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Public-sector unions should step on stage, take a bow under thunderous applause, and exit stage left. Then they should leave for good. The unions have enjoyed a run of dominance more impressive … more
The government machine never stops. Driven by salaries, pensions, health benefits, new services, capital projects, technology … the cost of doing the public’s business never stops … more
For one year, the Bristol Warren Joint Finance Committee behaved differently. Unfortunately for the school district, that was last year. In most years, the folks who authorize school funding … more
2018 was a miserable year for SSV Oliver Hazard Perry. At just three years old, months after being anointed Rhode Island’s official tall ship, the momentarily magnificent Perry was awash in … more
The sweep is complete, and give the progressive Democrats credit — they own the East Bay. The old guard that once controlled politics in this region saw this coming two years ago but could … more
Add the organization Wallet Hub to those who believe Rhode Island is one bad place to retire. The organization ranks the Ocean State next to last (Kentucky barely grabs that honor). Rhode … more
Public discourse is a beautiful thing. Angry, spirited, divisive or uplifting, it is woven into the fabric of things that make America great. A debate between candidates for House District 68 … more
In a state as small as Rhode Island, with public and private high schools competing at various levels of play, many communities get a chance to celebrate a high school state championship. In other … more
In most casual fashion, Rhode Island is putting big money on a most dangerous bet. The state is wagering that the few millions a year it expects to win from on-line sports betting will offset the … more
Kickemuit Middle School teachers and their union should not be congratulated for their divisive actions last week. Of course that’s what happened among the Facebook mob, as many parents posted … 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.