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For two days this weekend, Barrington was alive with bright sun sparkling off the water, leaves glistening in fall hues, and soccer balls, soccer balls, soccer balls. For the first time in memory, … more
Gratitude and applause to those electric linemen who climbed up amidst the wires in frightful conditions these past few days. It’s work most of us can’t imagine. But National Grid’s … more
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 … more
They meet with open doors, in a public space that is open to all, but Barrington School Committee meetings have never felt very open. This was magnified last Thursday night, when a group of … more
September is going to be a big month for Barrington. Organizers of the Barrington 300 celebration — the 300th anniversary of the founding of Barrington — have planned two great events … more
It’s often said freedom isn’t free. The right to speak out against those in power, move around on a whim, and generally live our lives the way we see fit is often taken for granted, as … more
Once among the most abundant and lovely of backyard summertime visitors, the monarch butterfly is vanishing at a disturbing rate. Easy as it is to blame habitat abuse in the species' Mexican … more
In a quiet corner of Barrington, a group of parishioners is making a difference. The folks at Saints Matthew and Mark Episcopal Church, which is located on Chapel Street in the Alfred Drown … more
The school budget debate is fixing to be one heck of a showdown. With two weeks to go, two groups are rallying the troops. It's taxpayers (many of whom are school parents) vs. school parents … more
The waters are rising, of that there is no longer any doubt. No one can credibly argue any more that sea level rise — caused by human activity that has fueled global climate change — is a … more
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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.