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BHS Sports Roundup: Eagles defeat Warriors in girls tennis

EThe Barrington High School girls tennis team slipped to 1-2 after losing 5-2 to East Greenwich on Monday afternoon, Sept. 17. Barrington's number three singles player Elizabeth Wang won her match …
Bishop visits Barrington for special Mass
On Sunday, Sept. 16, Father TJ Varghese was installed as pastor of St. Luke's Church by Bishop Thomas J. Tobin, leader of the Catholic … Read More
RIDOT closing a portion of I-195 in East Providence overnight
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a series of temporary overnight highway … Read More
Following loss in primary, Chung vows to support Cassar
Barrington resident John Chung lost to Liana Cassar in a Democratic primary on Wednesday, Sept. 12, but will be voting for her in the … Read More
Eagles defeat Rams, tie Skippers in field hockey
The Barrington High School field hockey team is 1-0-1 after its first two games of the season — the Eagles defeated LaSalle 4-1 … Read More
Barrington band 'The Development' releases debut album
The Development, a teen band based in Barrington, released its first album, called “1745” on Sept. 7. Band members include … Read More
Services set for Matthew M. Harris, 38, of Warren
Matthew Marcellus Harris, 38, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. He was a beloved son of Larry Harris of Springfield, MA, … Read More
Obituaries
Robert J. 'Bob' Hoder, of Barrington Robert J. “Bob" Hoder passed away Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at his home in  Barrington. He was married to Janet (Huddlestone) Hoder of Yorkshire, England for 51 years, and was the father of …
Michael J. Damiani, 63, Riverside Michael J. Damiani, 63, of Willett Avenue, Riverside, died unexpectedly on September 8, 2018. He was the beloved husband and perfect counterpart …
Ashford Jenkinson, of Barrington Ashford Jenkinson, a longtime Barrington resident, passed away in Florida. He leaves his wife of 71 years, Carolyn Jenkinson, daughters Debby Jarocki (Joe) of Riverside, Kathy Goff (Dick), of …
Sports
Barrington girls tennis team faces new challenges A year ago, the Barrington High School girls tennis team celebrated a stellar season — finishing second in the state behind LaSalle Academy.  Barrington coach Betsy Brenner said she …
Barrington boys cross country team boasts plenty of talent All summer long, the Barrington High School boys cross country team trained.  Six days a week, the boys met at the high school at 7 a.m. and set out on training runs. Some days eight or nine …
Barrington field hockey coach excited about 'super special group' A talented group of seniors will lead the Barrington High School field hockey team this fall.  Coach Holly Morris said this year's seniors have worked very hard and despite experiencing …
Gatorade Player of the Year leads Eagles into new season The Barrington High School girls volleyball team graduated 11 players from last year's squad, and enters this season with only 11 players on its roster. "We have a smaller team this year with only …
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Opinion
Column — A lesson in what's fair During the summer of 1961, I was required to read four novels from an approved list and to write a book report on each of them, to be handed in on the first day of my senior year advance placement …
Letter: Political donations are no different than bribes Money is the root all of evil. That statement is never truer than in Rhode Island politics. You can call corporate donations “Pay to Play” or “Corporate Influence” or …
Editorial: An ugly side of politics The election season is still in its infancy, but already we’ve seen a nastiness that has not been part of local politics in many years. Like layers of an onion, we could peel down through the …
Letter: I never liked 'gentlemen's agreement' To the editor: I was amused to see myself quoted in the Aug. 29 Barrington Times regarding yard signs. The quote suggested that I was interested in abiding by the so-called …

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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.