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Barrington official: Schools on track to finish with …

Town officials shared a detailed look at the proposed budgets during the annual budget hearing on Wednesday night, May 11.  The event serves as a preview for the May 25 financial town meeting …

Ashley Kalus’ media buy is a knockout

Since she is an unknown candidate in the gubernatorial race, Republican Ashley Kalus  has commenced a media buy in order to get name recognition. One campaign ad shows her as a boxer (with …

Letter: ‘Speak up for those who cannot speak for …

I am writing to bring attention to the two bills recently filed in the RI Senate (S2549) and RI House (H7500) proposing taxpayer dollars be used for abortion. As a Christian, I believe I have a moral …

Letter: Maybe the old Haines plan is better than the …

When I served on the council, the state offered to sell Haines Park to the town for $1. As the town was maintaining the property, it was thought to be a good idea. The sports groups got together …

Letter: Opposed to taxpayer funding for abortion on …

I am writing in strong opposition to taxpayer funding for abortion on demand in Rhode Island.  There is a bill in the state legislature (S2549 and H7442) which will allocate your tax dollars …

Letter: Patience! Spring, and life, is returning

To the editor: It was such a long wet winter that the fields couldn’t be mowed until a few weeks ago. This did not please my beautiful pheasant and he fled next door where there was a nice …

Research reveals details about town’s slave history

It was tedious. It was frustrating. And it was time-consuming. But in the end, the research work completed by three college students helped uncover some valuable information about …

Barrington volleyball team is young, smart and …

What a difference a year makes. At this time last year, the Barrington High School boys volleyball team had struggled to capture two wins while battling some tough competition. This year, the …

Barrington High School student selected as U.S. …

Barrington High School senior Lucy Dreier has been selected as a U.S. Presidential Scholar — she is one of only three students from Rhode Island and 161 nationwide to earn the …
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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.