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To the editor: Does anyone really think that three minutes is sufficient to discuss complex matters such as sewers, tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge, the moratorium on water hookups, and now the … more
To the editor: Well I don’t know about you, but the weatherman has introduced me to new words about the weather. Before 2004 I used the word “tidal wave” but after the horrific one in … more
To the editor: The Tiverton Town Council has been seated for just shy of four months of their two-year appointments and the outlook for the town in the coming 20 months does not look favorable. In … more
To the editor: The TTA Town Council majority appointed to the town attorney post a person with a probable conflicts and without relevant local governance experience. This same majority, … more
To the editor: I am troubled by the inability of some members of the Barrington community to graciously move on when they do not get their way on a controversial issue. Instead, they continue to … more
To the editor: Houston, we have a problem! And the response to that comment was, “With all due respect, sir, I believe this is going to be our finest hour.” And with these words, Bishop … more
Give the teachers credit. After their stunning “sick out” two Fridays ago, they regrouped and changed the narrative. In an impressive showing before the Bristol Warren Regional School … more
To the editor: The vote to limit and control discussion of issues at the Feb. 11, 2019 Portsmouth Town Council meeting is disturbing for the people they are representing.  The council … more
To the editor: Although it is not new and it is described on our tax bills, I recently discovered that only one person is currently taking advantage of our Portsmouth “tax deferral” … more
In most casual fashion, Rhode Island is putting big money on a most dangerous bet. The state is wagering that the few millions a year it expects to win from on-line sports betting will offset the … 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.