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Barrington council candidates agree on just about everything

They agreed on what the role of the town council should be. They agreed on the town's response to the pandemic. And they agreed on whether the town is doing enough to be a welcoming and …
BHS Sports Roundup: Eagles too strong for Saints, Townies
The Barrington High School girls cross country team ran past St. Raphael's Academy 20-42 and East Providence 15-50 in a multi-team … Read More
Did your bike get stolen in Barrington?
Barrington police have noticed a sharp increase in the number of bikes reported stolen over the last few weeks. According to police … Read More
Political agreement buried, along with plenty of lawn signs
For years, the two major political parties in town had an agreement banning the use of political lawn signs. So while residents in … Read More

Barrington boys soccer team remains unbeaten
The Barrington High School boys soccer team battled to a 2-2 tie against East Providence on Saturday afternoon, pushing its overall … Read More
Barrington girls show resolve in loss to LaSalle
The Barrington High School girls soccer team opened its season against perennial powerhouse LaSalle Academy on Saturday morning, … Read More
BHS Sports Roundup: Field hockey opens against MB
• Boys cross country: The Barrington High School boys cross country team remained undefeated after picking up wins against … Read More
Police Report
Woman struck while trying to cross Wampanoag Trail Barrington police responded to the Wampanoag Trail near the first bird sanctuary at about 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7 after a pedestrian was struck by a car while crossing the road. Police said …
Police chief: 'This was not an enticement or anything' Barrington Police are calling an incident that occurred on Thursday afternoon a harmless interaction between a 13-year-old student and a passerby. That is a different message than one that was …
East Bay Social
Herman F. 'Craig' Christ, 98, of Barrington Herman F. "Craig" Christ, 98, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. Craig, as he was known to many, was a lifelong resident of Barrington. He graduated from Barrington High School …
Sharon Henry Caine, Newport Sharon Henry Caine of Newport passed away peacefully on Friday, October 16, 2020, surrounded by her family, after a period of declining health. She was the wife of the late Raymond W. Caine, …

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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.