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Barrington standout celebrates milestone in recent victory

The Barrington High School girls volleyball team improved to 4-1 after defeating Cranston East 3-1 on Friday night, Sept. 21.  The highlight of the victory came as Barrington High School …
Church's ham and bean dinner continues to please
The annual Holy Angels Church Ham and Beans Dinner was served last Thursday evening in the Church Hall, and as is the usual case when … Read More
Barrington grad stars for college field hockey team
Barrington native Julia Soares, a junior on the Gettysburg College field hockey team, scored in four straight games … Read More
Temple celebrates high holiday by giving to Tap-In
Sacrificing for religious beliefs is an ancient tradition and at Temple Habonim members of the synagogue have turned that sacrifice … Read More
Dispute surfaces over Nockum Hill property
Barrington police responded to a boundary line dispute on George Street near the Nockum Hill property last week. On Thursday, Sept. … Read More
Barrington DPW union says it is part of 'town team'
A dispute over a potential charter change continued this month between Barrington Department of Public Works union leaders and … Read More
BHS Sports Roundup: Eagles defeat Warriors in girls tennis
EThe Barrington High School girls tennis team slipped to 1-2 after losing 5-2 to East Greenwich on Monday afternoon, Sept. … Read More
Obituaries
John W. Stout, 75, of Barrington John W. Stout, 75, of Barrington passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Helen M. Stout and the loving father of John R. Stout (Gail) and Katherine Murphy. He was the …
Rocco J. DiMatteo, 94, of Barrington Rocco J. DiMatteo, 94, formerly of Brow Street, Barrington, died on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. He was the husband of the late Eleanor A. (D’Allesandro) DiMatteo.  A lifelong resident of …
Robert J. 'Bob' Hoder, of Barrington Robert J. “Bob" Hoder passed away Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at his home in  Barrington. He was married to Janet (Huddlestone) Hoder of Yorkshire, England for 51 years, and was the father of …
Sports
Barrington sports leagues balk at possible fee increase Officials from youth sports leagues in Barrington are struggling to understand the logic behind a potential increase to field use fees in town. A proposal drafted by Barrington Town Manager Jim …
Fun is the focus of first-year flag football league in Barrington On Sunday morning, the fields behind the Barrington High School tennis courts were filled with Panthers and Bears, and Raiders and Rams. On another set of fields nearby, Cowboys battled Chiefs and …
Eagles defeat Rams, tie Skippers in field hockey The Barrington High School field hockey team is 1-0-1 after its first two games of the season — the Eagles defeated LaSalle 4-1 in its opener and then tied North Kingstown 1-1. Playing in …
Barrington girls tennis team faces new challenges A year ago, the Barrington High School girls tennis team celebrated a stellar season — finishing second in the state behind LaSalle Academy.  Barrington coach Betsy Brenner said she …
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Opinion
Letter: Maybe RICC can give town an athletic field To the editor: I thought since families in Barrington are willing to pay millions of dollars for one school building on land that may or may not accommodate that building over time, therefore …
Letter: What is the real motive for field fee increase? To the editor: I am writing to express my opposition to the town manager’s plan to increase fees on youth sport leagues, as outlined in last week’s Barrington Times.  The town …
Column — A lesson in what's fair During the summer of 1961, I was required to read four novels from an approved list and to write a book report on each of them, to be handed in on the first day of my senior year advance placement …
Letter: Political donations are no different than bribes Money is the root all of evil. That statement is never truer than in Rhode Island politics. You can call corporate donations “Pay to Play” or “Corporate Influence” or …

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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.