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BHS coach happy to share tips of the game

He played college hockey and professional baseball, and now he is busy coaching a variety of sports at Barrington High School.   In the fall, Jacob Kapstein helps out as an assistant coach …
Undefeated Eagles cruise past Portsmouth and Mt. Hope
The Barrington High School boys track team remained undefeated with a pair of wins on Tuesday afternoon, April 23. The 8-0 Eagles … Read More
Barrington school officials at odds with Energy committee chairman
He is not happy with the $250 million school construction plan. And some school officials are not happy with him. Two members of … Read More
Barrington residents face animal cruelty charges
A person called Barrington Police on Friday, April 19, and reported that a Barrington resident was abusing his dog by not treating its … Read More
Barrington DPW turns Bicknell baseball field into a softball field
The Barrington Department of Public Works recently completed a magic trick of sorts — the DPW turned a baseball field into a … Read More
Waterfront lot sells for $1.15 million on Mathewson Road
A .75-acre lot on Mathewson Road in Barrington recently sold for more than $1 million. According to a press release from … Read More
Eagles blast Bulldogs in volleyball, 3-0
Last year, the Barrington High School boys volleyball team struggled when they squared off against Westerly.   This year, they swept … Read More
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‘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.

11th Hour Racing to celebrate Ocean Race victory this Friday

The first American team to ever win Ocean Race will hoist the cup in Newport on Friday, and all are invited.
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Obituaries
Nelson Martins Nelson D. Martins, age 79, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 18, 2024, at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Mass. Nelson was a graduate of Brown University and received his PhD in...
Barbara McGrath Barbara E. (Turner) McGrath, 97, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2024, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late John McGrath. Barbara was the daughter of the late Joshua and Sarah (Cl
Jean Peters Jean was born in Willimantic, CT on May 15, 1924 to Edith Viola (Lyman) and Philip Henry Isham and was a resident of Columbia, CT for the first 90 years of her life. She moved to Rhode Island in 2014
Sports
Eagles improve to 5-1 in D-II standings after 10-2 win over Ponaganset The Barrington High School baseball team bounced back into the win column on Wednesday afternoon, April 17. The Eagles defeated Ponaganset, 10-2, in a Division II showdown at Barrington High School. …
Rebels outscore Eagles, 17-15, in softball Barrington lost to South Kingstown 17-15 on Monday, April 15. Barrington led 4-2 after four innings but South Kingstown scored six runs in the top of the fifth and took an 8-4 lead.   …
Barrington girls track team remains undefeated The Barrington High School girls track team pushed its record to 7-0 following lopsided wins over Middletown (127-27), Rogers (132-22), Bay View (136-17) and St. Patrick’s (152-0) on Tuesday, …
Barrington High School baseball team outscores Tiverton 12-1 Barrington improved to 4-0 in the division after defeating Tiverton 12-1 on Wednesday afternoon, April 10, at Tiverton.   For Barrington’s offense, Grant Culton blasted a single, a …
Opinion
Letter: Managing to save Atlantic herring is a tall order

Thanks very much for your column on the status of Atlantic herring in the March 28, 2024, East Providence Post. As you probably know, the U.S. Supreme Court has taken up the Atlantic herring …

Letter: You do not have to be brave to donate blood

To the editor: The other day I was thinking about my recent visit to the RI Blood Center. It might seem surprising, but my thoughts focused on regret and embarrassment. I am approaching 70 and …

Letters: All flagged out in Barrington

To the editor: Support for various social causes, as meritorious as it might be, is fraught with the same difficulties as support for political agendas. Namely, it is inevitably divisive. The …

Letter: Barrington revaluation impact — average increase is 45 percent

To the editor: In the April 3 edition of the Barrington Times there was an article about the new property tax assessments . The article included the percent increase for a random sampling of …

Letter: The BUVC did so much for Barrington

To the editor: How sad Town Councilors have no respect for Barrington Veterans. The Barrington United Veterans Council (BUVC) will no longer support or be affiliated with a local town government …

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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.