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New construction coming to St. Andrew's School

St. Andrew's School is planning to build a new residence hall, a faculty housing facility, and make renovations to existing buildings on the school's Barrington campus. According to a recent press …
Police officers participating in 'No Shave November'
Approximately 13 members of the Barrington Police Department have enrolled in the "No Shave November" Awareness Program which takes … Read More
No more Youtube at Barrington Middle School
Students at Barrington Middle School no longer have access to Youtube. As of Thursday, Nov. 1, the district eliminated access to … Read More
Veterans' Day ceremony set for Sunday, Nov. 11 in Barrington
The Barrington United Veterans Council will be hosting a ceremony to honor Veterans Day at the Barrington Veterans' Memorial (near the … Read More
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 … Read More
Alleged drunk driver spotted near school during dismissal
Late last month, a motorist called Barrington police to report an erratic driver on Middle Highway near Barrington Middle School at … Read More
Barrington Middle School asking community to 'buy a brick'
The Barrington Middle School PTO is conducting a brick fund-raiser — people across town are invited to purchase a personalized … 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 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, …
Barrington girls finish second at cross country states The Barrington High School girls cross country team put forth a strong effort at the state championship meet at Ponaganset High School on Sunday, but came up short against Portsmouth High …
Barrington wins field hockey state championship Barrington High School's Caileigh Durkin made possibly the biggest save of the season on Sunday afternoon, sliding in front of a last-second Moses Brown shot to secure a 2-1 victory for the Eagles in …
Barrington Middle School boys cross country team is third at states The Barrington Middle School boys cross country team finished third at the state championship meet at Ponaganset High School on Monday, Oct. 29. Max LaRoche was Barrington's top finisher, crossing …
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Opinion
Letter: A century later, we still dream of true peace At 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918, the guns stopped. The Armistice began. That calamity and horror, still known to many as “The Great War,” was stopped. In the sudden silence, millions dared …
Letter: Clarifying the proposed charter changes I want to clarify a number of issues relating to the Charter changes. I’ll address why we have 3 on the ballot and focus on the one that would allow (but not require) the Town to have DPW …
Letter: Hurricane Carroll To the editor: I read carefully what town officials say what they plan to do if elected. As a former Republican and now Independent, I’m less concerned with party affiliation and more …
Letter: I met with Union leaders To the editor: In the Oct 31, 2018 article, Votes Will Decide Charter Question, it was written that no candidates for Town Council had met with union leaders regarding the changes to the charter …

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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.