East Bay golfers vie for Rhode Island golf title

PAWTUCKET — Three of the four players to reach the semifinals of the 113th Rhode Island Golf Association State Amateur Championship being played this week at Ledgemont Country Club hailed from the …
Eagle Scout candidate gives back to his church
Barrington's Michael Zeleznik has found a way to successfully juggle work, athletics and scouts, as well as church and civic … Read More
Grand jury indicts Warren man for murder
The Rhode Island Statewide Grand Jury reported out an indictment on Wednesday, July 11, charging Warren resident Owen Morris with one … Read More
Barrington will play Tiverton in District II All-Stars final
Barrington and Tiverton will battle for the District II Majors Division All-Star championship on Sunday, July 15. Barrington has … Read More
Barrington athletes place in top-10 at fencing nationals
A handful of Barrington athletes celebrated strong finishes at the USA National Fencing Championships in St. Louis, Mo., from June 28 … Read More
Meeting to discuss proposed fast food restaurant canceled
The Barrington Technical Review Committee had been scheduled to meet on Thursday, July 12, to conduct a "concept review" for the fast … Read More
Barrington residents rally support for service station
Patricia Mundy signed the list, and so did Bill Anderson.  Lindsey Brickle signed it, and Bob Smith was more than happy to sign … Read More
News briefs: Church's chicken BBQ canceled, coaches needed
Holy Angels Church cancels chicken barbecue   The annual chicken barbecue at Holy Angels Church has been canceled. The event … Read More
Barrington students treated to BrainStation lesson
Summer vacation was just hours away, but the third grade students were intensely focused on brains. Actually, the brains were … Read More
Pitchers shine as Barrington defeats Portsmouth, 2-1
The Barrington Majors All-Star team scored one run in the first inning, another in the third, and held on to defeat Portsmouth, 2-1, … Read More
Obituaries
Mary W. Smith, 81, of Barrington

Mary W. (Wells) Smith, 81, of Sixth Street, died peacefully on Monday, July 9, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Thomas Allen Smith.  Born in Jackson, …

Robert L. Fancher, Jr., 78, formerly of Barrington

Victor 'Vic' Teixeira, 90, of Barrington

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Opinion
Letter: Barrington needs the BP station To the editor: This letter is regarding the recent article about the submitted plans to tear down the Barrington BP and put up a restaurant. I am opposed to this idea.  Barrington BP is …
Letter: What, me worry? To the editor:  Will wonders never cease? Mr. Guida claims he’s “not surprised, just disappointed” at the recent cost overrun for the special dirt now needed to complete the …
Letter: Representative town meeting is a better option for Barrington To the editor: I agree with you Ned and, it feels wonderful that there really are others who can see that a large percentage of the citizens of Barrington do not get to have their voices heard and …
Sports
Barrington teen will compete at Youth Olympic Games Barrington's Annika Kelly has earned a spot in the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina in October.  Annika, who has a family connection to Estonia, will compete for the European …
Barrington hockey player chosen for special award The Rhode Island Reds Heritage Society will be honoring six "Unsung Hockey Heroes" from the Rhode Island Interscholastic League at the Society's 18th annual reunion at Goddard State Park in Warwick …
Barrington girl sets Estonian hammer throw record Annika Kelly, of Barrington, won the discus throw and hammer throw at the Estonia U18 National Championships in Rakvere, Estonia recently. Her top throw in the discus measured 116 feet, 11 inches, …

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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.