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Barrington school officials recently cut the proposed budget increase by about $380,000, but warned that any further reductions "will have a negative effect on students." The reduction was … more
Barrington residents concerned about their soon-to-expand tax bills may be happy to hear that the town council is taking a closer look at tax exemptions. At its meeting earlier this month, the … more
Church to host Easter egg hunt and festival   The BridgePointe Christian Church in East Providence will host an egg hunt and family festival at Barrington High School on Saturday, April … more
Do not be confused by the empty hallways inside the Peck Building basement — Tap-In is still alive and well. For decades, the all-volunteer organization that serves to help people in need … more
A number of Barrington residents who are members of the group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, were at the Rhode Island Statehouse earlier this week showing their support for House Bill … more
After receiving multiple reports of a scammer preying on senior citizens in Rhode Island, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin has issued a statewide Medicare fraud alert. Medicare patients have … more
A crowd of residents attended the recent Barrington 300 preview party, which was held at the McCulloch Center for the Arts on the campus of St. Andrew's School. The event offered residents an … more
The proposed municipal budget is calling for reductions in the amount of money the town spends for temporary and part-time help in the recreation department and at the senior center. The proposal … more
The town manager is proposing the addition of four new firefighter positions in his proposed municipal budget. The new positions will cost taxpayers about $270,000, but the manager is quick to add … more
Just two days after the Barrington School Committee voted through a budget that did not include funding for the school start time initiative, a legislator from North Kingstown submitted a bill that … more
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