Hometown talent plays concert at Barrington Beach

As her website describes conclusively, “Becky Chace believes in the power of music.” That statement was never more in evidence than it was this past Sunday night at the Barrington Town …
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Barrington neighbors at odds over security cameras

A house is being built on the edge of Hundred Acre Cove in Barrington, and police said some neighbors have been mired in an ongoing dispute with the people building the house.  Most recently, …

Barrington Fire Department lands $532,000 grant

Before Barrington residents voted on whether to fund four additional firefighter positions, work was already underway to off-set the salaries and benefits for the increased manpower. Barrington …

Unruly resident, Salary controversy, Historic preservation, and More: East Bay top stories

Take a look at some of the top stories from around the East Bay this week. Click the headlines for a look at the full story. Police remove man from Warren Town Council meeting Police removed a …

Barrington All Stars open state tourney with win

The Barrington Little League Juniors All Star team got off to a great start in the first round of the state tournament by defeating a very experienced Cranston West team 3-0 on …

Featured home: Space, luxury, lots of outdoor options in Portsmouth

At the end of Glen Road in Portsmouth is a lovely home in an established neighborhood on the Sakonnet River bordering "The Glen." The owner has meticulously refurbished and maintained this bright …

BREAKING: Sean Spicer resigns from Trump cabinet

Barrington native and Portsmouth Abbey graduate Sean Spicer has reportedly resigned his position as press secretary to President Donald Trump. Mr. Spicer reportedly submitted his resignation …
Police Report

Barrington EMTs administer Narcan twice in one day

Barrington's first responders used Narcan to revive two individuals in separate incidents on Saturday, July 15. According to Barrington police, there was an emergency call at about 3 p.m. for a …

Five teenagers face underage drinking charges

Barrington police charged five teenagers with underage alcohol possession on Wednesday, July 5. Police officers responded to a beach near the end of Third Street at about 10 p.m. and found the …

Police charge Fall River man with drug possession

Barrington police responded to the intersection of Massasoit Avenue and Agawam Road at about 3 a.m. on Saturday, July 8 for a disabled motor vehicle, but eventually charged the car's driver with …

Buyer beware — man spotted stealing Fed-Ex package in Barrington

Barrington police are asking residents to be on the lookout for a silver Nissan with the Rhode Island license plate 347-562.  Police said a man driving that vehicle was spotted stealing a …

Laptop, jewelry, more stolen from Barrington home

Barrington police are investigating a break-in at a Sowams Road home that occurred on Thursday, June 29.  The Sowams Road resident told police she left her home for a short period of time …
Obituaries
Gisela Waltraud Ryan, MD, 85, formerly of Barrington

Gisela Waltraud (Blasberg) Ryan, MD, 85, formerly of 31 Broadview Drive, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Southgate Assisted Living in Shrewsbury, Mass. She was the beloved wife of the …

Walter E. Cotter, 104, of Barrington

Walter E. Cotter, age 104, of Woodland Road, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth “Betty” M. (Martin) Cotter. Walter was …

Richard L. Melies, 81 of Barrington

Richard L. Melies, 81 of Barrington, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2017. He was the husband of Nancy (Borges) Melies for 60 years. Born in Omaha, Neb., he was the son of Richard V. and Kathryne …

Margaret M. Brady, 91, of Seekonk, Mass.

Margaret M. (Flynn) Brady, 91, a retired educator, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas J. Brady.  Born in Providence, a daughter of the late John …

Tina Maria Lamb, 46, of Barrington

Tina Maria Lamb, 46, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 29, 2017. She was a daughter, a sister, a wife, a friend, and most importantly, a mother. She is survived by her mother Manuela, husband …

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Sports
City players Forcier, Leopold win prestigious golf titles

East Providence was the hub of golf, locally and regionally, over the last few weeks as a player with local ties captured the state’s top amateur prize while another took home the title as one …

Barrington defeats Rumford 12-2 for District 2 Championship

Barrington 9-10 All Stars defeat Newport, 9-0

Barrington Juniors All Stars win, force a deciding game

Barrington's 10U Majors All Stars win district title

Things to Do
A glossy, sticky teriyaki fish made on top of the stove

I’ve spent the last month using and seeking out recipes that don’t require the use of the oven. I’m not a huge griller, so the top of the stove is my preference when the …

'Red Book' is free online and will ease research in U.S. states and counties

A July weekend celebration of Ted Hood's boats

View Purple Martins at Pic-Wil on Saturday

Fluffy baked eggs (or cloud eggs) are a fun breakfast

Opinion
Letter: School cuts might still be coming to Barrington

To the editor: As we collectively hold our breaths, waiting for the RI House and Senate to resolve the 2018 Budget, there remains the possibility that last year’s budget will remain intact. …

Letter: We're going to make seniors work for the town?

Letter: Kilmartin continues tradition of AG obfuscation

Editorial: For monarchs' sake, spare the milkweed

Letter: Thanks for helping preserve community center

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Jim McGaw

A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.