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Barrington Christian Academy celebrates Class of 2019

Friends, family, and faculty joined recently to witness the 2019 Barrington Christian Academy commencement exercises.   After a week-long celebration that included a senior banquet, a grand …
Barrington police: Two boys bring booze to school
On Friday, June 21, Barrington police charged a 13-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy with underage possession or … Read More
Prudence Volunteer Fire Dept. gets its money as budget adopted
PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council Monday night approved a total budget of $64.88 million for fiscal year 2019-2020 and also satisfied … Read More
Barrington man goes missing, turns up in Asia
A Barrington resident who was reported missing weeks ago has allegedly been tracked down in South Korea. The local man's family had … Read More
Roller Derby roars into Longplex
Whistles echoed and bodies crashed to the floor in the new Longplex building as Providence Roller Derby hosted their annual Rhodey … Read More
Portsmouth agrees to discuss merging school district with Newport
PORTSMOUTH — “School regionalization” is a dirty phrase to many Portsmouth residents, but the Town Council Monday night said … Read More
Schofield: Superintendent's departure had been in works for months
Dr. Mario Andrade will resign as superintendent of the Bristol Warren Regional School District next Monday, July 1. The move comes … Read More
Obituaries
Isaias Arruda Leite, 70, of Bristol Isaias Arruda Leite, 70, of Oliver Street, passed away on June 24, 2019, at Rhode Island Hospital.  Born in Sao Miguel, he resided in Bristol for over 40 years. He was the son of the late …
Zelia Amaral, 85, of Bristol Zelia (Borges) Amaral, 85, of Westwood Road, passed away on June 26, 2019, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Gil DeMelo Amaral.    Born in Povoacao, Sao …
Sports
Recent BHS grad named Gatorade RI Athlete of the Year Recent Barrington High School graduate Annika Kelly has been named the 2018-19 Gatorade Rhode Island Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year.  Annika is the first Gatorade Rhode Island …
May holds on to win 58th Annual Northeast Amateur Invitational EAST PROVIDENCE — Once Garrett May reached the fifth tee, the five-shot lead he worked so hard to build was gone.Not because someone caught him, but because he had made more mistakes in those …
Girls rule! East Bay teams win two state titles Two East Bay Bristol County Lacrosse Association teams won state championships Sunday morning, in games played one after the other at the University of Rhode Island. First, the Grade 5/6 team …
Vintage ball players bring back the pastime For the baseball purist, there’s nothing quite like hearing the sound of a bat on ball. There’s just something about it that stirs the imagination. This past Saturday afternoon at the …
Opinion
Letter: Tynan — Roundup alert; orioles snacking on jelly To the editor: At last Roundup is getting attention. As you probably know it now belongs to Bayer and massive suits have been brought against Bayer because of the cancers it has caused. Bayer …
Letter: Has the school system become an autocracy? To the editor: The school committee did not receive all the funding that they asked for, so now they have produced a list of things that might no longer be available in the curriculum because of a …
Letter: How much are we willing to sacrifice? To the editor: I’m a pediatric emergency physician in the Hasbro Children’s Hospital Emergency Department. In my 20 years at Hasbro, the volume of depressed, anxious, and dysregulated …
Yuk! Yuk! It's no joke “I could have gone to a lot of other people if I was (sic) going to buy influence”, John Battista of the Cranston-based OP Pharma LLC joked. “This is Rhode Island”. This was …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – June 20, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Bristol Phoenix on June 19, 2019.
Barrington Legal Notices – June 19, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Barrington Times on June 19, 2019.

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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.