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Barrington teachers, not students, offered shorter quarantine

Should teachers have shorter quarantine times than students? In Barrington, they do.  On Jan. 8, the school district sent an email to families of Barrington students detailing the …
Ferris and White spark Huskies comeback victory
Junior forward Reyn Ferris and sophomore guard Elsa White combined for 38 points to fuel a Huskies 55-47 comeback victory over Chariho … Read More
Prevention ‘sort of runs in my family,' says RWU sophomore
PORTSMOUTH — When Isabelle Boullier was 13, her older sister Kyra was out driving in Narragansett on her 17th birthday when a drunk … Read More
Tiverton bests Mt. Hope 40-29, in physical division match up
Tiverton girls basketball team beat Mt. Hope 40-29 in a physical division II match up at Mt. Hope High School on Friday night. The … Read More
Portsmouth Police arrest man on a charge of fraud
PORTSMOUTH — A 56-year-old Providence man was arrested on a charge of fraud on Thursday, Jan. 13, after he falsely told a local … Read More
Portsmouth, Sakonnet legislative seats set to change
Voters throughout the state, including those in some Tiverton and Portsmouth neighborhoods, may become part of new political precincts … Read More
Vaccine mandate still a must, says Barrington school official
The last few weeks have not swayed Gina Bae’s confidence in the district’s vaccine mandate — the chairwoman of the … Read More
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Obituaries
Maria Jose (Pimentel) Ribeiro, 85, Bristol Maria Jose (Pimentel) Ribeiro, 85, of Mount Avenue, Bristol, passed away on Jan. 16, 2022, at home. She was the wife of Norberto Couto Ribeiro. Born in Villa Franca do Campo, St. Michael, Portugal, …
Dorothy A. Faria, 86, East Providence Dorothy A. Faria, 86, of East Providence, passed away on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. She was the wife of the late Anthony T. Faria.Born in Providence, R.I., she was the daughter of the late Charles and …
Corey G. Chrisman, 49, Barrington Corey G. Chrisman, 49, of Barrington, RI passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022 at Rhode Island Hospital. A son of David and Georgia (Price) Chrisman, Corey spent his childhood in Cincinnati before …
Sports
Eagles tie Red Rams in non-league showdown The Barrington High School boys hockey team took advantage of the holiday weekend by traveling to Connecticut on Monday for a non-league game against the New Canaan Red Rams.   It was a …
Portsmouth High gymnasts win 3-team meet PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ varsity gymnastics team took first place in a meet against Barrington and Middletown on Sunday at Prestige Fitness & Gymnastics …
Westport girls lose, boys win in non league hoop rematches against Fairhaven The Westport girls basketball team fell 43-38 to Fairhaven in a non league home game on Wednesday night. The lost dropped the team’s overall record to 2-4. Junior guard and co-captain Leah …
Boys track team runs past Wheeler, Mt. Pleasant and Hope The indoor track teams competed in regular season meets this week. On Thursday, Jan. 6, the boys team defeated Mt. Pleasant (93-7), Wheeler (89-18) and Hope (98-0).  “Despite a day …
Opinion
Letter: Why should we trust anything that RIDOT tells us?

To the editor: The Jan. 13, 2022 edition of The Portsmouth Times resurrects the state highway situation in Portsmouth.  Please note that Sprague Street is not mentioned. That is the …

Letter: Town should fund new bocce and croquet courts

To the editor: Engaging in physical and social activities is an important part of the lives of Barrington residents of all ages. Historically, efforts to provide funding for youth sports …

Letter: Decision on school construction needs community partnership

To the editor: The Barrington School Committee has scheduled the submission of a Rhode Island Department of Education Stage 2 School Construction Plan for Feb. 15. The recommended plan, based on …

Letter: Thanks to the Bristol Fire Department

To the editor:We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Bristol Fire Department for responding to our home numerous times over the Christmas holiday due to a system malfunction in our …

Letter: Free Bristol Harbor — tear down Robin Rug

To the editor:Bristol has a beautiful harbor matching those of many lovely towns in New England, such as Padanaram, Mystic, and Rockport, but it has been sealed off from most of its residents by …

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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.