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When elected by the residents of Ward 4 and entrusted to represent our taxpayers, I made a promise to be the voice of our residents, YOU. I believe the budget process is not a spectator event. The … more
To the editor:Having been appointed the first Community Relations Officer for the East Providence Police Department, I approached Dave Howard, the publisher of the East Providence Post, about a … more
Last week, the extended family of The Post and East Bay Media Group, the paper’s parent company, learned of former editor David Howard’s passing. This week, on a more upbeat note, we … more
To the editor:An open letter to all East Providence Parents, Teachers, Caregivers, and Grandparents, we have tolerated the school mask policy for too long. It is time that it comes to an end. Most, … more
To the editor:Some letter writers to your newspaper who want no development of the former Metacomet golf course have spoken disparagingly of the East Providence Waterfront Commission, as if its … more
East Bay Media Group, the parent company of The Post, was saddened to learn of the passing earlier this week of one of the paper’s former editors, David Howard. Mr. Howard had a long and … more
The notion that no one in elected or appointed government is above reproach is a foundational principle of our nation, a key aspect in our First Amendment right to speak openly and candidly as well … more
Oftentimes, governance in East Providence resembles a sausage-making operation. It’s not always pretty, and sometimes you end up feeling like the sausage. On June 27, Marshall Properties … more
To the editor:There’s a whole lot of angst and outrage in our world right now. That’s why instead of writing to you with the intent of engaging in political commentary or social … more
Pardon us for being a bit ecstatic with the double-dose of good news we heard last week. First, Finance Director Malcolm Moore, at the prodding of the council, finally confirmed publicly East … 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.