House Hunt: Open houses planned this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 0 Craig Drive — Sunday, Dec. 11, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Colonial, 4, 4, $695,000. Residential …
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The Friedman Group real estate company joins Residential

The Friedman Group recently joined Residential Properties' Barrington location. The Friedman Group is comprised of Ted Friedman, Betsy Friedman, and Claudia Maioran. “RPL has been the top …

Can you help with Scout's project?

Barrington's Jimmy Halfyard is trying to raise money for his Eagle Project. The local teenager is a scout at Troop 6 Barrington and a senior at Barrington High School. He was asked to make four …

Christmas concert is this Friday night in Barrington

The Barrington High School Jazz Ensemble will present a Christmas Jazz concert on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held in the sanctuary of the Barrington Congregational Church, …

BHS grad is first team all-conference soccer selection

Colby-Sawyer junior Denali Sexton, of Barrington, has been named to the 2016 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Men’s Soccer First Team.  Earlier this …

Barrington soccer teams capture championships

Barrington's U12 Juventus team won the Classic Gold Rhode Island Superliga title this season, finishing with a 7-0-1 record. The team includes Finn Myatt, Xavier Gracas, Sean Bonneau, Michael …

East Bay girls' hockey team tops South County

The East Bay Co-op girls' ice hockey team improved to 1-1 after skating to a 4-2 win over South County on Saturday, Dec. 3. Carissa Rego has led the Eagles in scoring so far — she scored her …
Police Report

Homeless man sets up camp in Barrington woods

A Middle Highway resident in Barrington called police after he discovered a makeshift campsite located in the woods behind his home. The police stopped by and checked out the campsite on Saturday, …

Police thwart Grinch-like act in Barrington

Alert residents and a quick-responding police officer helped stop the attempted larceny of some cash and Christmas gifts late Tuesday night, Nov. 29. According to police, an East Providence man …

Sources say frightened neighbors convince sex offender to leave Barrington

Two days after more than 50 Barrington residents met to discuss how to drive a registered sex offender out of town, it appears they have succeeded. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the …

Barrington news briefs: A brush fire breaks out behind DPW

Brush fire smoke seen miles away   A brush fire behind the Barrington DPW headquarters on Upland Way on Sunday afternoon filled the sky with black smoke. Motorists pulled their vehicles to …

'Couple scotches' to blame in Barrington DUI arrest

Barringtn police charged Joseph D. Borges, 67, of East Providence, with DUI-first offense and refusal to submit to a chemical test on Monday, Nov. 21. Police responded to a single car accident in …
Obituaries
Adelina M. DeSano, 91, of Barrington

Adelina M. (Martinuzzi) DeSano, 91, died peacefully at home on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. She was the wife of the late John A. DeSano, Sr. to whom she was married for more than 50 years. Born in …

Sally Chace, 87, of Barrington

Sally (Pierce) Chace, age 87, passed away peacefully Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 at home surrounded by her family.  She was the wife of the late James “Jake” P.W. Chace, Sr. A daughter of …

Michael William Spicer, 72, of Barrington and Newport

Michael William Spicer, 72, of Barrington and Newport, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 at his home in Barrington surrounded by his loving and devoted family, after a long, brave …

Vincenza 'Lee' Mangiaratti, 91, of Attleboro

Vincenza "Lee" (Marino) Mangiaratti, 91, of Attleboro, passed away on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, Mass. She was the beloved wife of the late Salvatore Mangiaratti …

M. Elaine Dolan, of Barrington

M. Elaine Dolan, of Waterway, Barrington, died on Monday, Nov. 21 2016 at home after a brief illness, her children by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late John F. Dolan. Born in …

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Sports
'Eagle Speed' running program meets on Sundays

Students in grades 4 through 8 are invited to participate in the "Eagle Speed in the Winter" running program. The program runs every Sunday morning — runners meet with Coaches Larson Gunness …

Barrington native earns basketball honor

Barrington student-athletes learn more about leading

New Barrington hockey coach Croke reflects on time at East Providence

Mt. Hope holds off Barrington in exciting Thanksgiving Day win

Things to Do
Comfort food doesn’t get any better than a braise

One of my favorite comfort foods this time of year is a braised dish of beef, lamb or veal shanks. They make the house smell great and are delicious with the gravy spooned over mashed potatoes. Plus, …

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

Barrington Fire Department has open house on Saturday

Combat chilly weather with this colorful tomato/egg dish

Put more fiber in your diet — use white whole wheat flour

Opinion
Column: 'Roast beef, medium'

Though she died almost a half a century ago, Edna Ferber (1885-1968) remains a well-respected American novelist, short story writer, and playwright. Her 1924 novel, “So Big,” won the …

Letter: Important lessons learned on the council

Letter: Barrington needs you to 'find your four'

Letter: A mob by any other name

Letter: To yoga pants paraders, where were you on Friday?

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