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Four Barrington houses to receive historic plaques

The Barrington Preservation Society will hold its annual historic house plaque program and lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Salem Auditorium and Collis Gallery at the Barrington …
Barrington plays catch-up after snowfall
Barrington Town Manager Jim Cunha was a bit surprised to see snow still covering the ground when he woke up early Friday … Read More
Police: Teen takes his mother's car without permission
Barrington police stopped a vehicle at 4 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, after the car conducted an illegal U-turn on Middle … Read More
'Little Shop' coming to Barrington High School
The Barrington High School Stagemasters will be performing "Little Shop of Horrors" this weekend in the John R. Gray Auditorium … Read More
RIDOT announces Washington Bridge traffic pattern change
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has announced a traffic pattern change for a section of the … Read More
Barrington volleyball team defeats LaSalle in semifinals
With a trip to the Division I finals resting in the balance, the Barrington High School girls volleyball team battled back to win the … Read More
Barrington police investigate alleged indecent behavior
Barrington police are investigating some alleged indecent behavior that took place Monday, Nov. 12. According to police, a … Read More
Obituaries
Peter Ganner Fradley, 91, Westport Peter Ganner Fradley, a retired editorial writer for The Providence Journal, died in New Paltz, NY, on October 23, 2018, after a short illness due to complications from surgery. He was 91. He lived …
Allan W. Young, 70, of Foxborough, Mass., and formerly of Barrington and Seekonk Allan W. Young, 70, of Foxborough, Mass., and formerly of Barrington and Seekonk, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. He was the loving and devoted …
Sports
Barrington native selected All-Conference in field hockey Barrington native and Williams College senior Libby Dolan was recently named All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) First Team for field hockey. Libby is a forward for the …
Barrington Cheer team is headed to nationals The Barrington Pop Warner Varsity Cheer team is going to Florida. The local cheer team won first place at the Pop Warner regional competition and qualified for the national championships at ESPN …
Barrington volleyball advances to Division I semifinals The Barrington High School girls volleyball team punched its ticket to the Division I semifinals with a 3-1 victory over Cranston East in the quarterfinals on Thursday night, Nov. 8.  Playing …
Barrington boys run to fourth place finish at state meet The Barrington High School boys cross country team entered the state championship meet as the seventh seed, but powered to a fourth place finish.  Led by three runners in the top 33 spots, …
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Opinion
Letter: In showing respect, sometimes reality intervenes To the editor: I don’t blame the Marine veteran in Little Compton. His letter [Nov. 15, p6] expressed dismay that our Commander-in-Chief, while in France to commemorate Armistice Day, had to …
Editorial: ‘Oh, my back!’ - confronting disability fraud There is one notion of public employee disability pay and pensions — the one that ought to be and once was. General Treasurer Seth Magaziner put it simply and well: “The disability …
Letter: In my father’s honor, veterans home needs help My late father, Sassio Michael Minutelli, served as the R.I. Permanent Advisory Council on House Veterans Affairs President Emeritus, in addition to many other positions in the State of Rhode Island …
Letter: Thank you for recognizing local veterans To the editor: I want to express my profound appreciation to those who participated in delivering baked goods to veterans. In particular, the Johnson and Pickering families and to Talya who …

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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.