Poems share Barrington student's perspective on pandemic

A Barrington fifth-grader has found a new way to express her thoughts about being stuck at home. Hampden Meadows School student Isabel Sander has been writing poems about life during the …
Newman Congregational Church starts COVID-19 Memorial

EAST PROVIDENCE — Inspired by The New York Times’ May 24 front page listing of the names of 1,000 people who have died due to COVID-19, Newman UCC presents a local opportunity to remember …

Options surface for financial town meeting in Barrington

How can Barrington hold its financial town meeting while still following the state's rules about social distancing and limits on crowds? That is the question members of the Barrington Town Council …

Latest News

Warren police logs: Woman drives car into water

Monday, May 25 A Fatima Drive resident complained about a barking dog. A man called from Child Street to report getting into a dispute with his ex-girlfriend. Residents on Cole Street were …
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Fire causes heavy damage to Westport summer cottage

A Sunday afternoon blaze caused heavy damage to a single family summer cottage at 147F Cadmans Neck. At …
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Police seize marijuana, cash in Westport traffic stop

WESTPORT — A Westport police officer said he was greeted by a powerful smell of marijuana as he walked up to the car he had just pulled over on Route 88 early Sunday morning. At …
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School Committee formally approves East Providence layoff list

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence School Committee, during a special virtual session held late Friday afternoon, May 29, formally affirmed the layoff recommendations of Superintendent …
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Portsmouth zoners approve plan for personal fitness center

PORTSMOUTH — A personal fitness center has taken over a former dentist’s office in the “Food Works Plaza” at the foot of Quaker Hill on East Main Road.  Owner Jeremiah …
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Nursing homes will remain closed to visitors on June 1

PROVIDENCE — If you’ve been unable to visit a loved one living in a nursing home or an assisted living facility since the COVID-19 outbreak, you’ll have to wait at least …
Obituaries
Ann K. Ackerman, 55, of Barrington

Ann K. (Kelleher) Ackerman, 55, of Winsor Drive, Barrington, died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 24, 2020. She was the beloved wife of James L. Ackerman. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late …

Deborah Cameron, 93, of Barrington

Virginia A. Williamson, 92, of Barrington

Joan M. O’Connell, 88, Barrington

Nancy L. Handshaw, 72, Riverside

Kimberly E. Handshaw, 52, Riverside

Myrtle I. Federico, 99, of Bristol

Frank E. Raposa

Things to Do
E.P. Arts Council changes tact, takes ‘The Looff’ fest on tour

EAST PROVIDENCE — “The Looff on Tour” is the East Providence Arts Council’s answer to COVID-19 restrictions on crowd size still expected to be in place throughout the summer, …

East Providence Library preps 'Mason Jar Mondays' cooking series

Make your own backyard obstacle course!

Narrows resuming concert schedule with live streamed performances

Blithewold reopens grounds to the public

Opinion
Letter: Barrington police should wear body cameras

To the editor: In light of recent events of police brutality in our country, specifically the murders of Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd as well as other black and brown …

Letter: Keep Fall River residents off Tiverton’s beaches

Arlene Violet: Change should be in the air

Letter: Well done, Louis Cirillo!

Letter: State must find revenue while stimulating the economy

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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.