Body found in the water off Barrington's Nayatt Point

A boater spotted what appeared to be a body floating in the water off Nayatt Point early Friday morning, March 23. Officials from Barrington, Warren, Warwick and the Rhode Island Department of …
New Portsmouth recreation director — and new digs
PORTSMOUTH — When local children gather for April vacation and summer camps at Glen Farm, they’ll now have a building where they … Read More
'Weird' lot layout criticized on Charlotte White plan in Westport
They like the revised drainage plans better than an earlier version that had been described as “scary,” but Planning Board members … Read More
RIDOT to start resurfacing East Bay Bike Path this week
EAST BAY — The R.I. Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is set to repair 12 miles of the East Bay Bike Path from Bristol to East … Read More
Learn the craft (and science!) of making cheese
Karla Simmons of Middletown's Simmons Farm has been making cheese for years. "We started in our kitchen many years ago, making it for … Read More
Bristol native enjoys a gold-medal experience in Pyeongchang
For many of us, the word "internship" conjures memories of coffee runs and drudgery, working long hours for little or no money. As … Read More
Barrington High School is 'Best' at Model UN conference
The Model United Nations Club at Barrington High School performed well at a recent conference at the University of … Read More
Mayor of Lagoa, Açores visits Bristol, her Sister City
Last Thursday, March 15, a delegation from Bristol’s Sister City of Lagoa in the Açores arrived at Town Hall and was greeted by … Read More
Noted Warren eyesore finally torn down
The dilapidated old Oliveira house at the corner of Serpentine and Schoolhouse is no more, reduced to a pile of rubble Wednesday by … Read More
Barrington students win computer programming contest
Providence College recently held its 32nd annual computer programming contest, and Barrington High School students took home first … Read More
Sally J. Rose, R.N., 79, Tiverton

Sally J. (Mersey) Rose, R.N., 79, of Tiverton, died Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of Clement O. Rose Jr., to whom she had been married for 58 years. She was also …

Paula L. Doherty, 90, Tiverton

Margaret M. Elliott, 88, of Barrington

Letter: Lots to be done to improve school safety To the editor:This country has sadly suffered way too many tragedies like the recent school shooting in Florida. Events have clearly shown that poor school security and failed governmental controls …
Letter: Questioning the claims of fentanyl-laced marijuana To the editor: In the March 21 edition of the Barrington Times, Dr. Kristen Westmoreland of the Bay Team is quoted regarding the connection between marijuana and fentanyl. The paragraph goes on to …
Let: JFC supporting education To the editor:Last week, at the Bristol Warren Regional School District (BWRSD) Joint Finance Committee Meeting (JFC), the Town of Bristol and the Town of Warren made significant progress in …
Tiverton cheerleaders win state title The Tiverton cheerleading team won its third straight state title Saturday , March 10 at the Providence Career and Technical Academy with a top score of 169.9, comfortably ahead of second place …
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 championship. East Bay, which includes players from Portsmouth, Mt. Hope and …
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 the semifinals series. 

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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.