Letters to the Editor
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To the editor: Across Massachusetts, spring is the season of movement. Hibernating animals emerge from their winter resting areas in search of food and mates. Turtles are no exception. From … more
To the editor: I have just learned that the Round Pond Association has decided that, starting from June 15, cyclists will be banned from using Round Pond Road. The only exception will be Round … more
To the editor: I am writing in reference to an article I read in the Shorelines (Thursday, June 6, 2019) regarding roadside parking in Westport Harbor. At no time has there ever been roadside … more
To the editor: Sunday, June 9, was a great day for the WES/MAC PTO, the parent-led organization that supports the Macomber Primary and Westport Elementary Schools in Westport. We hosted our 5th … more
To the editor: If the calls which I have received from clients this week regarding the increase in their Westport real estate tax assessments for FY 2019 are accurate, then I would suggest that … more
To the editor, Questions are being asked about what appears to be a bait and switch regarding Westport’s new Heart of the Community school project. It sure doesn’t look like we’re going to … more
To the editor: These were my comments from the June 3, 2019, Tiverton Town Council meeting about the 2nd Amendment Resolution for the Town of Tiverton. I think we can all agree that we’d like … more
To the editor: For those in support of Tiverton becoming a "Second Amendment Sanctuary Town:” 
What if the council considered a "Gun Law Sanctuary Town" (Essentially sending a political … more
To the editor: Last night, the Tiverton Town Council voted down a resolution that would have declared Tiverton a “second amendment sanctuary town” by a vote of 4-3 Councilors Perry, Hilton, … more
To the editor: We’re hearing a lot about the Hobby Amendment. Long ago, our Founding Fathers put out a call to protect a hobby, any hobby. And it made sense. Who wanted Redcoats barging in at 2 … 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.