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Barrington elementary school community embraces its new principal

It did not take long for Melissa Moniz to feel like part of the Nayatt School community. Days before she arrived at Nayatt to take over as the new principal, Mrs. Moniz had already received …
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 … Read More
Army Corps wants comment on Hix Bridge plan
Interested parties have until Thursday, Feb. 10 to comment on a United States Army Corps of Engineers plan to remove tons of rubble … Read More
In do-over vote, large Portsmouth solar facility is approved
PORTSMOUTH — It was the same application, the same board, but different results this time around — and the abutters to a … Read More
More people involved in plan for monastery property in Barrington
A few more people will have the opportunity to decide what will become of the monastery property in Barrington. Following the … Read More
Tiverton man charged with child pornography possession
A Tiverton man allegedly found in possession of more than 150 images and videos depicting child sexual abuse was arrested … Read More
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Obituaries
Carl E. Sanderson, 90, Florida Carl E. “Sandy” Sanderson, 90, passed on January 7, 2022, surrounded by his family. Carl graduated from Somerset High School in 1949, attended the Univ. of North Georgia. He joined the …
Joan Buck Flather Clymer of Westport Joan Buck Flather Clymer of Westport, Mass., passed away peacefully on December 24, 2021, surrounded by her family and so much love. Joani had been fighting various health issues and had entered the …
Maria D. Micheletti, 90, of Barrington Maria D. (DiMarzio) Micheletti, 90, of Barrington, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at home Wednesday, Jan, 12, 2022. Born in Providence, she was the only child of Antonio and …
Sports
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 …
High school sports teams cope with Covid’s challenges George Finn has been dealing with a lot of curveballs recently — and it’s not even baseball season.  The director of athletics and student activities at Barrington High School has …
Townies topple Hendricken in Division I boys’ hoops EAST PROVIDENCE — Trailing for most of three quarters, including a 10-point deficit at halftime, the East Providence High School boys’ basketball team rallied in the second half to defeat …
Eagles skate past Huskies in Medeiros Cup game The Barrington High School boys hockey team outscored Mt. Hope 12-0 in the annual Medeiros Memorial Cup game at Portsmouth Abbey on Wednesday night, Jan. 5. The game served as a big win for both …
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 …

Letter: Do not use my taxes to further the abortion agenda

To the editor: Last week I was pleased to read Jean Ernster's letter citing the evils of abortion and our dismal legislative record on it in RI. Good for her for having the courage to speak …

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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.