RISN Operations Inc., also called Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers, is a privately owned publisher of four daily newspapers and several weekly newspapers in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. The company was founded by Illinois-based newspaper executives in early 2007 to purchase the Rhode Island holdings of Journal Register Company, which it did for $8.3 million.
McBride also served as CFO of American Publishing Co., a former Hollinger subsidiary, and was said in an indictment to have aided Black's and the elder Radler's misappropriation of $5.5 million in connection with the sale of some newspaper properties from Hollinger to Horizon.
As of March 2007, the company had not yet announced a local headquarters. Its incorporation papers list a Delaware address.
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers' offices are at 187 Main Street, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879.The Chariho Times :The Chariho Times covers Charlestown, Hopkinton and Richmond, three rural towns in western Washington County that form the Chariho regional school district (the name comes from the first letters of each town's name). Founded in 1993, the paper circulated an average of 1,328 copies each Thursday in 2006.The Coventry Courier :The Coventry Courier covers Coventry and West Greenwich, the two westernmost towns of Kent County, also covered by the Kent County Daily Times. It was founded in 1996 and circulated an average of 849 copies each Friday in 2006.The East Greenwich Pendulum :The East Greenwich Pendulum has covered East Greenwich in Kent County since 1854. Its Thursday circulation in 2006 averaged 2,040.The Narragansett Times :With the largest and most frequent circulation of the Wakefield-based papers -- 5,006 in 2006, delivered twice weekly, on Wednesday and Friday -- The Narragansett Times is the second oldest, having covered Narragansett and South Kingstown, in southeastern Washington County, since 1855.The Standard-Times :The Standard-Times is the only of RISN's newspapers to cover a community off the mainland. In addition to Exeter and North Kingstown, it covers Jamestown in Newport County. Founded in 1888, its Thursday circulation was 3,854 in 2006.