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The council has proposed legislation that would prohibit all on-street parking on Maple Avenue. Currently, some on-street parking is allowed on the north side of Maple Avenue toward the eastern … more
A newly-approved ordinance restricts the use of storage containers in Barrington. The town council voted unanimously to approve the new ordinance which limits the size of allowable storage … more
Construction of the new Barrington Middle School started quietly on Wednesday morning, Feb. 14, as officials examined the site's landscaping. Brait Builders Corporation President Michael Brait and … more
Barrington's previous DPW director is Barrington's next DPW director. A selection committee recently chose Alan Corvi as Barrington's next department of public works director, replacing current … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The long sought after repair of state roads in city should soon come to fruition after the council at its meeting Tuesday night, Feb. 7, approved an agreement brokered locally … more
Cranston Mayor and candidate for governor Allan Fung spoke with a group of Barrington High School students recently.  Mayor Fung took time during his campaign to speak with the BHS Young … more
The Coastal Resources Management Council recently approved an application for demolition and construction work for the Palmer Pointe affordable housing development.  The East Bay Community … more
PORTSMOUTH — A member of the citizens group involved in the review of the updated Comprehensive Community Plan criticized the pace of progress on the document during a Planning Board … more
Since 2011, Barrington schools have used $3.79 million in budget surpluses to build new parking lots, remove asbestos from buildings and upgrade an elementary school water main. According to the … more
Barrington school officials are proposing a level-services budget for next year. But despite no additional personnel requests, the proposed budget still includes a $1.6 million (or 3.3 percent) … more
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