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Principal Joe Hurley has been at Barrington High School for more than two decades. And he’s been working in education for more than 40 years. But later this year, shortly after he hands out … more
The Barrington High School wrestling team won nearly every division where it entered a wrestler, but gave up 36 pounds in forfeited weight divisions and lost to Cumberland, 39-26. During a match … more
Granted, Barrington has produced numerous high-quality student-athletes. But how many have gone on to play Division I hockey let alone for a nationally-ranked team? Enter Mike Lombardi, a senior … more
Should teachers have shorter quarantine times than students? In Barrington, they do.  On Jan. 8, the school district sent an email to families of Barrington students detailing the … more
Oscar Miller was among the most prolific artists to ever call the East Bay home. Born in Manhattan in 1867, he died in Providence in 1921. In the intervening years, his travels took him throughout … more
The last few weeks have not swayed Gina Bae’s confidence in the district’s vaccine mandate — the chairwoman of the Barrington School Committee believes as strongly as ever in the … more
The Barrington High School boys hockey team took advantage of the holiday weekend by traveling to Connecticut on Monday for a non-league game against the New Canaan Red Rams.   It was a … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ varsity gymnastics team took first place in a meet against Barrington and Middletown on Sunday at Prestige Fitness & Gymnastics … more
It did not take long for Melissa Moniz to feel like part of the Nayatt School community. Days before she arrived at Nayatt to take over as the new principal, Mrs. Moniz had already received … more
BRISTOL/PORTSMOUTH — The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) has reopened the Mount Hope Bridge and lifted travel restrictions on all bridges. Members of the public … more
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