Barrington to host computer science league showdown

The Barrington High School Computer Club will host teams from across the country and from all over the world in this weekend's ALL Star competition.  The BHS team competes annually in the …
Marina advocates (BOOM) demand answers from Bristol
In its most recent incarnation, a plan for an expanded town marina dates back to before a November 2016 bond referendum, in which … Read More
Siblings ride in style to Montessori school in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — Not many kids can say they rode to school in a fire truck. Grayson and Ariella Pimental can. They met at the fire … Read More
Warren police: Man charged with felony assault on elderly
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 24.0px Palatino} Monday, May 14 A Norbert Street resident called police after the … Read More
Beautiful birds
With an artist mom and a dad who she describes as a “jack of all trades,” Holly Wach always identified with being an … Read More
Three Barrington students shine in literature contest
Three Hampden Meadows School fifth-graders were surprised in a special ceremony on Thursday, May 17. Minty Gaitskell, Dahlia Weller, … Read More
Volvo Ocean Race: Enright and Vestas take third during In-Port Race
Bristol resident Charlie Enright led Vestas 11th Hour Racing team to a strong third place podium-finish, pleasing the home crowd who … Read More
Paperwork error derails Portsmouth water board candidacy
PORTSMOUTH — A local resident whose candidacy for water board was rejected due to a paperwork snafu is now contemplating running as … Read More
Babysitting will be provided at Barrington FTM
Town officials said babysitting will be provided for free at Wednesday's financial town meeting in Barrington. The annual meeting … Read More
Driver hits house in Warren
A Warren man sustained minor injuries when he lost control of his car Friday morning, grazed a stone wall and struck the front of a … Read More
Obituaries
Barbara Elizabeth Parillo, of Barrington

Barbara Elizabeth (Voss) Parillo, of Barrington, died on Monday, May 14, 2018 at Hope Hospice in Providence surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph C. Parillo for 35 …

Jean E. Allen, 81, of Barrington

Jerome Leslie Francis (Jerry) of Little Compton

Opinion
Funding DCYF is a life-or-death matter The State’s Child Advocate has released a series of reports over the last two years documenting 11 child fatalities and 6 near fatalities due to abuse and neglect. Apparently, there are 14 …
Letter: Recent news brief was a joke, right? To the editor: Re the Page 9, May  9 “News Brief” headline, "Online gaming to become a high school sport”: You’re kidding, right! Karl F. …
Letter: To letter writer, you're missing the point To the editor: In response to the letter written last week by Mr. Fuller, I would like to suggest that he missed the actual point of the "Hate Has No Home Here" signs, and is nitpicking the …
Sports
Split match leaves Tigers golf team in the playoff hunt The Tiverton High School golf split their dual match at Wanumetonomy Country Club on Monday. The Tigers beat host team, Middletown 215-217, but lost to East Providence who shot a low team score of …
Despite a blowout loss, Westport is still in the playoff hunt It has been feast or famine for the Westport High School baseball team lately. On Monday, the team lost to West Bridgewater by a football-like score of 25-4. The Wildcats used five pitchers, three in …
Huskies baseball clobbers Narragansett 15-5, makes it to the prom on time Mt. Hope baseball players made it to the prom on time after dispatching second place Narragansett 15-5, in five innings on Friday afternoon. Charlie Amarante, Nick Simeone and Cam Santerre all got …

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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.