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Man jumps from Barrington River Bridge

Police responded to the Barrington River Bridge at about 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, after a man said he was going to jump from the bridge. A woman called police to say she was with the man, and …
Barrington elementary school hosts fun fund-raiser
A large crowd of people turned out for the Sowams Octoberfest at Sowams School on Saturday, Oct. 13. The weather turned a bit … Read More
BHS Sports Roundup: Quakers outscore Eagles in field hockey
Barrington High School lost to Moses Brown 4-3 in a battle of the top two field hockey teams on Wednesday, Oct. 10. The undefeated … Read More
Bright lights, big party at BHS homecoming
Spirits were soaring at Victory Field on Friday night when Barrington High School celebrated homecoming. Although the football team … Read More
Woman leads chase through two states, seven towns
A Warren woman who allegedly led police in two states on a high speed pursuit through at least seven towns early Monday morning faces … Read More
Riders raise money at Bayside YMCA
More than 75 riders raised nearly $11,000 in the annual Cycle for Your Cause at the Bayside YMCA on Saturday afternoon. Riders … Read More
Barrington police: Three businesses sell tobacco to minor
Barrington police said three local businesses failed a tobacco sales compliance check conducted last week. On Thursday, Oct. 11, a … Read More
Obituaries
David Anderson, 76, of Scarborough, Maine David Anderson, 76, of Scarborough, Maine, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 on his own terms from gastric cancer with his beloved wife Nee-Nee by his side. He was previously an 8-year survivor of …
Bruce Harris, 64, of Barrington Bruce Harris, 64, of Barrington, died peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 at Maine Medical Center in Portland surrounded by loving family.  Bruce is survived by his wife of 40 years Dana …
John Anthony Signore, 75, formerly of Riverside John Anthony Signore, 75, of Debary, Fla., formerly of Riverside, passed away peacefully last week following a lengthy and hard-fought battle with lymphoma. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 52 …
Sports
Barrington athletes fare well in fencing competitions Fencers from the Rhode Island Fencing Academy & Club (RIFAC) challenged the competition for medals at an unclassified tournament sponsored by Worcester Fencing Club recently. The …
Last-second goal lifts Barrington over Portsmouth PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ soccer team lost in heartbreaking fashion Friday night, as Barrington’s Elizabeth Grover scored with only five seconds left on …
Cheerleading 'Fun Competition' is Sunday in Barrington Barrington Pop Warner will be hosting the RISMA annual Cheerleading Fun Competition on Sunday, Oct. 7 at Barrington High School.  This is the first time that Barrington Pop Warner has hosted …
Barrington girls tennis improves record to 4-2 Beth Wang won a three-set thriller in the third singles match, 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-2, and led Barrington to a 4-3 victory over Moses Brown on Thursday, Sept. 27. Lauren Jay also won her match at …
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Opinion
Editorial: Bike path crime spree is a crock Years ago, when there was talk of building the East Bay Bike Path, some along its route raised a ruckus, arguing that this path past their backyards would surely bring a crime wave the likes of which …
Letter: RE: The Whitehouse by Mr. Fuller To the editor: In the recent letter satirizing the very real danger of toxic masculinity, the letter only served to project it further. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse did a tremendous job in …
Letter: Toxic bologna To the editor: Hida, I applaud you for responding to my letter to the editor. The first amendment is a beautiful thing and to be highly valued by all Americans. So too is our constitutional right …
Letter: Barrington council's mega tax break for developers To the editor: The sticker shock of August property tax bills is still on the minds of Barrington residents. Everyone, that is, except one: Sweetbriar Limited Partners, the for-profit developer of …

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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.