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Rabbi Klein retires from Temple Habonim
Andy Klein knew where he wanted to spend his free time once he retired. The longtime rabbi at Temple Habonim heads to the … Read More
Little Compton Police Report: Trump signs go missing
Wednesday, July 8 Police went to Willow Avenue at 11:14 am after receiving several 911 calls from a Massachusetts cell phone … Read More
Barrington Police charge driver involved in crash
Barrington police charged Drew Vatter, 18, of Barrington, with reckless driving on Thursday, July 9. Mr. Vatter was the driver of … Read More
Downed wire leads to power outage in West Barrington
It took crews about a half-hour to restore electrical service to dozens of Barrington residents following an outage on Tuesday … Read More
School re-entry plan: Full classes, half-classes and online
What will school look like in the fall? That is still hard to say, but Barrington officials offered a sneak peek at their re-entry … Read More
School bus costs soar under new Tiverton contract
TIVERTON — The Tiverton School Committee voted, because they have no choice several members said Thursday, to approve a new school … Read More
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Obituaries
Joel L. Taft, 78, formerly of Tiverton Joel L. Taft, 78, of Wareham, Mass., formerly of Webster, Mass., Tiverton, RI, and Fort Myers, Fla., died Tuesday, July 14, at Tobey Hospital after a brief illness. He leaves behind his beloved wife …
Helen Edith Greene, 77, of Barrington Helen Edith (Main) Greene, 77, of Barrington, went to be with the Lord Friday, July 10, 2020. She was the daughter of the late Timothy and Margaret (Paton) Main of Scotland. She grew up in Everett, …
Salvatore J. DeAngelis, 94, of Barrington Salvatore J. DeAngelis, 94, of Foote Street, Barrington, died peacefully on Saturday, July 11, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Margaret (McCarthy) DeAngelis. A lifelong resident of Barrington, …
Sports
Gallery: Post 10 Juniors open 2020 baseball season EAST PROVIDENCE — The Riverside Post 10 Junior Division American Legion Baseball team began play in the new Rhode Island 19/20 Elite League this week with a series of games, including 5-1 …
Barrington throwers named 'Virtual All-Americans' Four Barrington residents recently competed in the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation/athleticNET Virtual Qualifying series and Virtual National Championships. There were three virtual …
Are you ready for the Barrington Olympics? The International Olympic Committee may have canceled this year's Summer Games, but Barrington will be holding its own "Virtual Olympics" later this month. The BAY Team has planned a series of …
Opinion
Letter: Here’s more of what the ‘Citizens’ believe in I would like to respond to a letter to the editor dated July 9, titled “Who are these ‘Citizens’? Bristol voters deserve answers.” First, the VFW is writing their own …
Letter: Respectful dialogue is a good first step I have been following the recent conflict regarding the raising of flags, as well as an event organized by Bristol County Concerned Citizens. Not only are their motives being questioned, but some are …
Letter: Social consciousness rises from respectful free expression America has lot its way. No other country has sacrificed or legislated or spent more than America to foster equality. In spite of this, America is locked in a modern-day civil war. 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.