Barrington's history: 'Taverns to Temperance and Back Again'

Fun Barrington 300 event planned for Sept. 16 at Wharf Tavern

By Stephen Venuti
Posted 9/13/17

Not so long ago a “beer run” or a trip to the “packy” for Barrington residents meant a trip across the river into neighboring Warren or across the state line into Seekonk. But …

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