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Staying bright when the world goes dark

Over the past few months, lifelong Barrington resident Abby Stein has been stripped of something so innate most people don’t think twice about it — her ability to see the world around …
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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. … Read More
Basketball teams take home BYBA championships
The Barrington Youth Basketball Association recently crowned its recreational league champions.   Tenacious D, coached by … Read More
Barrington Police: Three arrested on warrants
Barrington Police arrested three people on warrants last week. On Thursday, Feb. 8, police arrested Michelle E. Raduano, 60, of … Read More
Barrington Charter change: FTM’s days may be numbered
The Barrington Charter Review Commission is recommending a series of changes to the town charter, including one that would eliminate … 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
Joanne Ciullo Joanne E. Ciullo, 80, of Jane Lane, passed away on February 17, 2024, at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of Joseph G. Ciullo. Born in Fall River, MA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph
Michael Sousa Michael A. Sousa, 62, of Bristol, RI, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, February 18, 2024. A son of the late Manuel and Pearl (Palumbo) Sousa, the beloved partner of Dawn Riall and husba
Edward Souza East Providence |Edward J Souza 63, a pillar of strength and love, has passed into Eternal rest on February 7th. He was the son of the late Alfred and Shirley Souza of Rumford. He is survived by sis
Sports
‘Special team’ perched atop D-I standings It is a special team. That is how Coach Stephen Lenz describes this year’s Barrington High School girls basketball team, which currently stands in first place in Division I.   Lenz, …
Eagles extend home win streak to 19 games The Barrington High School boys basketball team extended its home winning streak to 19 games after defeating Mount Pleasant 68-35 on Friday night, Feb. 9. The Eagles improved to 19-1 overall and …
Lead evaporates late as Eagles drop 4-2 decision Barrington fell to 6-4-1 in Division I standings after losing to Burrillville 4-2 on Friday night. The loss dropped the Eagles into sixth place in the division.   Barrington held a 2-1 lead …
RI Hockey Hall of Fame unveils Class of 2024 inductees The names of five local hockey greats who represent the RI Hockey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2024 were unveiled last weekend between periods of the Providence Bruins-Hershey Bears “Hall of …
Opinion
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 …

Letter: Is this how we want our local government to work?

To the editor: Last year the Barrington Town Council approved the spending of $69,750 to Traverse Landscape Architects for an “Athletic Fields Condition and Needs Analysis.”   …

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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.