Disabled resident asks 'Where are the handicap parking spaces downtown?'

Janet Durfee-Hidalgo enjoys shopping in downtown Barrington.  The longtime resident says she often stops by Webster Bank, Vienna Bakery, Daisy Dig'Ins and Tiffany's Salon. But the new …

Firm balks at releasing school survey comments

Kim Jacobs wants to see the comments ... and she is not alone. The Barrington resident and member of the school department's strategic plan steering committee said she and other committee members …

Barrington girl earns theater honor

Barrington's Meera Mennillo, a freshman at Barrington High School, was recently recognized by Music Theatre International as its Broadway Jr. Student of the Month for October. She was honored for …

Schools' new finance director is happy to be in Barrington

Doug Fiore is in his third week as Barrington School Department’s new director of administration and finance. He has been making the rounds at the schools, meeting administrators, and getting …

First manhole covers, now copper pipes are stolen

A house in Barrington that is listed for sale was targeted by thieves who reportedly cut and removed all the copper pipes from the home. The house's owner contacted police on Friday, Oct. 13, …
Sports

Photos: Barrington runners lead the field at middle school meet

Hundreds of middle school students laced up their sneakers and competed in a large multi-team meet at Colt State Park in Bristol recently. Included in the field of runners were many from …

Eagles unable to hold off Indians in Pop Warner football

The Barrington Pop Warner Junior Pee Wees lost to Dartmouth, 20-7, on Sunday. A breakdown on the Eagles' offensive line allowed Dartmouth to take a 6-0 lead midway through the first quarter, as …
Opinion

Letter: Here is a simpler way to solve tax exemption dilemma

To the editor: In my humble opinion, the current issue surrounding the income based elderly tax exemption has turned into a tornado in a tea cup. There's a much simpler way to determine an …

Letter: Town clerk's office has done a great job

To the editor: Barrington 300 wishes to acknowledge the full support of our town clerk's office in the execution of our town-wide tricentennial celebration. We wish to thank Meredith DeSisto, town …
Police Report

Barrington police chief calls for additional detective

Barrington Police Chief John LaCross was very pleased with the work of his department during the investigation following the Feb. 2 shooting on Maple Avenue.  But, the chief added, the local …
Obituaries
Helen M. Wendt, 87, of Barrington

Helen M. (McDermott) Wendt, 87, of Devonshire Drive, died peacefully on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late William J. Wendt, Jr.  Born …

Rev. Margaret Brown Gunness, of Concord, Mass.

The Reverend Margaret Brown Gunness (“Peggy”) died peacefully in her sleep on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 after struggling for several years with declining cognitive health. At the time of her …

Pauline M. Cooper, 83, formerly of Barrington

Pauline M. Cooper, age 83, of Avon Park, Fla., passed away Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. She was born Nov. 16, 1933 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Paul and Theresa (Schwind) Mullman. Pauline and Henry moved …

Kreg A. Palko, of Barrington

Kreg Palko ended his battle with ALS on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Providence, Rhode Island, at the age of 52. Kreg is survived by his parents Barbara and Andrew in Dearborn, Mich.; wife Elizabeth …

Eleanor A. Eighme, of Barrington

Eleanor A "Lynn" (Wheeler) Eighme died peacefully at her home in Barrington on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2017.  She was 100 years old. She was the wife of the late Dr. Maurice E. Eighme. Lynn was …

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