Barrington High School earns gold medal ranking

Barrington schools continues to rack up awards. It was announced on Tuesday evening, April 25, that U.S. News and World Report selected Barrington High School as a "gold medal school" in its …
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Condom theft, Local legend dies, Car vs. ocean, and more

A Bristol legend passes away, a car goes for a dip, a group of local students head to the world championships, and some randy teens are caught stealing their needed prophylactics. These are just some …

Hector Massa dies after brief illness

Hector, Sir! When anyone mentions those two words, it’s pretty much a given people know exactly whose identity it is. Edmund P. Massa, better known as “Hector,” to family and …

House Hunt: Open houses planned this weekend in East Bay

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington           38 Old River Road — Sunday, April …

Where is the cheapest gas in East Bay?

Gas prices in Rhode Island rose by 6 cents this week, averaging $2.32 a gallon across the state, according to AAA Northeast. The $2.32 price is eight cents below the national average for …

Silver Alert issued for Portsmouth man

PORTSMOUTH — R.I. State Police has issued a Silver Alert for a 73-year-old local man who was last Thursday, April 20, at 8:45 a.m. in the Baylies Avenue area in Portsmouth. Police said …

Celebrate Earth Day with a walk in Sowams Woods

Humans are not the only Barrington residents who are happy to see the winter months behind us. Finally, spring has sprung, and with it come the critters who thrive in the vernal pools in Sowams …
Police Report

Barrington teens charged with stealing candy and condoms

Barrington police charged a 13-year-old Barrington boy with shoplifting and a 14-year-old Barrington boy with receiving stolen goods after the two were involved in a shoplifting incident at a local …

Barrington girl's Instagram photos turn up on escort service website

A Barrington resident stopped by the police station on Thursday, March 30, after she learned that photos of her 15-year-old daughter had been used by an escort service website. The woman said it …

Four Barrington residents victims of bank fraud

Barrington police were presented with four new cases of bank fraud and identity theft recently. On Saturday, March 25, a Richmond Avenue resident contacted police after her credit card company …

Second coyote-vs-dog incident reported in Barrington

For the second time in the past two weeks, a coyote-vs-dog incident occurred at the former Zion Bible College property. At about 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 23, a Barrington resident contacted …

Rabid cat lived in Rehoboth, not Barrington

A Barrington family wants to set the record straight about a rabid cat. Last week, the Barrington Times reported that a Lorraine Street resident's cat had tested positive for rabies, a deadly …
Obituaries
Peter Hamilton Scott, 81, of Barrington

Peter Hamilton Scott, 81, passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017 at his home in Palm Coast, Fla.  Peter was born in Warren in 1936 to Peter J.A. and Rebecca (Hamilton) Scott. Peter lived in …

Arlene Adams, of Barrington

Arlene Adams, of Riverside Drive, died peacefully on Thursday, April 20, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Kenneth V. Adams.  Born in Danielson, Conn., a …

Edmond Burke Nugent, 89, formerly of Barrington

Former Barrington resident, Edmond Burke Nugent, 89, a dear, sweet, loving and sentimental man with an ever present sense of humor, died peacefully on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at his home in Beverly, …

Janice Rae Gundersen, 87, formerly of Barrington

Janice Rae (Anderson) Gundersen, 87, formerly of Orlando, Fla. and Barrington, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Manor, in Bristol. Jan was the beloved wife of the …

Anne M. Durkin, 89, of Barrington

Anne M. (Deakin) Durkin, 89, of Barrington, died peacefully on Friday, April 14, 2017. She was the beloved wife of William T. Durkin with whom she would have celebrated their sixty-fifth wedding …

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Sports
Barrington native named All-American in gymnastics

Five members of the Springfield College women's gymnastics program, including Barrington native Nicole Silva, competed in the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association Individual National …

Barrington baseball battles against undefeated Ponaganset

Barrington's Tough Tiger adventure race set for May 7

New class inducted into BHS Athletic Hall of Fame

Eagles win pitchers' duel 1-0 over Exeter-West Greenwich

Things to Do
An easy, elegant chicken and mushroom dish with fresh herbs

This is such an easy, yet elegant dish. But, it needs a flavorful mushroom. Don’t use white, button mushrooms as they are too bland. I found cremini, shiitake or baby bellas (or once a mix of …

Young actors visit 'Neverland' with Elvis, Swift and friends

Irish charmer is a joyful, musical coming-of-age story

Use buttery roasted garlic cloves in myriad ways

Rustic fruit tarts are pretty and a sweet treat in winter

Opinion
Letter: After your kids graduate, will you bolt from Barrington?

To the editor: An elected Barrington official recently crowed “this is democracy at work” smugly referring to the approval of the MS bond issue at the March FTM. It’s easy when …

Letter: Barrington resident and Times need to check facts

Letter: Barrington schools finished with surplus last two years

Letter: School start time…delayed again?

Letter: Don't buy into pothead 'B.S.'

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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.