Barrington 'fight club' teens charged with disorderly conduct

Police charged two Barrington boys — a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old — with disorderly conduct, after detectives completed an investigation into a local "fight club." Someone shared …
Barrington building a plan to combat opioid addiction
Susan Terhune sat quietly at one corner of the crowded conference table and listened to Barrington officials discuss their plan to … Read More
Portsmouth School Committee OKs budget calling for 2.2% hike
PORTSMOUTH — In a 5-2 vote Monday night, the School Committee approved a $38.92 million budget for next year that’s 2.2 percent … Read More
Tiverton cheerleaders win state title
The Tiverton cheerleading team won its third straight state title Saturday , March 10 at the Providence Career and Technical Academy … Read More
Westport flotilla offers safe boating class
Recreational boating may be a year-round sport for some, but for most the traditional recreational season is a little more than two … Read More
East Providence Police arrest Scituate man on cocaine, heroin charges
PROVIDENCE — The owner of a Providence barber shot just over the line from East Providence was among a trio arrested recently on … Read More
Barrington voters will decide on $6 million bond
Barrington taxpayers will be faced with another bond vote at this year's financial town meeting. The town manager is proposing a $6 … Read More
Foundation taking shape at new Barrington Middle School
Workers all continue to form foundation footings for the new Barrington Middle School building, as the project moves into its sixth … Read More
East Bay girls hockey team wins state championship
The East Bay co-op girls hockey team defeated LaSalle-Moses Brown, 4-2, on Saturday night and won the Division I state … Read More
Westport planners scrutinize big stone entry
By Bruce Burdett The Planning Board wants a Hickory Lane resident to explain the thinking behind a grand stone entry structure that … Read More
Margaret M. Elliott, 88, of Barrington

Margaret M. (O'Neill) Elliott, age 88, of Barrington, passed away, Saturday, March 17, 2018 in the Grace Barker Nursing Home. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late John and Mary (Kelly) …

Anna F. Taber, 95, Tiverton

Joseph R. Ferreira, 90, of Bristol

Letter: Let casino stay open 24/7, serve alcohol until 2 To the editor: I am writing as a 20-year resident of Tiverton to register my support for Twin River’s petition to operate on a 24/7 basis and to extend its ability to serve alcohol to 2 a.m. on …
Letter: ‘Annie’ delivered superb entertainment to Westport To the editor: Congratulations to the Westport Junior-Senior High School drama students for a wonderful performance of “Annie” on March 16. What a great evening of song, dance and …
Letter: By any measure, Westport schools need to do better To the editor: The approval of the new high school represents an opportunity for Westport to improve the education we provide. The 2016 Town Report, page 186, states that Westport student SAT …
Barrington boys defeat Portsmouth, advance to finals The Barrington High School boys hockey team advanced to the Division II finals after defeating Portsmouth 7-4 in the second game of the semifinals series. 
East Bay Co-op edges Lasalle-Moses Brown Co-op 3-2 in game one, leads series 1-0 The East Bay Co-op upset LaSalle/Moses Brown Co-op 3-2 in the opener of the Division I Championship series at Brown’s Meehan Auditorium on Friday night. Eagles senior forward Sydney Parkhurst …
Area gymnastics team takes 26 medals at state championships The East Bay boys gymnastics team won 39 medals at the 2018 state gymnastics championships at Aim High Academy in East Greenwich on Saturday. 3/10. The team collected 26 medals and 13 state …

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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.