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The water ban has been lifted! Hooray! Residents of Barrington, Warren and Bristol are free to use as much water as they’d like, indoor or outdoor, without restriction. They can water lawns … more
Consider the irony in reactions to the last two elections in Barrington. In November, Democrats dominated all races and won every seat in town, including all three spots on the school committee. … more
When Bristol County’s cross-bay pipeline was constructed 20 years ago, it was celebrated as a remarkable feat of engineering and ingenuity. Faced with the daunting task of bringing fresh, … more
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
Here’s the good news: The Barrington Town Council created a new committee to draft a report that discusses how the town can improve and maintain athletic fields, acquire more field space, and … 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
Barrington is spending nearly $140,000 to fix a problem that almost nobody considered a problem. It will soon be using all that money to install a splash pad and move a sculpture at Police Cove … 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
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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.