Letters to the Editor
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Most people want a healthy, green yard. Many use various combinations of herbicides, pesticides and chemicals to make their yards insect- and weed-free, as well as green. However, the impact of … more
I am troubled and do not understand the emerging existence of groups in our area known as “Diversity Committees,” who are seeking an overseeing role in the functions of … more
As the summer of 2021 comes to a close, activity on the Common continues to be the heartbeat of Bristol. The multi-generational and multi-use gem of the center of Town is abuzz with parents … more
In 18 months we’ve gone from two weeks to flatten the curve, to where are your papers.  How did we get from there to here? It turns out that there’s nothing like a respiratory … more
I’m writing in response to George Burman and his comparing the Taliban to MAGA hat-wearing Trump supporters. Mr. Burman, I will not have you insulting my friends, equating them with the … more
Advice in the Phoenix from Nov. 4, 1892: “How to Avoid Wrinkles. If you have any desire to avoid wrinkles, care not only for your skin, but your nerves; control your temper and do not try to … more
Over the past several weeks, I have followed the ‘mask debate’ as it pertains to the start of the school year. The increasingly polarizing rhetoric around this reflects an erosion of our … more
Those of us who took Latin in grade school know that “Sic Transit Gloria” represents what the U.S. is experiencing with the fall of Afghanistan. Americans and democracy really had no … more
One of the disturbing messages coming out of the more recent Bristol Warren Regional School Committee meeting was the idea that mask wearing is cognitively, physically, and emotionally harmful to … more
I usually read East Bay Newspapers’ editorials. Sometimes I agree; sometimes I don’t. But I have never found myself so totally pleased or displeased with an editorial position … 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.