Letters to the Editor
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To the editor: As I stroll through the back 40 in the late afternoons I don’t wonder that so many people are miserable with allergy attacks. I have spotted at least three different … more
To the editor: It's signature season! From now until July 10, candidates across the state are seeking signatures to get on the ballot. In order to get on a ballot, candidates file a paper with … more
To the editor: I cannot recall seeing Michelle McGaw’s photograph on the front page — above the fold — of the Sakonnet Times when she announced her candidacy for the House of … more
To the editor: Unemployment in the U.S. is approximately 14 percent and rising. The local economy is slowly opening, but many residents are still suffering from the effects of the pandemic. People … more
To the editor: How wonderful that the Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. During the past 50 years, hunting has never been allowed. Now, the U.S. Fish and … more
To the editor: As faculty members of the Community College of Rhode Island, we are deeply disturbed by the murder of George Floyd and the continual brutalization of black and brown people, which … more
To the editor: We are local high school science teachers and would like to share details of a collaborative project we just completed with our students.  Over the last year, Rogers High … more
In these extraordinary times, there is evidence of hope and generosity all around, just as there is uncertainty and urgent, extreme need. We are facing an unrivaled health and economic threat, the … more
To the editor: It’s easy to see that within the past few months there have been some profound changes in our society — on a large scale and on a personal scale — and the … more
To the editor: I was deeply saddened to read about the large number of teachers receiving notices from the Tiverton school department.  My heart goes out to those teachers, their families and … 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.