mai Donohue and Julia Califano have recently published … 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
Local stage, global event at Barrington High School
Barrington High School students took place in a worldwide event earlier this month, as they performed “All Together Now: A … Read More
Barrington officials hire firm to build new town website
The town website will be different in the future. During this month’s meeting, members of the Barrington Town Council voted … Read More
Barrington formally acquires two rights of way
The Barrington Town Council recently held a public hearing on the proposed acquisition of two undeveloped rights of way. One right … Read More
East Bay Social
Thomas A. Dupre, 67, Newport Thomas A. Dupre, age 67, of Newport, passed away at home on Sunday, November 14, 2021. He was the husband of Sharon (Bernard) Dupre to whom he had been married 39 years. Born in Fall River, Mass., …
John R. Bernardo III, Esq, 64, South Kingstown and formerly of Barrington John R. Bernardo III, Esq, 64, of South Kingstown, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, after bravely living his final years with Amyotrophic lateral …
Carol E. Blaeser, 71, Barrington Carol E. (McLane) Blaeser, 71, of Old Forge Road, Barrington, died peacefully on November 8, 2021, surrounded by her loving family at the HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. She was the …
Trending Stories
BHS tennis coach announces her retirement The Barrington High School girls tennis team held its annual end-of-the-season ice cream party recently, at which coach Betsy Brenner shared some bittersweet news: she was retiring. “After …
Report includes plan for 8 acres of turf at Barrington High School A new report focused on athletic fields in Barrington includes wide-ranging recommendations, such as covering a large portion of the high school’s playing fields in artificial turf (but not …
Seven BHS student-athletes sign letters of intent Barrington High School held a special event last week, as seven student-athletes signed their collegiate letters of intent. The student-athletes are Mady Calhoun (Brown University, basketball), …
Barrington boys bumped from soccer playoffs by LaSalle The Barrington High School boys soccer team lost to LaSalle in the semifinals of the Division I playoffs, 8-0, on Wednesday night, Nov. 10. Barrington reached the state semifinals with wins over …
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: Why am I able to keep my job while they lose theirs?

To the editor: Once again this week I was disappointed with the leadership of our town. I was disappointed, but not surprised, because over the past year our leaders have been tone deaf to reason …

Letter: Disappointed in last week’s editorial

To the editor: As a new town council member, I have not yet written a letter to the editor. And though I do serve on the town council, I am writing this from the perspective of a parent, a …

Letter: What about the veterans who served this country?

This is in reference to the Afgans being brought into this country by the Biden administration. Once again our government picks and chooses who they will help. As a Vietnam veteran, I watched this …

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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, 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