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Tap-In is now offering extended hours

Touch A Person In Need (Tap-In), a nonprofit agency committed to helping people in need throughout East Providence, Barrington, Warren and Bristol, has added afternoon hours.   For years, …
Barrington planning its own resilience garden
Barrington officials are inviting residents to a public workshop that will be focused on the creation of a resilience garden, which … Read More
Barrington High School swim teams prepare for states
Both Barrington High School swim teams finished third at their respective Division I championship meets last weekend. Next up for … Read More
Revised bike path bridge plans call for fishing access
Revised plans for the new East Bay Bike Path bridges include two new public fishing spots — one on the Barrington River and the … Read More
‘We still have our goal in front of us’
The goal remains the same.   Despite an early exit from the Division I tournament, the Barrington High School boys basketball … Read More
Battle-tested Barrington grinds out win over Falcons
The Barrington High School girls basketball team won its quarterfinal playoff game on Tuesday, Feb. 27, defeating Cranston West 61-50, … Read More
Record sale price for Adams Point Road home in Barrington
The recent sale of a home on Adams Point Road marked the highest sale in Barrington so far this year.   According to a press … 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
Ann Sousa Ann M. (Dalton) Sousa, 89, of Bristol, RI passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 29, 2024. A daughter of the late Patrick and Blanche (Dufour) Dalton and the beloved wife of Joseph Sousa for 55
Jo Souza Rumford|Jo Anne Souza, 69, of Rumford, passed into eternal rest on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Shirley Souza. She leaves one sister
Seena Stern Seena J. Stern, 87, of Barrington, RI and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 01, 2024. She was married to the love of her life, who she lost way too early, the late Fred
Sports
Portsmouth stuns Barrington, 79-61, in D-1 quarterfinals BARRINGTON — They kicked off into high gear and never looked back. The Portsmouth High School boys’ varsity basketball team rolled over Barrington in the Division I …
Eagles battle at state wrestling tournament Matthew Zimmerman and James Rocco paced the Barrington High School wrestling team at the state championship wrestling tournament last weekend.   Zimmerman, competing in the 215-pound weight …
Photos and quotes: State track championship 'felt unreal' Some members of the Barrington High School boys indoor track team recently shared their thoughts about winning the state championship. The title was the first for the BHS boys track program. …
Barrington girls finish seventh at state championship track meet Helena Hyde finished second in the high jump and helped the Barrington High School girls indoor track team earn a seventh-place finish at the state track championship meet on Saturday, Feb. 17. …
Opinion
Letter: Want a dictator? Be careful what you wish for

We have seen ordinary Americans say on camera that we need Donald Trump to be a dictator, because “America needs a dictator now.” Presumably, they feel that a dictator will be able …

Letter: Opposed to the Chianese turf proposal

At the Feb. 5 Barrington Town Council Meeting, Town Council Vice President Robert Humm presented his plan to upgrade the athletic fields in Barrington. He cited as …

Letter: For those who doubt climate change

For those who doubt climate change: In my back yard I have a Winterberry bush that has beautiful red berries from late Fall through the Winter. I also have pine trees. Every Fall …

Letter: Chianese neighborhood growing weary

To the editor: Councilor Robert Humm is zeroing in on lower Chianese field, a capped landfill, with a proposal at the Town Council meeting on Feb. 5 for a synthetic turf field with lights to …

Letters: Two letters can make a big difference

To the editor: Words matter, and a two letter suffix can be the difference between description and this newly understood concept of “othering.” Elder is a word that invokes a …

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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.