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Veteran building official in Barrington retiring this spring

Chances are pretty good that Bob Speaker has been inside your house or maybe your neighbor's. The longtime building official has inspected more than 950 new homes built in Barrington. He has also …
Barrington father and daughter sing on The Voice
It took Patrick McAloon a full day to reply to all the tweets and text messages he received after he and his daughter, Ruby, appeared … Read More
Police intervene in alleged road rage incident
Barrington Police responded to the Barrington Shopping Center for an alleged road rage incident on Monday, March 11. A motorist was … Read More
Barrington student collapses; police question classmate
Barrington Police responded to Barrington High School at about 10:15 a.m. on Friday, March 15, after a male student collapsed and was … Read More
Barrington residents sign petition opposing start time change
More than 250 people recently signed an online petition opposing a change to school start times in Barrington. The local school … Read More
Nayatt 5K event is set for April 6 in Barrington
The Nayatt 5K and 1-Mile Family Fun Run will be held on Saturday, April 6. The event serves a key fund-raiser for Nayatt Elementary … Read More
Barrington girls lose to LaSalle in semis
The Barrington High School girls basketball team lost 60-37 to LaSalle Academy during a state tournament semifinals game at the URI … Read More
Obituaries
Joan S. Taber, 86, of Barrington Joan S. Taber, 86, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019 in hospice care at St. Elizabeth’s Green House Home, East Greenwich, RI. Born in Woonsocket RI to Harry and Thelma Schlosser, Joan was a …
Richard W. Ober, 73, of Barrington Richard W. Ober, 73, of Barrington, passed into the arms of his Savior on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at his home in Barrington. Rick was born to Arthur and Louise (Flanigan) Ober on Dec. 28, 1945, in …
John P. Josephs, 82, of Barrington John P. Josephs, 82, of Wampanoag Trail, Barrington, died peacefully on Sunday, March 10, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Nancy (Mascena) Josephs.   Born …
Amy E. Rochford, of Barrington Amy E. Rochford, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019, preceded in death by her father Paul Robert Rochford. Amy is survived by her son Daniel, mother Patricia, brothers Paul, Timothy, and Peter; sister …
Sports
Eagles selected for Hobey Baker awards Two Barrington High School student-athletes recently received Hobey Baker High School Character Awards. Johnny Lombardi, a member of the BHS boys hockey team, and Maddie Cox, a member of the East …
Longtime sportswriter inducted into Hall of Fame Longtime East Bay sportswriter/photographer Manny Correira was honored at Sunday's Words Unlimited Awards Banquet at the Cranston Country Club.    Said former Barrington High …
Barrington volleyball standout earns special award For Barrington High School senior Maile Somera, being named the Words Unlimited George Donnelly Award as the Co-Schoolgirl Athlete of the Year culminated a season and career filled with personal …
Saints overcome injuries, win championship The St. Andrew's School boys prep basketball team overcame injuries to two of its top players to win the 2019 NEPSAC Class AA title recently. The Saints entered the tournament as the top seed and …
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Opinion
Letter: Hard to believe that students don't want to sleep later To the editor: As a former Barrington High School student, I can say that to this day I bear the deep psychic scars of the unconscionably early start time of the school day. One can only imagine …
Letter: Barrington's FTM — there has to be a better way To the editor:    Another 2 million-plus is requested for the schools. A tendency toward entitlement and privilege is running rampant in our educational system. And here, in our town, …
Editorial: Hopeful tack for tall ship 2018 was a miserable year for SSV Oliver Hazard Perry. At just three years old, months after being anointed Rhode Island’s official tall ship, the momentarily magnificent Perry was awash in …
Letter: Time to re-read Federalist Papers, Bill of Rights To the editor: Thank you, Councilor Jacob Brier, for responding to my recent letter. I appreciate your referencing me as “that gentleman.” My wife may take exception. Upon reflection, …

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