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To the editor: I'm writing to express my concern about the growing political division in our community and its impact on our ability to address important issues.   In recent years, … more
To the editor: We would like to echo Joe Collins’s suggestions about freezing the tax rate for people who are above 65 years of age. We have supported this town through our taxes for over … more
To the editor: In the spring of 2021, I was walking off a baseball field with my son, he had just finished senior league practice.   During that walk he told me he wanted to play volleyball … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: After an update of the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights recently got close to the finish line, there was 0.0% chance that legislative leaders wouldn’t get it … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: During a fiery speech last Tuesday in the House of Representatives’ chamber at the Statehouse, Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha warned of the growing healthcare … more
To the editor: The upcoming election is all about “saving democracy,” either from government overreach by Democrats or authoritarian Republicans. I’ve been thinking a lot about … more
Legend has it that while a fire destroyed the city of Rome, then Emperor Nero played his violin, thus revealing his total lack of understanding of what was happening during a crisis. If Nero headed … more
If Barrington’s athletic fields are important to you, I encourage you to attend the Financial Town Meeting (FTM) on Wednesday, May 22 at Barrington High School. The FTM is your opportunity … more
To the editor: I am writing to encourage residents to attend the upcoming financial town meeting and ask that you vote "yes" to the new monastery plan. This plan has taken two years, multiple … more
To the editor: As Barrington prepares itself to vote for the most up-to-date 25 Watson Ave. plans, a view of the current rhythm of the location and its surrounding and updates from other Rhode … more
To the editor: There has been a great deal of talk around the Town of Barrington about a lack of field space for youth, on the one hand, and what to do with the monastery property on the other … more
To the editor: After three years of an extensive public process, the time has come to move forward on 25 Watson, the former monastery. Three years ago, FTM voters relied upon the stated purposes … more
To the editor: I am writing to request that you vote YES on the FTM question to redevelop the Carmelite Monastery property on Watson Avenue. A heartfelt thank you to those that turned out to … more
To the editor: I am writing to voice my support for the current resolution concerning the town’s plan for the property at 25 Watson Ave. I plan to vote in support of that resolution at the … more
To the editor: It’s rare to witness such hypocrisy as is displayed in Shoshana Landow’s LTE published May 8. In the name of inclusive love, she condemns the efforts of our Christian … more
To the editor: I thank the Ryans and Fullers, in their recent letter “DEI’s Godless Agenda,” and Daft and Ryan’s prior letter, for making me aware that our library had … more
To the editor: We are writing to express our concern about the proposed plan to install artificial turf playing fields. As members of the Barrington Conservation Commission, we are focused on … more
Spring is in the air, and so too are the noxious fumes and aural assault of overpowered lawn equipment. Bird song and children’s voices fill the air only to be abruptly halted by the roar of … more
In a sure sign that the end of the General Assembly session is approaching, House Speaker Joe Shekarchi has slated a budget caucus for Wednesday afternoon at the Statehouse. A … more
Barrington Financial Town Meeting voters will face another important decision when they are asked to authorize up to $5 million in long-term borrowing, the bulk of it to create an artificial turf … more
In the three years since the Town of Barrington purchased a seven-acre property on Watson Avenue, its plans have ebbed and flowed considerably, as have public opinions. Some want the land surrounding … more
To the editor: Last week’s Barrington Times letter to the editor , from Barrington Conservation Commission members David Boyes and Joseph Roberts, presented information from the Mt. Sinai … more
To the editor: At its March 4, 2024 meeting, the Barrington Town Council presented its proposal for the installation of artificial turf fields at the town’s athletic complexes and $4.5M of … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Rhode Island House Majority Leader Christopher Blazejewski has a bit more gray hair these days, but his status as the heir-apparent to House Speaker Joe Shekarchi remains … more
To the editor: The Town Council continues its evaluation and potential implementation of a program to provide tax savings to super-senior long-term taxpayers. Meanwhile they have authorized my … more
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