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Drag Queen Story Hour comes to Bristol on Saturday in a celebration of “Pride Month,” but there’s not much to be proud of here. The whole affair has been a mild embarrassment for … more
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
Downtown Bristol business leaders have a right to feel abandoned. Their town and state representatives have abandoned them. After arguing for months that the Rhode Island Department of … 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
For weeks, the idea seemed laughable. Anyone with a lick of common sense knew the Rhode Island Department of Transportation couldn’t possibly close the Silver Creek bridge for months. That … 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
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
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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.