2016 in Barrington — Year of the yoga pants

A letter to the editor tucked onto page 12 of the Oct. 19 Barrington Times yielded a quite a response. The letter, which was penned by Barrington resident Alan Sorrentino, posed the opinion: "The …
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Barrington council, public to decide on lifting tax cap

In November, residents voted to approve a multi-million dollar bond to build a new middle school in town.  Next up, council members are expected to vote on whether the town should exceed the …

Cookies, pancakes, chainsaws and food processors on recall list

Each week the Personal Injury Law Offices of d’Oliviera & Associates compiles a summary of recalls, FDA warnings, market withdrawals and safety alerts that they feel the public should be …

Featured home: Waterfront Touisset property is entertainer's dream

Enjoy the privacy and remoteness of this updated, waterfront home in the Touisset area of Warren — not to mention breaktaking views from sunrise to sunset. Homeowners can enjoy sitting out …

Barrington native is President-elect Trump's press secretary

Barrington native and Portsmouth Abbey graduate Sean Spicer was named press secretary to President-elect Donald Trump. The announcement was made on Thursday, Dec. 22. Mr. Spicer had been serving …

Hoping for a White Christmas in the East Bay? Keep dreaming

Residents in the East Bay hoping for a white Christmas are likely to be disappointed as temperatures are expected to remain above freezing this weekend. Christmas Eve won't be a dry day, but it …

Barrington site earns Brownfields grant

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management recently announced the award of $1.3 million in matching grants under the Brownfields Remediation and Economic Development Fund. Nine projects …
Police Report

Pick N Pay owner faces felony counterfeiting charges

A local man is facing felony charges in Bristol and elsewhere after allegedly selling counterfeit merchandise in Pick N Pay convenience stores he owns in three Rhode Island towns. Muhammad Yasin, …

Barrington — a very safe town for pedestrians

This year was another good year for Barrington, as it celebrated another year without a pedestrian fatality. That makes 56 years and running. At a luncheon held on Dec. 6, law enforcement, traffic …

Gallison pilfered money from client’s estate, attorney says

Former State Rep. Ray Gallison allegedly transferred money from a client’s estate into his own account, and appears to have been hiding more than $700,000 from the estate by the time he …

Rollover snarls traffic in downtown Barrington

Emergency personnel responded to a single car accident on County Road in Barrington on Tuesday night, Dec. 20. According to the Barrington Fire Department, the accident occurred at about 6:30 …

Barrington Police searching for man who approached local student

Barrington police are searching for a man who allegedly approached a middle school student this morning in the area of Lewis Street and Chachapacassett. The information was shared with parents of …
Obituaries
John Giacomini, 97, of Barrington

John Giacomini, 97, a resident of the Grafton County Nursing Home in Haverhill, NH, formerly of Vermont and Barrington, died peacefully on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. Born in Providence, he was the son of …

Edward J. Creamer, 88, of Barrington

Edward J. Creamer, 88, of Atria Bay Spring, formerly of Oswald Street, Pawtucket, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband of the …

Roger N. Cournoyer, DVM, 80, of Barrington

Roger N. Cournoyer, DVM, 80, of Barrington and Westerly, and Vero Beach Fla., passed away Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 at Indian River Memorial Hospital in Vero Beach. He was the husband of 55 years to …

Angela Promades, 80, Bristol

Angela (Panas) Promades, 80, of Bristol, formerly a Barrington resident for 43 years, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016 at Miriam Hospital, Providence, after a …

Daniel J. MacPhee, 96, Barrington

Daniel J. MacPhee, 96, formerly of Primrose Hill Road, Barrington, died peacefully on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 surrounded by his loving family in Colchester, Vt. He was the husband of Marie (Lynch) …

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Sports
Column: Barrington loses an unsung sports hero

The town of Barrington lost one of its most beloved and iconic citizens recently when Dan MacPhee passed away on December 12, at the age of 96. Dan meant so much to so many people, particularly …

Girls Basketball: Barrington eges Portsmouth in D-I nail biter

Barrington girls cruise to win over Knights

Eagles battle back against Cougars, win

Barrington High School hockey team skates to 5-0 record

Things to Do
Enjoying ‘lobster’ on a cod budget

The New Year brings cold weather, quiet after the holiday revelry, and cutting back. After splurging on holiday presents, it’s time to tighten our budgets a little. This recipe for Mock Lobster …

Christmas concert is this Friday night in Barrington

Comfort food doesn’t get any better than a braise

Barrington's tree lighting is today, event starts at 2

Barrington Fire Department has open house on Saturday

Opinion
Letter: Safety award should go to pedestrians

To the editor: I read with much interest about the article that Barrington is the safest place for pedestrians and that for 56 years they have not had a pedestrian fatality in all that time. …

Letter: If they could turn back time

Column: 'Roast beef, medium'

Letter: Important lessons learned on the council

Letter: Barrington needs you to 'find your four'

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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.