Offer accepted, Barrington Farm School now focuses on fund-raising
The Barrington Farm School has less than three months to raise $100,000. Officials from the local non-profit received some good … Read More
Barrington native earns college field hockey honor
Barrington native and Williams College junior Libby Dolan was recently named All-New England Small College Athletic Conference … Read More
Portsmouth community hall to benefit from $94K grant
PORTSMOUTH — The Common Fence Point Improvement Association (CFPIA) has been awarded a $94,000 matching grant to be used for … Read More
More Local News
University finalizes deal for grand Bristol estate
Roger Williams University today purchased the magnificent “Wind Hill” estate, nearly 20 acres with several buildings and a … Read More
Football, family and jersey number 58
Thanksgiving Day will be bittersweet for the Rimoshytus family.    At the annual Barrington-Mt. Hope football game, the … Read More
Barrington basketball teams win tournaments
Two Barrington Youth Basketball Association teams won early-season tournaments in Warwick recently. The sixth grade team, which is … Read More
Three cheers for Barrington!
Barrington celebrated its 300th anniversary with a founders day birthday party on Saturday, Nov. 18.  The celebration started … Read More
Long-needed repair of Martin Middle School courtyard area is expected shortly
EAST PROVIDENCE — The interior section of the Martin Middle School grounds known as the courtyard area, which has long been a … Read More
East Providence council sets starting figure for determining elected-mayor’s compensation
EAST PROVIDENCE — At a special session of the City Council held Wednesday night, Nov. 15, the body gave non-binding approval to a … Read More
Obituaries
Manuel Canario, 86, of Bristol

Manuel Silva Canario, 86, of Maple Avenue, Bristol, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at home. He was the husband of Maria Fatima (Viveiros) Canario. Born in Matriz, Faial, Azores, he was the …

Deolinda Cabral, 78, of Bristol

Edward "Buddy" Weber, 63, of Bristol

Norma Elwood Schreiber Young, 86, of Riverside

Robert H. Stevenson, 88, of Barrington

Marie M. Dick, 92, formerly of Barrington

Police
Barrington gas station employee allegedly embezzled $1,500 The owner of a Barrington gas station told police that an ex-employee had stolen more than $1,500 from the business.  The business owner filed the complaint with Barrington police on …
Portsmouth Police Department receives AAA traffic safety award PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Police Department received a National Gold award from AAA Northeast for the quality of its traffic safety education and enforcement programs.  AAA …
Barrington police charge teens with breaking and entering Barrington police charged two 17-year-old Rehoboth, Mass. residents with attempted breaking and entering and conspiracy on Friday, Nov. 10. The two teens from Rehoboth — both are males …
Opinion
Letter: Little Compton council ‘punted’ on SLAPP suit, but could still respond To the editor: As Thanksgiving approaches and we pause to gather with family and friends, we thought you might like a quick update on Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyards’ developments. Last …
Letter: Thank you to all veterans The emotional legacies are different for different countries. Veterans’ Day can sometimes recall the lyrical longing in the famous last paragraph of “The Great Gatsby,” with a lot …
Letter: War correspondent shines harsh light on war’s victims East Bay Citizens for Peace was formed in March 2003 in opposition to going to war in Iraq. Since then, we have continued to hold monthly peace vigils and sponsor forums.  At our most recent …
Letter: Article was unfair to Catherine Tattrie To the editor:Thursday morning I read the article titled “Former Warren town councilor arrested”. I don’t know Catherine personally but from what I gather in this short article: she …

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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.