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Police: Barrington girl bitten by wild animal

A Barrington resident called police on Thursday night, Feb. 14, after his 6-year-old daughter was bitten on the leg by a wild animal. The resident told police officers that he believed a raccoon …
Eagles skate to pair of victories
The East Bay Co-op girls ice hockey team won a pair of games last week. The Eagles defeated the Burrillville Co-op team 4-1 on … Read More
A court to call his own
Now Michael Hart has a basketball court he can call his very own. The head coach of the boys’ basketball team at St. … Read More
Volunteers needed for Barrington boards and commissions
Are you interested in sports and recreation? Do you care about the environment?  Right now the town is looking for volunteers to … Read More
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 … Read More
Barrington Middle School wrestlers compete at states
The 2018-2019 Barrington Middle School wrestling team finished its season by competing in the Futures Tournament and the Varsity … Read More
Police Cove Park in Barrington will add a splash pad
If construction proceeds as expected, Barrington residents and non-residents will be able to cool off at the Police Cove Park splash … Read More
Obituaries
Barbara Keelan, 91, Little Compton Barbara (Revens) Keelan, 91, of Little Compton, passed away on February 14, 2019, in Sykesville, Maryland, Barbara was born on February 26, 1927, in West Barrington to the late John and Bridget …
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 …
Sports
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 Eagles trailed by a basket at halftime but outscored the Tigers 33-28 …
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 Friday night, Feb. 8. The Eagles trailed early in the game, …
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 something to cheer about.  Dani is a seventh grade student at the …
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 confusion last week, after Town Manager Jim Cunha presented a cost …
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Opinion
Letter: Yet another man preaching morals to women To the editor: William M. O’Dell’s letter last week on abortion is yet another case of a man standing on his self-proclaimed moral high ground when he cannot possibly understand the …
Letter: Eternal vigilance for turf, start times To the editor: I am troubled by the inability of some members of the Barrington community to graciously move on when they do not get their way on a controversial issue. Instead, they continue to …
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 …

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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.