Dock death, Drug explosion, Heartwarming gesture, and More: East Bay top stories

Take a look back at some of the biggest stories from around the East Bay in the past week. Click on the headlines to read the full story. Man dies after accident on Prudence Island Ferry dock A …

Barrington team wins summer league championship

The Barrington Youth Basketball Association's Sixth Grade team recently won the Division 1 Championship in the Mass Premier Courts Summer League. Also, the Barrington Youth Basketball …

Barrington land trust connects with young conservationists

The Barrington Land Conservation Trust hosted a group of young people at one of their premiere properties, the Pic-Wil Nature Preserve on Washington Road, as part of the land trust’s Tuesday …

House Hunt: Open houses in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 4 River Oak Drive — Sunday, Aug. 20, 12-2 p.m. Victorian, 4, 4, $849,000. Mott & Chace …

West Nile Virus confirmed in Warren

State biologists have found West Nile Virus in a mosquito sample collected in Warren last week, the first incidence of the potentially deadly virus in Rhode Island this year. The Rhode Island …
Sports

Barrington All Stars top Cranston, lose to Smithfield

The Barrington Little League All Star team competing in the Christopher Andreozzi tournament came within one game of reaching the finals. Last Tuesday, Barrington defeated Cranston in a …

'The future is bright' for Barrington football

Now in his third season since returning as head coach of the Barrington High School football team, Sandy Gorham believes that the Eagles will continue to improve in the Rhode Island Interscholastic …
Opinion

Letter: Voting is a serious business

To the editor: I do not think that there are many people who are against building a new middle school. But, it is the great cost of it that is being questioned. And most people are not against …

Letter: Power rates are rising; here’s what you can do

To the editor, Energy — namely, electricity — is the modern day “fire” that drives our economy. As a former administrator of the RI Office of Energy Resources and as the RI …
Police Report

Skimming device found inside Barrington bank's ATM

An employee at the TD Bank on County Road in Barrington called police at about 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 14, after a skimming device was found inside the bank's ATM. A technician had been checking …
Obituaries
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 …

Stephen R. 'Steve' Blakely, age 76

Stephen R. “Steve” Blakely, age 76, passed away Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. Born in Waterbury, Conn., a son of the late Frank L. Blakely and Alice M. (Wilson) Blakely, he was a longtime …

Judith 'Judy' Anderson, 77, of Barrington

Judith "Judy" Anderson, 77, of Barrington, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with cancer surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of …

Janet Ervin Lingard, 97, of Barrington

Janet Ervin Lingard, 97, of Barrington and Jupiter, Fla., died Monday, July 24, 2017. Born April 29, 1920, Providence and raised in Pawtucket as the one child of William J. and Gertrude A. …

Gisela Waltraud Ryan, MD, 85, formerly of Barrington

Gisela Waltraud (Blasberg) Ryan, MD, 85, formerly of 31 Broadview Drive, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Southgate Assisted Living in Shrewsbury, Mass. She was the beloved wife of 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.