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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 noticed empty coffee cups piling up near a turnaround on the …
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
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 … Read More
Volunteers needed to create tree inventory in Barrington
The Town of Barrington is looking for volunteers to help create a new comprehensive inventory of town trees.  The survey will … Read More
Ichabod and the Headless Horseman visiting BHS this weekend
Barrington High School Stagemasters will present its first full-length play since 2020, when "Sleepy Hollow: Ichabod and the Headless … Read More
Survey: Barrington students and parents overwhelmingly want dedicated honors courses
The vast majority of parents who responded to a survey about the honors program at Barrington High School said they wanted the … Read More
Barrington High school bringing back dedicated honors courses
Parents shared their thanks with school officials during a meeting Thursday night after learning that Barrington High School is … Read More
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 … Read More
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
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Obituaries
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
Anthony Eddins Eddins, Anthony J. Sr., 59, of Terrace Avenue, Riverside Terrace, Riverside, died peacefully on May 16, 2022 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Susan C. (Sturm) Dus
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
Sports
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 …
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 …
Opinion
Letters: Internal combustion engines aren’t the problem

To the editor: If Mr. Voutes (“Blown away by gas-powered lawn equipment” letter, May 19) seeks solitude and improved health by the elimination of internal combustion engines (ICE) he's …

Letter: Once monastery is gone, the town will be forever changed

To the editor: The Town of Barrington passed a highly contested vote, by one at last year’s Financial Town Meeting (FTM) to purchase the former Carmelite Monastery at 25 Watson Ave, under …

Letter: Vote ‘NO’ to the demolition of the monastery

To the editor: I would like to publicly voice my thoughts on the future of the Carmelite Monastery, located at 25 Watson Avenue. I hope many of you will join me in voting ‘NO’ to the …

Letter: Give us porta-potties, trash cans and bleachers in Barrington, please

To the editor: As a frequent visitor to the athletic fields at the new middle school, I wonder if I am the only resident appalled at the complete lack of a bathroom facility for the numerous …

Letter: Diverse equity overcomes common sense... again

To the editor: Well, your school district has now gotten its deserved "10 minutes of fame" on FOX News, America's news source. When I first saw/heard today's Barrington episode, I figured they …

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