Barrington gymnasts compete in regionals

On Saturday, May 19, three athletes from Barrington competed in Shrewsbury, Mass. at the USA Gymnastics Regionals, representing the state of Rhode Island on the Gold Team competition. The girls, …
Barrington girls race to Class A Championship
Kate Zitzmann and Annika Kelly each won two events and helped lead the Barrington High School girls track team to the Class A … Read More
Feds hope to spur investment in Warren, Bristol
Warren and Bristol have been named quality opportunity zones by the federal government, a designation that officials believe will make … Read More
Portsmouth turbine abutters complain about noise, flicker
PORTSMOUTH — Abutters of the wind turbine on town-owned land at Portsmouth High School finally got a chance last week to … Read More
Barrington resident's reminder: Reval will impact tax bills
Barrington officials are anticipating a small decrease in the tax rate this year, but Peter Clifford wants to remind people that the … Read More
'Best Buddies' builds bridges and friendship in Bristol Warren
Cayden Sumner and Logan Selman are truly Best Buddies. They’ve known each other since grade school and now, as Kickemuit Middle … Read More
Bristol rescue personnel respond to a boat fire
Bristol fire and Coast Guard rescue crews respond to a boat fire off off the coast of Colt State Park on Tuesday, shortly after … Read More
Busing study: Later start times cost $67,000 (or maybe less)
A consultant hired by the Barrington School Department concludes that it would cost $67,000 annually to add another bus and a half to … Read More
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 … Read More
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
Obituaries
Constantino da Silva, 83, of Bristol

Constantino da Silva, 83, passed away on May 17, 2018, at home. He was the husband of Marie Teresa (Medeiros) da Silva.    Born in Capelo, Faial, he was the son of the late Joaquim and …

Louise C. Whalen, 86, of Bristol

Nancy Colardo, 91, of Barrington

Opinion
Senate President Dominick Ruggerio is making a sure bet Kudos to Senator Dominick Ruggerio for pledging to seek the opinion of the Rhode Island Supreme Court about whether internet wagering on athletics requires voters’ approval. Yet, he should go a …
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. …
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.