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To the editor: One has to be captivated by the speed with which government moves in Portsmouth.  Consider that in 2007, the Portsmouth Town Council sought and received permission from the … more
To the editor: John Adams was one of the foremost of the American patriots wanting to break from England. However, to his great credit, when the British soldiers in the “Boston … more
There was something refreshing, better yet, reassuring about attending the East Providence High School football game this past weekend. Dare we say it almost felt “normal” to be outside, … more
By Mayor Bob DaSilva The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The realist adjusts the sails. Offshore wind energy is a rapidly growing industry and Rhode … more
To the editor:As you may have heard by now — the City is undergoing planning process to draft its new “Comprehensive Plan.” A city’s “Comprehensive Plan” is the … more
After reading the letter of Paul Salesi (“The 11th Commandment?”), I must remind him of the Declaration of Independence, which states “that they are endowed by their Creator with … more
Why is it that some educational leaders seem hell-bent on casting such a noble profession in such a poor light? First, we had the spectacle of the union honchos in the National Education Association … more
As well illustrated by Senior Chief Salesi’s letter of last week (“The 11th Commandment?”), neither the Church or the Constitution conveys a “God given right” to bear … more
To the editor: The abrupt closing of the two East Bay Bike Path bridges in 2019 displaced hundreds of riders, walkers, runners, kids on their way to school, workers heading to their jobs, out onto … more
To the editor: I hope you will join me in supporting our two incumbent Select Board members at the April 13 town election.  Dick Brewer and Ann Boxler have well represented Westporters … 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.