Longtime Barrington resident celebrates 100th birthday

It was a wondrous occasion for Constance Martin-Biernacki, who celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday with many family members and friends gathered around her at Silver Creek Manor in …
Barrington resident calls police after suspicious encounter
A Barrington resident called police after a suspicious man knocked on his front door and said he was collecting money for a police … Read More
Land trust's 'Tuesday Trails Team' plays key role
In order to fulfill its mission of protecting open space and wetlands from development, since its inception in 1979 the Barrington … Read More
Barrington native sets school track record
Barrington High School graduate and Troy University junior Michael Alvernaz set a school and meet record in the indoor track weight … Read More
Obituaries
Queen Margaret Taft, 98, formerly of Barrington

Queen Margaret (Horsfall) Taft, 98, of Norton, Mass., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 at Wingate Residences of Norton in Norton, Mass.   Born on Jan. 16, 1920 in Patch Grove, …

Elizabeth Anne Brooks, 66, of Barrington

Margaret G. Gaudiano, 108, of Barrington

New business moves into Maple Avenue space
Link Real Estate, a boutique real estate firm serving Rhode Island and Mass., has moved from Warren to 71 Maple Ave. in … Read More
Barrington DPW director retires after 40 years with town
Joe Piccerelli is ending his more than 40-year career with the Barrington Department of Public Works. His last day is Friday, Feb. … Read More
Barrington Middle School girls lose in state finals
The Curtis Corner jinx continues for the Barrington Middle School girls’ basketball team.  For the third time, the South … Read More
Police charge 14-year-old Barrington boy with cyber-stalking
Police charged a 14-year-old Barrington boy with cyberstalking-first offense on Wednesday, Feb. 14. An official at Barrington … Read More
Should Barrington give affordable housing developer a tax break?
Steve Primiano is worried about the schools. More specifically, the Barrington Town Council member is concerned about how … Read More
Barrington students' stories earn awards
Barrington High School's Sam Read and Amanda Woodard will have their stories published after being named winners of the Write Rhode … Read More
Opinion
Letter: Thanks for another successful holiday season for TAPIN To the editor: Once again TAPIN (Touch A Person In Need) has successfully completed its holiday season. Thanksgiving led right into our Christmas distribution with tons of new toys! With the …
Letter: Congrats to the Junior Bears hockey team! To the editor: Congratulations to the Providence Junior Bears for winning the Northern RI Vikings' 16th annual Thanksgiving Classic 2017 Invitational Hockey Tournament. The Providence Junior …
Letter: We need to eliminate that evil voice To the editor: Last Thursday night, I walked into Bluewater Grill for our family Valentine’s Day dinner and gave my daughter a long hug. She is only 6 and a half and didn’t know what …
Sports
Barrington boys finish 18th at state track meet The Barrington High School boys indoor track team finished 18th at the state championship meet on Saturday. Sam Read entered the 300-meter event as the 12th seed but finished fifth overall with a …
Barrington girls finish third at state track meet The Barrington High School girls indoor track team finished third at the state championship meet in Providence last weekend. Barrington scored 56 team points, finishing behind first place LaSalle …
Barrington girls lose playoff opener The Barrington High School girls basketball team lost its playoff opener on Monday night. The host Eagles fell behind early against South Kingstown and trailed by 10 at the break, 28-18. …

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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.