Bella Mente Racing back for more from New England Boatworks

Famed ocean racer Hap Fauth liked the job done by New England Boatworks on his last maxi racers enough that he has returned to the Portsmouth firm with his third Bella Mente order. Mr. Fauth …
Proposed law would prohibit all parking on Maple Avenue
The council has proposed legislation that would prohibit all on-street parking on Maple Avenue. Currently, some on-street parking … Read More
Barrington council tightens rules about storage containers
A newly-approved ordinance restricts the use of storage containers in Barrington. The town council voted unanimously to approve the … Read More
Barrington teacher wins Golden Apple Award
Hampden Meadows School library media specialist Melanie Roy received a Golden Apple Award during a surprise celebration on Thursday … 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

Barrington students told to avoid vaping
The overhead slide showed an image of brightly colored computer thumb-drives, and another slide showed two asthma inhalers. But the … Read More
Barrington police: Cranston man stole laptop from library
Images captured on surveillance cameras inside the Barrington Public Library helped police track down the man who allegedly stole a … Read More
Bayside YMCA wellness center starts new year with new look
The start of the new year usually comes with resolutions to get in shape and lose weight. Bayside YMCA started 2018 with a newly … Read More
Eagles top Titans in wrestling, tie Warriors
The Barrington High School wrestling team defeated Toll Gate 36-33 and tied the Tolman/Shea/Central Falls co-op team during two dual … Read More
BMS construction, Day 1: Crews examine the site
Construction of the new Barrington Middle School started quietly on Wednesday morning, Feb. 14, as officials examined the site's … Read More
Former DPW director returning to Barrington
Barrington's previous DPW director is Barrington's next DPW director. A selection committee recently chose Alan Corvi as … Read More
Police
Barrington police make arrest in 2016 house fire Barrington police charged Donald E. Hixson III, 40, of Milford, Mass., with arson-second degree, following an investigation into a pair of house fires that occurred in Barrington in Nov. …
Message to BHS students: Avoid distracted driving Barrington High School students learned a serious lesson on Wednesday morning — one that could save their life or the lives of others. Members of the sophomore class attended the "It Can …
Barrington police officer shares his 'State of the SRO' Josh Melo stood before the Barrington School Committee at its Jan. 11 meeting and offered his "State of the SRO." The title of his presentation drew laughs from the audience and committee members, …
Opinion
Letter: All Barrington seniors deserve a tax exemption To the editor: Many senior citizens complained that the recent 8 percent property tax increase is driving them out of town.   In response, the town council formed a committee to consider …
Letter: Locking out late students is militaristic response To the editor: This past week the Barrington High School start time of 7:40 was strictly enforced. I do not have a problem with this however many individuals showed up to the school with minutes …
Letter: Later school start times will cut down on tardies To the editor: Those who oppose a medically-recommended* later school start time for BMS and BHS will often question the need to implement a policy which has been proven to reduce tardies in …
Warren veterans support 'Moving Wall' visit to Ocean State To the editor:It is our duty to remember those who are willing to carry out the difficult work of keeping us free. This became even more apparent to me at the start of this school year when one of …
Sports
Photos: Eagles improve to 12-6 after win over Prout Barrington capped its regular season with a 65-61 win over Prout during a Senior Night celebration on Monday. Mike Coogan, one of the celebrated seniors for the Eagles, scored a game-high 29 …
Barrington hockey defeats North Smithfield, remains undefeated Barrington High School remained undefeated in the division, with a 7-3 win over North Smithfield on Saturday. In the first period Barrington put up three goals. Josh Roy scored the first goal of …
Barrington gymnastics loses to Mt. Hope, Portsmouth The Eagles came up short against Mt. Hope and Portsmouth on Saturday. Barrington scored 116.95, while the Huskies had 129.85 and the Patriots had 126.35. Jessica Liang was one of the top …

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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.