Barrington girl earns theater honor

Barrington's Meera Mennillo, a freshman at Barrington High School, was recently recognized by Music Theatre International as its Broadway Jr. Student of the Month for October. She was honored for …
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First manhole covers, now copper pipes are stolen

A house in Barrington that is listed for sale was targeted by thieves who reportedly cut and removed all the copper pipes from the home. The house's owner contacted police on Friday, Oct. 13, …

Photos: Sowams School Octoberfest

The Sowams School Octoberfest fund-raiser drew a large crowd on Saturday, Oct. 15, despite some wet weather. Event organizers moved some of the games and activities indoors — the …

Barrington police chief calls for additional detective

Barrington Police Chief John LaCross was very pleased with the work of his department during the investigation following the Feb. 2 shooting on Maple Avenue.  But, the chief added, the local …

Westport selectmen back creation of court animal advocate

The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Monday to endorse the creation of a special animal abuse unit within the District Attorney’s office. Animal rights activists had called for such a unit …
Obituaries
Harold A. Dennis, 93, of Bristol

Harold A. Dennis, 93, of Bristol, passed away peacefully at the home of his daughter, Jayne Dennis, and son-in-law, Jeffrey Skillings. He was the loving husband of the late Doris C. Dennis. Born in …

Joseph J. Velleca, Jr., 79, of Warwick

John Borges, Jr., 81, of Chesapeake, Va.

Helen M. Wendt, 87, of Barrington

Rev. Margaret Brown Gunness, of Concord, Mass.

Pauline M. Cooper, 83, formerly of Barrington

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