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Police: Barrington girl bitten by wild animal

A Barrington resident called police on Thursday night, Feb. 14, after his 6-year-old daughter was bitten on the leg by a wild animal. The resident told police officers that he believed a raccoon …
Warren police logs: Man faces felony domestic charge
Monday, Feb. 11Police got a complaint about a car parked in a construction zone on Church Street.A caller reported finding graffiti on … Read More
BHS Sports Roundup: Rywolt scores his 1,000th point
The Barrington High School boys basketball team won twice last week. The Eagles defeated Portsmouth 57-47 on Friday, Feb. 15 and also … Read More
Barrington girls finish third at track states
The Barrington High Schools girls and boys indoor track teams made their bids for a state championship on Saturday, Feb. 16. The girls … Read More
Letter: Westport treasurer rewarded with raises for work undone
To the editor: I arrived early for the December 4th Special Town Meeting regarding problems within the Westport Treasury … Read More
Eagles skate to pair of victories
The East Bay Co-op girls ice hockey team won a pair of games last week. The Eagles defeated the Burrillville Co-op team 4-1 on … Read More
Warren strikes deal with solar farm builder
The Town of Warren is getting into the solar business, and could save as much as $100,000 per year in energy costs through its … Read More
Obituaries
Muriel Spence, 94, of Bristol Considerate and loving, Muriel (Card) Spence, age 94, of 44 Clipper Way in Bristol, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in St. Elizabeth Manor, shortly after her children left the …
Peter George Florenzano, 73, of Bristol Peter George Florenzano, 73, of Mason Avenue, Bristol, passed away on Feb. 12, 2019, at Silver Creek Manor. Born in Bristol, he was the son of the late Andrea and Antonia (Albino) Florenzano. He …
Amy Maria Marino, 51, of Bristol Mrs. Amy Maria (Bernardo) Marino, age 51, of Mulberry Road, Bristol, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of Scott D. Marino, her husband of 13 …
Robert F. Mendes, 81, Warren Robert F. Mendes, 81, went to be with the Lord on  Thursday, February 14, 2019, at Crestwood Nursing Home in Warren.  Robert was born in Woonsocket, RI., the son of the late Manuel and Florence …
Sports
Portsmouth girls place 2nd in state indoor track championship PROVIDENCE — PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ varsity indoor track team was the runner-up in the Rhode Island championship meet held Saturday at Providence …
East Providence's Ogunronbi repeats as winter long jump champ PROVIDENCE — There has been no better long jumper during the winter season over the last two years than East Providence High School’s Anuoluwapo Ogunronbi, and the senior star …
A court to call his own Now Michael Hart has a basketball court he can call his very own. The head coach of the boys’ basketball team at St. Andrew’s School received the ultimate tribute last Wednesday, when …
Barrington Middle School wrestlers compete at states The 2018-2019 Barrington Middle School wrestling team finished its season by competing in the Futures Tournament and the Varsity Tournament on consecutive weekends.   ​Eight Barrington …
Opinion
Letter: Yet another man preaching morals to women To the editor: William M. O’Dell’s letter last week on abortion is yet another case of a man standing on his self-proclaimed moral high ground when he cannot possibly understand the …
Letter: Nothing justifies publishing racist letter While there’s an argument and First Amendment advocacy for free speech, I recall a time when newspaper editors seriously understood their role and responsibility in prudently managing a …
Letter: Dogs should not be running wild and defecating on graves I write this letter with a tremendous amount of sadness and hurt. My husband died suddenly in June. We buried him at North Burial Ground. We both grew up and lived in Bristol all our lives. North …
Letter: Decision to publish ‘racist’ letter is irresponsible After reading the Feb. 14 letter to the editor, entitled “Here's an idea: mandatory abortions at the southern border,” one cannot help but ask if the editors read the excretion before …

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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.