Letters to the Editor
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While we non-farmers have been counting up the rainy days and bemoaning the lack of warm and spring-like weather, the local potato and sweet corn growers have been in serious, deep trouble. The … more
To the editor: A major success is turning the faucet and taking it for granted that the water that comes forth is safe and drinkable. In many parts of the country and world healthy drinking water … more
I am writing in response to Rep. Susan Donovan’s letter last week (“Evergreen bill restores balance between unions and employers”). The Evergreen Bill will ultimately raise property … more
I am writing in response to Eric Hall’s April 29 letter in the Providence Journal (“Blatant Conflicts of Interest Permitted in RI”). The “Evergreen” legislation that … more
To the editor: In response to former Rep. Ken Mendonça’s May 7 letter (“Rep. Cortvriend flip-flopped on rollover contracts”), the shame should be on the former … more
As warm weather envelops the region, we must once again be wary of ticks infected with Lyme Disease and other tick-borne diseases. Lyme Disease symptoms can present themselves just days after a tick … more
To the editor: Rep. Terri Cortvriend (Dist. 72 — Portsmouth/Middletown), progressive Democrat Reform Caucus member, is a hypocrite.   In 2017, when Terri Cortvriend was the … more
To the editor: I was chatting with a friend about the disproportionate number of unaffiliated voters both here in Portsmouth and statewide. We didn’t quite know why, but related what we have … more
I would appreciate your reporting on your sources relative to the editoria, “Unions, take a bow." What you reported has never been my experience as a State of Rhode Island Department of … more
To the editor: The current trend espousing the idea of paying reparations to living relatives of former slaves is a extreme example of social guilt and political correctness gone mad. While it is … 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.