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The Barrington Farm School is hosting a compost tea worming brewing event on Saturday, May 8 from 9 a.m. to noon. Those in attendance will learn how compost tea is brewed in the farm's new … more
The first-ever Hampden Meadows Yard Sale and Pantry Clean Out Day was held Saturday, and deemed an overwhelming success. The event was sponsored by Susan Kostas, a Realtor with Coldwell … more
The Barrington Park and Recreation Commission is considering dividing the Legion Way ice rink, allowing for a more permanent skate park. During the Commission’s recent meeting, Barrington … more
Michael Carroll had not rehearsed the line or spent much time thinking about what exactly he would say. But in the midst of Monday night’s meeting, the Barrington Town Council president … more
The Barrington and Warren Town Councils will hold a joint meeting with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation tonight, Thursday, May 6 at 7 p.m., to discuss the proposed detour plan for the … more
Use of the new athletic fields at Barrington Middle School has been delayed. The fields were expected to be available this spring, but an official said that sports teams would not be allowed to … more
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 town?  A newly-formed Barrington Ad Hoc American Rescue … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Health last week announced the East Bay COVID-19 vaccination pod located in city at the Shoppers Town Plaza, 589 Taunton Ave., would going … more
The U.S. News and World Report recently released its rankings for Best High Schools in the country, and once again, Barrington High School was near the top. The report ranked BHS number 289 in the … more
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 … more
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