Special Christmas service planned at Holy Angels

Holy Angels Church will be filled with beautiful Christmas music on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 5 p.m., with a Lessons and Carols service. The public is cordially invited. “It will be a …
Parents: Vaping plagues Barrington High bathrooms
Long gone are the days of smoking in the boy’s room at Barrington High School. The new trend is vaping in the boy’s room. And … Read More
Burned but not beaten, resident vows to rebuild
Sam Abram revisited his Bowden Avenue home on Friday afternoon. The longtime resident used crutches while navigating the rooms, … Read More
Family and friends mourn the loss of 'K-Rob'
He was a BMX legend, an X-Games gold medalist and a world record holder, but people in Barrington and East Providence are also … Read More
Sports
Nearly 50 years later, Barrington resident learns she's an All-American
Margaret Kane earned a new title recently. The longtime Barrington resident discovered earlier this fall that she was an … Read More
Gallery: Barrington loses to LaSalle, 64-53
The Barrington High School boys basketball team dropped its season opener at home Friday night to Division-I La Salle, 64-53. Elijah … Read More
Barrington will offer flag football in addition to tackle
For the first time ever, Barrington Pop Warner will offer flag football. Members of the local league's board of directors voted … Read More
Police Report
Barrington school warning: 'Sexting' on the rise
Officials in Barrington have recently seen an increase in "sexting" incidents among middle school students. Barrington Middle … Read More
Crews battle Barrington house fire
Firefighters from four towns were battling a house fire in Barrington late Wednesday night, Dec. 6.   Crews from Barrington, … Read More
Barrington resident's pleas for help answered
A Mathewson Lane resident in Barrington called police at about 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, after she heard someone screaming for … Read More
Obituaries
Ferdinand DeRensis, 95, Barrington Ferdinand R. DeRensis, 95, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at the Maine Medical Center. He leaves behind his best friend and devoted companion, his dog Charlie. He was the beloved father of …
Dr. Ronald N. Mancini, 70, Tiverton Dr. Ronald N. Mancini passed away at his home on December 5, 2017. Ron was born on April 26, 1947 in Providence, RI to Camillo V. Mancini and Alyda (DeWilde) Mancini. Ron grew up in Barrington, RI …
Hugh B. Cameron, age 90, formerly of Barrington Hugh B. Cameron, age 90, died on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at Hope Hospice and Palliative Care in Providence.  He was the husband of Nancy (Harris) Cameron of Lincoln; son of the late Hugh F. …
Robert P. Merlino, 86, of Barrington Robert P. Merlino, 86, of Blanding Avenue, died peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Anna J. (Arrigo) Merlino.  Born in Providence, a son of the late Charles and …

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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.