Photos: Hawks take up residence in Barrington

A family of Cooper's Hawks have recently taken up residence in the backyard of a Sowams Road home.  The hawks, which have been seen sitting atop tree branches and on playground equipment, can …
Barrington man allegedly harassing beach patrons

Barrington police responded to the town beach on Wednesday, July 20, after people complained of a man harassing beach patrons. Witnesses there said the man had been taking pictures of people …

New pastor — from TV repair to God's work

Dan Ames recently arrived in Barrington — the latest stop in his journey as a pastor in the Methodist church. Pastor Dan was called to ministry in 1992 and began his work at Broadcove …

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Barrington resident will attempt world record BMX trick on Aug. 13

  Kevin Robinson's face lights up when he speaks about Aug. 13. That is the day the Barrington resident and longtime BMX professional will capture the attention of the extreme sports world …

Video: Barrington police seeking suspects in larceny case

The Barrington Police Department is looking for information about two individuals who allegedly stole a number of items from the Bayside YMCA locker rooms. Check out other police news from …

National Grid to carry out aerial inspections Wednesday

EAST BAY — If you see several helicopters flying overhead on Wednesday, July 27, don’t be alarmed.

Two Barrington All Star teams win district titles

Barrington Little League All Star teams captured two District II championships over the weekend, as the 11U team defeated Bristol 6-5 and the AAA Yellow team knocked off Newport …

Gallison reportedly practiced law without license

Already under state and federal investigation, former House Finance Chairman Ray Gallison is facing additional scrutiny over whether he unlawfully practiced law in Rhode Island. Mr. Gallison …

Featured home: Antique home close to beach, town common

Living in an antique home appeals to a certain type of person. Marry that with a seaside community and it's a win-win with this Little Compton gem.The beautiful Greek revival house at 56 Maple Ave. …
Police Report

FBI seized nearly $1M from Gallison

The FBI seized nearly $1 million in assets controlled by former state Rep. Ray Gallison, who resigned in scandal in May. The FBI announced the seizure on a website Tuesday afternoon, revealing …
Portsmouth Police Report

Portsmouth Police stay busy with domestic quarrels

Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police reports from over the past week. Monday, July 11 Gary J. Gonsalves, 43, of 166 Canonchet Drive, was charged at 8:53 a.m. with domestic …

Crews search river after resident hears boat crash, people screaming

Police and fire crews from Barrington, Warren and Bristol searched the water and shoreline along the Warren River near Smith's Cove on Wednesday night, July 13, for any signs of a boating …

Barrington resident stubs toe, calls for rescue

Barrington police officers and firefighters were called to a West Barrington home at about 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6, after an 11-year-old boy called the department for a medical situation. The …
Portsmouth Police Report

Portsmouth police respond twice to same party house

PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police report from over the past week. Tuesday, July 5 Erik N. Anderson, 48, of 75 Markwood Road, Barrington, was charged at …
Hugh C. Neville, 81, of Barrington

Hugh C. Neville, 81, of Barrington died Saturday, July 23, 2016. He was the husband of Ruth (Shaw) Neville for 59 years. Born in Fall River he was the son of the late Hugh and Dorothea (Hurst) …

Violet Calitri DeTora, 95, Barrington

Rhode Island native Violet Calitri DeTora, 95, died Monday, July 11, 2016 of natural causes in Florida, where she had lived for the past 28 years. Violet was the daughter of the late Pietro …

Jefferson 'Jeff' Albert Small, of Barrington

Jefferson "Jeff" Albert Small passed away peacefully at home in Barrington, on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 in the company of his wife and daughters, after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. …

Ben A. Hersey, 91, of Barrington

Ben A. Hersey, 91, of Barrington, died on Thursday, July 7, 2016, after a brief illness. He and his wife, Lilian M. Hersey, had been married for 71 years. They met and married during World War …

Jane K. Blount, 78, Barrington

Jane K. (Muller) Blount, 78, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016. She was the former wife of the late Luther H. Blount. Born in Weymouth, MA, the daughter of the late William H. and Jeannette …

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Portsmouth 10s beat Barrington for District 2 title

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Little League 10-year-old All-Star team won the District 2 title Monday night by defeating Barrington 5-2 at Sherman Field. Portsmouth started off quickly …

Barrington Juniors, Majors, 11U and 9-10 All Star teams reach finals

Barrington Punt, Pass and Kick event is Saturday

Barrington girl wins Estonian youth championship

Barrington All Stars defeat Portsmouth, 7-3

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Annual Holy Angels event will have a new look

These times...they are a changing. For more than 100 years, the annual Holy Angels Church Feast of the Assumption was an outdoor festival, filled with great food, music, and reverence to the …

Providence-Newport ferry returns this week

A quick sweet and sour pickle perfect for summer

Warren church has lofty goal: Repair 120-foot steeple

Olympic torch to run through East Bay Friday

Letter: Is Barrington Beach going to the dogs?

To the editor: What is The Barrington Town Council's intention for our poor little town beach now that they have opened it up to non-residents? That's over 370,000 people in just a 10-mile …

Letter: Candidate never requested Warren endorsement

Letter: Knight never requested to speak with District 67 committee

Letter: Wildlife warning — please be careful with your pets

Letter: Seniority not as bad as was reported in op-ed

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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.