Barrington Middle School project enters its 10th week

The outline of the new Barrington Middle School's foundation can be seen from high vantage points, including from atop the current middle school. The construction project is now in its 10th week; …
Young thespians stage 'Wizard of Oz' this weekend
Young Hugh Cole School thespians enrolled in Arts Alive, a non-profit performing arts program based out of Barrington, will stage a … Read More
Residents continue to join Solarize Barrington effort
The continued demand for residential solar in Barrington means that residents interested in solar can now expect to save as much as 20 … Read More
YMCA honors Bayside's 'heroes' at special luncheon
The YMCA recently honored longtime Bayside YMCA members and volunteers Gloria Hall and Ellen Collis as "Y Heroes." At a special … Read More
Sports
Barrington baseball opens season with 2-1 record
The Barrington High School baseball team opened its season with a 13-2 win over Woonsocket at Renaud Field last week. Andrew Conaty … Read More
Barrington native has personal best throws
Barrington High School graduate and Princeton University junior Adam Kelly had five straight hammer throws surpassing his previous … Read More
Youth lacrosse day celebrates 'girl-power'
The Roger Williams University women's lacrosse team hosted three local youth lacrosse teams on campus recently during their home win … Read More
Police Report
Crash victim loved life, had 'a gazillion' friends
A single car accident claimed the life of a 24-year-old Barrington resident on Monday night.  Maximillian Bean was driving south … Read More
One person dead after car accident in Barrington
Police are investigating a single car accident that took place on New Meadow Road late Monday night, April 16. According to news … Read More
Police: Child, teen, adult go missing in separate incidents
Barrington police helped track down three missing people last week. On Monday, April 2, a 9-year-old Barrington boy went missing … Read More
Obituaries
Maximillian Walker Bean, 24, of Barrington Maximillian Walker Bean, 24, of 10 Jennys Lane, Barrington died in a single car crash on New Meadow Road on the evening of April 16, 2018. Born in Waterbury, Conn. to Scott and Shelly Bean, Max had …
David S. Frerichs Jr., 40, Barrington David S. Frerichs Jr., 40, of Barrington, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. He was the husband of Heather (Soboleski) Frerichs. David was born in Providence, as son of David S. and …
Marvin Lee Ryherd, 90, formerly of Barrington Marvin Lee Ryherd, age 90, of Pace, Fla. and formerly a long-time resident of Barrington, passed away Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017.  Marvin was born in Leavenworth, Kansas. He graduated from the …
Barbara J. Burns, 71, of Barrington Barbara J. (Nelson) Burns, 71, of Sherbrook Road, died peacefully on Saturday, March 31, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Richard J. Burns Jr. Born in Providence, …

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