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Barrington teams celebrate successful basketball seasons

The Barrington Youth Basketball Association teams wrapped up their seasons recently.  All eleven Barrington teams competed in the MetroWest League Tournament, with five teams advancing past …
Two Barrington students headed to state geography bee
Two students from Barrington will compete in this year's National Geographic GeoBee Rhode Island State Competition on Friday, March … Read More
Milk and Honey completes move from Tiverton to Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — The late author and radio and television personality Clifton Fadiman once said, “Cheese is milk's leap toward … Read More
Lees Market: 'Robbie' — Grocery robot reject
Lees Market in Westport has offered video explanation as to why it won’t be hiring an “intelligent” robot any time soon to … Read More
Schools putting emphasis on the ‘whole child,’ not just the student
What’s it take to teach a student in 2019? A lot more than it used to. Superintendent of Schools Mario Andrade sent a clear … Read More
Barrington Police charge Dighton, Mass. man with drug possession
Barrington police charged Drew Michael Ramos-Tardo, 20, of Dighton, Mass., with possession of marijuana-intent to deliver, a felony, … Read More
Westport board considers more electric cars
If state incentives are available, Westport should consider adding more and longer range electric cars to its fleet, Energy Committee … Read More
Obituaries
Alicia Mary Correia, 32, Portsmouth Alicia Mary "Cheeks" Correia, 32, of Portsmouth, passed away on March 13, 2019, in Providence.
Alicia was born May 18, 1986 in Newport. She graduated from Portsmouth High School in 2004, and …
Henry E. France, 89, Westport Henry E. France, 89, of Naples, Florida, and Westport, passed away in Naples at Bentley Village. He enjoyed a full and happy life with Constance (Dube) France, his loyal and beloved wife, and with …
Ronald L. Molleur, 82, Portsmouth Mr. Ronald L. Molleur, 82, of Portsmouth, R.I. and Webster, Mass., passed away on March 20, 2019 at his daughter's home in Webster with his family by his side. He battled many months of illness and …
Florence Loihle, 95, Little Compton Florence Loihle passed away peacefully on December 29, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Manor in Bristol. She was 95. Florence had been a resident of Little Compton since 1987. She was a parishioner of St. …
Sports
Martin, Riverside teams tip off 2019 Unified Basketball League season EAST PROVIDENCE — The Martin and Riverside Middle School Unified Basketball League teams met at the start of the 2019 season Friday afternoon, March 15.MMS team members include: Ethan Medeiros, …
Cumberland blanks PSW to take home D-II boys' hockey crown PROVIDENCE — The Cumberland High School boys’ hockey team took home its second Division II championship in five seasons after shutting out the Providence Country Day-St. Ray’s-Wheeler, 1-0, in …
Nayatt 5K event is set for April 6 in Barrington The Nayatt 5K and 1-Mile Family Fun Run will be held on Saturday, April 6. The event serves a key fund-raiser for Nayatt Elementary School PTO and draws a large crowd. In the past, race …
Barrington girls lose to LaSalle in semis The Barrington High School girls basketball team lost 60-37 to LaSalle Academy during a state tournament semifinals game at the URI Ryan Center.  The last time the teams squared off was more …
Opinion
Letter: With start times, let's choose the wiser, kinder path To the editor: I know many in Barrington have been and remain opposed to later start times for the high school and middle school. I recognize that some of the reasons for opposing the change are …
Letter: Hard to believe that students don't want to sleep later To the editor: As a former Barrington High School student, I can say that to this day I bear the deep psychic scars of the unconscionably early start time of the school day. One can only imagine …
Letter: Barrington's FTM — there has to be a better way To the editor:    Another 2 million-plus is requested for the schools. A tendency toward entitlement and privilege is running rampant in our educational system. And here, in our town, …
Letter: Save us from these elitists and their insane policies To the editor: Amazing letter. The guy turns a light switch on to power up his computer; uses his cell phone to text people about the email he is sending to the Sakonnet Times; thereby using the …

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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.