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Barrington standout celebrates milestone in recent victory

The Barrington High School girls volleyball team improved to 4-1 after defeating Cranston East 3-1 on Friday night, Sept. 21.  The highlight of the victory came as Barrington High School …
Barrington woman dies after jump from bridge
On Monday night at 10:30 p.m., Bristol Police received a call of a reported jumper from the Mt. Hope Bridge. When officers arrived, a … Read More
Former East Providence pol Rogers among car dealership arrests
PROVIDENCE — Owner and Employees with Allegedly Collecting $150,000 in Illegal Fees The Rhode Island State Police announced … Read More
Young quarterback leads Huskies over Coventry, 21-6
In only his second varsity start, sophomore quarterback Jordan Pompey directed the Huskies to a 21-6 victory over Coventry during the … Read More
Barrington sailing team opens season with victory
On Saturday, Sept. 22 four members of the Barrington High School sailing team kicked off the fall season by traveling to Portland, … Read More
Barrington Park and Recreation Commission approves field fee increase
The Barrington Park and Recreation Commission voted 4 to 1 to approve a proposed increase to field use fees at its meeting on … Read More
KMS principal: Vaping an issue at the middle school
Kickemuit Middle School principal Christine Homen sent a letter home to parents Monday, informing them that vaping and … Read More
Obituaries
John W. Stout, 75, of Barrington John W. Stout, 75, of Barrington passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Helen M. Stout and the loving father of John R. Stout (Gail) and Katherine Murphy. He was the …
Rocco J. DiMatteo, 94, of Barrington Rocco J. DiMatteo, 94, formerly of Brow Street, Barrington, died on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. He was the husband of the late Eleanor A. (D’Allesandro) DiMatteo.  A lifelong resident of …
Antone Almeida Jr., 92, Westport Antone Almeida Jr., 92, of Westport and Zephyrhills, Fla., died Friday, September 21, 2018, at home.  He was the husband of the late Edith E. (Roylance) Almeida. Born in Little Compton, son of …
Sports
Admirers commemorate dedication of Mutter Athletic Complex EAST PROVIDENCE — About three dozen family and friends gathered on a splendid early Fall Saturday morning, Sept. 22, for a ceremony formally marking the dedication of the softball fields and …
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 …
East Providence's Clark & Sons celebrates 50 years of softball success EAST PROVIDENCE — It will have been quite the year for city resident Bobby Clark come November when he is among the first inductees into the newly-created Rhode Island American Softball Association …
East Providence girls' soccer squad seeks its footing in new league EAST PROVIDENCE — After being one of two dominant teams in Division III the last few years, the East Providence High School girls’ soccer team recently opened up play in new digs, Division II, …
Opinion
Letter: Westport scouts share opinions on solar, schools, warming Members of Boy Scout Troop 63 in Westport wrote letters this week offering their thoughts on several important issues, from solar farms to schools to global warming … Dear editor: I am …
Letter: Public spoke but Board of Health chairman wasn’t listening To the editor: On September 11, a special Board of Health meeting was held allegedly to listen to public input on establishing an animal site registry. We use the word “allegedly” because it …
Letter: Solar power plant no economic bargain for Westport To the editor:  The Westport Planning Board meeting of September 18th meeting was the CVE-NA solar power plant application hearing for construction of a solar power generation plant on lower …
Letter: Maybe RICC can give town an athletic field To the editor: I thought since families in Barrington are willing to pay millions of dollars for one school building on land that may or may not accommodate that building over time, therefore …

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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.