Author Archives: Josh Bickford

The Barrington Town Council, shown at a prior meeting, recently voted to challenge a decision made by the State Housing Appeals Board.

Barrington appeals housing development decision

Barrington appeals housing development decision

On Monday, July 13, the Barrington Town Council appealed a decision rendered by the State House Appeals Board regarding a 24-unit development planned for the George Street area of town. Called “Residences at the Preserve,” the project calls for 24 housing units, some of which would be priced at the low- to moderate-income level. The


Barrington gardener finds stolen stash

A Barrington man doing his gardening in the area of Deerfield Avenue on Wednesday afternoon, July 9, was surprised to find a number of items stowed behind a bush inside a shopping bag. The man called police and reported the situation — he said he had located a set of Dr. Dre Beats head phones,


Barrington targeted yet again by burglars

Residents in West Barrington, specifically in the Bay Spring and Roberta Plat neighborhoods, awoke Thursday morning, July 10, to find their cars had been broken into. According to police, a thief or thieves entered a number of cars on Connecticut Avenue in Roberta Plat and on Latham Avenue in Bay Spring, making off with loose


Barrington homes and cars targeted by burglars

Barrington police are investigating a slew of larcenies that took place early last week. Residents whose properties are located near the St. Andrew’s Farm Field on Middle Highway appear to have been targeted. Following is a breakdown of the larcenies reported to police on Thursday, July 3: • A Townsend Street resident told police that

Pat Tolento is the new principal at Primrose Hill School. She had worked at Hampden Meadows School since 2010.

Barrington elementary school has a new principal

The head teacher at Hampden Meadows School is now the top administrator at Primrose Hill. Pat Tolento, who worked as the head teacher and the math curriculum leader at Hampden Meadows, was named the new principal at Primrose Hill School last month. Ms. Tolento replaces Paula Montesi, the former Primrose Hill principal who retired at

Former Barrington High School standout Charlie Ionata won the USATF Junior Outdoor National Championships at the University of Oregon on Sunday.

Barrington native is a national track champ

Barrington High School graduate and Wake Forest University student Charlie Ionata won the men’s hammer throw event at the USATF Junior Outdoor National Championships at the University of Oregon on Sunday. In addition, current Barrington High School student Adam Kelly finished in fifth place at the same event. Ionata, who will be a sophomore at


Barrington resident questioned about his cats

On Tuesday, July 1, Barrington police received information about a Candleberry Road resident who may have been mistreating cats. An officer stopped by the home to check out the tip and spoke to the homeowner who allowed the officer to tour the house. Once inside the home, the police officer reportedly recognized a distinct and