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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
To the editor: How interesting was the Sakonnet Times dated January 31, 2019! There on the front page we have an article by Jim McGraw regarding substance abuse prevention and local clergy working … more
To the editor, Demolition of Westport Middle School is done and abatement is in progress. Funding for drainage, roadways, utilities, site improvements, parking expansion for students and staff, … more
To the editor: For those of you who are opposed to a border wall, which is in place to protected the citizens of the United States, I have this to say:  Read your history.  It is an ugly one, … more
To the editor: Citizens of Tiverton, I share your pain having your town manager trying to manage what he is incapable of doing. As a citizen of Warren, we had his position of town manager which … more
To the editor: Westport now has a Tenant Farm Regulation. The Board of Health confirms it will affect four people. I’d like to leap up and cheer about finally making some headway in this … more
To the editor: I can’t imagine how much money Disney Inc. makes per day. But I do know that Disney World pulls in around $75 million a day. And that makes me think about how we as a country … more
I recently viewed the testimony of one abortion doctor who, after performing 1,200 abortions, finally looked with a degree of contemplation at the pieces of flesh lying on the table and drew the … more
To the editor: The Westport Land Conservation Trust (WLCT) has been hard at work at the former St. Vincent de Paul property on Adamsville Road. Anyone passing by has likely noticed the 13 … more
To the editor: I am so saddened, upset, and cannot believe how women call for a vote to extend the Roe vs. Wade decision on abortion. How can women kill their own babies?  Freedom of choice does … 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.