Letters to the Editor
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To the editor:I support Bill Gerlach’s letter published last week in these pages, calling for action in response to the incontrovertible threat that is climate change. Here, I would like to add … more
To the editor: I would like to thank the parents who paid to submit a letter in the February 27 Sakonnet Times. I am honored and humbled by their many kind thoughts. It isn’t often that one … more
To the editor: The Portsmouth Historical Society recently received an $8,000 grant from The R.I. Heritage Harbor Foundation to replace historic signs in Portsmouth.  The grant was obtained … more
To the editor: In "Uninhabitable Earth," David Wallace-Wells points out that the greenhouse gas emissions that threaten to overwhelm our planet have not been steadily rising since … more
Promoting the sensible judgement and evaluation that many newspapers and magazines normally exercise in selecting what to print as “Letters to the Editor” is not censorship. At least … more
The border wall serves a purpose, but it isn’t to keep out illegal immigrants or drugs. It is a monument, an organizing tool, for those who oppose immigration, in particular from Latin America. … more
Wake up, America. This is an American Holocaust — the killing of pre-born babies and beyond. It is a crucial time for our state. Legislation has been introduced at the R.I. General Assembly … more
As an American veteran, I became aware that the federal government is only required to fly the POW/MIA flag six days per year. This was established by Title 36 of the USC, Section 902. In my … more
To the editor: More than 100 billion single-use plastic bags are distributed each year in the United States, the vast majority of which are used once and then discarded rather than re-used or … more
To the editor: I personally understand the fears parents have of losing their children while attending school in this present era. But are we frightening children in feeling they cannot be safe … 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.