Letters to the Editor
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I read with interest the article last week regarding the Bristol County Concerned Citizens. I found it informative but somewhat confusing as to just what these good citizens are so concerned … more
Smedley Darlington Butler, United States Marine Corps Major General, prior to World War II, sarcastically noted that American naval maneuvers near Japan would have an effect. Butler wrote, “the … more
I am writing in response to your newspaper’s column, called “Speak Out.” Most of your readers know that “Speak Out” is an anonymous phone line where anyone can say … more
I was baffled when I read your ‘Speak Out’ column in the Aug. 27 newspaper and the outrageous claim that I think “all cops are bastards.” Apparently, a Facebook post that I … more
To the editor: I have been trying to ignore the yellowing fields, both the “south 40,” and the one outside the house. But when tall sunflowers on slender stalks joined the goldenrod I … more
To the editor: Just as Progressives insisted that implementation of education reform initiatives in the 1990s was locally generated by changing the name of Mastery Learning to Outcome Based … more
To the editor: As a Portsmouth resident, with a deep appreciation for town history and beautiful open spaces, it was exciting to see a project come together for the repair of the 100-plus-year-old … more
To the editor: “Truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it.” Does truth matter anymore? Do people care if their beliefs are true? Is it helpful to deny reality lest … more
To the editor: Without question, there is concern about the ability of each of us to have our vote counted for the forthcoming election. The alarming warnings and machinations from the Trump … more
To the editor: I assume most people see the harm done when a White man uses the term “nappy headed” to refer to a Black woman. But, perhaps some read the recent Facebook post of Town … 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.