Where is the cheapest gas in East Bay?

Gas prices in Rhode Island rose by 1 cent this week, averaging $2.24 a gallon across the state, according to AAA Northeast. The $2.24 price is four cents below the national average for regular …
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Later dismissal time concerns Barrington parents

Part of the proposed plan to push school start times at Barrington High School and Middle School to 8:15 a.m. included shifting the start time at Hampden Meadows School (grades 4 and 5) to 9:30 …

School start time debate heats up in Barrington

7:45. 8:30. 8:15 — What time should Barrington High School and Middle School students start class in the morning? The debate over school start times in Barrington continued on Thursday …

Big crowd expected at Barrington School Committee meeting

Longtime Barrington resident Tom "TR" Rimoshytus said he anticipates a large crowd of people will attend the Barrington School Committee meeting tonight, Feb. 16. Mr. Rimoshytus said many people …

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands recently in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 20 Briarfield Road — $711,000 29 Commonwealth Ave. — $1 82 Walnut Road — …

Bayside's new veterinarian has always loved science

Dr. Meredith Taylor loves a challenge. The new associate veterinarian at Bayside Veterinary Care on Waseca Avenue in Barrington said she enjoys her job, especially when she needs to work "outside …

What a life! Remembering newspaperman Ros Bosworth, Jr.

Five months after celebrating his 90th birthday, retired East Bay Newspapers Publisher Roswell S. “Ros” Bosworth Jr. died last Tuesday, Feb. 7. He passed away with his wife Marcia by his side …
Police Report

New IRS tax scam targets Barrington employees

Give the con-artists credit, they know how to be creative. An apparent new IRS tax return scam was discovered in Barrington last week when a handful of town employees noticed that someone had …

Barrington crash: Car hits tree on Sowams Road

Barrington police and fire officials responded to a single car accident on Sowams Road on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 4. A car driven by a Warren resident appeared to exit Sowams Road and strike a …

Phone scammers: 2, Barrington residents: 0

Twice last week Barrington residents fell victim to aggressive scams conducted over the phone.  On Tuesday, Jan. 31, a Walnut Road resident received a call from someone who said they …

Gallison expected to plead guilty March 9

Former state Rep. Raymond Gallison is expected to plead guilty to nine felony counts on March 9, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. The former Bristol legislator and House Finance …

Barrington teenager facing drug charges, sent to ACI

Barrington police charged Nicolaus R. Hewitt with possession of a controlled substance (Xanax) and manufacture/possession/ delivery of a controlled substance. Police say the 18-year-old Barrington …
Obituaries
Sheila Holtzman, 91, formerly of Barrington

Sheila (Krugman) Holtzman, 91, formerly of New Jersey, the mother of Michael Holtzman and grandmother of Benjamin Holtzman of Barrington, died Wednesday, Jan. 25 at her home at The Sterling Aventura, …

Howard B. Huftalen, 96, Barrington

The family of Howard B. Huftalen announce his death on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 at 96 years of age. Howard is now with his beloved wife Dorothy who preceded him in death. They shared 65 years of …

Faye Louise Dieffenbach, 91, formerly of Barrington

Faye Louise Dieffenbach, 91, was born in Washington, D.C., the daughter of William and Laurel Walker. Faye was the youngest of three children, Harvey and Alice Jane (both deceased). Growing up in …

Janet H. 'Bonnie' Christ, 75, of Barrington

Janet H. "Bonnie" Christ, 75, of Barrington, passed away peacefully Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. She was the wife of the late George Fritz Christ. She was the daughter of the late Phillip N. and Janet Hall. …

Randolph T. 'Woody' Woodruff, 87, of Barrington

Randolph T. "Woody" Woodruff, 87, of Barrington, passed away after a short illness on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. He leaves his wife of 64 years, Zoe (Eberhardt) Woodruff. He also leaves four children, …

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Sports
This Barrington family loves basketball

Known for their basketball prowess, the Raffa family of Barrington has certainly left their mark on the sport over the years.  Starting with venerable grandfather, Michael John Raffa, and …

'Journey 4 Wellness' builds Facebook following

Barrington girls win frosh state track title

Barrington High grads still throwing strong

BHS Sports Roundup: Barrington girls drop first league game

Things to Do
Use buttery roasted garlic cloves in myriad ways

When it comes to cooking, my go-to ingredients are garlic and onions. There aren’t many savory dishes that can’t be improved with the addition of one or both. But, garlic is my favorite. …

Rustic fruit tarts are pretty and a sweet treat in winter

A delicious cod dish that won’t ruin your New Year’s resolutions

Enjoying ‘lobster’ on a cod budget

Christmas concert is this Friday night in Barrington

Opinion
Letter: School start time data is already available

To the editor: The Barrington School Committee and administration have committed to implementation of later school start times in 2017 and are dedicated to identifying cost-effective strategies. …

Letter: Keep calm and maintain perspective

Letter: Some people are failing to clear sidewalks

Letter: Schools should educate kids, not parent them

Letter: Stop adding to tax burden for seniors in Barrington

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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.