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Barrington budget forecast report: disappearing debt

Debt service payments are expected to drop off the town's budget in the next few years. According to a recent report from the budget forecast committee, the town will …
Zombie wedding — A Tiverton tale for Valentine’s Day
For their Valentine’s Day story, assorted publications world-wide turned to a tale with Tiverton ties — the sweet story of a young … Read More
BHS Sports Roundup: Barrington battles back, defeats Tiverton
The Barrington High School boys basketball team gritted out a 53-50 comeback victory at Tiverton on Friday night, Feb. 8. The … Read More
BMS boys lose in basketball state finals
The Barrington Middle School boys basketball team lost to Cranston's Park View Middle School 47-42 in the state championship game on … Read More
Seventh-grader stars for BMS girls basketball team
For Barrington Middle School girls’ head basketball coach Michael Topazio and star player Dani Ceseretti, 2018-2019 was … Read More
Field maintenance costs questioned in Barrington
How much does it cost to seed, fertilize, line and maintain Barrington’s collection of athletic fields? That question spurred … Read More
Barrington High School senior selected for special award
Words Unlimited, the statewide organization of sportswriters, sportscasters and sports publicists, recently selected Barrington High … Read More
Obituaries
Lynne Anne Belanger Kemp, 63, Warren Lynne Anne Belanger Kemp, devoted wife and mother, passed away on February 4, 2019 at her home, with her family by her side. Lynne was a kind and gentle spirit who gave wholeheartedly to all who …
Jean P. Stover, 97 Jean P. (Parker) Stover died Feb. 7, 2019. A loving mother and lover of just causes, Jean was born in 1921 and grew up in North Attleboro, where she would have joined the football team if they had …
Patricia Longo, 83, formerly of Barrington Patricia (Decina) Longo, 83, formerly of County Road, died peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. She was the wife of the late Carmen J. Longo Jr.  Born in Roxbury, Mass., a daughter of the late …
Edmund J. Clegg, Jr., 93, Barrington Edmund J. Clegg, Jr., 93, of Barrington, died January 31, 2019 after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Claire Messinger Clegg. Born in Warwick on November 1, 1925, he was the son of the …
Sports
Barrington sports leagues protest new fees, residents ask for artificial turf Two hours of testimony from local sports league officials and private residents left Barrington Town Council member Steven Boyajian feeling "disappointed." Mr. Boyajian, who serves as the council …
'Strong group' of inductees selected for BHS Hall of Fame The Barrington High School Athletic Hall of Fame will induct a new class of honorees during a special ceremony on April 13. This year's class includes athletes Perry Barlow '03, Tom Barry …
Faith fuels impressive comeback Bobby Colantonio was a national champion in the hammer throw.  In high school, he set records and then smashed his own records. He dominated the competition, recording distances that …
Barrington Middle School beats Riverside, headed to state finals The Barrington Middle School boys basketball team avenged its only loss of the regular season with a 56-44 win over Riverside Middle School in the state semifinals on Tuesday, Feb. 5. Barrington, …
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Opinion
Editorial: Gambling made easy In most casual fashion, Rhode Island is putting big money on a most dangerous bet. The state is wagering that the few millions a year it expects to win from on-line sports betting will offset the …
Letter: The Papitto Purge, a university injustice I remember Ralph Papitto as a respected acquaintance who richly deserved his somewhat belated 2016 induction into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame because of his amazing entrepreneurial …
Letter: 'This is God's country' To the editor: I would like to start with a little bit of my background and how my family and I are personally impacted by the development of lot 3A.   On both sides of my family my …
Letter: Thanking voters To the editor: I would like to thank the voters who voted for me on Tuesday, Feb. 5.  For me, the experience provided an opportunity to meet many Barrington residents who expressed support …

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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.