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BHS Sports Roundup: Eagles rally late, defeat Lions

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 …
East Bay Prevention Coalitions, police participate in Prescription Drug Disposal Day
On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the East Bay Prevention Coalitions and police departments of Bristol, Warren, … Read More
Town tightens recycling rules; diversion rate is 54 percent
When it comes to recycling, cleaner is better. Barrington Department of Public Works Director Alan Corvi said agencies are getting … Read More
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
Obituaries
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 …
Phyllis M. Brown, 81, of Barrington 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 …
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
Letter: Plenty of problems with recent letter 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 …
Letter: AfterProm fund-raiser is Saturday, help needed 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 …
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 …

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