Letters to the Editor
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Even though we know the days are getting shorter, we can imagine it is still summer when we see roses and our annuals and pretend not to see those poor clipped chrysanthemums. I had … more
To the editor:The very first thing I would do when the Sakonnet Times arrived was to go to Arlene Violet's column. If there was not one in that edition I felt cheated, something very important was … more
To the editor: I was incredibly heartened by David Cole's response to my letter about osprey relocation. I felt heard and respected, while at the same time he gave a very detailed, eloquent … more
There is one group of Americans we have not heard much from or much about during the past year and a half. That group comprises seniors who are not in nursing homes, who are healthy and productive, … more
To the editor: I appreciate Shoreline reader Carla Lindquist's empathy in her response to the story about the 12 osprey chicks translocated from Westport to help restore the endangered population … more
To the editor: A letter to the editor, published in the last two issues of Shorelines, laments the story reported in a previous issue of Shorelines about relocating young Osprey from the Westport … more
To the editor: I don’t think there is much debate that Westport's most distinguished citizen is Paul Cuffe.  Born on Cuttyhunk in 1759 to a Wampanoag mother and a father who had been … more
To the editor: After reading the article about the osprey fledglings being removed from their nests to be used to rebuild populations in Illinois, I was hit by a deep wave of sadness. I have … 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
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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.