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A week late, Eagles defeat Huskies in Thanksgiving game

For the second time this year, Barrington and Mt. Hope squared off for the annual Thanksgiving Day game on a day other than Thanksgiving.  And for the second straight time, the Eagles walked …
BAY Team: Alcohol servers, sellers following the rules in Barrington
In collaboration with the Barrington Police, the BAY Team recently trained all alcohol sellers and servers working in Barrington. The … Read More
Communication a hot topic at school board meeting
Questions persist over the school district’s rules governing student transportation, students’ use of lockers, and alleged … Read More
Barrington workshop focuses on disaster recovery
Barrington hosted a disaster recovery workshop recently. Barrington staff, town council and members of various boards and … Read More
Sports
Thanksgiving Day Football Game postponed to Dec. 2
Due to an outbreak of four positive cases of COVID-19, the Thanksgiving Day Football Game between Mt. Hope and Barrington High Schools … Read More
Eagles and Huskies ready for Thanksgiving showdown
Some people are in agreement that the traditional Thanksgiving Day football battle between Barrington High School and Mt. Hope School … Read More
BHS tennis coach announces her retirement
The Barrington High School girls tennis team held its annual end-of-the-season ice cream party recently, at which coach Betsy Brenner … Read More
Police Report
Car break-ins reported across Barrington last week Barrington police were busy investigating larcenies from motor vehicles last week. Two incidents were reported early Tuesday morning, Nov. 23. A Humphreys Road resident called police after …
Barrington Police Department treated to anti-bias training Members of the Barrington Police Department recently participated in an anti-bias-based training program. Held at the Barrington Public Library, the program was led by Kassie Hawkins, who is the …
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Obituaries
Thomas A. Dupre, 67, Newport Thomas A. Dupre, age 67, of Newport, passed away at home on Sunday, November 14, 2021. He was the husband of Sharon (Bernard) Dupre to whom he had been married 39 years. Born in Fall River, Mass., …
John R. Bernardo III, Esq, 64, South Kingstown and formerly of Barrington John R. Bernardo III, Esq, 64, of South Kingstown, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, after bravely living his final years with Amyotrophic lateral …

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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.