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Legislation before the Rhode Island General Assembly would take a swipe at both newspapers and transparency in government — two things that are intrinsically linked. House Bill 6375 and Senate … more
By the hundreds, if not a thousand or more, they came to say one last good-bye to a place that held so many memories for them and countless others over the years. Visitors, still following pandemic … more
Public bodies can meet behind closed doors if they’re discussing someone’s job performance or negotiating terms of a contract. They can add things to their agenda if a majority agree to … more
To justify enabling a towering eyesore in the midst of a historic district, granting wild deviations from town zoning, and infuriating most everybody who lives there, a project would need to be … more
The DOT was looking for approval for its new detour plan. What it received was an earful from residents and political leaders about how important the East Bay Bike Path bridges are. Unfortunately, … more
In case you missed it from last weekend, Sandy Gorham, the former EPHS head coach and Hall of Famer, long after his last one had another day in the sun as he led the Barrington High School football … more
The financial woes of the Bristol Warren Regional School District are structural, systemic and cannot be fixed in the next week. The school committee will soon make necessary, short-term decisions … more
Here is the good news: The Barrington Middle School construction project is 99.99 percent complete, and the contractor is finishing under budget by $4.3 million.  Just a few years ago, … more
One hundred and sixty-six years ago, heavy trains loaded with industrial cargo began rumbling along railroad tracks from Bristol to Providence. They carried the products of enormous factories from an … more
Last week, we stuck our beak into the messy Metacomet matter in this space. We reiterate we do so reluctantly due to the nature of the conversation and also with the notion of finally weighing in … 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.