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Portion of the bike path will be limited to one lane this week

The work is taking place just south of the Route 114 bridge over the Palmer River extending down to Norbert Street near the North Burial Ground.
Eagles soar to third-place finish at cheer competition
The Barrington High School varsity cheer team brought home third place at the Rhode Island Interscholastic League Division II Cheer … Read More
BHS student parking lot: ‘It’s a madhouse…’
It is 8:25 a.m. on a Thursday morning and vehicles are lined up along Federal Road waiting to turn onto Upland Way, and eventually … Read More
Barrington hopes to clear up confusion around energy program
Confused about Barrington's energy aggregation program? You're probably not alone. In an effort to shed light on the program, … Read More
Barrington student-athletes compete at track nationals
The Barrington High School boys indoor track team had athletes competing at National Championship meets earlier this month. At the … Read More
Barrington basketball teams reach Metro-West finals
Out of 86 communities and more than 1,100 teams participating in the Metro-West basketball program, Barrington had two teams reach the … Read More
Damage to the rudder and main has hampered Leg 3 for 11th Hour crew
We are now lying in fourth place, 450 nautical miles southwest of New Zealand and just 144 nautical miles behind leader Holcim-PRB, … Read More
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Police Report
Barrington Police begin roll-out of body-worn cameras Barrington Police officers responded to a County Road residence for a suspicious condition late Tuesday night, March 7. The incident, which led to the arrest of a woman who was wanted on two …
Homeless encampment in Barrington ordered to clear out Three homeless men living in the woods behind the Bayside YMCA have 30 days to clear out.  On Wednesday, March 1, Barrington Police officers hiked into the Veterans Park woods and served …
East Bay Social
Ernest Hirsch Ernest George Hirsch, age 93, of the Village at Willow Crossing in Mansfield, former longtime resident of Foxborough and Westport, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 30, 2022, surrounded by his
Lynn Reynolds In Loving Memory|Beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister and friend, Lynn Marie (Nieuwlandt) Reynolds passed away at the age of 77, on February 11, 2023. Lynn was born on March 16, 194

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