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Barrington native Emily Anastasia (right) hugs roommate Dottie Cusack earlier this month.

Barrington girl moves into retirement home

Barrington girl moves into retirement home

There is one college roommate Emily Anastasia will never forget. Earlier this month, the Barrington native spent one week sharing a room with 92-year-old Dottie Cusack at South Bay Retirement Living, in South Kingstown. The pair ate together, exercised together and took trips around South County along with other residents at the facility. They talked,

Ryan Sherwood is looking to expand Blue Lobster Productions.

Barrington student starts film business

Ryan Sherwood hasn’t graduated high school but he’s already started his own company. The 17-year-old Barrington resident launched Blue Lobster Productions last summer, and is in the midst of a marketing push to expand his company’s reputation. Ryan, a senior at Barrington High School, is putting together a documentary highlighting local businesses and their owners.

Alan Sorrentino thinks 500 feet is much too close for duck hunters firing in Hundred Acre Cove.

Gunshots kill Barrington cove’s quiet

It might be legal for hunters to fire guns within 500 feet of a house but if you ask Alan Sorrentino, that’s too close for comfort. Mr. Sorrentino moved to Barrington from Pawtucket about two years ago. The Knapton Road resident previously spent decades living in Providence and came to Barrington in search of a


‘Residences at the Preserve’ appeal moved to State House

The State Housing Appeals Board will begin hearing an appeal of the Residences at the Preserve early next month. The Barrington Planning Board shot down the proposed George Street development last year citing concerns with density and the loss of the neighborhood’s historic character, among other issues. Local preservationists have also expressed concern with the

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Barrington Appropriations Committee looks at all-day K, student enrollment

The Barrington Appropriations Committee had a few questions for the Barrington School Committee Thursday night though the discussion focused more on long-term issues than the proposed $46.128 million school district budget. Appropriations member Joel Hellmann wanted to know if district leaders plan to lower personnel numbers as student enrollment figures drop. Mr. Hellmann said the

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Winter’s pinch will be felt this spring in Barrington

Winter officially comes to an end next week but the season’s impact on Barrington’s DPW budget could have a lingering impact on spring. The department of public works had about $15,000 of overtime funds remaining last week after starting the year with a total pool of $69,000. Barrington DPW Director Alan Corvi said quite a

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Barrington examining tax breaks for seniors

In 2009 Carolyn Ryan faced the possibility of losing the Barrington home where she raised her family. Ms. Ryan and her husband moved to town in 1953 but a potential $20,000 increase in value 56 years later and a subsequent bump in taxes created a potentially unaffordable situation for the Sowams Road resident. “My taxes