Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands recently in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 68 Bowden Ave. — $345,000 260 Maple Ave. — $383,800 56 Elm Lane — …
Latest News

Barrington boys go to police after incident at open gym

Three Barrington boys — two were 11-years-old and the other was 13 — stopped into the Barrington Police Station on Thursday, March 16 at about 2 p.m., and reported that one of them had …

Barrington resident honored with military award

Michelle Lemieux was not looking for recognition when she set out to help families of US military members.  She was not looking for a special award, or to be honored during halftime of a …

Young actors visit 'Neverland' with Elvis, Swift and friends

Close to 40 young actors from across Warren and beyond will sing and dance their hearts out this weekend as the Neverland Children’s Theatre stages its production of “Neverland Rocks” at the …

Barrington native earns college hoops honors

Barrington native Priscilla Dunphy, a standout player for the WPI women's basketball team, was recently selected to the NEWMAC (New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference) second …

Photos: Seniors win Barrington High School Battle of the Classes

Hundreds of Barrington High School students crowded into the gymnasium for the recent BHS Battle of the Classes. The students and teachers — yes, there was a faculty team as well — …

Barrington man sentenced to 7 years in prison

Patrick E. Churchville, 48, owner and president of ClearPath Wealth Management, LLC, formerly located in Providence and Barrington, was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison for orchestrating a …
Police Report

Barrington cat tests positive for rabies

A Lorraine Street resident's cat tested positive for rabies recently. According to Barrington police, the animal's owner brought the cat to a local veterinary hospital recently after the cat began …

Two men facing charges after 'target practice' in Barrington neighborhood

An off-duty Rhode Island State Police officer helped Barrington police apprehend two men who fired off a handgun in the middle of a residential neighborhood on Saturday afternoon, March …

Police: Man sent to hospital for detox dies later that night

Barrington police responded to a home in Barrington early Tuesday evening, March 7, after an Uber driver called the station to report that he was transporting a highly intoxicated man to a Barrington …

Gallison pleads guilty to 9 felonies

Former state Rep. Ray Gallison pleaded guilty to nine felony charges Thursday, and now faces the prospect of several years in federal prison. Chief Judge William Smith accepted Mr. gallison's plea …

Hateful vandalism — 'that's not us, that's not our community'

Barrington residents and town officials moved quickly to respond to an act of vandalism last week.  On Wednesday, March 1 someone noticed that a swastika had been burned into a Barrington …
Obituaries
Shirley Griggs Bradley, 70, of Grosse Pointe, Mich.

Shirley Griggs Bradley, 70, of Grosse Pointe, Mich., beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to so many, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 after a battle with cancer. She was at …

Dorothy A. Longo, of Barrington

Dorothy A. (DeStefano) Longo, formerly of Barrington, passed away peacefully while in residence at the Grace Barker Nursing Center in Warren, one day after her 93rd birthday. Born in Newport on …

Lawrence M. Lansinger, 81, of Barrington

Lawrence M. Lansinger, 81, of Barrington, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 surrounded by his family after facing a series of health challenges with dignity and grace. He was the beloved …

Agnes V. Chenette, 95, of Barrington

Agnes V. (Ferri) Chenette, 95, formerly of County Road, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. She was the wife of the late Armand Chenette.  A lifelong resident of Barrington, she was …

David E. Bates, formerly of Barrington

David E. Bates, formerly of Barrington, RI, died Wednesday, March 8. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Anne; his daughter, Susan Layer (Gregg); son Scott Bates (Kim); and his grandchildren, …

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Sports
Portsmouth’s Cole Swider named Gatorade Player of Year

PORTSMOUTH — Cole Swider of Portsmouth, a junior forward on St. Andrew’s School’s boys basketball team, has been named the 2016-17 Gatorade Rhode Island Boys Basketball Player …

Eagles open 3-0 lead, hold on for Division II championship

Hoop dreams for state title cut short

Eagles top Quakers, headed for finals

Eagles one win away from hockey state title

Things to Do
Irish charmer is a joyful, musical coming-of-age story

“Sing Street” (2016)Rated PG-131 hour, 46 minutesDirected and written by John Carney“Sing Street” is a fun movie that refreshingly communicates the joyful exuberance of music …

Use buttery roasted garlic cloves in myriad ways

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

Opinion
Letter: Barrington Middle School land offers reason to worry

To the editor: I was physically unable to be present at the special town financial meeting held at Barrington High School because I could not find a place to park. By the time I arrived at the …

Editorial: Coast Guard cuts — Dumb idea

Letter: We could have a middle school, and spent less!

Letter: Barrington definitely not 'Borington' when it comes to history

Editorial: Power to the people

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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.