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Town officials praise Barrington Police for response to BHS incident

Members of the Barrington Town Council and Barrington School Committee praised the work of the Barrington Police Department for its response to a tense incident outside the high school last month. …
Photos: Sweet treats ripe for the picking at local farm
Sunshine, warm temperatures and a light breeze greeted people as they filled their baskets with ripe, red strawberries at Four Town … Read More
Barrington basketball league offering clinics and pick-up games
The Barrington Youth Basketball Association is offering skills clinics and organized pick-up games this summer at the Barrington … Read More
Thomson maintains lead at mid-way mark of Northeast Amateur
EAST PROVIDENCE — University of Michigan junior Hunter Thomson followed up his Round 1-best 6-under par 63 with another terrific … Read More
Five East Bay Lacrosse teams win state championships
It was a great spring season for the East Bay Lacrosse program. Five teams recently won state championships: the Girls 5/6 … Read More
Providence Country Day School celebrates Class of 2024
EAST PROVIDENCE — The weather was perfect Wednesday, June 12, during commencement for the graduates in the Senior Class of 2024 at … Read More
They are not running for re-election in Barrington
At least half of the Barrington Town Councilors and Barrington School Committee members are not running for re-election.   … 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
Bethany Riley Bethany (Woodruff) Riley, 58, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2024 surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Mark Riley, the love of her life. Beth was born in Fall River, daughter o
Kenneth Barlow Kenneth J. Barlow, 84, of Bristol, RI passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2024, after a long illness. A son of the late Florence Ashworth and beloved husband of Noreen (Butler) Barlow. Ken was a li
Anthony Melchers Anthony Melchers, 89, of Bristol passed away peacefully on Friday, June 14, 2024. He was the husband of Kathleen (Paiva) Wilmarth. Born in Amiens, Holland, he was the son of the late John and Afke (
Sports
New MetLinks officially opens for play on June 27 EAST PROVIDENCE — MetLinks, the nine-hole re-envisioned former front side of the defunct Metacomet Country Club, will officially open to the public on Thursday, June 27. The first tee time …
Barrington resident is national champion in javelin Barrington’s Scott Sloan earned the title “National Champion” with a 206-foot, 6-inch throw at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor competition earlier this month in Philadelphia, Pa. …
Barrington rowers place at US Rowing Youth Nationals Barrington was well-represented at the recent US Rowing Youth Nationals. Eight Barrington residents who participate in the Narragansett Boat Club rowing program celebrated strong performances at …
Northeast Amateur Invitational tees off with typical flare EAST PROVIDENCE — The 62nd Northeast Amateur Invitational Golf Tournament, set for June 19-22 at Wannamoisett Country Club in Rumford, has all the makings of being another star-studded affair …
Opinion
Letter: Attention food enthusiasts and community members

Are you looking for a way to give back and contribute? Look no further than the "Condiment Caring Drive" in support of the East Bay Food Pantry.

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 …

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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.