East Bay Newspapers

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East Bay Newspapers
Type Private
Industry Newspapers
Founded 1837
Headquarters 1 Bradford Street, Bristol, Rhode Island 02809 USA
Key people Matthew Hayes, publisher/owner
Scott Pickering, general manager
Lisa Carro, business manager
Jock Hayes, operations manager
Products Seven weeklies in Massachusetts and Rhode Island
Website EastBayRI.com

East Bay Newspapers, also called Phoenix-Times Publishing Company, is a publisher based in Bristol, Rhode Island, USA, and owner of seven weekly newspapers in eastern Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. Office hours are Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and can be contacted at 401-253-6000.

History[edit]

East Bay began with the Bristol Phoenix, founded by William H.S. Bayley in 1837. Current owner Matthew Hayes is descended from Roswell S. Bosworth Sr., who took over the paper in 1929. The company's Web presence debuted in 1998.[1]

Publications[edit]

East Bay Newspapers publishes seven newspapers in Rhode Island, spanning Bristol, Newport and Providence counties, and two in Bristol County, Massachusetts. News bureaux are maintained in Rhode Island at 1 Bradford Street, Bristol, Rhode Island.

Barrington Times 
Based in Bristol, the Times has covered Barrington, Rhode Island, since 1958. Its newsstand cost is one dollar.
Bristol Phoenix 
The company's flagship paper, the Phoenix is based in and covers Bristol, Rhode Island. It was founded in 1837 and now costs one dollar.
East Providence Post 
The Post, based in Bristol, covers East Providence, Rhode Island. It is a FREE newspaper.
Sakonnet Times 
Based in Tiverton, the Sakonnet Times has covered Little Compton, and Tiverton, Rhode Island, since 1967. It costs one dollar.
Portsmouth Times 
Based in Bristol, the Portsmouth Times covers Portsmouth. It is a FREE newspaper.
Warren Times-Gazette 
Based in Bristol and covering Warren, Rhode Island, the Times-Gazette was founded in 1961 and costs one dollar.
Westport Shorelines 
Based in Tiverton, Westport Shorelines was founded in 1994 to cover Westport, Massachusetts. It costs 75 cents.

East Bay formerly published a weekly in Middletown and Newport, Rhode Island, called Newport This Week. The paper, founded in 1972, was sold to former employee Tom Shevlin in 2011 after he had left to start a news website, Newport Now, in 2009.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ EastBayRI.com: About Us, accessed March 9, 2007.
  2. ^ Depp, Michael (December 19, 2011). "R.I. Pureplay Flips Trend with Legacy Buy". NetNewsCheck.com. Retrieved February 10, 2012. 

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