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Bike path painting event moved to Saturday, Sept. 30

Town officials have rescheduled the community bike path painting event.   The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30, from noon to 5 p.m. at the intersection of Wood and Waseca avenues. …
Federal judge dismisses challenge to R.I. shoreline access law
Wrong court, wrong argument and against the wrong people. So declared U.S. District Court Judge William Smith in his Sept. 19 opinion … Read More
Head of the Cove regatta takes place Saturday in Barrington
East Bay Rowing recently embarked on another race season with regattas planned for several weekends. The racing will culminate with of … Read More
State admits to missing deadline for high school rankings
An official with the Rhode Island Department of Education said the state failed to hit a key deadline for one of the nation’s top … Read More
Tweaked monastery property plan sent to Planning Board
A development plan for the monastery property on Watson Avenue is heading back to the Barrington Planning Board.   The Board … Read More
For private schools, enrollment growth is a pandemic silver lining
While the global pandemic made a mess of just about everything everywhere, it had a hidden benefit for private schools — it boosted … Read More
School construction meetings kick off tonight in Barrington
Want to learn more about the proposed school construction projects? Check out tonight's meeting. The Barrington School Building … Read More
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Don’t miss the 15th (and final) Finish for a Guinness 5K

Lace up your racing shoes and do some calf stretches, because it’s time for the 15th Annual Finish for a Guinness 5K race, taking place on Sunday, Sept. 3 in Warren.

11th Hour Racing to celebrate Ocean Race victory this Friday

The first American team to ever win Ocean Race will hoist the cup in Newport on Friday, and all are invited.
Crescent Park Carousel Summerfest 2023

Carnival at the Carousel

EAST PROVIDENCE — Riverside quite literally takes center stage on the city's community calendar in the coming days and weeks, beginning this weekend with the inaugural Crescent Park Carousel …
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Recalls, Withdrawals and Safety Alerts: Hondas, sodas, swings and more

At the end of each week, the law firm d’Oliveira & Associates compiles a summary of recalls, FDA warnings, market withdrawals and safety alerts that the public should be aware of for their …

Kris-Anne Ferreira TIVERTON… Kris-Anne Ferreira, 57, of Tiverton passed away unexpectedly at her home on September 4, 2023. Born in Fall River, she was the devoted daughter of the late Daniel A. Jr. and late Ber
Kevin Sullivan Kevin C. Sullivan, 61, of Warren, passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on September 12, 2023 surrounded by his loving family. The devoted husband of Patrici
Biscuit Bean Loved people, loathed children|Shortly after her 13th birthday, Biscuit Bean died in the arms of her master following a seizure. Born on a horse farm in Florida, she arrived as a puppy in Barrington i
Gallery: Barrington High Unified Volleyball EAST PROVIDENCE — The Barrington High School Unified Volleyball League team opened up its 2023 regular season schedule Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 20, at East Providence. The Eagles' roster …
Eagles battle Skippers in tennis season opener The Barrington High School girls tennis team opened the season with a 5-2 loss to North Kingstown on Friday, Sept. 15.   The Eagles, playing at home, picked up both their wins in singles …
Barrington boys soccer team defeats Mt. Hope, 3-0 The Barrington High School boys soccer team celebrated a 3-0 victory over Mt. Hope on Thursday, Sept. 14. That marked the Eagles’ first win of the season — the team’s record is …
Eagles outscore Raiders 42-8 and improve to 2-0 The Barrington High School football team scored 35 points in the first half and powered to a 42-8 victory over Shea on Friday night, Sept. 15.   The Eagles exploded for 21 points over a …
Letter: Leave those tree snags alone!

As Hurricane Lee passed by this weekend, it left behind a variety of trees that have been uprooted or completely fallen as a result of the wind. Trees are the stalwarts of our New England landscape, …

Letter: Residents should have two options!

To the editor: They say, “Life is Full of Choices!” So why is it, after two years, we (the residents of Barrington) are only offered one choice for the Monastery property? I …

Letter: Why aspire to a respectful speech practice

To the editor: I have always loved school. My fondest school memories are from the start of the year; students and teachers would come together to discuss and set classroom norms. These shared …

Letter: Something is up — and it’s not the drywall…

To the editor: At the the Financial Town Meeting on June 16, 2021, out of the total 14,768 eligible voters in Barrington, the 351 voters who attended held a close vote to acquire the 25 Watson …

Letter: Barrington's investment may become a handout to developer

To the editor: We applaud the Town Council for calling a meeting to discuss the future of the monastery property on Aug. 30. However, We were surprised and dismayed with the ultimate outcome of …

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