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Police: Boys broke glass door at Zion property

On Sunday, March 24, Barrington Police received a phone call from the security guard stationed on the former Zion Bible College campus. The guard told police four juveniles had tried to smashed a …
Portsmouth deputy police chief retiring after 20 years of service
PORTSMOUTH — In bidding Deputy Police Chief Maryanne D. Perry a fond farewell Monday night, Police Chief Thomas Lee described his … Read More
East Providence Council formally amends meeting rules, backs Taunton Ave. apartment changes
EAST PROVIDENCE — Oft discussed in the early part of the new session, the City Council at its meeting Tuesday night, March 19, … Read More
Land trust looking for educators, hobbyists, and other volunteers
The Barrington Land Conservation Trust is looking for community members with an interest in the natural environment to serve on its … Read More
East Providence Council reviews Zoning composition, talks amending appointment process
EAST PROVIDENCE — Continuing its ongoing review of the city’s boards and commissions, City Clerk Samantha Burnett led the council … Read More
Barrington teams celebrate successful basketball seasons
The Barrington Youth Basketball Association teams wrapped up their seasons recently.  All eleven Barrington teams competed in … Read More
Bristol couple buys St. Jean Baptiste Church in Warren
A Bristol couple has purchased the old St. Jean Baptiste church property on Main Street and plan to convert the property into their … Read More
Obituaries
Barbara Duffy, 90, Little Compton Barbara (Molloy) Duffy, 90, returned to the loving arms of her late husband, Thomas Duffy, on March 25, 2019. At the end of her life, Barbara was surrounded by her loving daughters, Barbara Duffy …
Horace L. Huyler, 94, Westport Horace L. Huyler, 94, of Westport, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2019, at home. He was the husband of the late Gladys E. (Nichols) Huyler. Mr. Huyler was born in Boston, son of the late George …
Gilles Julien Bruneaux, age 81, of Bristol Gilles Julien Bruneaux, age 81, of Hope Street, Bristol, died Friday, March 15, 2019, at his apartment in Paris, France, in the presence of his loving wife of 52 years, Cynthia (Harvey) Bruneaux. …
Dr. David R. Hallmann, 91, Warren Dr. David R. Hallmann, age 91, of Warren, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2019. He was the husband of the late Patricia Ann (Gately) Hallmann. Born in Jersey City, NJ, he was the son of the …
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: Harkins deserves re-election to improved Westport Board of Health To the editor: I am writing in support of Bill Harkins for re-election to our Board of Health in Westport. If the truth be known, it wasn’t always that way. In the 2016 election, I voted for …
Letter: School Committee not complying with state law To the editor: The Barrington School Committee is failing to comply with the RI law and thereby putting our students in grades K-5 at risk. Our current School Committee has received multiple …
Letter: Portsmouth’s last chance on west side development To the editor: At the March 11 Portsmouth Town Council meeting, a discussion and vote was on the agenda regarding the bylaws for the new West Side Development Advisory Committee. This item was …
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 …

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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.