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Barrington wins again, advances to Ron Silva Tournament final

The Barrington Little League Ron Silva Tournament All Stars advanced to the finals with a 15-5 win over Rumford on Saturday, July 20.   Wes Argo went 2-for-2 with a walk at the plate for …
R.I.’s median home price reaches a record high
Despite a 32 percent increase in the number of single-family homes on the market since June of last year, the median price of Rhode … Read More
Barrington Council may send a second synthetic turf question to voters this fall
The Barrington Town Council will consider sending a second question to voters at the November election regarding the synthetic turf … Read More
School Committee says yes to new Victory Field athletic complex
Barrington High School is getting a new Victory Field athletic complex. During a meeting on Thursday night, July 18, members of … Read More
What does the future hold for Barrington's Victory Field?
Members of the School Committee are expected to discuss the future of Victory Field when they meet tonight, Thursday, July 18.  The … Read More
Barrington All Stars fall one game short of trip to states
The Barrington Little League Majors 12U All Star baseball team came up one win short of a trip to the state tournament.   … Read More
More hands needed at the farm
Wildflowers fill the patch of ground just beyond the solar panels.   Pale blues, bright yellows, deep pinks and what seems like … 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
Timothy Pendergast Timothy Shaw Pendergast woke early on July 9, 2024, struggling to breathe. His wife, Paula, called 911, but by the time they arrived, he was fading and soon he stopped breathing and the EMTs could not
Catherine Martin Katie Martin|Our beloved Catherine "Katie" Ruth Martin,48, passed away peacefully on May 24, at home with her friends and family by her side after a long illness. Katie was born on November 21, 1
Nancy Martin Memorial Service for Nancy Martin|A memorial service to celebrate the life of Nancy Martin will be held at Barrington Congregational Church on August 17, 2024 at 10:00 am. A luncheon reception at the...
Sports
Barrington softball team preps for Senior League regionals A team from Barrington will play for a chance to compete in the Senior League World Series. The Barrington Little League Senior Softball All Star team will battle in the 2024 Senior League …
Post 10 Seniors sweep Pawtucket for first two wins of 2024 season It's been an admittedly unsatisfying start to the 2024 Rhode Island American Baseball League season for the Riverside Post 10 Senior Division club. The locals, however, are hoping to turn around …
Barrington rower helps U.S. team win gold in the Netherlands Barrington’s Ava Tine and her teammates on the US Women’s Eight boat won first place in the FISU 2024 World University games. Tine is an alum of the East Bay Rowing club, and after …
Barrington advances in Ron Silva All Star baseball tournament Barrington opened the Ron Silva All Star baseball tournament with a 5-2 win over Bristol on Tuesday, July 9, at Veterans Memorial Park in Bristol.   Bristol jumped out to a 2-0 lead over …
Opinion
Letter: Who They are

To the editor: The Barrington DEI Committee, henceforth referred to as B-DEI, has shown another documentary in their film series. To nobody's surprise, it was another America-hating, divisive …

Letter: Separation of faith and state: Elections

To the editor: Our government exists only to serve us-per our founders. It serves us through agents chosen by voters every few years, acting on our behalf. So, an election, by definition, is an …

Letter: Disappointed about guest speaker’s canceled visit

To the editor: I was very disappointed to learn that a Barrington School Committee member censored Betsy Brenner’s recent scheduled discussion with BHS students about her courageous fight …

Letter: Being offered worst possible choices needs to end

To the editor: If we continue to be the leading nation of the world, then certainly our politicians are the most powerful people in civil discourse.   Then how is it one party kowtows …

Letter: The Biden ‘catastrophe’: new jobs, low unemployment

To the editor: Nikki Haley has called Trump, among other things, “unhinged,” but has said she will support him because Biden has been a “catastrophe.” Friday, it was …

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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.