Barrington boys defeat Portsmouth, advance to finals

The Barrington High School boys hockey team advanced to the Division II finals after defeating Portsmouth 7-4 in the second game of the semifinals series.  Barrington, which won the first …
St. Andrew's new director is also a 2004 graduate
St. Andrew’s School will welcome Ray Cross ’04 as the new director of enrollment management in July.  Mr. Cross is currently … Read More
East Bay Co-op edges Lasalle-Moses Brown Co-op 3-2 in game one, leads series 1-0
The East Bay Co-op upset LaSalle/Moses Brown Co-op 3-2 in the opener of the Division I Championship series at Brown’s Meehan … Read More
Area gymnastics team takes 26 medals at state championships
The East Bay boys gymnastics team won 39 medals at the 2018 state gymnastics championships at Aim High Academy in East Greenwich on … Read More
Eagles defeat Patriots in first game of hockey semifinals
The Barrington High School boys hockey team defeated Portsmouth High School in game one of the Division-II hockey semifinal on … Read More
Solarize Barrington will host solar home tour
On Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to noon, the Solarize Barrington program will host a self-guided tour of three Barrington homes … Read More
Barrington track coaches will be inducted into hall of fame
The Rhode Island Track Coaches Association will hold its annual hall of fame awards banquet on Friday, April 6 at Lancelotta's in … Read More
Barrington resident killed in bicycle accident in Florida
A Barrington resident and former Providence Journal writer was killed during a bicycle accident in Placida, Fla. on Tuesday, March … Read More
St. Andrew's School has a new 'Pal'
Nearly 80 years ago a stray dog made his way to a boy’s orphanage in Barrington. The small brown terrier mix stole his way … Read More
Barrington schools propose 3.4 percent budget increase
Barrington officials are proposing a $50.8 million operating budget for the school department. The proposed budget includes a $1.67 … Read More
Ellen V. Holder, 66, formerly of Barrington

Ellen V. Holder, 66, formerly of Maple Avenue, died peacefully on Friday, March 9, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of David P. Holder. Born in Providence, a daughter …

Charlotte S. Sneddon, 97, formerly of Barrington

Frank M. Casanova, 82, of Barrington

Letter: All laws would work well if people obeyed them To the editor: In response to Robert Stewart’s 3/14 letter — I have to respond after reading his flawed letter to the editor regarding common sense gun laws.   Perhaps we …
Letter: Please speak out against the assault on our environment I recently moved to beautiful Bristol, R.I., from the Washington, D.C., area. We selected Bristol because of the wonderful historic community and the clean air and water of the Narragansett Bay …
Editorial: We could use some good news It has been difficult to find the good news lately. Divisive issues and tragic events have, at times, consumed local and national news coverage.  But there is good news out there. On …
East Bay girls hockey team focused on championship The East Bay co-op girls ice hockey team is hoping to cap a successful season with a state championship trophy. The Eagles team, which includes players from Barrington High School, Mt. Hope and …
Barrington standouts compete at track nationals More than a half-dozen student-athletes from Barrington High School competed in the recent New Balance Indoor National track meet at The Armory in New York City. Annika Kelly, a junior at …
East Bay girls skate into hockey championship series The East Bay co-op girls hockey team will play in the state championship finals series after the Eagles defeated the Mt. St. Charles co-op team in two straight games last weekend. East Bay skated …

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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.