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Too many books — not enough storage.  Officials at Barrington Public Library are asking people who were planning to donate books to the Friends of the Library group to delay their … more
Construction of the new Barrington Middle School is 90 percent complete, according to information shared at a recent Barrington School Committee meeting. The school building committee reported the … more
To the editor: I would like to thank Ms. Haynes for the great didactic example of how not to conduct a discussion on pages of a newspaper.  Nothing sets a palpably confrontational tone … more
The Eagles won their first game of the season on Thursday, April 18, defeating Lincoln High School 9-8. Barrington trailed 3-0 heading into the sixth inning, but scored seven runs to take a 7-3 … more
To the editor: Prom season is upon us once again. The BHS AfterProm Committee has been working hard all year raising the funds needed to put on an all night, free event after the senior prom. The … more
The Barrington School Department and School Committee will host a special forum focused on the upcoming school start time changes. The forum will be held on Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. inside the … more
A town councilor wants Barrington to raise the minimum wage paid to some municipal employees. Jacob Brier said he plans to submit an amendment at the financial town meeting in May, calling for an … more
Betty A. Harrower, 96, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 in Providence, RI. She was the wife of the late Robert M. Harrower. Born in Barrington, she was the daughter of the late Burton R. Taylor … more
Phyllis M. Brown, of Barrington, passed at 81 years old on Thursday, April 18, 2019 surrounded by her family. She leaves behind a devoted husband, Charles F. III, two children, Charles IV and … more
The Barrington High School LifeSmarts team won the national championship earlier this month. The team of five local students rolled through a field of talented competition during early rounds at … more
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