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To the editor: I am writing this letter to inform the public about another huge solar development that wants to usurp another 18th century farm property in Tiverton. Granted, this property is … more
To the editor: What services do we all receive from the town for our tax dollars? Many of us purchased a house and moved here because of the reputation of the school system. Yes, we have the … more
To the editor: The time has come to establish a minimum wage for state Medicaid-funded health and human (HHS) services. It is not only necessary, it is an issue of dignity and a moral imperative. … more
To the editor: Late afternoon on Monday I was at the Westport Police Department discussing a problem with Lt. Holden, who had gone out of his way to help me. Thank you, Lt. Holden!   As we … more
Letter-writer Peter Hewitt (“To be pro-choice is to be pro-abortion”) will never know the pains or joys of childbirth, nor will he face the need to make a difficult decision when … more
In the coming weeks, a hearing will occur that will propose a bill, Reclassifying Drug Possession from a Felony to a Misdemeanor Charge. At first glance, many will say, “Why should we reduce a … more
A recent article about the anniversary of the closing of the Ladd Center, which had housed developmentally disabled adults, resurrected some humble feelings. It was my privilege to represent … more
To the editor: Barrington's municipal and school department budgets for the upcoming 2019-20 Fiscal Year are now under review and action by the Committee on Appropriations (COA) during a series of … more
To the editor: Let the harmonious Tiverton town meeting of March 11, thoughtfully described by Gerrie Brodeur in the Sakonnet Times of March 21, 2019 (p.7), become the norm that taxpayers are … more
To the editor: Bill Harkins began his announcement for reelection to the Westport Board of Health with the statement: “I am running on my record of solid management of our Health Department and … 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.