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Sometime over the past two decades, we fell in love with our celebrations for youth, more than ever before. Mix the “everyone gets a trophy” philosophy, with a general softening of … more
Last weekend was a time for celebrations at Barrington High School. Congratulations to the girls’ lacrosse team for shocking the dominant program in the state and taking down Moses Brown, … more
Credit three Barrington town councilors for taking a healthy approach to the question of allowing cannabis sales in town. Councilors Robb Humm, Carl Kustell and Annelise Conway elected to send the … more
Rhode Island has enacted a handful of smart gun laws in the past decade, but it is not enough. At least five common-sense gun regulation bills sit stagnant in the Rhode Island General Assembly, where … more
Here’s what we do like about the plan for two new sports fields at Haines Park: 1. The Town of Barrington is trying to do something to create more space for the thousands of children playing … more
Hopefully last week will be the valley for Barrington school leadership. Hopefully they can find a path to elevate from where they were the final week of March 2022. From our vantage, things were as … more
The benefits of more people accessing, following and interacting with their government far exceed the negative, or potential negative, impacts. Government is best when it not only represents citizens, but involves them. more
Throughout Rhode Island, school committees have been gathering to discuss what their indoor mask policies will be after Gov. Dan McKee’s executive order expires this Friday. It appears that … more
It has been a month and a half since the school district fired three teachers who refused to get the Covid-19 vaccine.  And now, while news breaks that the Barrington School Committee has … more
A gun. A group of teenagers. And the police. Those ingredients, mixed together, can produce a dangerous, even deadly, situation.  Late Friday afternoon, Barrington police received a call … more
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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.