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Survey: Barrington students and parents overwhelmingly want dedicated honors courses

The vast majority of parents who responded to a survey about the honors program at Barrington High School said they wanted the district to offer dedicated honors courses. During a Barrington …
In Portsmouth: Roots of resiliency
PORTSMOUTH — Along a scenic shoreline on the north side of Common Fence Point Boulevard, volunteers have been getting their hands … Read More
Barrington High school bringing back dedicated honors courses
Parents shared their thanks with school officials during a meeting Thursday night after learning that Barrington High School is … Read More
Guide dog training – learning as they go
1 Perky Nellissen and 8-month-old Ziti pose together at their Little Compton home. Nellissen and Ziti are both going through guide … Read More
Mt. Hope student designs official Fourth of July button for 2022
The Bristol Fourth of July Committee recently announced the winners of its annual Button Contest, which includes the official button … Read More
Bristol House of Pizza celebrates 45 years in business
It’s 45 years and counting for the folks who own and operate Bristol House of Pizza, a local restaurant in the center of Bristol’s … Read More
Barrington School Committee to discuss BHS honors program tonight
Barrington school officials will offer an update on the honors program at Barrington High School during a meeting on Thursday night, … Read More
Assembly passes voting access bill sponsored by East Bay legislators
PROVIDENCE — Legislation led in the House of Representatives by East Providence Katherine Kazarian (D-Dist. 63), the "Let RI Vote … Read More
Westport Land Conservation Trust turns 50
Few private organizations have had as big an impact on Westport's way of life as the Westport Land Conservation Trust. Now, with 50 … Read More
Barrington Town Council approves $4,500 for Memorial Day parade
Members of the Barrington United Veterans Council were a bit surprised to learn that town officials are spending nearly $5,000 to … Read More
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Obituaries
John Braz John Braz, 66, of Pawtucket, RI, passed away, May 15, 2022, at Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI. He was the husband of Wanda C. (Banalewicz) Braz. Born in Fall River, MA, he was the son of th
Helen Waite Waite|Helen H. (Hastie) Waite, 94, of Tiverton, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at The Dawn Hill Home for Rehab and Healthcare. She was the wife of the late Arnold W. Waite with whom she shared
John Farnworth John Paul Farnworth, 87, of Tiverton, passed away Monday, May 16, 2022. He was the husband of Judith "Judie" (Hipson) Farnworth. They shared 63 years of marriage. Prior to his retirement, John was emp
Harriett Gallucci Harriett Gallucci, 85, of Warren, RI, passed away, Saturday, May 14, 2022, at home. She was the wife of Louis Gallucci. Born in Providence, RI, she was the daughter of the late Charles and H
Elizabeth Goggin Goggin, Elizabeth "Betty", 74, of Terrace Drive, Barrington, passed peacefully and surrounded by family on May 9, 2022. She leaves her sister, Virginia McGinn (Peter) of Warwick, her brother Thomas Go
Sports
Gallery: EPHS boys' volleyball beats Pilgrim EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys’ volleyball team solidified its second-place spot in the Division II standings and took another step towards securing the …
East Providence receives DEM grant to renovate Kent Heights Playground PROVIDENCE — Kent Heights Playground, off Clyde Avenue in the eponymous neighborhood it resides, will soon get long-sought after renovations following an announcement by state officials …
Barrington girls win division championship in track The Barrington High School girls track team won the Eastern Division Championship held at Portsmouth High School on Saturday. Barrington scored 159 points, finishing ahead of second place …
Barrington boys cruise to division track championship The Barrington High School boys track team won the Eastern Division Track Championship on Saturday afternoon.  The Eagles scored an impressive 196.6 points, while second place Portsmouth …
Opinion
End nuclear weapons, or they may end us

To the editor: Last June, the Little Compton Town Council voted to endorse part of the policy platform of the Back from the Brink campaign, a national grassroots effort advocating for the …

Dear Republicans, I'll try to use better rhetoric

To the editor: Mea “Gulpa!” Authors of three published letters have criticized three of my recent letters to the editor. I thank all readers. One writer called me out regarding …

Thank you for addressing shoreline access issues

To the editor: Your excellent articles on shoreline access, including the last one on April 21 by Glen Sherman, finally deal with the elephant which has been lurking in our collective conscience, …

Let's go electric in Little Compton

To the editor: I am writing to urge you to add a discussion of the transition of the town's fleet of vehicles from gas to hybrid and eventually electric vehicles to the town's agenda. I'm sure …

Thank you 911, Mike and Mike

To the editor: Just a note to thank the  Rhode Island 911 system, especially to the two Tiverton firemen/ emergency techs, Mike and Mike, who responded to my 911 emergency on Friday 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.