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He played college hockey and professional baseball, and now he is busy coaching a variety of sports at Barrington High School.   In the fall, Jacob Kapstein helps out as an assistant coach … more
The Barrington High School boys track team remained undefeated with a pair of wins on Tuesday afternoon, April 23. The 8-0 Eagles defeated Portsmouth, 108.5-45.5, and Mt. Hope, 149.5-4.5 during … more
He is not happy with the $250 million school construction plan. And some school officials are not happy with him. Two members of the Barrington School Committee voiced concerns about Magnus … more
A person called Barrington Police on Friday, April 19, and reported that a Barrington resident was abusing his dog by not treating its medical condition. Police said the resident had posted a … more
“Fisheries Economics of the U.S.,” released by NOAA Fisheries, shows recreational fishing in 2022 (the most recent data available) had a dramatic increase compared to 2021. In an advisory … more
Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 as way to honor the planet and bring environmental concerns to the forefront of conversations and consciousness. It is a day aimed at awareness, but the intent … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: As the state awaits a forensic review of what went wrong with the Washington Bridge, the ProJo’s Patrick Anderson delivered a must-read story this week contextualizing how a … more
The Barrington Department of Public Works recently completed a magic trick of sorts — the DPW turned a baseball field into a softball field.   Town officials recently unveiled the new … more
A .75-acre lot on Mathewson Road in Barrington recently sold for more than $1 million. According to a press release from Residential Properties Ltd., 11 Mathewson Road sold recently for $1.15 … more
Last year, the Barrington High School boys volleyball team struggled when they squared off against Westerly.   This year, they swept Bulldogs in three straight — 25-17, 25-12, 25-17. … more
Barrington Police charged two 16-year-old Barrington boys following an incident late Monday night, April 15.   Police officers responded to the Kent Street tennis courts after receiving a … more
People are invited to join Barrington’s “Keep Rhode Island Litter Free” effort on Earth Day.   Volunteers should meet in front of Town Hall on Monday, April 22 for on-site … more
Matthew Heffner has framed a poignant discussion for Barrington, and he’s brought together four very knowledgable people to start that discussion. His premise is that Barrington should be … more
Electricity supply prices will decrease dramatically this summer for people enrolled in the Barrington Community Electricity program. According to a press release from the program consultant … more
A third lane of travel westbound on the east portion of the Washington Bridge will be available to drivers as of Saturday, April 20. The Rhode Island Department of Transportation made the … more
Barrington High School student Emma Pautz believes more must be done. Emma and her friend, Bella Quiroa, a student at the MET School, have created a campaign to encourage schools across Rhode … more
The Barrington High School baseball team bounced back into the win column on Wednesday afternoon, April 17. The Eagles defeated Ponaganset, 10-2, in a Division II showdown at Barrington High School. … more
It was both exciting and frustrating to hear the Barrington school administration announce that it needs and wants an artificial turf field at Barrington High School — exciting because some … more
Members of the Barrington School Committee voiced concerns about the Town Council’s plan to build synthetic turf fields at the middle school.   During a meeting on April 11, Committee … more
A Barrington man is an instant millionaire after winning a cool $4 million on a scratch ticket his father bought for him at a Westport deli late last month. Steven Richard was given the winning … more
Her eyes light up when she starts talking — Estelle Chen is truly, genuinely excited as she describes her science fair project.   The Barrington High School junior is sitting at a … more
Shown here are the “affordability” metrics for the communities in the East Bay of Rhode Island. East Providence leads the way with the highest affordabilty ranking in the region, and it … more
The East Bay Chamber of Commerce hosted a breakfast meeting with legislators earlier this month, with topics ranging from healthcare crisis to bridge crisis, from affordable housing to the minimum … more
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