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Townies trounce Kilties for Division I boys' hoops win

PROVIDENCE — Never in doubt after a late first quarter spurt, the East Providence High School boys’ basketball team easily dispatched Mt. Pleasant by the final score of 78-51 Friday …
Examining pickleball — one of America's fastest growing sports
For Bristol residents Nancy and Peter Tache, pickleball has become a way of life. Read More
Common Fence Point: Grazing sheep, rotting fish preceded summer colony
Before Common Fence Point was transformed into an attractive summer colony in the 1920s, it stunk up the area so badly that people … Read More
School budget priorities include new teachers and courses
If the Barrington School Department has millions in its capital reserve account, why not use some of the money to purchase a bus … Read More
Bristol resident spreads knowledge and joy via vintage typewriters
Manual typewriters occupy a pretty small slice of human history, but for Bristol's Alayne White, they represent something much larger. Read More
Warren PD: Multiple arrests and an injured swan
The Warren Police Department made multiple arrests and checked on local wildlife between Jan. 16-23, 2023. Read More
Bristol PD: A trapped rabbit and two arrests
Bristol Police made two arrests and helped a trapped rabbit between Jan. 16-23, 2023. Read More
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Tiverton Farmers Market has dozens of vendors on Sunday

The Tiverton Farmers Market features a rotating selection of vendors, inside at the Tiverton Middle School. Hours of operation are Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Vendors (subject to change) …

Farmers' Market is inside the barn on Saturday

The weekly Mount Hope Farm farmers' market continues in its winter location this Saturday, Jan. 28, with vendors set up inside the historic barn. The market brings together dozens of local …

Aquidneck Growers Market is Saturday morning in Newport

Aquidneck Community Table's (ACT) winter market is held on Saturday mornings at Stoneacre Garden in Newport. The market hours are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. through April 29. The market provides easy …
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Weekly Recap of Recalls, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: Jan. 21 – 27, 2023

At the end of each week, the law firm d’Oliveira & Associates compiles a summary of recalls, FDA warnings, market withdrawals and safety alerts that the public should be aware of for their …

Obituaries
Marilyn Foehr Marilyn Asciolla Foehr, 76, of Warren, RI, and formerly of Bristol, went to her peaceful rest with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at Hope Health Hospice, Providenc
sJoseph Francis II Joseph Francis II, 37, of Pompano Beach, Fl, and Bristol, RI, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2023. Just as the ocean waves continue to crash against the shore, so too is the swell of his loss to our
Barbara Chadwick Barbara A. (Ballard) Chadwick, age 92, of Swansea, passed away Monday, January 16, 2023 in her residence. She was the wife of the late F.T. "Mickey" Chadwick former Pres/GM of Baker Tractor Corp. with
Sports
Brodeur scores 50 in wins over Atlantis Charter, Holbrook The Westport basketball team came back to sink Atlantis Charter School 66-62 on Monday and crushed Holbrook 74-57 on Wednesday to extend their winning streak to three games as they improve their …
East Providence's Phillip wins twice at Sullivan girls' indoor championship meet PROVIDENCE — East Providence High School super sophomore Nazarae Phillip led city-based sides in the girls’ Sullivan Division indoor track and field championship meet held Tuesday, Jan. …
Wildcats return to pulverizing their opponents The Westport girls basketball team returned to pulverizing their opponents after losing a close contest to West Bridgewater last Friday. The captains combined for 45 points as the Wildcats clobbered …
Sharp-shooting senior leads Eagles past Mariners, 66-54 The Barrington High School boys basketball team outscored Narragansett 17-1 in the second period and rolled to a 66-54 victory on Wednesday night, Jan. 25. Sean Bonneau played a key role in the …
Opinion
Letter: Can we posthumously honor Michael Byrnes?

To the editor: I'm writing this letter in response to the passing of Michael Byrnes. In the Jan. 19 edition of this newspaper, all of the Letters to the Editor were dedicated to Mr. Byrnes, and …

Commentary: Fond memories of our good friend, Mike Byrnes

Mike Byrnes was one of my dearest friends, and he was a dear friend to way more than just me. We all knew that this was coming, but now that it is here, the loss is profound.

Letter: Fields are infrastructure

To the editor: A well-rounded education requires the infrastructure necessary to support student growth. Musicians should have instruments, actors should have a theater, and athletes should have …

Letter: Concerns about installing artificial turf fields

To the editor: In last week’s Barrington Times, the editor makes the argument that an artificial turf field is the solution to our athletic field problems. He claims that installing a turf …

Letter: Organic natural grass is the safest option

To the editor: The Barrington Times is again calling for the town to install plastic grass at Victory Field and beyond. I would like to re-share some relevant facts about synthetic turf. - …

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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.