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Barrington High School coach and player earn football honors

Barrington High School football coach Sandy Gorham received a special honor at the recent Emo DiNitto/RI Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame awards banquet.   …
Eagles and Avengers headed for Friday showdown
The Barrington High School baseball team defeated East Greenwich 5-4 in a Division II playoff game on Wednesday night, June 7, and … Read More
Longtime Barrington Police Officer passes away
The Barrington community was shocked to learn of the sudden death of retired Barrington Police officer Joseph E. “Joe” Pine Jr., … Read More
Barrington Schools hosting ‘Construction Workshop Week’
The Barrington School Building Committee is hosting “Construction Workshop Week” from June 12 to 15. The event is part of the … Read More
Barrington High School loses to LaSalle in tennis finals
As the regular season drew to a close, the Barrington High School boys tennis team picked up an impressive win over LaSalle Academy. … Read More
Barrington Police and Fire help with Torch Run
Members of the Barrington Police and Fire Departments showed their support for Rhode Island Special Olympics by participating in the … Read More
Barrington volleyball team hosts playoff match-up
The Barrington High School boys volleyball team clinched the Division II title for the first time since 2012, after defeating East … Read More
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Barrington hosts combined Arts Festival and Street Fair

Barrington is kicking things up a notch, combining two events into one on Sunday, June 11. The traditional Barrington Arts Festival is joining with the newer Barrington Street Fair, for a double dose …

Endangered species: Saltmarshes — and what to do about it

The Barrington Land Conservation Trust kicks off its 2023 Land Trust Learning Series on Monday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. with a presentation on saltmarsh degradation by Mark Bertness at the Barrington …

Barrington Beach hosting New Year’s Day Dip

People are invited to usher in the new year with an exhilarating swim at Barrington Beach on Jan. 1. The Barrington Business and Community Association’s first-ever “New Year’s …
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Weekly Recap of Recalls, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: March 11 – 17, 2023

At the end of each week, the law firm d’Oliveira & Associates compiles a summary of recalls, FDA warnings, market withdrawals and safety alerts that the public should be aware of for their …

Bessie Jones On May 19th, Bessie "Betsy" Marcus Jones, beloved wife, mother, and friend, passed away at home at the age of 92. Born in Newburyport, Massachusetts on September 15, 1930, to Menus Marcus and Anna "Va
Kenneth Catalano Kenneth John Catalano, 76, of Bristol, passed away peacefully on Friday June 2, 2023, at Providence Veterans Affair Medical Center. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Vincent and Caroli
Constance DeMello Constance Amarantes DeMello, age 88, of Tiverton passed away peacefully, surrounded by loving family on June 1, 2023. Born in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late Gloria Cambra A
Eagles place at track state championships The Barrington High School boys and girls track teams scored top-10 finishes at the state track championship on Saturday, June 3. The boys team scored 46 points and finished fourth, while the …
Eagles take aim at Avengers in baseball playoffs The Barrington High School baseball team will square off against East Greenwich in a Division II playoff game on Wednesday, June 7. Barrington opened the playoffs on Friday with an 8-4 win …
Barrington High School golfers grab silver at states The Barrington High School golf team saved some of its best for performances for the state championship, but the impressive scores would not be enough. The Eagles held the lead after the first …
Eagles lose to Avengers in lacrosse semifinals, 13-11 Violet Gagliano and Emma Johnson each scored four goals, but it would not be enough as the Barrington High School girls lacrosse team lost to East Greenwich 13-11 in the Division I semifinals on …
Letter: The good old days weren't always good

To the editor: The public is being told how today's kids are dealing with mental health issues due to the pandemic. Here is some perspective: If you were born in 1900 most Americans lived in rural …

To the editor: A child pretending to be a leader

Some dear friends have a new granddaughter who is a healthy, happy, good baby. Yet they report that a recent overnight stay was harder than they expected or recalled. Babies often get fussy when …

Letter: Efficiency is not an indication of ‘lack of investment’

To the editor: Numbers can be manipulated to tell an inaccurate story. I have seen this often done in public discourse here in Barrington. And it happened again at last night’s FTM . …

Letter: E-Bikes on the path would be immensely dangerous

To the editor: A very precise and sensible letter was written last week by Jerry Blitefield of Warren about the imminent danger to the East Bay Bike Path . He talks about the current law with no …

Op-Ed: ‘Secure Choice’ is good for Rhode Island

Nearly 200,000 working people in Rhode Island do not have access to an employer-provided retirement savings plan. This savings deficit could push the state over a costly retirement cliff resulting in …

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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.