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Judge rules Barrington School Committee violated Open Meetings Act

A Rhode Island Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday, May 25, that the Barrington School Committee violated the state’s Open Meetings Act by failing to provide sufficient notice before enacting …
BHS students walk out of class, call for action against gun violence
A large group of Barrington High School students walked out of class on Thursday afternoon in protest to gun violence, and as a call … Read More
Taxpayers vote ‘No’ to allowing demolition option for monastery
The monastery stays. Taxpayers at Wednesday night’s financial town meeting voted down a resolution that would have opened the … Read More
Plans for Wednesday night FTM in Barrington: Vote, vote, vote
Taxpayers will face a number of questions when they show up for the financial town meeting on Wednesday night, May 25.  The … Read More
State awards grant for pickle ball courts in Barrington
The state awarded one recreation grant for Barrington, but not another.  Last week, the Rhode Island Department of … Read More
Barrington High School officials investigating spectator behavior
Officials at Barrington High School are investigating an incident that occurred during a girls lacrosse game Friday night, May … Read More
Portsmouth man charged with domestic cyberstalking
PORTSMOUTH — A 42-year-old local man was charged with domestic cyberstalking and cyber-harassment on Wednesday, May 18. Read More
Barrington cops crack case of coffee cup litterbug
It took weeks of patient police work, but in the end, they got their man. For the last seven weeks, Barrington Police officers … Read More
Barrington's hazard mitigation plan goes up for review soon
In accordance with the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, the Town of Barrington is updating its hazard mitigation plan is … Read More
Median price of homes sold jumps by $100K in Barrington
The median price of homes sold in Barrington continues to climb. According to data provided by the Statewide Multiple Listing … Read More
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Florence Onge Florence G. (Case) St. Onge, age 84, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 23, 2022 at Hope Hospice Hulitar Center. She was the wife of the late Arthur R. St. Onge, Jr. Born in Providence a daughter
Margaret Rega Margaret (Souza) Rega|Margaret (Souza) Rega class of 1949 passed away in Florida on March 8, 2022. She is survived by her husband Robert Rega; two sons Bruce Rega and Robert Rega Jr. and two daughters
Kathleen Scorpio Memorial |On June 1st on a Wednesday I am having a memorial service for Kathleen Scorpio at 10am at the First Congregational Church on 300 high st in Bristol Rhode Island. Following the mass a recepti
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) – …

Former Eagle is a standout at St. Lawrence Oliva Middleton’s junior season at St. Lawrence University got off to a flying stop. A junior point guard and a Barrington High School alumnus, Middleton was diagnosed with Patellofemoral …
Barrington girls win division championship in track The Barrington High School girls track team won the Eastern Division Championship held at Portsmouth High School on Saturday. Barrington scored 159 points, finishing ahead of second place …
Barrington boys cruise to division track championship The Barrington High School boys track team won the Eastern Division Track Championship on Saturday afternoon.  The Eagles scored an impressive 196.6 points, while second place Portsmouth …
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 two wins while battling some tough competition. This year, the …
Letter: Barrington veterans welcome at Warren’s Memorial Day remembrance

To the editor: “They went with songs to the battle, they were youngStraight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglowThey were staunch to the end against all odds uncountedThey fell with their …

Letter: What religious freedom on abortion actually means

To the editor: Our legislators must pass H7442/S2549, the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act, out of committee in the name of religious freedom.In listening to the testimonies provided to the House …

Letter: Vote yes on Watson Avenue

To the editor: I write to encourage all voters in Barrington to attend Wednesday night’s Financial Town Meeting at the Barrington High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. and to vote …

Letter: Over-budgeting and millions in surplus in Barrington

To the editor: I would like to explain my vote on the recommended budgets for the schools and the town and what I learned while going through the budget process. I voted with the majority on …

Letter: Entire monastery process has been a bit of a sham

To the editor: I’m writing in support of preserving and renovating the monastery building at 25 Watson Avenue in Barrington. The town council has decided to go to the Financial Town Meeting …

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