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Barrington police charge 11 teens following party in the woods

Barrington EMTs rushed a 14-year-old girl to the hospital and local police charged 11 teenagers with underage possession of alcohol following an underage party on Friday night, May 7. Someone …

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Barrington resident requests improvements to skate park
The Barrington Park and Recreation Commission is considering dividing the Legion Way ice rink, allowing for a more permanent skate … Read More
Council president: Getting vaccinated is your civic duty
Michael Carroll had not rehearsed the line or spent much time thinking about what exactly he would say. But in the midst of Monday … Read More
DOT will discuss bike path bridge detour tonight
The Barrington and Warren Town Councils will hold a joint meeting with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation tonight, … Read More
Barrington officials remain focused on athletic fields
Use of the new athletic fields at Barrington Middle School has been delayed. The fields were expected to be available this spring, … Read More
Millions of dollars on the way to Barrington
What would you do with $4.7 million? Wait, there is a caveat. What would you do with $4.7 million if you had to spend it on the … Read More
East Bay vaccination pod now accepts walk-in clients
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Health last week announced the East Bay COVID-19 vaccination pod located in city at … Read More
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Obituaries
Alfred James Wood, 73, formerly of Barrington Alfred James Wood, 73, of Coventry, passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021. Al (Woody) was born in Pawtucket, RI, the second child to the late James A. Wood and the late Helen (Horton) Wood. Raised in …
Alfred E. Allard, 97, formerly of Barrington Alfred E. Allard, 97, of Wakefield, passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Williamstown, Mass., he was the son of the late George and Marcelline Allard. He …
Louise M. Beirne, 84, of Barrington Louise M. Beirne, 84, of Fountain Avenue, Barrington, died peacefully on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Lawrence T. Beirne for 61 …
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Sports
Super Bowl-bound Eagles top Tigers A howling wind and tough Tolman defense was not enough to keep the Barrington High School football team from advancing to the Division II State Championship. The Eagles defeated the Tigers 31-6 in …
Video: Lambert signs her letter of intent Barrington High School volleyball senior Casey Lambert signs a letter of intent to go to Springfield College recently inside the BHS gym. She is accompanied by (from left to right) her friend …
‘Pickle people’ pointed toward Chianese Park in Barrington More pickle-ball courts are coming to Barrington. During their meeting last week, members of the town’s Park and Recreation Commission approved a plan to paint pickle-ball court lines on the …
Eagles tame Bulldogs — playoffs start Friday The second season starts Friday.  The Barrington High School football team wrapped up its regular season with a 35-7 win over Westerly on Friday, April 23. Barrington will host Tolman in the …
Opinion
Letter: Risks won’t be resolved until the bridges are replaced

The East Bay Bike Path bridges were shut down in 2019 when regular inspections showed that they were unsafe. At the time, the Department of Transportation (DOT) said that they would replace the …

Letter: More is needed to slow down speeding cars in Barrington

I reside with my family on Chachapacassett Road where we are blessed with a fantastic front porch. One of our favorite pastimes is sitting on the porch and watching the world pass by. “Chacha" …

Letter: Extend ‘Disability’ benefits to Rhode Island’s veterans

Gov. Dan McKee, congratulations on assuming the governor’s position. I’m looking forward to you doing the best for the citizens of Rhode Island. An issue that I have been advocating for …

Letter: DOT needs to repair bike path bridges immediately

Experienced and inexperienced bicyclists are all welcome on the East Bay Bike Path. It is one of Rhode Island’s popular calling cards for tourism. The two bicycle bridges in Warren and …

Letter: Here’s a compromise for the de-leveling dilemma

To the editor: I've been observing the ongoing debate in town regarding the planned changes to the ninth and tenth grade English classes and wanted to share a suggestion on how we might resolve …

Letter: CRMC needs a complete overhaul

To the editor: The Coastal Resources Management Council of RI is incapable of competently and properly following the legal procedures set out in the statutes and regulations of this State, which …

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