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What was that boat on stilts doing?

PORTSMOUTH — The curious-looking water vessel that turned some heads during its stay in the Sakonnet River a couple of weeks ago was doing geotechnical surveying for the Mayflower Wind …
Portsmouth Police charge Cranston man with domestic assault
PORTSMOUTH — A Cranston man was arrested last week and charged with domestic assault upon a 33-year-old Portsmouth woman, according … Read More
Freedom a fragile thing, ‘Declaration’ readers reminded in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — A Philadelphia family somehow found itself spending the morning of the Fourth of July on the grounds of the town’s … Read More
Woman arrested on drug, counterfeiting charges in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — Here are some recent highlights from the Portsmouth Police reports: Read More
Portsmouth honors retiring Town Planner Gary Crosby
PORTSMOUTH — Municipal staff members, along with a few elected local and state officials, gave retiring Town Planner Gary Crosby a … Read More
Sakonnet aquaculture bill dead for now as General Assembly adjourns
Legislation that would have restricted aquaculture operations along the Sakonnet River remained stalled in the House of … Read More
Cupboards are bare at food bank in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — Higher food prices coupled with a greater demand from local families in need have put a strain on the community food … Read More
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Fireworks will light up the East Bay sky this holiday weekend

There are four planned fireworks shows taking place this Sunday and Monday, July 3 and 4, in the East Bay region. Bristol The Bristol Fourth of July Fireworks Display is scheduled for Sunday, …

Portsmouth: Fund-raising begins for new playground

PORTSMOUTH — A memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Four Hearts Foundation and the Town Council has been approved so that a new community playground can be built on Turnpike …

Little Compton church marches for Ukraine Saturday

The United Congregational Church of Little Compton will hold a prayer vigil and walk for Ukraine at noon Saturday at noon, following a talk on the Ukraine situation by a Little Compton resident who …
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Obituaries
Paul D'Amico Paul A. D'Amico Sr, LtC Army Retired Paul A D'Amico Sr, 85, passed away on July 3, 2022. He was the loving husband of Ann C. D'Amico (née Calderiso) for almost 63 years. A long time resident of
George Crowther George J. Crowther (77) passed away peacefully at Village House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Newport, RI on July 1, 2022, after a long illness. He was born to George and Evelyn (Gagnon) Crowth
Joseph Rioux Sr. Joseph D. "Huggy Bear" Rioux Sr., 46, of Warren, went home to be with the Lord, our Heavenly Father, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at the Miriam Hospital, Providence from necrotizing fasciitis. He was
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Sports
Portsmouth all-stars beat Middletown and Riverside Great pitching, defense and timely hitting was the formula for Portsmouth Little League 12U all-stars as they shut down Middletown 5-1 at Aquidneck Field on Saturday and thwarted Riverside 5-2 at …
Photos: Illusion wins St. David’s Lighthouse division in Newport Bermuda Race Illusion won the largest division in the race, St. David’s Lighthouse Division with 108 boats. Illusion, a Cal 40 owned by Sally and Stan Honey of Palo Alto, California, is the fourth Cal …
Kluth first male New England track champ from Portsmouth PORTSMOUTH — Kaden Kluth continued his historic running season on June 11 when he became the first-ever Portsmouth High male track athlete to be crowned New England champion.
Portsmouth High’s Casey wins high jump at state track meet Morgan Casey was the only East Bay competitor, girl or boy, to win a gold medal at Saturday’s Rhode Island high school outdoor track and field championships at Brown University. Casey, …
Opinion
Letter: Portsmouth is sowing distrust, disbelief regarding solar

To the editor: Once again, the Portsmouth Town Council has stonewalled residents who are trying to protect their town from the worst aspects of commercial solar development.  At their most …

Letter: Thanks to Cortvriend, Seveney for PFAS ban

To the editor, I want to thank State Rep. Terri Cortvriend (District 72-Portsmouth, Middletown) and State Sen. Jim Seveney (District 11-Bristol, Portsmouth, Tiverton), for sponsoring legislation …

Letter: An open letter to Ted Cruz of Texas

Thanks to you, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, we have the solution to school safety.  One single entrance with an armed guard at his/her post. Well, by golly, this idea requires a closer …

Letter: Defend your neighbors, fight aquaculture proposal

To the editor: Once again, I find myself writing in defense of my Tiverton neighbors, various other local and statewide stakeholders, and the underserved communities impacted by the pending oyster …

Letter: Plate-readers on bridge add to government surveillance

To the editor: The Portsmouth Town Council's approval last week of a plan to put license plate reading cameras at the Mt. Hope Bridge is fatally flawed, and if they are at all concerned about the …

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Scott Pickering has been on the East Bay Media Group 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@eastbaymediagroup.com.