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 Many people, including both presidential candidates, have described the coming election as historic. President Trump and former Vice President Biden have reached this conclusion for different … more
You can almost hear the giant sigh of relief from up in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office now that it has contrived a way to put that tiresome Westport animal cruelty mess in its rear … more
State entities typically bend over backwards to avoid overruling local voters, but once in awhile they are left with little choice. Such was the case last week when the state Attorney General … more
After lagging behind their Massachusetts peers for a generation, Rhode Island schools set the standard for distance learning last spring. Led by the governor and commissioner of education, the public … more
The murder of George Floyd lit a match to a nation loaded with combustible material. Quarantined and isolated for months, with tens of millions jobless, with economic stability shattered, with half … more
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
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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.