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To the editor: I support the Portsmouth schools facilities bond even though I don’t have children. I have enjoyed living in Portsmouth for the past 68 years. I live in a neighborhood of … more
To the editor: I felt compelled to write so hopefully I can help to avoid another dog (or perhaps a child) from encountering a loose dog in the neighborhood.  While walking our dog on a … more
To the editor: I was in complete agreement with a recent opinion written by Mr. G. Burman concerning the exit of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. That is, until his comparison of the Taliban with the … more
To the editor: It is time for 02871 to step up and rebuild the Stone Bridge abutment in Island Park. It is time for 02871 to step up and take control of Teddy’s Beach in Island Park. To … more
A few weeks ago we shared our opinions about mandatory masking in schools. Based on some reactions, you might think we advocated for citizen revolt against both the government and the medical … more
To the editor: The efforts by the Newport County state delegation should be applauded as the status quo of a monopoly provider providing unreliable and exorbitantly expensive landline broadband … more
I usually read East Bay Newspapers’ editorials. Sometimes I agree; sometimes I don’t. But I have never found myself so totally pleased or displeased with an editorial position … more
While open dialogue about COVID is censored and punished across major social media platforms, and the free exchange of information is policed by fact-checking apparatchiks and filtered by an openly … more
To the editor: Recently, the Barrington Times dared to share its view on masks, which in turn generated several passionate responses. One reply stated how she was “Shocked and … more
To the editor: I must disagree wholeheartedly with the opinion column presented by Rep. Deb Ruggerio (“If it’s not fiber, it’s not broadband”) recently printed in the … 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.