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A longtime public servant in the East Bay passed away this week. David Bates, who served on a number of Barrington town boards before spending 22 years in the Rhode Island State Senate, died on … more
A year-long event designed to celebrate Barrington's 300th anniversary will kick off on Saturday, March 18 at a special preview party. The event, which will run from 4 to 6:30 p.m., is open to the … more
Former state Rep. Ray Gallison pleaded guilty to nine felony charges Thursday, and now faces the prospect of several years in federal prison. Chief Judge William Smith accepted Mr. gallison's plea … more
Barrington residents and town officials moved quickly to respond to an act of vandalism last week.  On Wednesday, March 1 someone noticed that a swastika had been burned into a Barrington … more
When voters approved a $17 million bond referendum last November, it included $2 million to build a new public marina to help curtail the long waiting list of boaters seeking a public place to tie up … more
Barrington residents' tax bills will hinge on a vote at the special financial town meeting on March 16. A yes vote will mean officials in town will be able to exceed the 4 percent tax cap — … more
Do not be surprised to see Bison at three of Barrington's sewer pumping stations in the near future. Well, not actual bison.  The town has decided to install a new sewage treatment system … more
Bristol’s 10 highest-paid employees last year earned an average of $110,000, according to numbers from the town finance office. Owing to overtime and detail pay, most of the top earners work in … more
Former State Rep. Ray Gallison is due back in court Thursday, and is expected to plead guilty to nine federal felonies. The disgraced former legislator was arraigned Jan. 27 on the charges — … more
Barrington police issued a warning to the Talbots store in the Barrington Shopping Center on Tuesday, Feb. 28, for violating the plastic bag ban. A resident stopped into the station and showed … more
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