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East Bay residents weigh in on RIPTA service proposal

By   /  March 7, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

RIPTA routes in Barrington could be changing and elsewhere around Rhode Island.

For the last 10 years, Brian Sullivan has taken the RIPTA route 32 bus to and from work in Providence. The Roberta Plat resident hasn’t driven a car in 10 years following a trio of accidents. Mr. Sullivan, however, could be facing a much longer walk to the bus stop every morning. The Rhode Island […]

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RIPTA pitches changes for Barrington routes

By   /  March 6, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority is considering route changes around the state, including alterations to service in Barrington. Some of the potential changes include the elimination of service to West Barrington on one line, the extension of service from Riverside to Maple Avenue on another line and an increased frequency of stops to the […]

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Barrington Town Council round-up: Energy, rowing, recreation and affordable housing

By   /  March 5, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Barrington Town Hall, Barrington, Rhode Island

The Barrington Town Council covered a lot of ground at its monthly meeting Monday night, touching on everything from rowing to energy, recreation programs, affordable housing and senior tax programs among other topics. Here are a few highlights from the meeting. -The town council, sitting as trustees of the Amey Tucker Spencer Fund, approved a […]

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Barrington High School boys’ basketball team defeated by NK

By   /  March 4, 2013  /  Schools, Sports  /  No Comments

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    The Barrington High School boys’ basketball season came to an end Sunday afternoon following a 62-39 loss to North Kingstown in the state open tournament quarterfinals. Though Barrington got out front with a quick two-point lead to start the game, North Kingstown quickly took control in domineering fashion. The Skippers scored 18 unanswered […]

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Barrington High School girls’ basketball team rolls over Smithfield, move on to Div. I semifinal

By   /  March 4, 2013  /  Schools, Sports  /  No Comments

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  The Barrington High School girls’ basketball team surrendered a single first half goal en route to a 52-25 drubbing of Smithfield in the state D-I quarterfinals Saturday afternoon. The third-seeded Eagles jumped out to a quick lead over the sixth seeded Sentinels and never looked back. Barrington scored 22 points before Smithfield netted its […]

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Barrington native Priscilla Dunphy: 1,000 points and counting

By   /  March 1, 2013  /  Schools, Sports  /  No Comments

Priscilla Dunphy, a Barrington native and senior at LaSalle Academy, recently scored 1,000 points.

You don’t see a lot of players like Priscilla Dunphy. LaSalle Academy girls’ basketball coach Sean Reddy said the Barrington native is a rare, four year-starter at the school and among the best he’s ever coached. “She’s the most complete player I’ve ever coached,” he said. “She’s the complete package. You don’t get too many […]

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‘Late Winter Festival’ is Sunday at Barrington Public Library

By   /  March 1, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Pat McAloon is part of this weekend's Late Winter Festival.

Looking for arts and culture in Barrington? Try the library this weekend. On Sunday, March 3, the upstairs auditorium will host musical performances by Pat McGee, Pat McAloon and Bay Spring Folk. The Arts Alive! Theatrical dancers will also entertain and Barrington Community Theater will be on hand with a circus skills workshop. It’s also […]

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Barrington High School boys’ basketball defeats Mt. Pleasant, moves on to quarterfinals

By   /  March 1, 2013  /  Schools, Sports  /  No Comments

From left, Jared Silk, Matthew Rota and another teammate welcome Nicholas Raymond to the bench after he was fouled late in the game with the Eagles up 42-40.

      The Barrington High School boys’ basketball team showed its grit Thursday night, grinding out a hard fought 42-40 win over Mt. Pleasant in the state open tournament prelims. “We never thought for a second we were going to lose this basketball game,” said head coach Patrick Sullivan following the victory. While the […]

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BCWA hires new legal firm

By   /  February 28, 2013  /  News  /  2 Comments

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The Bristol County Water Authority has new legal representation. The board of directors voted 6-1 with one abstentionWednesday night to hire the firm of Keough and Sweeney. Director Ray Palmieri, of Warren, nominated the firm. He cited the group’s experience including representation of other Rhode Island utilities. Mr. Palmieri also pointed to the fact that […]

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Newport Creamery fire ruled accidental – restaurant expected to open Wednesday

By   /  February 26, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Newport Creamery officials pulled a permit last month for an interior renovation.

Officials have ruled Monday’s Newport Creamery fire accidental. Lt. Edward Owens said the fire is believed to be an accidental electric fire. A manager at the store called fire fighters at about 10:15 p.m. Monday after smelling smoke in the basement. The restaurant is expected to be back open Wednesday morning.  

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