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People who have lived in Barrington for more than a few years might remember what the town beach used to look like.  There was a small concrete building at the bottom of Bay Road that was … more
As Barrington officials begin to consider new ways to improve our recycling effort, it's important we don't forget one key element to a successful program: Make sure everything in the recycling bin … more
Town officials are offering a great opportunity to show your appreciation for living in Barrington: Volunteer for a board or commission. The Barrington Town Council is looking for volunteers to … more
It’s time the Rhode Island Interscholastic League levels the playing field.  For too long, public high school sports teams have been forced to play against private high school sports … more
Barrington taxpayers just emerged from last year's rather painful budget season, and it now appears we're headed for another one.  Last year officials asked Barrington residents to cover a … more
It has been difficult to find the good news lately. Divisive issues and tragic events have, at times, consumed local and national news coverage.  But there is good news out there. On … more
A day after 17 people were shot and killed at a Parkland, Fla., high school, a member of the Barrington School Committee said funding a full-time school resource officer position was not a priority … more
The Barrington School Committee conducts itself like the board of directors for a successful, multi-million-dollar corporation. In many ways, it is. The public schools (the corporation’s … more
Barrington residents did such a good job participating in the first round of the Solarize RI program that officials selected the town for a second turn.  In fact, three communities were … more
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
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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.