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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
Main Road resident Betty Slade hit the nail on the head when she got up at Wednesday's zoning board of appeals hearing to talk about the proposed cell phone tower at Masquesatch and Drift roads, … 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: I am sure you have noticed how an ordinary looking teenager suddenly changes into someone you want to look at again and again. I call it their time of beauty and that is what is … more
To the editor: How sad it is that a good argument can be made that the “D” in America’s DNA stands for Disrespect. Slavery and its aftermath and the massacre and … more
Given the many questions still unanswered and the possible alternatives still unexplored, it is hard to see another option for the Westport Zoning Board of Appeals than to reject as presented a plan … more
Let this next month be a time of great creativity, innovation and courage in education. It will take all three to send the children back to school without masks. Given all the messages coming from … more
Editor's note: The following letter was sent to Westport Zoning Board chairman Roger Menard on Friday, July 30. It was written by Ivan Pagacik, whose IDK Communications was tasked with reviewing 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.