Letters to the Editor
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To the editor: I want to thank all the people who saved my life on April 17.  I want to thank the man on the Tiverton dock who called for help. I would like to thank anyone else who was … more
To the editor: Financial Literacy Month is April of each year. This year is a special year for Rhode Islanders! In 2003, the United States Senate declared April “Financial Literacy for … more
To the editor: When a long standing zoning ordinance is significantly changed you can be sure there will be "winners" and "losers.”  A transfer of wealth from one class of taxpayer to another … more
So you have made the hummingbird syrup/nectar (1 cup sugar to 4 cups water boiled)? And filled the feeder to greet the weary travelers? Good for you! I love this time of year as almost every … more
To the editor: Evergreen contracts. Binding arbitration. Expanded overtime for firefighters. We’re only three months into the General Assembly’s legislative session, and we’re already seeing … more
To the editor: On Monday, April 8, the Portsmouth Town Council voted 4-3 to increase the membership of newly named West Side Development Advisory Committee (WSDAC) from seven to 11 … more
To the editor: The time has come to establish a minimum wage for state Medicaid-funded health and human (HHS) services. It is not only necessary, it is an issue of dignity and a moral imperative. … more
Letter-writer Peter Hewitt (“To be pro-choice is to be pro-abortion”) will never know the pains or joys of childbirth, nor will he face the need to make a difficult decision when … more
Permit me to comment on the information provided in the recent Phoenix article by Kristen Ray – “East Bay legislators support Reproductive Privacy Act.” Pro-choice supporters of … more
To the editor: At the March 11 Portsmouth Town Council meeting, a discussion and vote was on the agenda regarding the bylaws for the new West Side Development Advisory Committee. This item 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.