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 …
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House hunt: Open houses planned this weekend in East Bay

The following open houses are scheduled this weekend in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 11 Ridgewood Road — Sunday, July 23, 12-2 p.m. Colonial, 5, 3, $824,900. Mott & Chace …

Barrington resident helps track ospreys at Allin's Cove

Barrington resident David Winsor has been keeping an eye on the ospreys in Allin's Cove for years.  Initially, he was a "casual observer" of the platforms that had been installed in the cove …

Osprey population soaring in Barrington

Once on the cusp of eradication, ospreys continue to make an impressive recovery in the Ocean State. And nowhere else in Rhode Island did more ospreys fledge last year than in Barrington. …

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 …

State budget impasse could mean less money for Barrington schools

The Rhode Island General Assembly's budget impasse may result in less state aid for Barrington schools. According to information from the local school department, Barrington could stand to receive …

Providence Country Day School lists third trimester honors

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Providence Country Day School has announced its honor roll of students for the third and final trimester of the 2016-17 term. Students are listed alphabetically by hometown. Rhode Island8, …
Police Report

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 …

Reminder: Fireworks banned from public property in Barrington

Barrington police are asking people to stay off town property while discharging fireworks this Fourth of July. The local police department recently issued a reminder, stating that lighting off …
Obituaries
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 …

Marie Marden Currier, of Barrington

Marie Marden Currier, longtime resident of Barrington, RI and widow of Richard E. Currier, died surrounded by family Friday, June 23, 2017, at Bethany Home of RI.  She is survived by …

Naomi E. 'Betty' McManus, 75, of Acton, Mass.

Naomi E. “Betty” (Gaskill) McManus, 75, a longtime resident of Acton, Mass. and formerly of Melrose, Mass., died on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Massachusetts General Hospital from injuries …

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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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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.