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Guide dog training – learning as they go

1 Perky Nellissen and 8-month-old Ziti pose together at their Little Compton home. Nellissen and Ziti are both going through guide dog training for the first time. 2 Perky Nellissen teaches …
Barrington School Committee to discuss BHS honors program tonight
Barrington school officials will offer an update on the honors program at Barrington High School during a meeting on Thursday night, … Read More
Assembly passes voting access bill sponsored by East Bay legislators
PROVIDENCE — Legislation led in the House of Representatives by East Providence Katherine Kazarian (D-Dist. 63), the "Let RI Vote … Read More
Barrington Town Council approves $4,500 for Memorial Day parade
Members of the Barrington United Veterans Council were a bit surprised to learn that town officials are spending nearly $5,000 to … Read More
Should it stay or should it go?
Debra Nyser has lived near the Carmelite Monastery for more than 30 years.  She loves the neighborhood, and recently has grown … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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
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John Braz John Braz, 66, of Pawtucket, RI, passed away, May 15, 2022, at Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI. He was the husband of Wanda C. (Banalewicz) Braz. Born in Fall River, MA, he was the son of th
Helen Waite Waite|Helen H. (Hastie) Waite, 94, of Tiverton, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at The Dawn Hill Home for Rehab and Healthcare. She was the wife of the late Arnold W. Waite with whom she shared
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
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 …
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 afternoon. The Huskies improve their overall record to 12-1, the …
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 321, four strokes better than Moses Brown and LaSalle. The team …
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.
Letter: Tips to help the FTM move smoothly, quickly

To the editor: The Town of Barrington’s next Financial Town Meeting (FTM) will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, in the Barrington High School auditorium for registered voters to …

Letter: Barrington Parents United is focused on what matters

To the editor: Among recent national and global media attention on our small town, an article in The Daily Signal mentioned, “Parents United Barrington”, and we’re aware …

Letter: Please avoid the demolition of monastery

To the editor: Please vote NO at the next FTM on a resolution that would open the door to demolition of the monastery building on Watson Avenue.  At last year's FTM, a resolution to …

Letter: At the FTM, vote no to allowing demo of monastery

To the editor: Dear Barrington neighbors, I write to ask you for your support to preserve the Carmelite Monastery building on Watson Avenue by attending the upcoming Financial Town Meeting and …

Letter: Preserving the monastery preserves green space

To the editor: At the upcoming Barrington Financial Town Meeting (FTM), the town will bring a motion to investigate tearing down the monastery building at 25 Watson Ave. I encourage all Barrington …

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