Members picked for Barrington's school start time committee

Nineteen people have accepted the challenge of building an implementation plan for the change in school start times in Barrington.  On Thursday, June 16, Barrington Superintendent of …
Providence-Newport ferry returns this week

The state resumes its Providence-Newport bay ferry starting Friday, a service that is scheduled to continue through Sept. 5. A ferry ran that route for a number of years but was discontinued. The …

More support for 'Ray Sullivan Field’ at Portsmouth High

PORTSMOUTH — Apparently they had more to say. Only two weeks after former players and students of the late Portsmouth High School teacher and coach Raymond C. Sullivan told the School …

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Tiverton's Burk: No Democratic group should gather at Westerly YC

The Rhode Island Association of Democratic City and Town Chairs (RIADCTC) has moved its planned August business meeting at the Westerly Yacht Club “because of the club’s refusal to allow women to …

Veronica Beaulieu wins Unsung Hero salute

Veronica Beaulieu of Westport has been honored as an ‘Unsung Hero’ by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women.  State Representative Paul Schmid (D-Westport) recommended Ms. …

Curran and Bradley defend their title, repeat as CVS Charity Classic champs

The CVS Health Charity Classic came down to a one-hole playoff on Tuesday, June 28, with the team of Jon Curran and Keegan Bradley defeating the team of Bill Haas and Billy Andrade. Curran and …

Barrington's trash-in, trash-out not likely to change

The recent situation on Mathewson Road in Barrington, where some folks have been hanging bags of dog feces on a utility pole, spurred a brief discussion about the town possibly bringing back …

Barrington neighborhood in bloom with American flags

The Alfred Drown neighborhood in Barrington appears ready for Independence Day this year, thanks to Sam Ang, his son, Ian, and a small army of volunteers. Mr. Ang and his son recently …

Candidates begin filing in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — The faces and names to have filed their candidacy papers so far in East Providence are mostly familiar ones. As of mid-day Tuesday, June 28, the second of the three-day filing period, …

Barrington All Stars push past Bristol, 10-5, in opener

The Barrington Little League 12-year-old All Star team held off a tough Bristol squad in the opener of the District II tournament on Monday night at Sherwood Field. Barrington won the game 10-5 …

Coggeshall Farm celebrates the Fourth, 18th century style

Not to be left out of Bristol’s biggest celebration, Coggeshall Farm Museum will celebrate the birth of the nation by recreating the time when the nation was born. The Farm will celebrate …
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231st Bristol Fourth of July Celebration

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Letter: Rep. Malik's views are out of step with community

To the editor: My name is Jason Knight and I am a candidate in the Democratic primary for state representative. I am challenging the incumbent, Jan Malik, for the seat. I’m writing in …

Letter: Barrington Times has forgotten Memorial Day's meaning

Letter: Book reviews a welcome Phoenix feature

Letter: Leave empty recycling bins on the curb

Rhode Island has its own Phantom of the Opera

Police Report
Portsmouth police stay busy with assault complaints

PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police reports from over the past week. Wednesday, June 22 Kevin A. Gomes, 27, of 130 Corys Lane, was charged at 12:16 p.m. …

Warren police logs: Officers ferret out a squirrel

Two men sought in Tiverton car break investigation

Bristol Police: 'Suspicious' activity, loud partiers

Bristol arrests: Domestic abuse, DUI, elderly assault

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A quick sweet and sour pickle perfect for summer

This time of year, we love fresh vegetables and fruits prepared any which way — steamed, sautéed, roasted, grilled or ... pickled?Yes, pickling vegetables and preserving fruits are a …

Fourth of July Concert Series Schedule

Fourth of July Concert Series Schedule

Fourth of July Concert Series Schedule

Fourth of July Concert Series Schedule

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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.