Central and Classical top Barrington in track

Barrington High School senior Mars Bishop won the 1,500 meter race and the 1,000, but the victories were not quite enough as the Eagles lost to Central High School (65-42.9) and Classical (57-52) …

Thompson elected head of Warren Democrats

The Warren Democratic Town Committee held its biennial election of officers Tuesday, Jan. 17. Second-term Warren Town Council member Steve Thompson was elected chairman, former councilor Brandt …
Opinion
Letter: Let's make sure students get enough sleep

To the editor: As we enter into midterm exams at Barrington High School and consider the best ways of preparing our middle school and elementary school students for future academic challenges, we …

Latest News

Westport business students shine at DECA conference

Sixteen Westport High School students traveled to the Quincy Marriott to compete against over 900 students from 16 high schools in Southeastern Massachusetts at the DECA District 1 Conference.  …

Is there room for a second ferry to Prudence Island?

PORTSMOUTH — When Prudence Island Ferry made its last runs to the island in September 2014 before a new company took over, Eric Leite likened it to a divorce after his 18 years as …

Barrington High School team wins app challenge

An app created by a group of Barrington High School students was selected a Best in State winner in the Verizon Innovative Learning app challenge. The team of Chris Sarli, Hayden Ivatts, Stephen …

Gallery: Martin Middle School Theater 'Murder's in the Heir'

EAST PROVIDENCE — Turn the game "Clue" into a play and you get the entertaining "Murder's in the Heir" where almost every character in this hilarious mystery has the weapon, opportunity and the …

Back on the waves, thanks to new limb

LITTLE COMPTON— He kept up a good front in the Hawaii hospital, joking with friends about the big tiger shark that had taken his leg during an Oct. 9, 2015, surfing adventure off Oahu’s Leftovers …
Business
Featured home: Unique replica of sea captain's home

Enjoy your own private country retreat on two peaceful acres in South Rehoboth. This is not another cookie cutter home. The 3,735 square-foot home captures all the details of the past while providing …

Obituaries
Genevieve (Barboza) Rodrigues, 91, Bristol

Genevieve (Barboza) Rodrigues, 91, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. She was the wife of the late Joseph M. Rodrigues, to whom she was married for 57 years before his passing in 2002.Born in …

Michael P. Kinney, 69, Warren

John Furtado, 65, Bristol

Maria Viveiros, 90, Bristol

Jane L. Young, 72, Westport

Margaret (Vaccaro) Caizzi, 95, Bristol

Sports
Barrington track athletes perform well

Barrington High School Annika Kelly finished in second place in the weight throw at the Millrose Games Trials in New York City on Wednesday, Jan. 11.  Kelly had a top throw of 49 feet, 10.5 …

BHS sports roundup: Wrestlers battle, girls' hoops wins again

Barrington skates past Portsmouth, Smithfield

Photos: Barrington swim teams remain undefeated

Missed shots doom Westport boys against Connolly

Opinion
Letter: It's time to celebrate Buzz Guida's work

To the editor: The Republican Town Committee would like to thank Patrick “Buzz” Guida for his 20 years of service on the Barrington School Committee.  Mr. Guida has been …

Letter: Dear Barrington liberals, stop complaining about the election

Everyone in RI deserves a ‘Fair Shot’

Speak-Out: Differing opinions on coach; signs are a waste

Letter: Wastewater-related tax hikes unfair to many Warrenites

Things to do
OLMC kicks off year-long centennial celebration

Despite the snowy conditions last weekend, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church found great way to kick off its 100th anniversary celebration. On Saturday, a number of former OLMC Feast chief marshals …

Another Portsmouth Dog Park preview day set for Monday

Deepwater Wind supervisor to speak in Bristol

Prudence Island history is topic of lecture Jan. 12

Youth free throw contest set for Saturday in Portsmouth

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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.