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When Bruce Burdett first arrived in Bristol to start his new job at East Bay Newspapers in the mid-’70s, he was just two years out of college with only minimal experience working for his school … more
PORTSMOUTH — A Portsmouth woman who teaches at Johnson & Wales University (JWU) has been awarded $18,000 as part of the school’s inaugural Provost Innovation and Accelerator programs, … more
PORTSMOUTH — A 23-year-old Newport man was arrested last week and charged with possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, and driving without an active license (first offense). … more
Starting on Aug. 1, Healthy Soils Healthy Seas Rhode Island’s curbside pickup of food scraps will be available at an annual price of $99, compared with the current cost of $253. The reduced … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth United Methodist Church, the Herren Project and Meals on Wheels are among the nonprofit organizations that will share nearly $300,000 in grants from the Rhode … more
PORTSMOUTH — Jeff Yanes never even got to walk through the “Dream House” on Vanderbilt Lane that he won in April. Like many winners of HGTV Dream Home’s contest, he … more
Bryan Ganley and Melissa Cotta, co-founders of Bridging the Gap for Safety and Healing, have been working tirelessly for years to have suicide prevention barriers installed on Rhode Island’s … more
PORTSMOUTH — A 26-year-old Cranston man was arrested Monday, July 12, after he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman on a RIPTA bus. more
PORTSMOUTH — A 36-year-old Prudence Island resident was charged with numerous offenses after police responded to the island on Monday, July 5, to investigate a report of an intoxicated … more
It took a long and circuitous route, with several detours due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but after 18 months the school district’s Stage II five-year facilities capital plan is finally in the … 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.