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School budget priorities include new teachers and courses

If the Barrington School Department has millions in its capital reserve account, why not use some of the money to purchase a bus needed to transport students in the special education …
Council: Who should run the Memorial Day parade?
Members of the Barrington Town Council are expected to discuss the town’s Memorial Day parade at the Feb. 6 meeting. The … Read More
Sharp-shooting senior leads Eagles past Mariners, 66-54
The Barrington High School boys basketball team outscored Narragansett 17-1 in the second period and rolled to a 66-54 victory on … Read More
Barrington Schools go shopping for new legal counsel
The Barrington School Committee is looking for new legal representation.  Listed on the agenda for Thursday night’s … Read More
Offense gives Eagles the lead, defense secures the win
The Barrington High School girls basketball team sprinted out to a 20-9 first quarter lead against Cranston West and relied on … Read More
Photos: Major League pitcher shares tips with local youngsters
Barrington resident and NY Mets pitcher David Robertson shared some tips with local boys and girls during a special Barrington Little … Read More
Police, EMTs use thermal camera to find missing 12-year-old
Barrington Police and Firefighters tracked down a local girl a short time after she was reported missing last week. A Barrington … Read More
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Barrington Beach hosting New Year’s Day Dip

People are invited to usher in the new year with an exhilarating swim at Barrington Beach on Jan. 1. The Barrington Business and Community Association’s first-ever “New Year’s …

Pieces from the pandemic on display Dec. 2 in Barrington

On Friday, Dec. 2, the Mead Art Gallery at St. John's Church, 191 County Road in Barrington, is sponsoring an evening of "Covid Creations” — framed art as well as crafts that were created …

Vietnam veteran will be keynote speaker on Veterans Day

The Barrington United Veterans Council will be holding its annual Veterans Day ceremony at Victory Gate, Barrington High School at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11. Major Bill Groves, US Army Vietnam veteran …
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Aging Adults - Incorporate These Five Habits to Live Your Best Life

Yes, you can change.  Creating healthy habits can be done at any age. And while adopting the 5 habits listed below won’t make you look like a 20 year old (unless your actually 20) – …

Marilyn Foehr Marilyn Asciolla Foehr, 76, of Warren, RI, and formerly of Bristol, went to her peaceful rest with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at Hope Health Hospice, Providenc
sJoseph Francis II Joseph Francis II, 37, of Pompano Beach, Fl, and Bristol, RI, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2023. Just as the ocean waves continue to crash against the shore, so too is the swell of his loss to our
Barbara Chadwick Barbara A. (Ballard) Chadwick, age 92, of Swansea, passed away Monday, January 16, 2023 in her residence. She was the wife of the late F.T. "Mickey" Chadwick former Pres/GM of Baker Tractor Corp. with
Barrington focusing on fields at Feb. 1 workshop The Barrington Town Council will host a workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 1 to discuss athletic fields.  The workshop will be held in the town hall council chambers, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. It will …
Barrington boys track team finishes regular season undefeated The Barrington High School boys indoor track team won the division championship on Thursday night, Jan. 19.  The Eagles knocked off LaSalle 79-30 and Classical 96-13 and finished the regular …
Eagles rally and defeat top-ranked North Kingstown They were down, but not out.  Trailing North Kingstown by as many as 18 points in the second half, the Barrington High School girls basketball team rallied and knocked off the defending state …
Enright and 11th Hour Racing team embark on the Ocean Race Thousands of fans packed the harbor walls at Alicante, Spain to view Charlie Enright and the 11th Hour Racing team sail against the competition in Leg 1 of the Ocean Race on Sunday. The first leg …
Letter: Fields are infrastructure

To the editor: A well-rounded education requires the infrastructure necessary to support student growth. Musicians should have instruments, actors should have a theater, and athletes should have …

Letter: Concerns about installing artificial turf fields

To the editor: In last week’s Barrington Times, the editor makes the argument that an artificial turf field is the solution to our athletic field problems. He claims that installing a turf …

Letter: Organic natural grass is the safest option

To the editor: The Barrington Times is again calling for the town to install plastic grass at Victory Field and beyond. I would like to re-share some relevant facts about synthetic turf. - …

Letter: Have we forgotten to listen to our nation's noble truths?

A retiring Episcopal priest moved to a city where a younger friend led another congregation.  He told his friend that every Sunday he would sit in a back pew reading the newspaper, …

Letter: Canvassers’ record-keeping must be quite dismal

To the editor: Mr. X, the former owner of our home, just received official USPS delivered notification from the Barrington Board of Canvassers that his registration to vote has been cancelled …

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