Three Barrington students shine in literature contest

Three Hampden Meadows School fifth-graders were surprised in a special ceremony on Thursday, May 17. Minty Gaitskell, Dahlia Weller, and Athena Gao were honored for their entries in the recent …
Volvo Ocean Race: Enright and Vestas take third during In-Port Race
Bristol resident Charlie Enright led Vestas 11th Hour Racing team to a strong third place podium-finish, pleasing the home crowd who … Read More
Babysitting will be provided at Barrington FTM
Town officials said babysitting will be provided for free at Wednesday's financial town meeting in Barrington. The annual meeting … Read More
Have your gardening questions answered on Saturday in Barrington
Officials at Barrington Farm School are inviting people to have their soil tested and their gardening questions answered during a … Read More
Barrington Scout's Eagle project offers geography lesson
In the first grade, Alex Morrissette joined the Tiger Cubs through Primrose Hill School, thinking it would be fun. Never did he … Read More
Barrington boy goes missing twice, found both times
A 6-year-old Barrington boy twice wandered away from his home last week.  At about 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, police … Read More
Barrington budget: Tax levy to increase 2.28 percent
Last Wednesday night’s budget hearing presented by the Barrington Committee on Appropriations offered a budget with a tax levy … Read More
AG's office calls council resolutions 'shameful and disturbing'
The Rhode Island Attorney General's office issued a stern statement late Monday afternoon to the Barrington and Portsmouth town … Read More
Eagles overpower Skippers in girls lacrosse
Hope Robertson scored six goals, Tess Gagliano had four goals, and Clare Gaffney added three more, powering the Barrington High School … Read More
Barrington woman awarded $200,000 grant
A Barrington woman will use a $200,000 grant from the Rhode Island Foundation to launch a campaign to distribute thousands of free … Read More
Obituaries
John 'Jack' M. Thomas, 82, of Barrington

Jack Thomas, age 82, passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2018 after a short battle with cancer, surrounded by his daughter, Stacey Rodehorst, of North Kingstown, and son, Tim Thomas of Randolph, …

​Christine A. Sturm, 86, of Barrington

Barnet 'Bunny' Fain, 86, of Barrington

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Opinion
Letter: Recent news brief was a joke, right? To the editor: Re the Page 9, May  9 “News Brief” headline, "Online gaming to become a high school sport”: You’re kidding, right! Karl F. …
Letter: To letter writer, you're missing the point To the editor: In response to the letter written last week by Mr. Fuller, I would like to suggest that he missed the actual point of the "Hate Has No Home Here" signs, and is nitpicking the …
Letter: Kudos to high school letter-writers To the editor: Here are a few observations: 1. Shout out to the Barrington High School students who have recently written letters to the editor! Mr. Chalue-Feeney and Ms. Kugler both wrote …
Sports
CVS Charity Classic moves to single-day tournament Rory McIlroy is coming to Rhode Island. In fact, McIlroy will be coming to Barrington for this year's CVS Health Charity Classic. McIlroy is one of the top-ranked professional golfers in the world …
Barrington boys finish third at Eastern Division Championship Powered by a sweep of the top three spots in the 110-meter hurdles, the Barrington High School boys track team finished third at the Eastern Division Championship on Wednesday, May 9. Barrington's …
BHS Sports Roundup: Softball team wins, tennis improves to 11-1 The Barrington High School softball team improved to 9-1 after winning three games last week — Barrington defeated North Smithfield 7-1, Ponaganset 15-5, and Mt. Hope 12-7. The Eagles trailed …

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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.