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Ellington CMS Client Launch: East Bay Newspapers

Ellington CMS, a leader in web content management systems serving innovative, high-requirements media publishers, is proud to announce the launch of eight websites for East Bay Newspapers. The goal of this launch was to move all eight papers from East Bay Newspapers previous CMS system to the new Ellington sites in a time frame of six weeks. The East Bay Newspaper team along with the Ellington staff met this objective.



The Phoenix-Times Publishing Company and East Bay Newspapers is a locally owned and operated newspaper company that dates back to 1837, when the Bristol Phoenix was founded by William H. S. Bayley. Matt Hayes, the current owner and publish becomes the third generation in the family to run the company. They currently publish five weekly newspapers in Rhode Island, spanning Bristol, Newport and Providence counties, and two in Bristol County, Massachusetts.

At EastBayRI.com users can navigate to all eight news websites.

In a message to their readers, East Bay noted: "Our enhanced content presentation and social media tools can help build open communities around your content or ours, collaborate with other readers, and create new content channels.This new platform allows us to interact more closely with you and you to interact more closely with us."

The following snapshot displays the Sport Page view of EastBayRI using their previous CMS.

The current view of EastBayRI Sports Section using Ellington CMS.

Some of the new features on the new site that they are excited to share with their community include :

• Multimedia blogs for staff and users

• Community blog groups

• Customizable user profiles

• Follow, favorite, and share places, events, bands, mp3’s and more!

• User comments on all types of content, such as stories, videos, polls, photos, and more!

Visit all East Bay Newspaper sites:

Barrington Times - The Barrington Times has covered Barrington, Rhode Island, since 1958.

Bristol Phoenix - The company's flagship paper, the Bristol Phoenix is based in and covers Bristol, Rhode Island. It was founded in 1837.

East Providence Post - The East Providence Post covers East Providence, Rhode Island.

Sakonnet Times - The Sakonnet Times has covered Little Compton, Portsmouth and Tiverton, Rhode Island, since 1967.

Seekonk Star - The Seekonk Star covers Seekonk, Massachusetts.

Warren Times-Gazette - The Warren Times-Gazette covers Warren, Rhode Island, the Times-Gazette was founded in 1961.

Westport Shorelines - The Westport Shorelines was founded in 1994 to cover Westport, Massachusetts.