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With great enthusiasm, Town Meeting voters in Westport approved an ‘agri-tourism’ measure a couple of years back that would allow all sorts of fun on farms. They did it because farmers say … more
Once among the most abundant and lovely of backyard summertime visitors, the monarch butterfly is vanishing at a disturbing rate. Easy as it is to blame habitat abuse in the species' Mexican … more
It was stunning back in September when Tiverton Police accused one of their own with spending nights at home when he was being paid to work, and with ordering the whole night shift into “quiet … more
It’s often said freedom isn’t free. The right to speak out against those in power, move around on a whim, and generally live our lives the way we see fit is often taken for granted, as … more
The penalty for subjecting your pets to slow and agonizing death by neglect? Not much around here, it seems. Investigators are justifiably outraged that a Fall River District Court judge has … more
It doesn’t pay to take your eye off the Rhode Island Department of Transportation for even a moment, especially if you are among those holding out hope of ever seeing a bike path in Tiverton, … more
Science deniers in Washington may be willing to trade their planet’s future for momentary profit, but momentum toward cleaner ways carries on despite this shameful bit of Presidential … 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
There is something sneaky and unsavory about a for-profit, out-of-state company coming into town to snare and ticket motorists. That’s what’s been happening in Providence lately and it’s no … more
If we simply ignore science, muzzle the federal scientists, unpleasant things like global warming and rising seawater cease to exist — problem solved. So seems to be the attitude of the new … 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.