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Post 10 squads ready for start of 2024 Legion Baseball league slates

EAST PROVIDENCE — The respective Riverside Post 10 teams, sponsored in part by the ATC (Athletes turned Champion) performance center owned and operated by East Providence High School coach …
Eagles compete at New England Track and Field Championship
Members of the Barrington High School boys outdoor track team brought home three top-six finishes at the New England Championships on … Read More
BHS volleyball: A state championship four years in the making
Four years ago, the Barrington High School boys volleyball team went 1-15.   The team’s roster featured a group of … Read More
East Bay legislators lead the way on gun violence prevention bills
One bill that gun violence prevention advocates claim as their biggest success during this year's session, and two more bills intended … Read More
Barrington resident claims her coffee was tainted intentionally
A Barrington resident alleged that a coffee shop worker intentionally tainted her drink. On Friday, June 7, the resident told … Read More
Barrington High School music and band teacher plays farewell tune
Barbara Hughes always knew she was going to be a teacher. The only question was, ‘Which subject?’ “I was thinking about … Read More
Advice to BHS grads: ‘Hold every hand, catch every wave, and misbehave, just enough’
Bliss Matthews stood at the center of the high school gymnasium, surrounded by dear friends and complete strangers, and shared a … 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
Marie Perry Marie Elizabeth Perry (Liz) died on Mother's Day, May 12th, 2024 at the age of 94. Liz, Mom, Mimi, Lizzie, Grammy Liz, was a resident at The Lodges Care Center in Springvale, Maine. She was a person t
Dolores Bisbano Dolores "Dee" Bisbano, 87, of Viking Drive, passed away on June 9, 2024, at home. She was the wife of the late Richard Bisbano. Born in Somerset, MA, she was the daughter of the late Virginio C. and
Richard Jones Obituary for Richard E Jones Richard E. Jones, aged 91, of Barrington, Rhode Island, passed away on June 10, 2024, surrounded by his family at home. He was born on October 12, 1932, in Worcester,
Sports
State Champs! Barrington volleyball team wins title The Barrington High School boys volleyball team defeated Cranston West 3-1 to capture the Division II state championship on Friday night, June 7, at Rhode Island College. Barrington dropped the …
Barrington prepares for volleyball state championship match The Barrington High School boys volleyball team will play for the Division II state championship tonight, Friday, June 7,   at 6 p.m.   The Eagles punched their ticket to the finals …
Pole vaulter leads Barrington girls at state track meet The Barrington High School girls outdoor track team finished 14th at the state track championship on Saturday, June 1, at Connelly Stadium in Providence.   Ellie Noonan was …
Photos: Barrington makes history by winning track state championship The Barrington High School boys outdoor track team made history on Saturday, winning the track state championship at Connelly Stadium in Providence. In 100 years of outdoor track and field …
Opinion
Letter: Let's come together, despite our differences

To the editor: I'm writing to express my concern about the growing political division in our community and its impact on our ability to address important issues.   In recent years, …

Letter: It would be nice to get a tax rate freeze

To the editor: We would like to echo Joe Collins’s suggestions about freezing the tax rate for people who are above 65 years of age. We have supported this town through our taxes for over …

Letter: A championship season

To the editor: In the spring of 2021, I was walking off a baseball field with my son, he had just finished senior league practice.   During that walk he told me he wanted to play volleyball …

Letter: If you don’t trust ballot box, be a poll worker

To the editor: The upcoming election is all about “saving democracy,” either from government overreach by Democrats or authoritarian Republicans. I’ve been thinking a lot about …

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 …

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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.