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Barrington students return to quiz show

A team of Barrington High School students competed in this year's High School Quiz Show competition recently. Students Daniel Sheinberg, Christina Curran, Clara Kugler, Jonny Zhang and Sam …
Rachel’s Challenge reaches beyond BHS
Random acts of kindness can start a chain reaction that has potential to change the world. This was the belief of 17-year old Rachel … Read More
Stop by Holy Angels Church for 'Turkey Bingo'
Holy Angels Parish on Maple Avenue in Barrington is welcoming people 18 and older to its annual Thanksgiving Turkey Bingo. The fun … Read More
Tap-In needs your help, so they can help others
On Nov. 17, the nonprofit agency Tap-In (Touch A Person In Need) will provide the makings of a Thanksgiving dinner to 350 East Bay … Read More
Police officers participating in 'No Shave November'
Approximately 13 members of the Barrington Police Department have enrolled in the "No Shave November" Awareness Program which takes … Read More
No more Youtube at Barrington Middle School
Students at Barrington Middle School no longer have access to Youtube. As of Thursday, Nov. 1, the district eliminated access to … Read More
Veterans' Day ceremony set for Sunday, Nov. 11 in Barrington
The Barrington United Veterans Council will be hosting a ceremony to honor Veterans Day at the Barrington Veterans' Memorial (near the … Read More
Obituaries
Peter Ganner Fradley, 91, Westport Peter Ganner Fradley, a retired editorial writer for The Providence Journal, died in New Paltz, NY, on October 23, 2018, after a short illness due to complications from surgery. He was 91. He lived …
Allan W. Young, 70, of Foxborough, Mass., and formerly of Barrington and Seekonk Allan W. Young, 70, of Foxborough, Mass., and formerly of Barrington and Seekonk, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. He was the loving and devoted …
Sports
Barrington volleyball advances to Division I semifinals The Barrington High School girls volleyball team punched its ticket to the Division I semifinals with a 3-1 victory over Cranston East in the quarterfinals on Thursday night, Nov. 8.  Playing …
Barrington boys run to fourth place finish at state meet The Barrington High School boys cross country team entered the state championship meet as the seventh seed, but powered to a fourth place finish.  Led by three runners in the top 33 spots, …
Barrington girls finish second at cross country states The Barrington High School girls cross country team put forth a strong effort at the state championship meet at Ponaganset High School on Sunday, but came up short against Portsmouth High …
Barrington wins field hockey state championship Barrington High School's Caileigh Durkin made possibly the biggest save of the season on Sunday afternoon, sliding in front of a last-second Moses Brown shot to secure a 2-1 victory for the Eagles in …
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Opinion
Letter: Thank you for recognizing local veterans To the editor: I want to express my profound appreciation to those who participated in delivering baked goods to veterans. In particular, the Johnson and Pickering families and to Talya who …
Letter: Higher taxes next year are in the making To the editor: Well, there was a landslide vote last week in Barrington. I do not believe this landslide will favor Barrington taxpayers.  At the 2017 Financial Town Meeting, a vote was …
Letter: A century later, we still dream of true peace At 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918, the guns stopped. The Armistice began. That calamity and horror, still known to many as “The Great War,” was stopped. In the sudden silence, millions dared …
Letter: Clarifying the proposed charter changes I want to clarify a number of issues relating to the Charter changes. I’ll address why we have 3 on the ballot and focus on the one that would allow (but not require) the Town to have DPW …

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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.