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State admits to missing deadline for high school rankings

An official with the Rhode Island Department of Education said the state failed to hit a key deadline for one of the nation’s top high school rankings lists. In an email to the …
Tweaked monastery property plan sent to Planning Board
A development plan for the monastery property on Watson Avenue is heading back to the Barrington Planning Board.   The Board … Read More
For private schools, enrollment growth is a pandemic silver lining
While the global pandemic made a mess of just about everything everywhere, it had a hidden benefit for private schools — it boosted … Read More
School construction meetings kick off tonight in Barrington
Want to learn more about the proposed school construction projects? Check out tonight's meeting. The Barrington School Building … Read More
Gallery: Barrington High Unified Volleyball
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Barrington High School Unified Volleyball League team opened up its 2023 regular season schedule Wednesday … Read More
Eagles battle Skippers in tennis season opener
The Barrington High School girls tennis team opened the season with a 5-2 loss to North Kingstown on Friday, Sept. 15.   The … Read More
Barrington boys soccer team defeats Mt. Hope, 3-0
The Barrington High School boys soccer team celebrated a 3-0 victory over Mt. Hope on Thursday, Sept. 14. That marked the … Read More
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Barrington Police: Teenage girls fight over borrowed clothes, shoes Barrington Police investigated a fight involving multiple teenage girls on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Police said they received a 911 call about 8:20 p.m. from a Coach Murgo Lane resident who said a …
Truck crashes into building in Barrington Barrington Police charged a Warwick man with DUI after he drove his pickup truck into a Barrington office building at 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16.   Police charged Jacob Frazier, 30, of …
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Kris-Anne Ferreira TIVERTON… Kris-Anne Ferreira, 57, of Tiverton passed away unexpectedly at her home on September 4, 2023. Born in Fall River, she was the devoted daughter of the late Daniel A. Jr. and late Ber
Kevin Sullivan Kevin C. Sullivan, 61, of Warren, passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on September 12, 2023 surrounded by his loving family. The devoted husband of Patrici

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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.