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Council member aims to raise minimum wage in Barrington

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 …
One car accident leads to another in Barrington
Barrington Police received a 911 call at 12:15 a.m. on Thursday, April 11, for an auto accident on County Road near the Barrington … Read More
Police investigating possible exploitation of elderly man
A Riverside couple stopped into the Barrington Police station on Wednesday, April 10, to report a possible case of elderly … Read More
Fall River man charged with carrying a weapon while intoxicated
A Barrington Police officer spotted a vehicle traveling on Sowams Road without its headlights on at about 2 a.m. on Tuesday, April … Read More
Police: Mopeds reported stolen out of Connecticut
A Barrington Police officer ordered a vehicle over to the side of the road at about 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 8, after noticing that … Read More
Home run ball smashes car window in Barrington
A Barrington resident called police on Thursday, April 11, after a baseball shattered the rear window of his car. The man was … Read More
Barrington teen charged with public urination
Barrington Police charged a 14-year-old Barrington boy with disorderly conduct-urination in public on Monday, April 8. Police said … Read More
Obituaries
Stephen Gardner Waters, 84, formerly of Barrington Stephen Gardner Waters, age 84, passed away after a long illness on Friday, April 5, 2019, at home. Born in Bridgeport, Conn., the son of Dorothy Gavitte Waters and Everett Oyler Waters, he grew up …
Betty A. Harrower, 96, of Barrington 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 …
Sports
BHS Sports Roundup: Eagles defeat Huskies 15-1 The Barrington High School girls lacrosse team opened a 10-1 first half lead and rolled to a 15-1 win over Mt. Hope on Tuesday, April 16, at Colt State Park in Bristol. Barrington's Tess Gagliano …
BHS's Somera is RIIL Female Student-Athlete of the Year Barrington High School senior Maile Somera recently received the Honorable Monsignor Robert Newbold Scholarship Award as the RIIL Female Student-Athlete of the Year. The Rhode Island …
Eagles undefeated after first four matches Always a bridesmaid, never the bride.  That’s how head coach Marvin Gordon describes the past few years for the Barrington High School boys varsity tennis team. Since 2007, the Eagles …
Barrington soccer official inducted into hall of fame Barrington’s Willie Gempp, a permanent fixture in youth soccer in this town for a number of years, received the ultimate honor recently when he was inducted into the Soccer Rhode Island Hall of …
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Opinion
Editorial: Public-sector unions, take a bow (and then retire) Public-sector unions should step on stage, take a bow under thunderous applause, and exit stage left. Then they should leave for good. The unions have enjoyed a run of dominance more impressive …
Letter: Today’s high school students need financial literacy To the editor: Financial Literacy Month is April of each year. This year is a special year for Rhode Islanders! In 2003, the United States Senate declared April “Financial Literacy for …
Letter: In response to Peter Hewitt's letter on pro-choice To the editor:  Dear Peter: Back off!! I’m happy for you and your relationship with your God and religion, however, there’s a reason for separation of Church and State, so …
Letter: Why I consider myself 'pro-choice' To the editor: I write to present a different perspective from that presented in a recent Barrington Times.  As a family physician, I care for men, women, children and families throughout …

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