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Portsmouth town clerk was elected, now she’s appointed

Jennifer West was elected as Portsmouth’s new town clerk by voters in November 2016. On Monday, the Town Council ratified her appointment as town clerk by Town Administrator Richard Rainer.
Portsmouth Police charge woman with distributing drugs
PORTSMOUTH — A Newport woman was arrested Saturday night, Sept. 22, after she was caught allegedly dealing the prescription drug … Read More
Porch Music Fest in Bristol draws strolling music-lovers
BRISTOL — The inaugural Porch Music Fest drew a few hundred people to the south end of High Street Sunday afternoon as they … Read More
Admirers commemorate dedication of Mutter Athletic Complex
EAST PROVIDENCE — About three dozen family and friends gathered on a splendid early Fall Saturday morning, Sept. 22, for a ceremony … Read More
Barrington grad stars for college field hockey team
Barrington native Julia Soares, a junior on the Gettysburg College field hockey team, scored in four straight games … Read More
East Providence's Clark & Sons celebrates 50 years of softball success
EAST PROVIDENCE — It will have been quite the year for city resident Bobby Clark come November when he is among the first inductees … Read More
‘Porch Music Fest’ is Sunday in Bristol's historic district
All four coordinators of Porch Music, scheduled for this Sunday, Sept. 23, from 4 to 6 p.m. along the south end of High Street, credit … Read More
Obituaries
John W. Stout, 75, of Barrington John W. Stout, 75, of Barrington passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Helen M. Stout and the loving father of John R. Stout (Gail) and Katherine Murphy. He was the …
Rocco J. DiMatteo, 94, of Barrington Rocco J. DiMatteo, 94, formerly of Brow Street, Barrington, died on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. He was the husband of the late Eleanor A. (D’Allesandro) DiMatteo.  A lifelong resident of …
Antone Almeida Jr., 92, Westport Antone Almeida Jr., 92, of Westport and Zephyrhills, Fla., died Friday, September 21, 2018, at home.  He was the husband of the late Edith E. (Roylance) Almeida. Born in Little Compton, son of …
Sports
East Providence girls' soccer squad seeks its footing in new league EAST PROVIDENCE — After being one of two dominant teams in Division III the last few years, the East Providence High School girls’ soccer team recently opened up play in new digs, Division II, …
East Providence edges St. Raphael in league football opener EAST PROVIDENCE — Fresh off a non-league win against Mt. Hope in the lead up to the league season, the East Providence High School football team opened its Division I regular season in the win …
BHS Sports Roundup: Eagles defeat Warriors in girls tennis EThe Barrington High School girls tennis team slipped to 1-2 after losing 5-2 to East Greenwich on Monday afternoon, Sept. 17. Barrington's number three singles player Elizabeth Wang won her match …
Barrington sports leagues balk at possible fee increase Officials from youth sports leagues in Barrington are struggling to understand the logic behind a potential increase to field use fees in town. A proposal drafted by Barrington Town Manager Jim …
Opinion
Letter: Maybe RICC can give town an athletic field To the editor: I thought since families in Barrington are willing to pay millions of dollars for one school building on land that may or may not accommodate that building over time, therefore …
Letter: What is the real motive for field fee increase? To the editor: I am writing to express my opposition to the town manager’s plan to increase fees on youth sport leagues, as outlined in last week’s Barrington Times.  The town …
Letter: Tiverton - Don't just vote for the first seven on the ballot To the editor: I urge Tiverton residents to watch the June 25, 2018 Town Council meeting  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5erPgoa1hr0  Start at 1 hour 22 minutes) and witness just one of …
Letter: Bells, not whistles, best for bikes To the editor: Old Westport roads, two-lanes, usually wind between stone walls, under shade when white oaks aren’t blighted.  I have read many books while walking, including Milton’s Paradise …

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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.