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Barrington grad stars for college field hockey team

Barrington native Julia Soares, a junior on the Gettysburg College field hockey team, scored in four straight games recently. Soares scored two goals as Gettysburg defeated Washington College 2-1 …
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. … Read More
Barrington sports leagues balk at possible fee increase
Officials from youth sports leagues in Barrington are struggling to understand the logic behind a potential increase to field use fees … Read More
Barrington Cub Scout Pack makes history with recent signups
For the first time ever, three girls have signed up as members of Cub Scout Pack 1 Nayatt.  The signups are part of a new … Read More
Fun is the focus of first-year flag football league in Barrington
On Sunday morning, the fields behind the Barrington High School tennis courts were filled with Panthers and Bears, and Raiders and … Read More
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
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 …
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, Retha Flack of Hagerstown, MD and LuAnn Harris of Warren. …
Sports
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 in its opener and then tied North Kingstown 1-1. Playing in …
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 …
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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.