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Barrington girls lose to LaSalle in semis

The Barrington High School girls basketball team lost 60-37 to LaSalle Academy during a state tournament semifinals game at the URI Ryan Center.  The last time the teams squared off was more …
Portsmouth schools ask for 2.3 percent budget hike
PORTSMOUTH — The School Committee has approved a $39.68 million budget for fiscal year 2020 that calls for a 2.3 percent increase … Read More
Eagles selected for Hobey Baker awards
Two Barrington High School student-athletes recently received Hobey Baker High School Character Awards. Johnny Lombardi, a member … Read More
Grant will help preserve historic Barrington flag
Barrington Preservation Society has received a grant of $7,455 from Heritage Harbor Foundation for the conservation of Barrington’s … Read More
Town manager explains proposed pay raises
The proposed municipal budget for Barrington includes salary increases for union and non-union positions.  The proposed salary … Read More
New positions, pay raises included in Barrington budget
Barrington's proposed municipal budget is calling for a 3.9 percent or $648,016 increase. If the increase is approved, the … Read More
Fire damages Trafford Restaurant in Warren
Trafford's restaurant on Water Street is closed temporarily after a roof fire early Thursday afternoon. Warren Fire Chief James … Read More
Obituaries
Paul Almeida, 58, of Bristol Brian Paul Almeida, aka Nick Danger, 58, of Bristol, R.I., died suddenly on March 12, 2019, in New London, Conn. He was the husband of Kathryn (Smith) Almeida. Born in Fall River, Mass., Brian …
Marilyn Kay Herreshoff Marilyn Kay Herreshoff, née Olson died Feb. 19, 2019, following a brief illness. Kay, as she was known to all was born in Petoskey, Mich, was the daughter of Alfred J. Olson and Marie L. Beard …
Rose L. Ramos, 87, of Bristol Rose L. (Madeiro) Ramos, 87, of Bristol died Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Warren Skilled Nursing and Rehab. She was the wife of the late Henry Ramos. Rose was born in Bristol, a daughter of the …
Richard W. Ober, 73, of Barrington Richard W. Ober, 73, of Barrington, passed into the arms of his Savior on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at his home in Barrington. Rick was born to Arthur and Louise (Flanigan) Ober on Dec. 28, 1945, in …
Sports
Gallery: PCD hockey co-op in Division II finals The Providence Country Day-St. Raphael-Wheeler co-op boys’ hockey team forced a deciding game in its Division II championship final with top-seeded Cumberland after the Knights handed the Clippers …
Longtime sportswriter inducted into Hall of Fame Longtime East Bay sportswriter/photographer Manny Correira was honored at Sunday's Words Unlimited Awards Banquet at the Cranston Country Club.    Said former Barrington High …
Portsmouth High runners crowned All-Americans PORTSMOUTH — Four members of the Portsmouth High School girls’ indoor track team earned High School All-American honors by placing fourth in the 4x800 relay at the 2019 New Balance …
Warren Athletic Hall of Fame announces 2019 inductees The Warren Athletic Hall of Fame Committee has announced its inductees for 2019. They will be honored at a banquet Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the Venus de Milo, Swansea, MA. For tickets call Martha …
Opinion
Letter: Keep herbicides out of Little Compton solar farms To the editor Little Compton has the right to include in its Solar Ordinance the phrase “No herbicides shall be used to clear or maintain the area beneath the solar panels”. At the town’s …
Letter: Solving the dog poop bag dilemma To the editor: In one of the March 13 police reports, a woman complained about a man yelling at her for leaving a filled “dog poop” bag beside the road. She stated she intended to pick …
Letter: Fish, fun, fellowship and more … To the editor: The 2019 version of the Lenten Fish Dinners will continue at St. Barnabas on three consecutive Fridays this year on March 22, March 29 and April 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. each …
Letter: On Legion’s 100th, time to honor Westport veterans To the editor: The American Legion turns 100 years old this March. Westport American Legion Post #145 will be celebrating their Centennial in July. On March 15, 1919, a group of American …

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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.