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 auditorium on Thursday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. The event will focus on …
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
Foundation taking shape at new Barrington Middle School
Workers all continue to form foundation footings for the new Barrington Middle School building, as the project moves into its sixth … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
St. Andrew's new director is also a 2004 graduate
St. Andrew’s School will welcome Ray Cross ’04 as the new director of enrollment management in July.  Mr. Cross is currently … 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

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 …
Letter: Note to people using bike path, you're supposed to stop before crossing To the editor: As a motorist that crosses the bike path on Bay Spring Ave. almost every day, I got to tell ya, this is a very dangerous intersection!  Very few people that use the bike …
Letter: All laws would work well if people obeyed them To the editor: In response to Robert Stewart’s 3/14 letter — I have to respond after reading his flawed letter to the editor regarding common sense gun laws.   Perhaps we …
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 …
Area gymnastics team takes 26 medals at state championships The East Bay boys gymnastics team won 39 medals at the 2018 state gymnastics championships at Aim High Academy in East Greenwich on Saturday. 3/10. The team collected 26 medals and 13 state …
Eagles defeat Patriots in first game of hockey semifinals The Barrington High School boys hockey team defeated Portsmouth High School in game one of the Division-II hockey semifinal on Thursday night. A three goal first period helped the number-one seeded …

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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.