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Members of the Barrington Technical Review Committee are scheduled to review the development plan for a new restaurant in Barrington.  According to the meeting agenda, an applicant is … more
To the editor: So all this hype about free electricity for the town and sales of excess electricity for the town is just sales spin? It appears we are just switching from one electrical provider … more
To the editor: I want to address Ms. Arelene Violet's article in last week's Barrington Times. Unfortunately, Ms. Violet's hostile language did little more than vilify and divide an already split … more
The Barrington High School boys hockey team lost to Smithfield 4-3 Friday night at the Abbey.  The Sentinels took an early 1-0 lead in the first, but the Eagles’ Ryan Claussen tallied … more
Something remarkable happened onstage in the Barrington Middle School auditorium last Friday night. Students performed. And though it was actually the first live theater performance in the short … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: For most people, the opioid epidemic is probably out of sight, out of mind. But Rhode Island is still reaping the whirlwind from the epidemic, as those who struggle with addiction … more
The town will hire outside consultants to study issues related to the athletic fields in Barrington. One study will focus on building a recreation center/ field house in Barrington, while the … more
The harbormaster’s office has been receiving phone calls that all sound a bit similar. There is the one about a missing kayak that washed away during the high tide on Dec. 23. There’s … more
The Barrington Town Council voted 3-1 to return organizational duties for the Memorial Day Parade to the Barrington United Veterans Council.  Council members spent more than an hour debating … more
The Barrington High School girls indoor track team finished second at the Class A Championship meet on Saturday, Feb. 4.  The Eagles, paced by a strong all-around effort, scored points in 11 … more
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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.