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It seems a private group will be consuming the entire footprint of the Barrington government center grounds, enveloping the Town Hall, library and senior center. It will be serving and selling … more
Dear unvaccinated friends, you need to understand that every unvaccinated human body is a sanctuary for the coronavirus. It’s a safe place where the virus can rest, grow, multiply, and … more
Pondering this month’s coverage of billionaires, proving Sir Issac Newton’s law of gravity and motion, I reflected back on a momentous event 52 years ago. At  3:17 p.m. EST on … more
I listened once again to members of our Barrington community trying to convince our town council that they were a welcoming people, caring citizens whose main concern was respect for the American … more
Last week, the extended family of The Post and East Bay Media Group, the paper’s parent company, learned of former editor David Howard’s passing. This week, on a more upbeat note, we … more
A year ago, Town Manager Jim Cunha decided on his own to fly a Black Lives Matter flag at Town Hall. Who knew that a dozen meetings and countless hours later, town leaders would still be talking … more
To the editor: After reading the article in the paper this week regarding the Spencer Trust, I immediately thought of the words of a man I had a great deal of respect for...Mr. John Martin, past … more
I am writing in response to two Letters to the Editor that appeared in the Barrington Times along with suggestions to the Town Council as a way to resolve these issues.  The … more
To the editor: On Flag Day there was a simple ceremony in front of the Honor Roll at the Town Hall. Lined up also, were all the banners that have been proposed for display in town  and … more
Dear R. Lamb, thank you for your concern over my “self-righteous indignation.” As an ethnic minority in this town, I am constantly aware of how I, and other POC, are … 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.