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Last weekend was a time for celebrations at Barrington High School. Congratulations to the girls’ lacrosse team for shocking the dominant program in the state and taking down Moses Brown, … more
Credit three Barrington town councilors for taking a healthy approach to the question of allowing cannabis sales in town. Councilors Robb Humm, Carl Kustell and Annelise Conway elected to send the … more
Rhode Island has enacted a handful of smart gun laws in the past decade, but it is not enough. At least five common-sense gun regulation bills sit stagnant in the Rhode Island General Assembly, where … more
Here’s what we do like about the plan for two new sports fields at Haines Park: 1. The Town of Barrington is trying to do something to create more space for the thousands of children playing … more
Hopefully last week will be the valley for Barrington school leadership. Hopefully they can find a path to elevate from where they were the final week of March 2022. From our vantage, things were as … more
The benefits of more people accessing, following and interacting with their government far exceed the negative, or potential negative, impacts. Government is best when it not only represents citizens, but involves them. more
Throughout Rhode Island, school committees have been gathering to discuss what their indoor mask policies will be after Gov. Dan McKee’s executive order expires this Friday. It appears that … more
It has been a month and a half since the school district fired three teachers who refused to get the Covid-19 vaccine.  And now, while news breaks that the Barrington School Committee has … more
A gun. A group of teenagers. And the police. Those ingredients, mixed together, can produce a dangerous, even deadly, situation.  Late Friday afternoon, Barrington police received a call … more
This would be a good time to review how the municipal government of Barrington operates, and talk about how it should operate. Barrington Town Councilor Jacob Brier has brought to light legitimate … more
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Scott Pickering has been on the East Bay Media Group 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@eastbaymediagroup.com.