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Give the con-artists credit, they know how to be creative. An apparent new IRS tax return scam was discovered in Barrington last week when a handful of town employees noticed that someone had … more
Barrington police and fire officials responded to a single car accident on Sowams Road on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 4. A car driven by a Warren resident appeared to exit Sowams Road and strike a … more
Twice last week Barrington residents fell victim to aggressive scams conducted over the phone.  On Tuesday, Jan. 31, a Walnut Road resident received a call from someone who said they … more
Former state Rep. Raymond Gallison is expected to plead guilty to nine felony counts on March 9, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. The former Bristol legislator and House Finance … more
Barrington police charged Nicolaus R. Hewitt with possession of a controlled substance (Xanax) and manufacture/possession/ delivery of a controlled substance. Police say the 18-year-old Barrington … more
"I'm a big fan of yours." "I'm thrilled with the investment we made in this position." "This is one of the best decisions we've made." These are some of the quotes shared by Barrington … more
Members of the Barrington and East Providence police departments held a press conference on Friday afternoon, sharing details of the shooting that occurred on Maple Avenue a night … more
Police said the victim in Thursday night's shooting was completely uncooperative, but his lack of assistance did not stop from law enforcement agencies from finding and charging the … more
Police have charged East Providence resident Robert Fonseca in connection with the early evening shooting in Barrington on Thursday, Feb. 2, according to multiple media outlets. Mr. Fonseca is 30 … more
Police are reportedly investigating a shooting in Barrington, in the area of Maple Avenue. Multiple reports of shots fired soon after 6 p.m. have come in, after witnesses reportedly heard three … 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.