Church dinner raising money to help immigrants

The Barrington Congregational Church will host a pasta dinner on Dec. 11 to raise money for "English for Action," a nonprofit that creates "opportunities of self-empowerment for immigrants in the …

Portsmouth moves to single-stream recycling Monday

PORTSMOUTH — Beginning Monday, Dec. 12, local residents will no longer have to walk into open containers at the transfer station. Nor will they have to place their plastics and …
Opinion
Letter: Important lessons learned on the council

To the editor: As the new town council takes office on Dec. 5, permit me the opportunity to wish them well as some of them continue, and some of them begin, their service to the Town of …

Latest News

BHS grad is first team all-conference soccer selection

Colby-Sawyer junior Denali Sexton, of Barrington, has been named to the 2016 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Men’s Soccer First Team.  Earlier this …

Barrington soccer teams capture championships

Barrington's U12 Juventus team won the Classic Gold Rhode Island Superliga title this season, finishing with a 7-0-1 record. The team includes Finn Myatt, Xavier Gracas, Sean Bonneau, Michael …

East Bay girls' hockey team tops South County

The East Bay Co-op girls' ice hockey team improved to 1-1 after skating to a 4-2 win over South County on Saturday, Dec. 3. Carissa Rego has led the Eagles in scoring so far — she scored her …

Barrington native earns basketball honor

Priscilla Dunphy of Barrington was named the "Female Student-Athlete of the Week" for the week ending Nov. 27 at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. A member of the basketball team, Priscilla dropped …

Barrington teenager honoring her late friend, raising awareness about suicide

It has been 363 days since Olivia Deaton lost her friend and since Patty Costello lost her daughter. It has been 363 days since Barrington High School lost a funny, silly girl who loved music and …
Business
Featured Home: Portsmouth's Hunter Longfellow House hits market

A coupling of historic details and modern conveniences are in store at this colonial style home in the Black Point neighborhood of Portsmouth — just off Indian Avenue and a stone's throw from …

Obituaries
George R. Sardinha, 80, Bristol

George R. Sardinha, 80, passed away on Nov. 30 at Home Hospice & Palliative Care of RI. He was the husband of the late Helene (Turner) Sardinha.  Born in Bristol, he was the son of the late …

Erik Bense Jr., 70, Bristol

Mildred Wildes LiVecchi, 93, Little Compton

Adelina M. DeSano, 91, of Barrington

Wayne Cooper, 68, Little Compton

Robert B. Wolter, 85, Little Compton

Sports
Barrington student-athletes learn more about leading

This fall, some of Barrington High School’s top student-athletes took part in a leadership program hosted through the collaborative efforts of Dena Davis, the Bayside YMCA and Andrew DiOrio, of …

Mt. Hope Alumni Games support school athletics

Portsmouth pounds Central to win Division I Super Bowl

Barrington news briefs: A brush fire breaks out behind DPW

New Barrington hockey coach Croke reflects on time at East Providence

Opinion
Letter: Barrington needs you to 'find your four'

To the editor: Barrington is on its way to becoming a “Rhode Island Energy Champion” and we need your help! Earlier this year the Barrington Town Council passed a resolution …

Commentary: East Providence council can find common ground

Community support allows Bristol to Bloom

Commentary: East Providence councilman-elect Faria questions transparency

Just say no to fake news

Things to do
Bake sale benefits Portsmouth Veterans Honor Roll Project

PORTSMOUTH — Here’s a roundup of some local news pertaining to veterans: • The Portsmouth Veterans Honor Roll Committee will hold a bake sale from noon to 4 p.m. on …

Comfort food doesn’t get any better than a braise

Botanical Center at Roger Williams Park a year-round oasis

The halls are decked at Linden Place

A great day to tag a tree

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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.