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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 …
After a short delay, drive-through lane expected to open
Officials say the drive-through lane at the new Starbucks will be open on Tuesday morning, Feb. 27.   The new coffee shop opened … Read More
Body of kayaker found off Barrington coastline
The search for a missing kayaker ended with a grim discovery late Sunday night, Feb. 25. According to Barrington Police, the body of … Read More
Rescuers searching Barrington coastline for missing kayaker
First responders were searching the waters off Barrington Beach for a missing kayaker on Sunday night, Feb. 25. According to a … Read More
Police charge Barrington man with possession of ghost gun
A 50-year-old Barrington man is facing multiple firearms charges after he was allegedly found in possession of a loaded “ghost … Read More
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. … Read More
Opioid settlement money opens door for Barrington Fire Dept. purchase
The Barrington Fire Department is hoping a new off-road vehicle will help increase the success rate for emergencies that take place in … 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
Irene Ackerman Irene Ann Ackerman, 85, of Roosevelt Drive, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2024, at Dawn Hill Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of Frank Edward Ackerman. Born in Warren, Rhode Island,
Paul Cimbron Warren|Paul S. Cimbron, 69, of Warren, RI passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2024 surrounded by his loving family. Son of the late Anibal and Dolores (Shovelton) Cimbron and the beloved husband of
Armand DeBlois Jr. Warren|Armand J. DeBlois Jr., 79, of Warren, RI, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 after a long illness. A son of the late Armand J. DeBlois Sr. and Andrea (Qui
Sports
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. …
Barrington finishes third at gymnastics state meet The Barrington High School gymnastics team scored 137.45 points and finished third in the state championship meet on Saturday, Feb. 17 at Rhode Island College.   The Warwick Co-op team won …
Eagles make history, win state track championship The Barrington High School boys indoor track team highlighted a memorable season by winning the state championship on Saturday, Feb. 17.   It was the first-ever state title for a BHS boys …
Basketball teams take home BYBA championships The Barrington Youth Basketball Association recently crowned its recreational league champions.   Tenacious D, coached by Todd St. Onge and Anna Slaybaugh, won the championship in the Girls …
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.