Director says Barrington library is 'nirvana'

Debbie Barchi is a planner. The director of the Barrington Public Library said she likes building plans for work and for life at home, so it was no surprise that when she neared retirement age, …

Benatar concert in East Providence cancelled over wind concerns

EAST PROVIDENCE — Waterfront Productions announced at 4:45 p.m. today the Pat Benatar-Neil Giraldo concert scheduled for this evening, September 22, at Bold Point Park has been cancelled due to …

Portsmouth parents learn where, how teens hide ‘their stuff’

PORTSMOUTH — When teenagers want to hide their drug use from parents, they’ll often put the contraband right on top of a bedroom bureau, said Pam Shayer.  “Do you know …

Barrington Booster Day is Saturday, Sept. 23

Barrington High School student-athletes will be going door-to-door on Saturday, Sept. 23 as part of the annual Barrington Booster Day fund-raiser.  The event is a membership drive which …

Video and photos: Training for a tragedy in Barrington

Fire trucks, ambulances and police cruisers crowded the parking lot outside Barrington Middle School on Saturday morning, and students splattered in fake blood covered the sidewalk near the rear …
Sports

Barrington's state championship teams receive jackets

The Barrington High School Unified basketball team and girls’ fast-pitch softball squad, both state champions in their respective divisions this past spring, were awarded championship jackets …

Barrington Junior Pee Wees defeat Fairhaven, 19-6

The Barrington Pop Warner Junior Pee Wees battled through a few set-backs on Sunday to defeat Fairhaven 19-6. The win moved Barrington's record to 3-1. The Eagles, playing without their starting …
Opinion

Editorial: Barrington sidewalk improvements taking too long

There seems to be no end to the downtown streetscape improvements in Barrington — titled "Village Center Connectivity" — which have resulted in detours, construction zones, orange …

Letter: Our legislators voted against the taxpayers

To the editor: The Barrington Republican Town Committee strongly condemns the votes of our three State representatives on Perpetual ‘Evergreen’ Contracts.   Senator Cynthia …
Police Report

Police trying to find cat's owner

Barrington police are trying to reunite a lost cat with its owner.   A Stanley Avenue resident contacted police on Wednesday, Sept. 13, and said there was a black and white cat hanging …
Obituaries
Bernard Vincent Scola, of Barrington

Bernard Vincent Scola died peacefully at the Phillip Hulitar Hospice Center on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, after a long illness. He was the husband of Jane (Arcaro) Scola to whom he had been married for …

Michael Pierce Donovan, 59, of Warwick

Michael Pierce Donovan, died in Warwick on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at the age of 59 after a long battle with alcohol addiction.  Michael was born on July 9, 1958, in Providence to Barbara …

Michael J. Del Santo, 87, formerly of Barrington

Michael J. Del Santo, 87, a retired Army Colonel and resident of Crofton, Md., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 peacefully in his sleep. Colonel Del Santo was born in Barrington on May 8, …

Claire F. Cardin, 93, of Barrington

Claire F. (Walsh) Cardin, 93, of Rosedale Avenue, died peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. She was the devoted wife of the late Paul J. Cardin Jr with whom she celebrated a 65th wedding …

Robert L. Allen Jr., 67, of Seekonk and formerly of Barrington

Robert L. Allen Jr., 67, of Seekonk and formerly of Barrington, passed away with his wife and daughter by his side on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 at The Miriam Hospital. He was the son of the late Robert …

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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.