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Barrington wins, will play in state championship game on Sunday

The Barrington High School girls lacrosse team punched its ticket to the Division I State Finals by defeating Lincoln School 14-9 in the semifinals on Thursday, June 17. The Eagles will play …
Eagles shut out Scituate and Prout, advance to semis
The Barrington High School baseball team has outscored its playoff opponents 22-0 in the first two rounds of the Division II … Read More
One vote separates $3.5 million decision at Barrington FTM
One ballot. That is all that separated the vote to spend $3.5 million to purchase the former Carmelite Monastery property on Watson … Read More
Photos: Perfect night for the prom at Barrington High
Hundreds of students celebrated their senior prom in style at Barrington High School last week. For the first time in a long time, … Read More
Eagles win Eastern Division Championship
The Barrington High School outdoor track brought the Eastern Division Championship back to Barrington for the first time since … Read More
BHS Sports Roundup: Senior strikes out 9 in victory
A senior delivered on Senior Day for the Barrington High School baseball team. Bennett Durkin pitched a complete game for the … Read More
Eagles battle at golf states — finish fourth
The Barrington High School golf team finished tied for fourth place at the state golf championship. Held at Cranston Country Club … Read More
Police Report
Providence police major named new police chief in Barrington Barrington has hired a new police chief.  On Thursday, June 3, the town manager announced that Michael Correia, a 34-year veteran of the Providence Police Department, has been named the next …
Raccoon runs rampant — bites two Barrington residents On multiple occasions late last month, residents in a quiet West Barrington neighborhood found themselves under attack. A large raccoon ambushed people on Walnut Road, Grant Street and Bradford …
East Bay Social
James J. Bolster, 83, of Barrington James J. Bolster, 83, of Sowams Road, Barrington, died unexpectedly on Thursday, June 10, 2021. Born in Los Angeles, Calif., a son of the late Carl and Ruth H. (Clarke) Bolster, he lived in …
Elizabeth M. Reid, 100, of Barrington Elizabeth M. “Bette” Reid passed away Monday, June 7, 2021, at the age of 100, a goal she was determined to reach. Wife of the late Robert F. Reid, an educator in town, she resided in …

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