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Barrington schools reject pricey roof work bids

Barrington schools reject pricey roof work bids

Bids for replacing the roof over the high school’s small gymnasium came in much higher than expected, so officials rejected them and are re-bidding the work. According to Barrington school official Ron Tarro, the district received two bids from companies willing to do the work, but both were dramatically higher than industry standards and well

Phoebe Szosz (middle) poses for a photo with her sisters Amelia (left) and Charlotte. Phoebe was named MDA of RI's Goodwill Ambassador.

Barrington girl named MDA’s ‘Goodwill Ambassador’

Phoebe Szosz is making the best of her situation. The Barrington seventh-grader was diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease when she was 11. The neurological disorder causes muscle weakness and atrophy in peoples’ feet, lower legs and hands — for Phoebe, CMT means her feet hurt almost all the time. She spends most days in a wheelchair, which

Meg Jones (right) loves that her business, Weirdgirl Creations on Kent Street, is a family affair. Here she sits with daughters Kyla (second from right) and Bianca (second from left) and her granddaughter (Kyla's daughter) Everly.

Barrington business celebrates 30 years

Weirdgirl Creations Pottery Studio has passed the test of time … and the test of relocation. The business, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, has set up shop in three different states and in more than a half-dozen towns. Meg Jones first opened her shop in Poughkeepsie, NY decades ago, and since then

Barrington native Kaitlin Gladney is managing indie music performers Skout and DIADEM.

Barrington native loves managing musicians

Kaitlin Gladney has always loved music … and now she’s in the music business. The Barrington native said she loved attending shows during her teenage years and jumped at the opportunity to see her favorite artists perform live. While attending Duke University, Ms. Gladney founded that school’s chapter of the nonprofit To Write Love on

Barrington's Emma McMillan at states.

Barrington runner is fourth at New Englands

Barrington High School girls’ cross country runner Emma McMillan finished fourth at the New England Cross Country Championship in Connecticut on Saturday, Nov. 8. The junior standout who powered to her third straight state title earlier this month, averaged 5:58 miles in the 5K race at Wickham Park and finished with a time of 18:30.