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In this ultra-competitive housing market, just how far would you go to procuring your dream home? For some prospective home-buyers, the answer is pretty far. In some cases, way too far — to … 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
It’s not surprising to see the newest leader of the Bristol Warren Regional School District stepping in to make substantive changes in policy and procedure. Thats to be expected, as change … 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
The pandemic introduced a few silver linings. Remote learning is sort of, kind of, one of them. Across America, schools figured out how to conduct themselves when no one was in the school … more
It may take a decade to overhaul the playing fields in Barrington. Many of the people who draw up plans today will have moved out of town, their children grown past youth sports, before plans come to … 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.