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It’s never been easier to take an interest in your local government and actually see what your elected leaders are doing. And in this era of executive orders and daily briefings that impact … more
The way it all sorted out in the matter of Town of Tiverton vs. police Sergeant William Munroe, it’s difficult to tell who is being punished — town taxpayers or the man accused of … more
With all due respect to Governor Gina Raimondo, who’s been a leader among governors during this crisis, her Monday 14-day quarantine declaration for people who cross state lines to grocery shop … more
The entire world changed in a month. Jobs. Schools. Medicine. Shopping. Travel. Religion. Sports. Cataclysmic changes have temporarily (we hope) re-shaped everything in our … more
Parents are integral to the success of Rhode Island’s distance learning programs, and they too should be recognized, and compensated, for their significant contributions. Consider the impact … more
By all accounts, from the superintendent on down, East Providence’s initial application of the distance learning methods for school students necessitated by the COVID-19 crisis has gone … more
Rhode Island’s rapid shift to distance learning is remarkable. Teachers, principals, department heads and IT directors, all of them balancing their own personal turmoil and family anxiety, … more
The only way for Westport’s election (now scheduled for June) to work safely — or at all — will be for every possible participant to cast votes early. Town officials opted wisely … more
One response to the mess we find ourselves in is to sit back and wait for the feds to fix it.  No telling how that will work out but it’s not off to the most promising of … more
These are difficult times, tempered by good people, simple pleasures, touching moments … • Even on cold March weekdays, people — singles, couples, families — out hiking 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.