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He is not the oldest veteran at the Veterans’ Home, nor is he the youngest. Among his many tasks, he is the lector at Sunday Mass and a Eucharistic minister, and he rarely misses a … more
As I stood on the corner of Chestnut and Hope streets,  I felt the tingle of pride and patriotism that the parade engendered in the eager crowd standing — slightly socially distant — … more
July 3 was a beautiful thing. Along with some 150 people, I witnessed the rare coming together of two politically and ideologically disparate groups paying peaceful tribute to First Responders at an … more
There are two kinds of people — children and adults, but not determined by age. A three-year-old bangs his spoon repeatedly on the table, to the annoyance of his mother, who tells him to … more
In response to several letters in last week’s Phoenix, the Bristol County Concerned Citizens (BCCC) would like to clarify our values to ensure they are not misrepresented. Such misinformed … more
Like many in our town, I have been closely following the emergence of a new organization who have dubbed themselves the “Bristol County Concerned Citizens” (BCCC). This allegedly … more
To the editor: I’m supporting long-time Democrat Michelle McGaw, a real Democrat, for District 71 RI state representative. Michelle delivers! She’s got the chops to do the job because … more
I consider myself lucky to have been born in Bristol. Although I now reside in the state of Colorado, my formative years are filled with memories of patriotism and of solidarity with other … more
Let’s assume that President Donald Trump’s inept staff failed to “brief” him about the Russian bounties paid to the Taliban for killing American soldiers. Let’s further … more
This year we skipped the parade and spent the day at home along with many others. Our sincere apologies to our greatly esteemed chief marshal, Suzanne Magaziner, and her entourage, but the pandemic … 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.