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A year ago, Jim Cunha proposed hiring four additional firefighters in town.  The Barrington Town Manager said the extra staffing would allow the fire department to run two rescues, thus … more
The state Department of Transportation will soon start work on a project many Warranties have wanted for some time — replacing the so-called “Broken Bridge” over the upper Kickemuit … more
Four companies are vying for the town's rubbish and recycling contract. Officials from Patriot Disposal, Mega Disposal, M&M Disposal and Waste Management each submitted bids to handle the … more
A group of Barrington parents shared their concerns and asked plenty of questions about school security during a special forum on Wednesday night, March 29. Some parents asked administrators if … more
Representative Jason Knight (D-Dist. 67, Barrington and Warren) is having the Democratic Party's District Committee for District 67 evaluate applications for legislative grants. Rep. Knight has … more
Barrington school officials recently testified before the House Finance Committee about proposed legislation that would create a system of bonuses and additional reimbursements for school … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The 19-month tenure of City Manager Tim Chapman all but came to an end during a special session of the City Council held Wednesday night, March 28. At the time and per City … more
The Town of Barrington, the Barrington Police Department, and Barrington Public Schools are inviting residents to a community forum on safety. The forum will be held Wednesday, March 28, at 7 p.m. … more
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
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