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Tiverton volleyball rides 26 aces to 3-1 win

By   /  October 22, 2013  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Tiverton's Emily Russo fires a shot at the defenders.

  Andrew Grassey Not only was the Tiverton High School girl’s volleyball team playing for the win on Friday night against Burrillville High School but they were also playing to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. With Tiverton’s gym filled with pink and their players and fans all dressed in pink, the girl’s volleyball […]

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Service by the square foot

By   /  October 9, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

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When Friends Academy Middle School English teacher Steve Walach talks about the work he does in the school’s community garden, he spews numbers: • 475 pounds of tomatoes harvested this year • 285-day maturity cycle for winter carrots • 1 square foot of garden real estate yields one pound of winter carrots and two pounds […]

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Barrington Beach shack is no more; improvements on the way

By   /  October 8, 2013  /  News  /  1 Comment

Crews demolished the old shack at Barrington Beach last week.

Long awaited improvements to Barrington Beach are underway, the first step being the demolition of the old cement-block beach hut at the bottom of Bay Road. Workers from the department of public works spent last Thursday afternoon taking down the structure that dates to the 1950s. Barrington Town Planner Philip Hervey sent out a press […]

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Still time for a little summer reading

By   /  September 12, 2013  /  Book Review  /  No Comments

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These recent releases are available at libraries throughout the East Bay. Visit yours or place a hold online at www.oslri.org. ‘Mrs. Kennedy and Me’ By Clint Hill When Clint Hill, FBI agent, was assigned as Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy’s personal bodyguard upon her husband’s election to the presidency, he was not happy. Anticipating a continuous whirlwind […]

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A plan is in place for Barrington’s newest park

By   /  September 12, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Wright Deter of Cranston was unanimously chosen to complete a “sailboat” sculpture on site.

The empty and unsightly space on the north side of County Road near the Barrington Bridge will soon have a new, updated look. Construction on the Barrington River Park at Police Cove is scheduled to begin this fall. It has been more than 10 years since the former Barrington Police station was demolished on the […]

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Commentary: Time to set the record straight on East Providence’s Pond View recycling site

By   /  August 30, 2013  /  Columns, Opinion  /  1 Comment

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Apparently it is insufficient to work hard, play by the rules, risk capital, create jobs, pay taxes, be a responsible business operator and hope to enjoy a modest measure of success. My name is Ken Foley. My wife, three sons, and I started Pond View in 1998 at 1 Dexter Road in   Providence located in […]

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Longtime Barrington employee retiring

By   /  August 29, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

Linda James, the retiring town clerk, first came to work for the town in Jan. 1982 in the tax collector’s office.

After more than 30 years working at Barrington Town Hall, Linda James will be saying good-bye in September. Ms. James has served as the town clerk for the last three years. Ms. James first came to work for the town in Jan. 1982 in the tax collector’s office. Former town clerk Lorraine Derois chose her […]

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These Scout leaders are tough as Spartans

By   /  August 17, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Three leaders of the Pack 2 West Barrington Cub Scouts — Terrence Boylan, Christy Isles and Dan Birch (from left to right) — competed in a Spartan Race in Amesbury, Mass. on Saturday, Aug. 10.

Three leaders of the Pack 2 West Barrington Cub Scouts — Terrence Boylan, Christy Isles and Dan Birch — competed in a Spartan Race in Amesbury, Mass. on Saturday, Aug. 10. The race, which raised money for the “Homes for Vets” fund, was three miles long and included 15 military obstacles through thick mud. Christy […]

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Barrington All-Stars pound Portsmouth, 12-1

By   /  August 15, 2013  /  Sports  /  No Comments

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The Barrington 8 and under All-Stars bounced back in the Andreozzi Tournament, with a dominating performance in a 12-1 win over Portsmouth last week. The boys’ bats came alive as Zach Berlinsky (2 singles), Griffin Crane (2 singles), J.T. Celico (double and a single), Davis Johnson (single and a walk), Connor Huard (single and a […]

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East Bay beaches are improving

By   /  August 15, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

A small crowd enjoys a perfect beach day in Barrington.

It’s been a good year for most East Bay beaches. In Warren, the town beach has been closed for just two days due to high bacteria counts, while in Bristol the town beach has not been closed a single day. In Barrington, the town beach has been closed seven days. Last year there wasn’t a […]

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