RIDOT to start resurfacing East Bay Bike Path this week

EAST BAY — The R.I. Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is set to repair 12 miles of the East Bay Bike Path from Bristol to East Providence, removing cracks and resurfacing one of the …
Barrington High School is 'Best' at Model UN conference
The Model United Nations Club at Barrington High School performed well at a recent conference at the University of … Read More
Barrington students win computer programming contest
Providence College recently held its 32nd annual computer programming contest, and Barrington High School students took home first … Read More
Parenting Matters returning to Barrington High School
Bradley Hospital, the nation's first psychiatric hospital for children, will hold its 28th annual Parenting Matters conference at … Read More
How is climate change impacting Barrington?
Barrington officials are hosting a special event titled "Climate change and rising water in Barrington" at the public library … Read More
Barrington residents should check mailboxes for reval notices
Revaluation notices were scheduled to be mailed to residents early this week. The town hired the firm Northeast Revaluation to … Read More
Barrington police warn residents about possible scams
A 17-year-old Barrington boy called police on Wednesday, March 14, when he grew concerned about his mother falling victim to a … Read More
Barrington 'fight club' teens charged with disorderly conduct
Police charged two Barrington boys — a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old — with disorderly conduct, after detectives completed … Read More
Barrington building a plan to combat opioid addiction
Susan Terhune sat quietly at one corner of the crowded conference table and listened to Barrington officials discuss their plan to … Read More
Barrington voters will decide on $6 million bond
Barrington taxpayers will be faced with another bond vote at this year's financial town meeting. The town manager is proposing a $6 … Read More
Margaret M. Elliott, 88, of Barrington

Margaret M. (O'Neill) Elliott, age 88, of Barrington, passed away, Saturday, March 17, 2018 in the Grace Barker Nursing Home. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late John and Mary (Kelly) …

Peter James May, 56, of Barrington

Ellen V. Holder, 66, formerly of Barrington

Letter: Questioning the claims of fentanyl-laced marijuana To the editor: In the March 21 edition of the Barrington Times, Dr. Kristen Westmoreland of the Bay Team is quoted regarding the connection between marijuana and fentanyl. The paragraph goes on to …
Letter: An indictment of our mental health system To the editor: Up to 56 percent of our prison population is mentally ill. Up to 25 percent of our homeless suffer severe mental illness. Fourteen percent of youth diagnosed as mentally ill are on …
Editorial: Hope you're ready for another tax increase Barrington taxpayers just emerged from last year's rather painful budget season, and it now appears we're headed for another one.  Last year officials asked Barrington residents to cover a …
East Bay girls hockey team wins state championship The East Bay co-op girls hockey team defeated LaSalle-Moses Brown, 4-2, on Saturday night and won the Division I state championship. East Bay, which includes players from Portsmouth, Mt. Hope and …
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. 
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 Auditorium on Friday night. Eagles senior forward Sydney Parkhurst …

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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.