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To the editor: Amazing letter. The guy turns a light switch on to power up his computer; uses his cell phone to text people about the email he is sending to the Sakonnet Times; thereby using the … more
2018 was a miserable year for SSV Oliver Hazard Perry. At just three years old, months after being anointed Rhode Island’s official tall ship, the momentarily magnificent Perry was awash in … more
To the editor: An open letter to the Little Compton Town Council: We are writing to you in advance of the hearing you have scheduled for Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. in Town Hall. We … more
To the editor Little Compton has the right to include in its Solar Ordinance the phrase “No herbicides shall be used to clear or maintain the area beneath the solar panels”. At the town’s … more
Tiverton, Little Compton and towns all around would be wise to follow Portsmouth’s lead and keep their guard up and options open concerning the threat of Sakonnet River Bridge tolls. While … 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: 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
Hard lessons learned from an avalanche of solar applications appear to have produced the guidebook that Westport so sorely needs to cope with a growth industry whose appetite for woods and farmland … 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.