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What to expect with Barrington's Memorial Day events

Organizers of this year’s Barrington Memorial Day Remembrance and Parade are sharing some information about the upcoming events. • Plan of the day: If you have already signed up for the …
Tough Tiger returns to Barrington
After a two-year hiatus, the Hampden Meadows School Tough Tiger returned with a new course, new obstacles, but the same fun … Read More
Wildcats seventh inning rally sinks West Bridgewater 7-6
 The Westport baseball team scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to overcome a 6-4 deficit and beat West Bridgewater … Read More
More ‘little libraries’ popping up around Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — Is there a little free library near you? Portsmouth has a small but growing number of these tiny free lending … Read More
Little Compton police logs: Man faces weapons charge
Monday, May 16 A Lowell, Ma. resident was cited for driving without a license after a car stop on Stone Church Road at 5:23 … Read More
Engineers: Roundabout is best option for 177, Tickle
Engineers hired to study improved traffic control at the intersection of Route 177, Robert Street and Tickle Road believe a roundabout … Read More
Sakonnet lawmakers vote 3-2 to legalize marijuana
A majority the Sakonnet area's legislative delegation is celebrating legal recreational marijuana in the Ocean State, following Gov. … Read More
Former Bristol Miss Fourth competing for Miss Rhode Island
Samantha Golden, the 2016 winner of the Bristol Miss Fourth pageant, has her eyes set on another prize — the title of Miss Rhode … Read More
Westport police logs: Woman faces DUI, other charges
Monday, May 16 Police investigated a suspicious auto spotted on Forge Road at 2:14 a.m. A State Road resident complained of … Read More
Mt. Hope softball clinches division title, finishes season 16-0
The Mt. Hope softball team clinched the Division II South title as they out-slugged Portsmouth 8-4 during a home game on Tuesday … Read More
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Obituaries
Tia Scigulinsky Tia Scigulinsky of Portsmouth RI died 22 May 2022 in Newport Hospital. She was born Grietje Jantina Kenau Nieuwenhuis in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 3 October 1942 during the Nazi occupation. In 195
Sarah Coughlin Coughlin, Sarah P., (Scarritt), 71, of Burke Road, Bristol, died peacefully on May 23, 2022 at Newport Hospital, Newport, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of John N. "Jack" Coughlin.
Leanne Faris Leanne Mary Faris, age 50, devoted wife of Robert Faris and loving mother to Camryn and Ryan Faris, of Fairfield, passed away on May 25, 2022. In addition to her beloved husband and children, Lea
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Author talk with Skip Finley at Linden Place on June 7

Whaling was the first American industry to exhibit any diversity, and the proportion of men of color people who participated was amazingly high. A man got to be captain not because he was white or …

Sports
Mt. Hope softball clinches division title The Mt. Hope softball team  clinched the Division II South title as they out slugged Portsmouth 8-4 during a home game on Tuesday afternoon. The Huskies are 16-0 in league play with one game …
Jones strikes out five as Huskies edge LaSalle 1-0 Starting pitcher AJ Jones struck out five as the Mt. Hope baseball team edged La Salle 1-0 at Guiertas Field on Tuesday afternoon. The Huskies swept the two game series with the Rams and clinched …
State awards grant for pickle ball courts in Barrington The state awarded one recreation grant for Barrington, but not another.  Last week, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management announced the projects selected for large grants …
Barrington High School officials investigating spectator behavior Officials at Barrington High School are investigating an incident that occurred during a girls lacrosse game Friday night, May 20. BHS Director of Athletics George Finn said officials were alerted …
Opinion
Affordable housing and Little Compton

To the editor: Little Compton's Agricultural Trust is a national treasure and a model for how to protect open space and environmental quality against overdevelopment. I watched the costs of …

Make property owners responsible for swales

To the editor: In the rural town in which I live, our road system is slowly failing. Little by little, stormwater is eroding “everything.”  To slow down/redirect the stormwater …

I'll take diversity of thought over GOP group think, thank you

To the editor: Some witticisms, true then, are true now. Cowboy wit Will Rogers once said “I am a member of no organized political party. I’m a Democrat.” Sure enough, the …

Flag decision was not homophobic, but practical

To the editor: My reason for voting against flying the Pride flag on the Little Compton Town Hall was not anti-LGBTQ, but was for the reasons below: First off, I want to say that I …

Letter: Community must unite to stop school committee nonsense

To the editor:I work in a school district in Massachusetts and have done so for the past 20 years. I have witnessed numerous school principal searches and even formally been part of some. I regularly …

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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.