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If analysts did a deep dive into student test score data, they could make a credible argument that Rockwell Elementary School in Bristol is the best school in the entire state of Rhode … more
In their efforts to placate some unhappy farmers, Westport boards need to make sure that any Keeping of Animals Registry they agree upon actually accomplishes what it is supposed to. At their most … more
Students in Westport, Mass., were asked recently whether they like the idea of school uniforms. The answer from 82 percent— a resounding No Thank You! No surprise there, nor was it … more
Skeptics say the town’s future trash and recycling program is doomed to fail — with narrow streets, congested parking and elderly residents managing 95-gallon rolling tubs, there will … more
Credit where credit is due, the administration and the City Council both deserve plaudits for their efforts over the last few weeks hashing out East Providence’s Fiscal Year 2019-20 budget. Mayor … more
The Town of Barrington’s treatment of two residents trying to understand a massive change in tax policy should be upsetting to anyone who lives here or owns property here. Charlie Payne and … more
In two consecutive days, two New England governors signed executive orders to ban the sale of vaping products in their respective jurisdictions. First, Massachusetts banned all vaping products. The … more
On Sunday, Sept. 22, a few hundred people took part in the Autism Society of Rhode Island/Groden Center 17th Annual “In Step for Autism” walk and family fun day, which for the last several years … more
There is growing national alarm about the unrecognized dangers of vaping — people are literally dropping dead — which is why all parents should applaud a Bristol Police Department sting … more
At the risk of sounding redundant, we once again implore the Bristol County Water Authority to stop dismantling a freshwater supply that served this region for more than a century. They won’t … 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.