House hunt: Open houses in Barrington on Sunday

It's cold and it's winter, but the real estate market is still active. Before the New England Patriots take the field in the AFC Championship game, five Barrington homes will be open for viewing. See …
UPDATE — Fisherman killed as Vestas 11th Hour Racing and fishing boat collide off Hong Kong
Volvo Ocean Race officials have now revealed that one fisherman was killed and nine others rescued after their fishing boat was … Read More
Vestas 11th Hour Racing in collision 30 miles from finish
Holding what appeared to be a fairly comfortable 16-mile lead in the fight for second place just a couple of hours from the Leg 4 … Read More
Bids opened for Barrington Middle School project
Members of the Barrington School Building Committee said they were pleased with the bids for the new Barrington Middle School … Read More
Barrington Middle School wrestling team off to strong start
Something special is happening with the Barrington Middle School wrestling team this year.  The team has erupted out of the … Read More
BHS Sports Roundup: Eagles defeat Bolts, Falcons and Sentinels
The Barrington High School girls basketball team improved to 6-2 with wins over Cranston East, Cranston West and Smithfield last … Read More
Barrington players honored by Gridiron Club
The Providence Gridiron Club recently held its MVP Night. The event honored an offensive and defensive player from each of the 44 … Read More
Police Report
Prominent Barrington doctor murdered in East Providence home
EAST PROVIDENCE — A prominent area doctor is the victim in a murder investigation being conducted by East Providence Police. Dr. … Read More
Barrington police respond to domestic dispute, arrest Pennsylvania man
Barrington police arrested Joseph Braz, 33, of Fairfield, Pa., on a bench warrant issued from Sixth Division District Court. Mr. … Read More
Gas pipe broken atop Barrington school
A Barrington School Department employee called police on Thursday, Dec. 21, after discovering a broken gas pipe on the roof of Hampden … Read More
Richard W. 'Josh' Billings, of Barrington Richard W. "Josh" Billings, died on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. He was born on Nov. 3, 1927 to Warren C. Billings and Edith Keeler Billings, in Rome, New York. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, …
Mary F. Kelleher, formerly of Barrington Mary F. (Neilan) Kelleher, formerly of Barrington, passed away Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. She was the wife of the late Honorable Thomas F. Kelleher. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late …
Bernadette Puniello Mrs. Bernadette Puniello passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, surrounded by her family in Aruba, her home away from home. She was the beloved wife of Carmine J. Puniello. They were married for 54 …
Janice Seymour Carlson, 87, formerly of Barrington and Warren Janice Irene Seymour Carlson, 87, formerly of Barrington, RI, passed on January 9, 2018 at her home in Sarasota, FL. Janice joyfully entered this world on October 10, 1930 in Warren, RI, the …

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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.