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Palmer Pointe will feature 10 one-bedroom apartments

Officials spearheading the construction of the new Palmer Pointe development in Barrington said there will be 10 one-bedroom apartments featured in the new project.  Frank Spinella, president …
Eagles Nest home to new weather station
A cold wind whipped across the athletic fields at Barrington High School, but Oskar Schnippering seemed immune to the … Read More
Police question New York men about video game consoles
A Barrington police officer on patrol stopped a vehicle that was traveling on the Wampanoag Trail at about 9:10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. … Read More
Student questioned about his use of school computers
Barrington police investigated a possible electronic crime at Barrington High School. Officers responded to the school on Friday, … Read More
Police: RIPTA rider fell over, was not struck by bus
Barrington police responded to the RIPTA park and ride lot on County Road near the Barrington Congregational Church at about 4:30 p.m. … Read More
Police: More than $300 worth of baby formula stolen
A 28-year-old Riverside resident is suspected of stealing 18 cans of baby formula from the Shaw's Supermarket in the Barrington … Read More
Barrington finishes second at cheer nationals
The Barrington Pop Warner varsity cheer team has even more reason to cheer. The local team finished second at the National Pop … Read More
Obituaries
Paul E. Samdperil, of Cranston Paul E. Samdperil died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at home. Born and raised in Providence, the son of the late Albert and Edwyna (Cohen) Samdperil. He was a longtime resident of Cranston.  Paul …
Joseph Shansky, 73, formerly of Barrington Joseph Shansky, 73, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Janet (Rubinstein) Shansky for 47 years. Born in New York City, a son of the …
Sports
Eagles indoor track team races past Quakers, falls to Rams The Barrington High School boys indoor track team opened the winter season with a win over Moses Brown, 85-22, and a loss to LaSalle, 64-43. The meet was held on Wednesday night, Dec. 12, at the …
Eagles skate to 3-2 victory against LaSalle The East Bay Co-op girls ice hockey team turned a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2 victory against LaSalle Academy on Saturday night, Dec. 8. LaSalle opened up a 2-0 lead against the Eagles and held that …
Memorial hockey games celebrating 17 years The John Paul Medeiros Jr. Memorial Cup Hockey Games will be played on Wednesday night, Jan. 2, 2019 at Portsmouth Abbey. This year marks the 17th anniversary of the memorial games.  The …
Barrington swim teams race in Injury Fund opener The boys and girls swim teams from Barrington High School participated in an Injury Fund meet on Thursday night, Dec. 6. Eagles swimmers raced against competitors from Mt. Hope High School and …
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Opinion
Letter: Proud of excellent grades in the East Bay To the editor: The National Rifle Association was founded as a sporting and hunting association in 1871. In the 1920s and 30s, the NRA lobbied for gun control legislation in many states, as well …
Letter: RI vs. Mass. test score comparison invalid and unfair To the editor: The scores are in. Rhode Island’s students did not appear to do as well on the RICAS as students in Massachusetts.  RICAS is Rhode Island’s version of the Massachusetts …
Letter: Students need lessons on dangers of vaping To the editor: As a member of the Barrington High School class of 2020, I want to let you know that I feel that the youth need more teachings in school and at town-wide presentations about the …
Editorial: Stepping down was the only choice Laufton Ascencao did the right thing by stepping down and letting the voters of Bristol and Warren choose another representative for the District 68 seat in the Rhode Island General Assembly. Mr. …

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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.