Police charge 14-year-old Barrington boy with cyber-stalking

Police charged a 14-year-old Barrington boy with cyberstalking-first offense on Wednesday, Feb. 14. An official at Barrington Middle School contacted police after it was discovered a male student …
Should Barrington give affordable housing developer a tax break?
Steve Primiano is worried about the schools. More specifically, the Barrington Town Council member is concerned about how … Read More
Barrington students' stories earn awards
Barrington High School's Sam Read and Amanda Woodard will have their stories published after being named winners of the Write Rhode … Read More
Barrington girls finish third at state track meet
The Barrington High School girls indoor track team finished third at the state championship meet in Providence last … 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 mock trial team competes in playoffs
The Barrington High School Mock Trial Team recently competed against LaSalle in a playoff match-up at the RI Traffic … Read More
Barrington girls lose playoff opener
The Barrington High School girls basketball team lost its playoff opener on Monday night. The host Eagles fell behind early against … Read More
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 … Read More
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
Police
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 speaker pacing in front of Barrington High School's freshmen …
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 laptop from the building last month. On Jan. 19, security …
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. …
Opinion
Letter: Congrats to the Junior Bears hockey team! To the editor: Congratulations to the Providence Junior Bears for winning the Northern RI Vikings' 16th annual Thanksgiving Classic 2017 Invitational Hockey Tournament. The Providence Junior …
Letter: We need to eliminate that evil voice To the editor: Last Thursday night, I walked into Bluewater Grill for our family Valentine’s Day dinner and gave my daughter a long hug. She is only 6 and a half and didn’t know what …
Letter: It's time to take action against gun violence To the editor: We visited Parkland, Florida just two weeks ago. It is a town that I know for its farmer’s markets, beautiful blue skies, laughter, love and it is my sister’s home. On …
Letter: Happy to be old To the editor: I’m scratching my head over Barrington seniors who feel entitled to money from the rest of us because they are old. I’m 62 and I would love to feel 20 again. But when I …
Sports
Barrington boys finish 18th at state track meet The Barrington High School boys indoor track team finished 18th at the state championship meet on Saturday. Sam Read entered the 300-meter event as the 12th seed but finished fifth overall with a …
Portsmouth advances after defense swarms Eagles in 58-49 win BARRINGTON — The Portsmouth High boys’ varsity basketball team advanced  in the Division II playoffs after its defense stymied Barrington in the opening round Friday …
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 meets on Tuesday night, Feb. 13. Against Toll Gate, Barrington …

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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.