Is there room for a second ferry to Prudence Island?

PORTSMOUTH — When Prudence Island Ferry made its last runs to the island in September 2014 before a new company took over, Eric Leite likened it to a divorce after his 18 years as …

Barrington High School team wins app challenge

An app created by a group of Barrington High School students was selected a Best in State winner in the Verizon Innovative Learning app challenge. The team of Chris Sarli, Hayden Ivatts, Stephen …
Opinion
Letter: It's time to celebrate Buzz Guida's work

To the editor: The Republican Town Committee would like to thank Patrick “Buzz” Guida for his 20 years of service on the Barrington School Committee.  Mr. Guida has been …

Latest News

Westport business students shine at DECA conference

Sixteen Westport High School students traveled to the Quincy Marriott to compete against over 900 students from 16 high schools in Southeastern Massachusetts at the DECA District 1 Conference.  …

Gallery: Martin Middle School Theater 'Murder's in the Heir'

EAST PROVIDENCE — Turn the game "Clue" into a play and you get the entertaining "Murder's in the Heir" where almost every character in this hilarious mystery has the weapon, opportunity and the …

BHS sports roundup: Wrestlers battle, girls' hoops wins again

Wrestling The Barrington High School wrestling team moved to 3-3 after dropping two very close matches — the Eagles lost to Tolman 39-36 and Woonsocket 42-36. The Eagles had to forfeit a …

Barrington skates past Portsmouth, Smithfield

The Eagles took away another win over the long weekend defeating Portsmouth 1-0 on Monday. Barrington defenseman Drew Sirmalis score the boys' lone goal in the second period. Michael Grieve and …

Police: Driver hit another car, wiped out mailbox, fled

An East Providence resident driving a white pickup truck left a trail of destruction in Barrington on Saturday night, said police. According to police reports, the truck Jared Rhodes was driving …
Business
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 …

Obituaries
Genevieve (Barboza) Rodrigues, 91, Bristol

Genevieve (Barboza) Rodrigues, 91, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. She was the wife of the late Joseph M. Rodrigues, to whom she was married for 57 years before his passing in 2002.Born in …

Michael P. Kinney, 69, Warren

John Furtado, 65, Bristol

Maria Viveiros, 90, Bristol

Jane L. Young, 72, Westport

Margaret (Vaccaro) Caizzi, 95, Bristol

Sports
Photos: Barrington swim teams remain undefeated

The Barrington High School girls' swim team improved to 4-0 in the division after defeating LaSalle Academy 60-34 on Friday, Jan. 13. The Eagles were paced by strong performances by their relay …

Missed shots doom Westport boys against Connolly

Girls Basketball: Pesky Tigers best Mt. Hope

Boys Basketball: Tiverton hoopsters roll over Mt. Hope

Gallery: East Providence High School swimming

Opinion
Letter: Dear Barrington liberals, stop complaining about the election

To the editor: What's wrong with the libs in this town?  At one time the Republican Party was in the majority in this town. We never complained about Carter or Clinton or Obama winning …

Everyone in RI deserves a ‘Fair Shot’

Speak-Out: Differing opinions on coach; signs are a waste

Letter: Wastewater-related tax hikes unfair to many Warrenites

Editorial: Snow-blind drivers

Things to do
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.