Council approves sale of former Fram office building in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — After having sat idle for a decade or more, the former Fram office building on Pawtucket Avenue is on its way to being sold and likely being converted into a mixed-use …

Barrington girl named Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year

For the first time ever, Rhode Island's Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year is from Barrington. On Tuesday, Gatorade announced that Maile Somera was selected for the honor. The Barrington High …
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

Lanyard Brook project to resume in 2018

Town officials continue to negotiate with private property owners and plan to begin construction on the Tanyard Brook rehabilitation project in Spring 2018. Engineers have been working for years …

What will the future of education look like?

As the Barrington Education Foundation celebrates its 25th year as a champion of extraordinary educational opportunities, it is looking ahead to the next 25 years and asking the community to help …

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 …
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
Carol 'Nana Pumpkin' Riegler, 82, of East Providence

Carol 'Nana Pumpkin' Riegler (nee Tyler), 82, of East Providence and Barrington (respectively), passed away at Rhode Island Hospital, on January 17, 2017, surrounded by her loving family after a …

Genevieve (Barboza) Rodrigues, 91, Bristol

Michael P. Kinney, 69, Warren

John Furtado, 65, Bristol

Maria Viveiros, 90, Bristol

Jane L. Young, 72, Westport

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.