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Barrington Schools Superintendent Michael Messore

Barrington superintendent: PARCC testing going well

Barrington superintendent: PARCC testing going well

Michael Messore, the superintendent of Barrington schools, said feedback from local principals about the district’s first experience with PARCC testing has been, so far, very positive. “They said the students came back and said it was fun,” said Mr. Messore. The PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) assessments replaced the NECAP

George Finn has won the NIAAA State Award.

Barrington High School’s AD earns state award

George Finn, the director of athletics and student activities at Barrington High School, has been named the winner of this year’s NIAAA (National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association) State Award for Rhode Island — the honor is bestowed on the athletic director who has distinguished himself on a national level. He will receive his award at

Bob Gourley (second from left) stands with BHS weight throwers Bobby Colantonio, Adam Kelly and Mike Alvernaz (from left to right).

Barrington volunteer is track coach of the year

Bob Gourley was recognized by his peers as the 2015 Rhode Island Coach-of-the-Year at the recent Rhode Island Track Coaches’ Association Boys’ Indoor Track banquet. The recognition was based not only on the performance of three of his stand-out student-athletes — Adam Kelly, Bobby Colantonio and Mike Alvernaz finished first, second, and fourth in Rhode

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Barrington residents victims in tax return scams

A handful of Barrington residents contacted the police department last week after they discovered they were victims of recent tax return scams. The calls, which filtered into the police department throughout the week, all described a similar situation: the residents said they had received letters in the mail from the IRS that stated someone had

The gymnasium at Barrington Middle School.

Barrington school evacuated after gas leak detected

For the second time this winter, a Barrington public school was evacuated after a natural gas leak was detected outside the building. Early on Tuesday morning, March 24, officials smelled the odor of natural gas outside Barrington Middle School. Students and faculty followed evacuation procedures and vacated the building while members of the Barrington Fire

Barrington sophomore Michael Grieve advances the puck down the ice. 

Barrington hockey bounced by Burrillville in playoffs

The run is over. The Barrington High School boys’ hockey team’s run through the Division One playoffs came to an end on Saturday night, as the Eagles dropped their second straight game against Burrillville and were eliminated from postseason contention. Barrington, which opened the playoffs with a pair of wins against Prout, lost 6-1 in

George Finn, the high school's director of athletics, said spring sports would benefit from a new turf field.

Barrington’s turf plan is put on ice

A volunteer-driven project to bring artificial turf to Barrington High School took a big hit last Thursday night, when the Barrington School Committee voted against the proposal. Kate Brody, Bob Shea and Paula Dominguez voted not to endorse a $1.5 million bond at this year’s financial town meeting. The bond, paired with $1 million in