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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
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
The Westport Agricultural Commission devoted over an hour recently to discussing the merits — or lack thereof in their opinions — of an animal site registry before voting unanimously against the … more
There is something sneaky and unsavory about a for-profit, out-of-state company coming into town to snare and ticket motorists. That’s what’s been happening in Providence lately and it’s no … more
Some places, fear of high taxes and big debt would be good reason to hesitate before voting yes on a near-$100 million school bond. But in Westport, property tax alarm is a bit more difficult to … more
In much the same way that seven aging Tiverton plows conked out in unison during the blizzard, it was as though 67-year-old Westport High School conspired to send a message at last week’s special … more
She had her hands full running her family’s White Rock Farm, but Jane Cabot managed to squeeze in a bit more for her beloved Little Compton. For 30 years or so, Ms. Cabot ran this small town, … more
Some were stunned when a prosecutor suggested probation all around for those facing charges for their actions in the horrific tenant “farm” animal cruelty discovered hidden away in the Westport … more
Gratitude and applause to those electric linemen who climbed up amidst the wires in frightful conditions these past few days. It’s work most of us can’t imagine. But National Grid’s … 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.