4th royalty crowned, Murder charge, School district divorce, and More: East Bay top stories

Take a look at some of the top stories from the past week across the East Bay. Click the headlines to read the full story. Borgia, Pirri win 2017 Miss and Little Miss Fourth of July Fourth of …
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House Hunt: Open houses planned in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weelend: Barrington 1 Briarfield Road — Sunday, May 28, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Colonial, 4, 2.5, $689,000. …

Bay View Academy announces third quarter honor roll

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Bay View Academy community recognizes those students who demonstrate above average scholastic achievement on a quarterly basis via the Honor Roll. A student in grade six …

Education commissioner is hands-off on school start times

Dr. Ken Wagner said the Rhode Island Department of Education regularly shares information with the local school districts promoting the benefits of later school start times for older …

Dressing the stars

TIVERTON — Emily Taradash was raised on a horse farm on Neck Road in Tiverton, her life now consists of a full immersion in theater. She designs costumes for performers in Warwick's Ocean State Theater (Ocean State or OST) productions — shows like "Victor Victoria," a musical that has just finished its run, and the upcoming [and now cancelled, see update] "Shrek" (July), and "Clue" (August), and "Titanic" (September).

School bond spurs outburst at Barrington town meeting

Barrington Town Moderator Julia Califano was moving quickly through the municipal budget line items during Wednesday night's financial town meeting, until she reached "debt service." That's when …

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands recently in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 3 Houghton St. — $410,000 4 Paquin Road — $355,000 16 Evergreen St. — …
Police Report

Police credit media, others for tracking down shoplifting suspect

It was a team effort. Barrington Police Chief John LaCross said the apprehension of a shoplifting suspect was possible because many people came together to help local law enforcement with the …

Barrington police track down AC theft suspect

Barrington Police Chief John LaCross is thanking media outlets across the state for the role they played in helping officials track down a woman wanted for allegedly stealing air …

Portsmouth Police: Woman took a bat to her ex-boyfriend

PORTSMOUTH — Police charged a Middletown woman Monday night with two felony assault charges after she allegedly struck her ex-boyfriend with a wooden bat, sending him to the …

BHS grad charged in connection with Penn State frat pledge death

Recent Barrington High School graduate Lars Kenyon is one of 18 Penn State students who are facing charges following the death of a pledge at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Officials say Kenyon and …

Barrington AC thefts update: Police release picture of suspect

Barrington police are requesting the public's help in identifying an individual suspected of stealing at least six air conditioners from the Shaw's Supermarket in the shopping center last week. It …
Joseph C. Bellas, 86, formerly of Barrington

Joseph C. Bellas, 86, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 20, 2017.  Joe was born on June 16, 1930 in New Kensington, Pa. to Joseph and Elizabeth Molnar Bellas. He served five years in …

Dr. John Champlin Lathrop, 89, formerly of Barrington

Dr. John Champlin Lathrop, 89, of Laurelmead died Monday, May 22, 2017 at home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Irene McKenzie Lathrop. Born in Westerly, a son of the late …

Annabel Saiz Hanna, 69, of Barrington

Annabel Saiz Hanna, of Barrington, passed away with her family by her side on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the age of 69. Annabel was beloved by all for her unforgettable warmth, boundless …

Nunzio A. Palazzo, 77, of Barrington

Nunzio A. Palazzo, 77, of Anthony Road, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Frances (Araujo) Palazzo.  A lifelong resident of Barrington, he was the son …

Elizabeth 'Betsy' Kennally, 58, formerly of Barrington

Loving spouse and mother, cherished daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend, Betsy Kennally earned her angel wings on Friday, May 12, 2017, her 58th birthday, after a brief but courageous battle …

Speak Out!
Photos: Olympic swimmer stops by Bayside YMCA

Olympic Gold Medalist Katie Meili recently stopped by the Bayside YMCA in Barrington and shared her story of becoming a world class swimmer for the United States for the audience.  Meili also …

Barrington boys' lacrosse battles Moses Brown

Barrington natives inducted into swim hall

BHS Sports Roundup: Girls' lacrosse wins

Barrington boys' track team wins division title

Things to Do
An easy, elegant chicken and mushroom dish with fresh herbs

This is such an easy, yet elegant dish. But, it needs a flavorful mushroom. Don’t use white, button mushrooms as they are too bland. I found cremini, shiitake or baby bellas (or once a mix of …

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

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

Use buttery roasted garlic cloves in myriad ways

Rustic fruit tarts are pretty and a sweet treat in winter

Letter: The deck was stacked in the schools' favor

To the editor: In the May 24th 2017 issue of the Barrington Times I asked if all of us would be better represented by eliminating the yearly town financial meeting in its present venue so that …

Letter: Thanks for helping 'Stamp Out Hunger'

Letter: A true coincidence in a Barrington neighborhood

Letter: Education is Barrington’s industry; we must invest in it

Letter: Vote Rosengard for committee on appropriations

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