Six Barrington students selected as scholarship semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Program recently released its list of scholarship semifinalists — six Barrington High School students made the list. Ryan P. Brady, Jane O. Freiman, …

Library renovation complete — the upstairs is open!

Eden Beckman's shopping cart was packed with books, but that did not stop her from pulling more and more colorful titles out of the bins inside the children's room at the Barrington Public …

Local boats shine at Newport International Boat Show

A star of last weekend’s Newport International Boat Show was Hinkley’s (Portsmouth) all-electric-powered 28.5-foot Dasher, billed as the first electric luxury powerboat. Looking little like …

Folks flock to fiddle fest

Young and old made their way to Haines Park on Saturday afternoon for the seventh annual Fiddle n Folk Fest. The fun event featured a number of talented performers, including Golden Bantams, …

Mixed reviews for ongoing road work in Barrington

Barrington's street-scape improvement project is underway on Maple Avenue and along West Street, and some people are not happy with it. "The project is taking too long to complete," said Stan …
Sports

Barrington Junior Pee Wees defeat Fairhaven, 19-6

The Barrington Pop Warner Junior Pee Wees battled through a few set-backs on Sunday to defeat Fairhaven 19-6. The win moved Barrington's record to 3-1. The Eagles, playing without their starting …

Eagles build early lead, lose in OT

The Barrington High School football team scored three touchdowns in the first half against Woonsocket on Friday night, but the Villa Novans scored twice late in the fourth quarter and beat …
Opinion

Editorial: Barrington sidewalk improvements taking too long

There seems to be no end to the downtown streetscape improvements in Barrington — titled "Village Center Connectivity" — which have resulted in detours, construction zones, orange …

Letter: Our legislators voted against the taxpayers

To the editor: The Barrington Republican Town Committee strongly condemns the votes of our three State representatives on Perpetual ‘Evergreen’ Contracts.   Senator Cynthia …
Police Report

Residents aim to blanket Barrington in signs

Last week a handful of Barrington residents called police after their "Hate Has No Home Here" signs were stolen from their yards. But the local folks did not stop after they filed police reports. …
Obituaries
Michael J. Del Santo, 87, formerly of Barrington

Michael J. Del Santo, 87, a retired Army Colonel and resident of Crofton, Md., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 peacefully in his sleep. Colonel Del Santo was born in Barrington on May 8, …

Claire F. Cardin, 93, of Barrington

Claire F. (Walsh) Cardin, 93, of Rosedale Avenue, died peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. She was the devoted wife of the late Paul J. Cardin Jr with whom she celebrated a 65th wedding …

Robert L. Allen Jr., 67, of Seekonk and formerly of Barrington

Robert L. Allen Jr., 67, of Seekonk and formerly of Barrington, passed away with his wife and daughter by his side on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 at The Miriam Hospital. He was the son of the late Robert …

Thomas E. Stamoulis, age 84, of Barrington

Thomas E. Stamoulis, age 84, of Henry Drive, Barrington, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2017 at home with his loving family by his side. He was the husband of Sandy (Cocaine) Stamoulis. Born in Haverhill, …

Zoe E. Woodruff, 86, of Barrington

Zoe E. Woodruff, 86, of Barrington, passed away on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. She was the wife of the late Randolph T. (Woody) Woodruff and daughter to the late Harry O. Eberhardt and the late Stella …

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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.