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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 unresponsive. Police and EMTs learned that the boy had taken …
Eagles selected for Hobey Baker awards
Two Barrington High School student-athletes recently received Hobey Baker High School Character Awards. Johnny Lombardi, a member … Read More
Grant will help preserve historic Barrington flag
Barrington Preservation Society has received a grant of $7,455 from Heritage Harbor Foundation for the conservation of Barrington’s … Read More
Town manager explains proposed pay raises
The proposed municipal budget for Barrington includes salary increases for union and non-union positions.  The proposed salary … Read More
New positions, pay raises included in Barrington budget
Barrington's proposed municipal budget is calling for a 3.9 percent or $648,016 increase. If the increase is approved, the … Read More
Home sales — 'volume down, value up' in Barrington
Two dozen homes in Barrington sold for more than $1 million last year. According to Barrington Tax Assessor Michael Minardi, the … Read More
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 … 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
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 …
East Bay girls lose heartbreaker in double OT The East Bay Co-op girls hockey team pushed LaSalle Academy to the brink before falling in double overtime in game three of the state championship series, 3-2, on Monday night, March 11. The …
Barrington siblings are All-Americans in track Barrington's Adam Kelly, a senior at Princeton University, finished second in the weight throw at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships last weekend. Not to be outdone, Adam's …
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Opinion
Letter: Most Barrington students oppose start time change To the editor: The school board has proposed altering the school start times so students will start and end school an hour later.  The proposal is supposed to improve academics, but the …
Letter: Solving the dog poop bag dilemma To the editor: In one of the March 13 police reports, a woman complained about a man yelling at her for leaving a filled “dog poop” bag beside the road. She stated she intended to pick …
Guiding Sakonnet YC sailors has been a privilege To the editor: I would like to thank the parents who paid to submit a letter in the February 27 Sakonnet Times. I am honored and humbled by their many kind thoughts. It isn’t often that one …
Letter: Green New Deal: Our lives depend on it To the editor: In "Uninhabitable Earth," David Wallace-Wells points out that the greenhouse gas emissions that threaten to overwhelm our planet have not been steadily rising since …

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