Barrington students 'test drive' new Chromebooks

A group of soon-to-be sixth-graders wandered down a hall outside the middle school library on Monday morning and stopped to peer through a window.  Realizing that they had missed the entrance …
Custom home in Bristol has space, luxuries and more

New to the market is a stunning custom-built home in the Harding Estates neighborhood of Bristol. This 3,737-square-foot home at 5 Patricia Ann Drive, is a unique blend of building styles — …

House Hunt: Open houses planned around East Bay

The following open houses are scheduled this weekend in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 31 Ferry Lane — Sunday, Aug. 21, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Colonial, 3, 1.5, $489,000. esidential …

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Legislators earn failing marks in 38 Studios study

Two Warren legislators have been given an “F” rating for their voting records in bills pertaining to 38 Studios, the failed video game company started by former Boston Red Sox pitcher …

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands recently in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 12 John St. — $390,000 6 Vermont Ave. — $325,000 3 Elton Road — $438,500 8 …

Featured home: New England charm for the modern family

In the much sought after Lawrence Farm in Portsmouth is a great family home that has never been on the market before. Set on a beautiful 29,000 square-foot lot, the four-bedroom, two-and-a-half …

Video and photos: K-Rob practices for tonight's backflip event

K-Rob and Quad driver Doug Paiva practice their timing Saturday morning, Aug. 13, for tonight's backflip attempt at Kennedy Plaza in Providence.

House Hunt: Open house in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in tows across the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 13 Anoka Ave. — Sunday, Aug. 14, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Colonial, 4, 2.5, $499,000. Residential …

Local girls part of second-best-in-nation soccer team

Warren resident Kaelen McKenna just got back from a great business trip — she and her teammates placed second in their division in a national soccer tournament held the last week of July in …
Police Report

Barrington police charge East Providence woman with DUI

Barrington police responded to a motor vehicle accident on Route 114 last week and later charged one of the drivers — East Providence resident Catia A. Carreiro — with driving under the …

Stravato girlfriend charged with desecrating grave

The girlfriend of Anthony Stravato, the convicted cat killer just released from the ACI, was arrested Tuesday afternoon by Warren police and charged with desecrating a grave. Alyssa Lamountain, …

Facebook posts paint disturbing picture of convicted cat killer

Facebook posts attributed to convicted cat killer Anthony Stravato paint a disturbing picture of a young man fascinated with death and killing.Mr. Stravato, 25, was released from the ACI last Friday, …

Warning issued as cat killer released from ACI

Animal care professionals across the state are being warned to look out for an East Providence man who was released from the ACI last Friday, August 5, after serving time for felony animal abuse and …

Police find pellet gun in vacant Barrington house

An officer was on routine patrol in the Bay Spring area of town at about 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 28 when he noticed a home on Allen Avenue where the front door was open. The officer …
Obituaries
Clelia P. Fiordelisi

Clelia P. (Petruccelli) Fiordelisi, 61, of Warren, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 at home. She was the wife of Kenneth Fiordelisi. Born in Bridgeport, Ct., a daughter of Mario Petruccelli of …

Ann M. (O’Grady) O’Brien, 87, Barrington

Ann M. (O’Grady) O’Brien, 87, of Elizabeth Road, died peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. She was the wife of the late William O’Brien. Born in Providence, a daughter of the …

Nancy Jane Rich Comley, 81, Barrington

Nancy Jane Rich Comley, 81, formerly of Barrington, died peacefully on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. She was the wife of the late John (Jack) M. Comley, Jr. and the daughter of the late Walter Wheaton Rich …

William S. Burke, 78, Barrington

William S. Burke, 78,  died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 from Alzheimers disease.  Born in Pawtucket on May 1, 1938, he was the son of the late Franklin A. and Marion E. (Jacobs) Burke. Mr. …

Barbara Waterman, 75, of Barrington

Barbara Waterman, 75, of Barrington, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016. She was the beloved wife of 45 years to Byron A. Waterman. She was born in Allentown, Pa. to the late George …

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Sports
New video: K-Rob 'Flips Providence' on his second chance

PROVIDENCE — If at first you don't succeed, try again. At least give it one more chance. East Providence native and Barrington resident Kevin Robinson set a new Guinness Book of Records world …

‘Unapologetically difficult’ race slated for Colt State Park

J/Fest to bring big fleet to the bay

Barrington throwers place at World U20 Championships

Barrington resident will attempt world record BMX trick on Aug. 13

Things to Do
Bake fresh tautog in a colorful herb butter

By Lynda Regolrego@eastbaynewspapers.comI went to the Mount Hope Farmers’ Market and got some beautiful tautog (blackfish). It reminds me of visiting my aunt and uncle on Cape Cod when I was …

A cool summer meal for the dog days of August

Annual Holy Angels event will have a new look

Providence-Newport ferry returns this week

A quick sweet and sour pickle perfect for summer

Opinion
Letter: All is not well at Barrington Beach

To the editor: All is not well at Barrington Beach. I use the beach often and have noticed two main issues of concern: 1) Lack of parking for town residents and taxpayers. 2) The parking lot …

Letter: Jason Knight represents true Democratic ideals

Letter: Committees not interested in open process

Letter: Is Barrington Beach going to the dogs?

Letter: Candidate never requested Warren endorsement

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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.