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New law allows cameras in nursing home residents’ rooms

A new law sponsored by Rep. Jason Knight will allow nursing home residents to choose to have cameras installed in their rooms. The legislation (2024-S 2263A, 2024-H 7969A), which was signed into …
Westbound traffic flows improve, east side stalls with lane changes
PROVIDENCE — There's more than a hint of irony in the updated traffic figures for the Washington Bridge provided by state officials … Read More
Post 10 Seniors sweep Pawtucket for first two wins of 2024 season
It's been an admittedly unsatisfying start to the 2024 Rhode Island American Baseball League season for the Riverside Post 10 Senior … Read More
Barrington rower helps U.S. team win gold in the Netherlands
Barrington’s Ava Tine and her teammates on the US Women’s Eight boat won first place in the FISU 2024 World University games. … Read More
Barrington advances in Ron Silva All Star baseball tournament
Barrington opened the Ron Silva All Star baseball tournament with a 5-2 win over Bristol on Tuesday, July 9, at Veterans Memorial Park … Read More
No tickets needed for Barrington’s ‘CompPlanPalooza’ on July 23
Barrington officials are asking residents to assist in drafting a blueprint for “Barrington 2050” at a special open house on … Read More
Trespassers spotted at vacant Zion Bible College property
An alert resident and a quick response by Barrington Police may have thwarted a dangerous or destructive situation last week, as … Read More
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Barrington's arts festival and community fair moving to Town Hall grounds

The Barrington Arts Festival and Community Fair will be held on Sunday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside Barrington Town Hall.   The Arts Festival will features dozens of artists and …

‘Amadeus’ takes to the stage at Portsmouth High

PORTSMOUTH — Before it became a hit movie in 1984, the fictional story of the rivalry between court composer Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the late 18th century was told on the …

Don’t miss the 15th (and final) Finish for a Guinness 5K

Lace up your racing shoes and do some calf stretches, because it’s time for the 15th Annual Finish for a Guinness 5K race, taking place on Sunday, Sept. 3 in Warren.
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Robert Camara Tiverton Resident & Veteran |Robert Anthony Camara, 85, of Tiverton, Rhode Island, passed away on July 1, 2024 surrounded by his family. He was the devoted husband of fifty-two years to Leah (Rousseau
Jeongeun Kang JEONGEUN KANG, 48, of New York City, died on Saturday, July 6th. She passed away at home with family by her side after being diagnosed with cancer in early 2022. A former resident of Bristol, Gra
James McCartney Beloved father, grandfather, and great grandfather, James Robert McCartney departed this world on June 27,2024 surrounded by his children. A celebration of life and burial with his beloved Lois will b
Post 10 Juniors pop South Kingstown, win fifth in a row The Riverside Post 10 Junior Division squad, sponsored by the ATC (Athletes Turn Champion) Training Facility, returned to Rhode Island American Legion Baseball League action after the July Fourth …
‘If you cut me, I bleed blue and gold’ Mike Topazio has been helping Barrington sports teams win games since the late 1970s. Topazio coached the Barrington High School boys basketball team from 1980 to 1996 and helped the Eagles win the …
Barrington 12U All Stars win again, will play in district finals Mahir Salahuddin struck out 16 and helped the Barrington Little League 12U Majors Division baseball team defeat Newport 6-1 in a winner’s bracket game on Monday, July 1. Salahuddin allowed …
Postseason awards pile up for BHS boys volleyball team The Barrington High School boys volleyball team, winners of the Division II State Championship, earned a number of postseason awards from the Rhode Island Boys Volleyball Coaches Association. …
Letter: Being offered worst possible choices needs to end

To the editor: If we continue to be the leading nation of the world, then certainly our politicians are the most powerful people in civil discourse.   Then how is it one party kowtows …

Letter: The Biden ‘catastrophe’: new jobs, low unemployment

To the editor: Nikki Haley has called Trump, among other things, “unhinged,” but has said she will support him because Biden has been a “catastrophe.” Friday, it was …

Letter: Concerned about South Lake Drive plans

To the editor: We were somewhat taken aback by the front page article in the June 26 article in the Barrington Times . When we were contacted by Council member Rob Humm, we were unaware of the …

Letter: Your donations help support American Legion

To the editor: On behalf of the American Legion Post 8 in Barrington and the veterans in our local communities, I want to express gratitude to all who provided donations during our poppy drive …

Letter: Erasing RI’s history and political districts

To the editor: In 2020, a slim majority of voters foolishly erased the words “Providence Plantations” from the name of our country’s smallest state, a state which played a …

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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.