Robotics team brainstorms user-friendly way to track coyotes

PORTSMOUTH — Suppose you’re walking through your neighborhood when you see a pack of coyotes rummaging through some trash that had been left on a porch.

Back on the waves: A year after shark attack, Cook surfing, winning on carbon limb

TIVERTON — 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 …
Speak-Out: Let them swim; play talented players

Prudence Island residents don’t pay taxes to us; they pay it to Portsmouth. So WE SHOULD NOT BE DOING ANYTHING TO HELP THEM. Send of all, we have a viable livable ocean, which fishermen make …

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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 …

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 …

Cash crimes — Barrington police investigate money-related crimes

From this week's police report in Barrington: • On Monday, Jan. 9, a Bristol man stopped into the Barrington Police Department to report a banking-related incident. The man told officers a …

Tanyard 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 …
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 …

Gloria Marie Varola, 86, Bristol

Mrs. Gloria Marie (Graves) Varola, 86, of Bristol, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 at Silver Creek Manor, Bristol. She was the wife of the late Peter Varola.  Born and raised in Riverside, she …

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

Genevieve (Barboza) Rodrigues, 91, Bristol

Michael P. Kinney, 69, Warren

John Furtado, 65, Bristol

Maria Viveiros, 90, Bristol

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

Letter: Barrington 300 events kick off on Jan. 29

To the editor: Barrington 300 has been hard at work planning a wonderful year of celebration in 2017 for Barrington's Tri-Centennial.  We owe thanks to professional historian Van Edwards …

Letter: Let's make sure students get enough sleep

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

Letter: Dear Barrington liberals, stop complaining about the election

Everyone in RI deserves a ‘Fair Shot’

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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.