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To the editor: In these turbulent times, we are all seeking refuge in a variety of ways. A favorite for myself and my family, is wherever nature is untouched. I was recently shocked to learn that … more
To the editor: Exponential spread gets discussed a lot but people don't seem to get it or its importance. Here is an illustration of a how a virus spreads exponentially. The numbers, with the … more
To the editor: My name is Eric Letendre. I am a dog trainer in Westport. I have developed a free online course for dog owners. Many in our community are stuck inside right now and are dealing with … 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
With all the frightening news that we are being constantly bombarded with, and the scary projected scenarios and uncertainties looming for the future, my engineer son-in-law brought up a truly … more
In the wake of the panic that has emerged due to the COVID-19 crisis, gun and ammunition sales across America have surged. While gun stores in Rhode Island and across the nation have seen long wait … more
To the editor:   As a member of many organizations, I receive invoices via my mail carrier to continue my membership. Often these invoices ask for additional funds at my discretion to help … more
To the editor: To all you hoarders out there, you know who you are. We’re in a pandemic, but you don’t seem to get it. The world’s in a mess and you have only added to the … more
To the editor:  On behalf of the Westport Land Conservation Trust (WLCT), I hope this message finds you well. In these unprecedented times I wanted to say thank you to you, our … more
To the editor: When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” This saying exemplifies the people who staff essential businesses which have remained open during the onslaught of the … 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.