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New Barrington Middle School is 90 percent complete

Construction of the new Barrington Middle School is 90 percent complete, according to information shared at a recent Barrington School Committee meeting. The school building committee reported the …
School start time forum is Thursday night in Barrington
The Barrington School Department and School Committee will host a special forum focused on the upcoming school start time changes. The … Read More
Size of Portsmouth’s west side advisory panel changes — again
PORTSMOUTH — After one member said he wanted to reconsider his earlier decision, the Town Council Monday night unanimously to … Read More
Council member aims to raise minimum wage in Barrington
A town councilor wants Barrington to raise the minimum wage paid to some municipal employees. Jacob Brier said he plans to submit … Read More
Feds agree to rescind order for Sakonnet River Bridge tolls
PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — Future tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge may have sustained a deathblow now that the Federal Highway … Read More
Henderson Bridge project meeting takes place in East Providence
EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence will host a public informational meeting Wednesday night, April 24, to discuss previously … Read More
Barrington team wins national championship
The Barrington High School LifeSmarts team won the national championship earlier this month. The team of five local students rolled … Read More
Obituaries
Martha Millie Coelho Peters, 70, of Bristol Martha Millie Coelho Peters, age 70, of Bristol, Rhode Island, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2019, at Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro, N.C. Ms. Peters was born in Bristol, R.I., on June 20, …
George Frazier, 86, Tiverton, George Frazier, 86, of Tiverton, passed away on April 21, 2019.  He was the husband of Louise (Oliveira) Frazier.  Born in Tiverton, he was the son of the late Gloria (Silvia) Amarello and John …
Sports
Gallery: East Providence-PCD girls' lacrosse EAST PROVIDENCE — Visiting Providence Country Day kept its next-door neighbor and host East Providence High School winless to date in Division III girls’ lacrosse after the Knights defeated the …
East Providence Mohawks ‘welcome’ increased participation in girls’ hoops program EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Mohawks Youth Organization is putting out a big “welcome” sign to girls from the city, attempting to increase their participation in its upcoming summer …
BHS Sports Roundup: Eagles defeat Huskies 15-1 The Barrington High School girls lacrosse team opened a 10-1 first half lead and rolled to a 15-1 win over Mt. Hope on Tuesday, April 16, at Colt State Park in Bristol. Barrington's Tess Gagliano …
BHS's Somera is RIIL Female Student-Athlete of the Year Barrington High School senior Maile Somera recently received the Honorable Monsignor Robert Newbold Scholarship Award as the RIIL Female Student-Athlete of the Year. The Rhode Island …
Opinion
Letter: Plenty of problems with recent letter To the editor: I would like to thank Ms. Haynes for the great didactic example of how not to conduct a discussion on pages of a newspaper.  Nothing sets a palpably confrontational tone …
Letter: AfterProm fund-raiser is Saturday, help needed To the editor: Prom season is upon us once again. The BHS AfterProm Committee has been working hard all year raising the funds needed to put on an all night, free event after the senior prom. The …
Some good and some bad decisions Politics in Rhode Island can be a breathtaking ride. Recent actions taken by politicians show the highs and lows of the players in power. For example:GOODTreasurer Seth Magaziner and Attorney General …
Editorial: Public-sector unions, take a bow (and then retire) Public-sector unions should step on stage, take a bow under thunderous applause, and exit stage left. Then they should leave for good. The unions have enjoyed a run of dominance more impressive …

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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.