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Farm school to offer composting event this weekend

The Barrington Farm School is hosting a compost tea worming brewing event on Saturday, May 8 from 9 a.m. to noon. Those in attendance will learn how compost tea is brewed in the farm's new …
Hundreds attend special Hampden Meadows yard sale event
The first-ever Hampden Meadows Yard Sale and Pantry Clean Out Day was held Saturday, and deemed an overwhelming success. The event … Read More
Barrington resident requests improvements to skate park
The Barrington Park and Recreation Commission is considering dividing the Legion Way ice rink, allowing for a more permanent skate … Read More
Council president: Getting vaccinated is your civic duty
Michael Carroll had not rehearsed the line or spent much time thinking about what exactly he would say. But in the midst of Monday … Read More
Super Bowl-bound Eagles top Tigers
A howling wind and tough Tolman defense was not enough to keep the Barrington High School football team from advancing to the Division … Read More
Video: Lambert signs her letter of intent
Barrington High School volleyball senior Casey Lambert signs a letter of intent to go to Springfield College recently inside the BHS … Read More
‘Pickle people’ pointed toward Chianese Park in Barrington
More pickle-ball courts are coming to Barrington. During their meeting last week, members of the town’s Park and Recreation … Read More
Police Report
Barrington police called to neighbor disputes Barrington police fielded complaints about a series of disputes between neighbors last week: • On Tuesday, April 20, police received a call from a Promenade Street resident at about 10 …
For cruisers, space, not speed, is more important to Barrington police Barrington Police Chief Dino DeCrescenzo said a resident’s proposal to convert the fleet of police vehicles to Tesla electric cars is bit out-dated. The proposal, created by Magnus Thorsson, …
East Bay Social
Alfred James Wood, 73, formerly of Barrington Alfred James Wood, 73, of Coventry, passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021. Al (Woody) was born in Pawtucket, RI, the second child to the late James A. Wood and the late Helen (Horton) Wood. Raised in …
Alfred E. Allard, 97, formerly of Barrington Alfred E. Allard, 97, of Wakefield, passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Williamstown, Mass., he was the son of the late George and Marcelline Allard. He …

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