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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
Residents across Warren, and Bristol as well, should keep a wary eye on a proposed affordable housing development along the Kickemuit Reservoir. With plans to build 108 apartments in dual, four-story … more
Residents across Warren are right to be worried about the impact the proposed Settler’s Green development (stories, page 1 and 5) would have on the quality of life here. And while it is … 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
Few weapons will prove as potent in our defense against this latest virus as information — places to avoid, health precautions to take, anything to help weather the storm until it … 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.