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Barrington official: Schools on track to finish with $2 million surplus

Town officials shared a detailed look at the proposed budgets during the annual budget hearing on Wednesday night, May 11.  The event serves as a preview for the May 25 financial town meeting …
Research reveals details about town’s slave history
It was tedious. It was frustrating. And it was time-consuming. But in the end, the research work completed by three college … Read More
Barrington volleyball team is young, smart and athletic
What a difference a year makes. At this time last year, the Barrington High School boys volleyball team had struggled to capture … Read More
Barrington High School student selected as U.S. Presidential Scholar
Barrington High School senior Lucy Dreier has been selected as a U.S. Presidential Scholar — she is one of only three students from … Read More
Barrington Police: Birdhouse, bike and bags of dirt reported stolen
Officials at Sowams School called Barrington Police on Monday, May 2 at about 3:30 p.m. to report the larceny of a bicycle from a rack … Read More
Mt. Hope softball pounds Barrington 23-3
The Mt. Hope softball team pounded Barrington 23-3 in five innings during a Division II away game on a cold and blustery Monday … Read More
Barrington Police investigating alleged assault at elementary school
Barrington Police are investigating incidents with ties to local private and public schools. The incidents are unrelated.  On … Read More
Budget hearing is tonight in Barrington
The Barrington Committee on Appropriations will hold its annual budget hearing tonight, Wednesday, May 11, at 7 p.m. inside the … Read More
Barrington golfers win Hendricken Invitational
The Barrington High School golf team won the Hendricken Invitational at Warwick Country Club on Monday afternoon, finishing with a … Read More
Don’t forget to ‘stamp out hunger’ this Saturday
Stamp Out Hunger, the letter carriers’ annual food drive, will return on Saturday, May 14, after a two-year hiatus caused by … Read More
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Obituaries
John Farnworth John Paul Farnworth, 87, of Tiverton, passed away Monday, May 16, 2022. He was the husband of Judith "Judie" (Hipson) Farnworth. They shared 63 years of marriage. Prior to his retirement, John was emp
Harriett Gallucci Harriett Gallucci, 85, of Warren, RI, passed away, Saturday, May 14, 2022, at home. She was the wife of Louis Gallucci. Born in Providence, RI, she was the daughter of the late Charles and H
Elizabeth Goggin Goggin, Elizabeth "Betty", 74, of Terrace Drive, Barrington, passed peacefully and surrounded by family on May 9, 2022. She leaves her sister, Virginia McGinn (Peter) of Warwick, her brother Thomas Go
Stephen Patten Stephen W. Patten, 61, died peacefully on May 9, 2022, in Westport, MA, from brain cancer (glioblastoma), surrounded by family members. Steve was the son and firstborn of Clyde G. Patten (deceased)
Richard Huling Mr. Richard A. "Rich" Huling 89 of Keystone Heights passed away peacefully at his home Tuesday, May 10, 2022. He was born June 5, 1932, in Providence, Rhode Island to George and Bernice (Dickerson)...
Sports
Gallery: EPHS boys' volleyball vs. Barrington EAST PROVIDENCE — Among the recent run of successes for the East Providence High School boys' volleyball team was a victory over neighboring Barrington in a Division II match last Thursday …
Portsmouth beats Barrington for 4th straight victory (photos) BARRINGTON — The Portsmouth High boys’ varsity lacrosse team won its fourth straight game on Friday when it defeated Barrington, 10-7, on the road.
Baseball rivals raise money for Jimmy Fund The Huskies and the Eagles are rivals — that much is clear.  But on Friday afternoon, under a gray sky at Guiteras Field in Bristol, the baseball teams from both schools met with a …
Barrington boys lacrosse team is focused on success The Barrington High School boys lacrosse team has opened the season with a 3-2 record in Division I. The Eagles have wins over East Greenwich, North Kingstown and Middletown this season, and …
Opinion
Letter: ‘Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves…’

I am writing to bring attention to the two bills recently filed in the RI Senate (S2549) and RI House (H7500) proposing taxpayer dollars be used for abortion. As a Christian, I believe I have a moral …

Letter: Maybe the old Haines plan is better than the new one

When I served on the council, the state offered to sell Haines Park to the town for $1. As the town was maintaining the property, it was thought to be a good idea. The sports groups got together …

Letter: Opposed to taxpayer funding for abortion on demand

I am writing in strong opposition to taxpayer funding for abortion on demand in Rhode Island.  There is a bill in the state legislature (S2549 and H7442) which will allocate your tax dollars …

Letter: Patience! Spring, and life, is returning

To the editor: It was such a long wet winter that the fields couldn’t be mowed until a few weeks ago. This did not please my beautiful pheasant and he fled next door where there was a nice …

Letter: America, imploding from within

To the editor: Ka-Boom!  Could our democratic society implode from internal causes?  Tragically, this is becoming thinkable and even likely.  Many Americans seem clueless or …

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