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Barrington officials are hosting a special event titled "Climate change and rising water in Barrington" at the public library auditorium on Thursday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. The event will focus on … more
Revaluation notices were scheduled to be mailed to residents early this week. The town hired the firm Northeast Revaluation to conduct the statistical revaluation, during which officials re-assess … more
Susan Terhune sat quietly at one corner of the crowded conference table and listened to Barrington officials discuss their plan to address the opioid crisis in town.  She watched the slides … more
Barrington taxpayers will be faced with another bond vote at this year's financial town meeting. The town manager is proposing a $6 million bond — $2.6 million would be used for Peck Center … more
On Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to noon, the Solarize Barrington program will host a self-guided tour of three Barrington homes that have solar panels. The Solarize Barrington team will have a … more
Barrington officials are proposing a $50.8 million operating budget for the school department. The proposed budget includes a $1.67 million (or 3.4 percent) increase over the current budget, and … more
The town council approved sweeping changes to its senior tax exemptions during the March 5 meeting. The new tax exemption system offers larger tax breaks for residents who earn less than $69,200 … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — In an interview as a follow-up to discuss a written opinion he offered last week stating elected officials in East Providence should serve four year terms, Assistant Solicitor … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Assistant City Solicitor Robert Craven issued an opinion on the status of term lengths for elected officials in East Providence, doing so at the behest of the council … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department will soon welcome over a dozen new officers to its ranks, including one special member of the four-legged variety.EPPD Chief Chris … more
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