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Welcome to January, the season of rebirth, when all hope springs eternal … Something seem amiss? It is. Gov. Gina Raimondo’s State of the State address was easy to cheer. She spoke … more
To say that the last 10 years in East Providence were  eventful ones would be quite the understatement, considering the numerous noteworthy events that took place here from 2010 to 2019. It was … more
It made almost nobody’s list of top 2019 news stories, but in October, the non-profit Climate Central released a study showing that sea level rise is actually coming faster than worst-case … more
The last 12 months in East Providence have been rather good ones by any measure, the sense of optimism around the city buoyed by the continued redevelopment of our vital waterfront area as well as … more
We’re reminded often at this time of year about the true spirit of the holiday season when we emphasize joy, love and giving of ourselves. But unfortunately for the other 50 or so weeks of the … more
Caroll Spinney, the whole body puppeteer who brought Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch to life, died Sunday at age 85 in Connecticut. Big Bird, like most six-year-olds, would … more
When it comes to infrastructure and redevelopment in East Providence, one can’t help but feel a sense of excitement about the possibilities that lay in store for the city in the short and long … more
A Rhode Island threesome of municipal unions, lawmakers and flip-flopping governor threw property taxpayers under the bus again recently when they teamed up to strip any vestige of … 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
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
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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.