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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 Middle School team wins robotics state championship
Team Gold brought a state championship to Barrington last weekend. The group of Barrington Middle School students captured first … Read More
Real vs. fake — Barrington crowd debates what to do with athletic fields
The comments ranged from concerns about “A deal with the devil” to questions about cell phone tower revenue, hand-me-down sports … Read More
Girl Scouts in Barrington learn confidence and poise
Members of a local Girl Scout troop received a lesson on confidence and poise, during a special visit from Miss Massachusetts … Read More
Freshmen state reps Dawson, Boylan receive committee assignments
PROVIDENCE — East Providence’s two freshmen state representatives received their committee assignments from Speaker of the House … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … 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) – …

Joan DeBella Joan (Knox) DeBella, of Mansfield CT, beloved wife of Donald J. DeBella, passed away on January 30, 2023, surrounded by family. She was born in Providence, RI on May 19, 1938, daughter of the late Rob
RoseMarie Smith RoseMarie Smith died peacefully on February 1st, 2023 surrounded by family at the Sullivan County nursing Home in Unity, NH. She was 78. She was born on March 12, 1944 to Rose Mildred Ballou Smith &
James Durkin 59, formerly of Barrington, died unexpectedly on Friday January 27, 2023 in Studio City, CA. Born in Schenectady, NY, a son of William T. Durkin of Barrington and the late Anne M. (Deakin) Durkin,
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 …
In the pool, Lions are no match for Eagles The Barrington High School swim teams swept Lincoln in a regular season meet on Friday afternoon, Jan. 27, at the Bayside Family YMCA pool.  The Barrington boys team overpowered Lincoln, …
Eagles edge Rams, clinch Metropolitan Division track title On Saturday, the Barrington High School boys indoor track team defeated LaSalle 145-141 to win the Metropolitan Division Championships.  It was the first time that Barrington has won the …
Sharp-shooting senior leads Eagles past Mariners, 66-54 The Barrington High School boys basketball team outscored Narragansett 17-1 in the second period and rolled to a 66-54 victory on Wednesday night, Jan. 25. Sean Bonneau played a key role in the …
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 …

Letter: Organic natural grass is the safest option

To the editor: The Barrington Times is again calling for the town to install plastic grass at Victory Field and beyond. I would like to re-share some relevant facts about synthetic turf. - …

Letter: Have we forgotten to listen to our nation's noble truths?

A retiring Episcopal priest moved to a city where a younger friend led another congregation.  He told his friend that every Sunday he would sit in a back pew reading the newspaper, …

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