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Chipotle coming to County Road in Barrington?

Members of the Barrington Technical Review Committee are scheduled to review the development plan for a new restaurant in Barrington.  According to the meeting agenda, an applicant is …
BHS boys hockey team drops close one to Smithfield
The Barrington High School boys hockey team lost to Smithfield 4-3 Friday night at the Abbey.  The Sentinels took an early 1-0 … Read More
Council dedicates $90,000 to study fields, and feasibility of a new field house
The town will hire outside consultants to study issues related to the athletic fields in Barrington. One study will focus on … Read More
Effort underway in Barrington to reunite lost boats with owners
The harbormaster’s office has been receiving phone calls that all sound a bit similar. There is the one about a missing kayak … Read More
Town Council says veterans group can organize Memorial Day parade
The Barrington Town Council voted 3-1 to return organizational duties for the Memorial Day Parade to the Barrington United Veterans … Read More
Barrington girls run to second place at Class A Championships
The Barrington High School girls indoor track team finished second at the Class A Championship meet on Saturday, Feb. 4.  The … Read More
Barrington boys win Class B Track Championship
The Barrington High School boys indoor track team crushed the competition at the Class B Championship meet on Saturday, Feb. 4. The … Read More
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Barrington Beach hosting New Year’s Day Dip

People are invited to usher in the new year with an exhilarating swim at Barrington Beach on Jan. 1. The Barrington Business and Community Association’s first-ever “New Year’s …

Pieces from the pandemic on display Dec. 2 in Barrington

On Friday, Dec. 2, the Mead Art Gallery at St. John's Church, 191 County Road in Barrington, is sponsoring an evening of "Covid Creations” — framed art as well as crafts that were created …

Vietnam veteran will be keynote speaker on Veterans Day

The Barrington United Veterans Council will be holding its annual Veterans Day ceremony at Victory Gate, Barrington High School at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11. Major Bill Groves, US Army Vietnam veteran …
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Aging Adults - Incorporate These Five Habits to Live Your Best Life

Yes, you can change.  Creating healthy habits can be done at any age. And while adopting the 5 habits listed below won’t make you look like a 20 year old (unless your actually 20) – …

Maria Flora Maria Almerinda (Barbosa) Flora, 88, of Shaws Lane passed away on February 5, 2023 at Silver Creek Rehab & Healthcare. She was the wife of the late Antonio Ponte Flora Jr. Born in Agua de Pau, St. M
Robert Marshall Robert Manuel Marshall, 91 of Hope Street passed away on February 1, 2023 at the HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the husband of the late Ethel (Barboza) Marshall. He was the son of the lat
Alice Rene Alice C. Rene, 94, passed away on February 3, 2023 at Warren Skilled Nursing & Rehab . She was the wife of the late Edward Rene. Born in Bristol, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Maria (
Eagles edge East Providence in dynamic D-I boys' basketball contest BARRINGTON — Matt Raffa’s spinning jumper five feet from the cup with two seconds left was the winning bucket as Barrington High School edged visiting East Providence, 70-67, in a dynamic …
Barrington High School gymnasts shine on Senior Night The Barrington High School gymnastics team celebrated a big win on Sunday night, during a special Senior Night event.  The Eagles had their highest score of the season, a 141.1, which earned …
Eagles beat LaSalle; tie Moses Brown The Barrington High School boys hockey team picked up 3 points over the weekend, beating the LaSalle Rams 2-1 Friday night at Smithfield and tying Moses Brown 3-3 Saturday evening at Lynch …
Athletic fields and facilities workshop is tonight, Feb. 1, in Barrington The Barrington Town Council will host a workshop tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 1 to discuss athletic fields and athletic facilities in town.  The workshop will be held in the town hall council …
Letter: Is this solar deal just a sales spin?

To the editor: So all this hype about free electricity for the town and sales of excess electricity for the town is just sales spin? It appears we are just switching from one electrical provider …

Letter: Insults are not arguments

To the editor: I want to address Ms. Arelene Violet's article in last week's Barrington Times. Unfortunately, Ms. Violet's hostile language did little more than vilify and divide an already split …

Letter: Diverse group of veterans should run ceremonies

To the editor: We’re writing in response to the article “Who should run the Memorial Day Parade?” Not all information shared in the article is accurate and it conveys assumptions …

Letter: Fields are infrastructure

To the editor: A well-rounded education requires the infrastructure necessary to support student growth. Musicians should have instruments, actors should have a theater, and athletes should have …

Letter: Concerns about installing artificial turf fields

To the editor: In last week’s Barrington Times, the editor makes the argument that an artificial turf field is the solution to our athletic field problems. He claims that installing a turf …

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