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If we simply ignore science, muzzle the federal scientists, unpleasant things like global warming and rising seawater cease to exist — problem solved. So seems to be the attitude of the new … more
Add “craft” to that list of words (ie natural, awesome, literally …) whose overuse and misuse has left them meaningless. Whatever craft once meant — the image of a skilled carpenter … more
That early onset flu tactic is neither as clever nor amusing as the Warwick teacher union seems to think. All towns around should be most interested spectators to this sick-out charade since a … more
Now, in a moment of national tragedy, is not the time to talk about gun laws, said Republican leaders from our state, Congress and the White House in the days following the Las Vegas … more
The penalty for subjecting your pets to slow and agonizing death by neglect? Not much around here, it seems. Investigators are justifiably outraged that a Fall River District Court judge has … more
With great enthusiasm, Town Meeting voters in Westport approved an ‘agri-tourism’ measure a couple of years back that would allow all sorts of fun on farms. They did it because farmers say … more
Roger Williams University’s pursuit of the gorgeous Wind Hill estate makes perfect sense for the university. It makes things uncomfortable for the rest of Bristol. With its location directly … more
There seems to be no end to the downtown streetscape improvements in Barrington — titled "Village Center Connectivity" — which have resulted in detours, construction zones, orange … more
Not long ago, it would have been difficult to believe Bristol was home to one of the highest-performing schools in Rhode Island. Though these were never considered “bad” schools, they … more
They meet with open doors, in a public space that is open to all, but Barrington School Committee meetings have never felt very open. This was magnified last Thursday night, when a group of … 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.