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We lose irreplaceable things all the time. Old houses rot and fall down. Developers plow beautiful fields into cul de sacs and house lots. Beloved businesses grow tired and close their doors. These … more
The Tiverton school bus that hurtled off the highway and into the woods recently emerged dented but intact. But for those unfortunate enough to have been trapped inside without seat belts, the … more
Laufton Ascencao did the right thing by stepping down and letting the voters of Bristol and Warren choose another representative for the District 68 seat in the Rhode Island General Assembly. Mr. … more
There is one notion of public employee disability pay and pensions — the one that ought to be and once was. General Treasurer Seth Magaziner put it simply and well: “The disability … more
For the second time in a month, hundreds of Barrington children suddenly had their Saturday schedules cleared while their peers throughout Rhode Island chased after soccer balls on a typical fall day … more
Years ago, when there was talk of building the East Bay Bike Path, some along its route raised a ruckus, arguing that this path past their backyards would surely bring a crime wave the likes of which … more
For all who cherish a good view, great news from the owners of those twin towering Somerset eyesores that grab attention from every part of Mount Hope Bay and beyond. The owners announced recently … more
Barrington leaders appear embarrassingly tone deaf as they hammer through a new set of fees for everyone playing outdoor recreational sports in town. Consider the evidence … The town … more
The election season is still in its infancy, but already we’ve seen a nastiness that has not been part of local politics in many years. Like layers of an onion, we could peel down through the … more
People who have lived in Barrington for more than a few years might remember what the town beach used to look like.  There was a small concrete building at the bottom of Bay Road that was … 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.