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To the editor: There is a lot to learn from the recent defeat of the Senate Republican effort to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Every bill Republican leaders introduced had the same … more
A man who poured gasoline on himself and threatened to light himself on fire was saved Sunday evening by police and Warren Fire Chief Al Galinelli, who used kindness and compassion to talk the … more
To the editor:Arlene Violet’s “Growing Decency Deficit” (August 30-31) was a breath of fresh air. We are constantly bombarded with articles on how”the other guy” is … more
To the editor, Energy — namely, electricity — is the modern day “fire” that drives our economy. As a former administrator of the RI Office of Energy Resources and as the RI … more
By Bruce Burdett The coal-fired power plant that environmental groups once called New England’s worst air polluter shut down forever at midnight on Wednesday. Brayton Point Power Station, … more
PORTSMOUTH — A local woman was charged with domestic assault at about 11:30 p.m. last Friday, July 28, after she allegedly slammed the screen of a laptop computer down on the user’s … more
To the editor: If John Vitkevitch’s “press conference” (Portsmouth Times, June 15, 2017) merits a page for an attendance of 10, I hope you can spare this letter a 10th of a … more
Once again, about a month ago, a cyclist came to grief on a short stretch of the East Bay Bike Path just north of Bristol’s Beach Road. Linda Brunini-Formica didn’t see it happen but arrived … more
To the editor: Mr. Smith is entitled to his opinion of the RhodeWorks sign campaign. He is one of two people that like these blue signs.  Thousands have supported my opposition including … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Rhode Island attorney general has ruled that the state Department of Transportation (RIDOT) violated the Access to Public Records Act (APRA) by not releasing documents … 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.