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Case closed: Barrington teenage driver will not face criminal charges

The teenage driver who struck two women while they walked along Rumstick Road in January will not face criminal charges.   Barrington Police recently announced that the 18-year-old motorist …
Barrington tennis team will play for state championship
The Barrington High School boys tennis team cruised to a 4-0 win over Moses Brown in the Division I semifinals on Tuesday, May 28.   … Read More
Barrington in second place after first day of golf state championship
Barrington High School senior Adam Gorman was two strokes off the lead and the Barrington team stood in second place overall after Day … Read More
Barrington shuts out Narragansett and advances in playoffs
Luke Tanous went 3-for-3 with three RBI, two runs scored and one stolen base as the Barrington High School baseball team (18-3) … Read More
Longtime district employee impresses principal screening committee
Primrose Hill School has a new principal.   On Wednesday morning, May 29, the district announced that Dawn August has been … Read More
Town sells land for $1; developer expects to make $660,000 profit
A stack of printouts near the entrance to the Barrington High School gymnasium offered taxpayers a list of FAQs (frequently asked … Read More
BHS students qualify for History Day Nationals
A group of Barrington High School students recently received honors at the state meet for National History Day held at CCRI.   … Read More
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Barrington's arts festival and community fair moving to Town Hall grounds

The Barrington Arts Festival and Community Fair will be held on Sunday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside Barrington Town Hall.   The Arts Festival will features dozens of artists and …

‘Amadeus’ takes to the stage at Portsmouth High

PORTSMOUTH — Before it became a hit movie in 1984, the fictional story of the rivalry between court composer Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the late 18th century was told on the …

Don’t miss the 15th (and final) Finish for a Guinness 5K

Lace up your racing shoes and do some calf stretches, because it’s time for the 15th Annual Finish for a Guinness 5K race, taking place on Sunday, Sept. 3 in Warren.
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Obituaries
Mary English Portsmouth, RI -Mary A. English, 92, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, entered eternal life on May 23, 2024. Born in St. Louis, MO, on April 28, 1932, Mary was the daughter of the late Joseph and Edith (Sm
Stephen Asselin Stephen A. Asselin, 61, of Warren, RI, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 23, 2024. A son of Andre "Andy" and Ann (Beaulieu) Asselin, he was a lifelong resident of Warren. Stephen joined the
Zalia O'Blenis Zalia (Arruda) O'Blenis, 94, of Warren, RI, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 24, 2024. A daughter of the late Joseph and Edith (Borges) Arruda and the beloved wife of the late Weldon I. O'Blenis,
Sports
Playoffs in full swing for BHS spring sports teams Tuesday, May 28 is shaping up to be a busy day for Barrington High School spring sports teams.   Four playoff games or matches are scheduled for Tuesday, including the boys tennis semifinal …
Eagles sink Skippers in quarterfinals, 16-4 The Barrington High School boys lacrosse team defeated North Kingstown, 16-4, in a Division I playoff quarterfinal game on Friday, May 24. Barrington was scheduled to play against LaSalle in the …
BHS girls lacrosse eliminated from playoffs The Barrington High School girls lacrosse team lost to Portsmouth 17-12 in the Division I quarterfinal playoff matchup on Thursday, May 23. Captain Anna Lombardi led the Eagles (6-9 in the …
Patriots beat Barrington, advance to lacrosse semis PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High girls’ varsity lacrosse team advanced in the Division I state playoffs with a 17-12 victory over Barrington at home on Thursday, May 23. Sophia …
Opinion
Please vote to approve the fields bond

If Barrington’s athletic fields are important to you, I encourage you to attend the Financial Town Meeting (FTM) on Wednesday, May 22 at Barrington High School. The FTM is your opportunity …

Letter: Vote ‘Yes’ to the monastery plan

To the editor: I am writing to encourage residents to attend the upcoming financial town meeting and ask that you vote "yes" to the new monastery plan. This plan has taken two years, multiple …

Letter: Don’t expect Watson to weather the coming storm

To the editor: As Barrington prepares itself to vote for the most up-to-date 25 Watson Ave. plans, a view of the current rhythm of the location and its surrounding and updates from other Rhode …

Letter: Solving the field space issue with existing resources

To the editor: There has been a great deal of talk around the Town of Barrington about a lack of field space for youth, on the one hand, and what to do with the monastery property on the other …

Letter: Vote yes to finally move forward on Watson

To the editor: After three years of an extensive public process, the time has come to move forward on 25 Watson, the former monastery. Three years ago, FTM voters relied upon the stated purposes …

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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.