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Warren Walkabout is Sunday

Sunday is looking to be a nice autumn day — perfect for a walkabout. All of downtown Warren is prepping for Warren’s big day as Discover Warren and dozens of restaurants, art studios, shops …
Scheduled weekend lane closures for I-195 affect East Bay travel
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced lane shifts and traffic pattern changes at the … Read More
Characters are crucial for Barrington author
Elizabeth Splaine was brushing her teeth when inspiration struck. Actually, she was searching for the cap to the toothpaste when it … Read More
Barrington elementary school hosts fun fund-raiser
A large crowd of people turned out for the Sowams Octoberfest at Sowams School on Saturday, Oct. 13. The weather turned a bit … Read More
BHS Sports Roundup: Quakers outscore Eagles in field hockey
Barrington High School lost to Moses Brown 4-3 in a battle of the top two field hockey teams on Wednesday, Oct. 10. The undefeated … Read More
Bright lights, big party at BHS homecoming
Spirits were soaring at Victory Field on Friday night when Barrington High School celebrated homecoming. Although the football team … Read More
Woman leads chase through two states, seven towns
A Warren woman who allegedly led police in two states on a high speed pursuit through at least seven towns early Monday morning faces … Read More
Obituaries
Mark David Robidoux, of Barrington Mark David Robidoux, born Nov. 9, 1961, passed away suddenly in his home on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. Mark is survived by his wife Susan Gallego Robidoux, three sons Michael Medeiros, Daniel Robidoux …
David Anderson, 76, of Scarborough, Maine David Anderson, 76, of Scarborough, Maine, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 on his own terms from gastric cancer with his beloved wife Nee-Nee by his side. He was previously an 8-year survivor of …
Sports
Barrington athletes fare well in fencing competitions Fencers from the Rhode Island Fencing Academy & Club (RIFAC) challenged the competition for medals at an unclassified tournament sponsored by Worcester Fencing Club recently. The …
Last-second goal lifts Barrington over Portsmouth PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ soccer team lost in heartbreaking fashion Friday night, as Barrington’s Elizabeth Grover scored with only five seconds left on …
Cheerleading 'Fun Competition' is Sunday in Barrington Barrington Pop Warner will be hosting the RISMA annual Cheerleading Fun Competition on Sunday, Oct. 7 at Barrington High School.  This is the first time that Barrington Pop Warner has hosted …
Barrington girls tennis improves record to 4-2 Beth Wang won a three-set thriller in the third singles match, 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-2, and led Barrington to a 4-3 victory over Moses Brown on Thursday, Sept. 27. Lauren Jay also won her match at …
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Opinion
Editorial: What is the future of the old middle school? For the second time in a month, hundreds of Barrington children suddenly had their Saturday schedules cleared while their peers throughout Rhode Island chased after soccer balls on a typical fall day …
Letter: Please vote to expand cemetery commission To the editor: It’s easy, I think, to take for granted all the work needed to manage a town like Barrington.  Did you know for instance that Barrington has 21 boards, committees and …
Letter: Ban semi-automatic rifles in Barrington To the editor: On Dec. 14, 2012, Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and killed 20 six- and seven-year-old children with a semi-automatic rifle that was legally …
Editorial: Bike path crime spree is a crock Years ago, when there was talk of building the East Bay Bike Path, some along its route raised a ruckus, arguing that this path past their backyards would surely bring a crime wave the likes of which …

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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.