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Company drops plan for cell tower at Sowams School

By   /  April 15, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News, Schools  /  No Comments

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People opposed to the construction of a 141-foot cell tower on the property behind Sowams School in Barrington received some welcome news on Monday night: The company planning the project had withdrawn its proposal. School and town officials shared e-mails with parents and other residents alerting them to the change. A letter dated April 14 […]

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Barrington student performing benefit concert

By   /  April 13, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

Barrington's Cecilia Yao will perform a benefit violin concert on April 15.

Barrington High School senior Cecilia Yao will perform a benefit violin concert on Tuesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. Cecilia said that while admission is free, donations will be accepted. She said she will give all proceeds from the event to the Barrington High School music department. “It’s my way of […]

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Barrington High School math team wins state title

By   /  April 11, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

Members of the state champion Barrington High School math team pose with the trophy.

The team of Cassidy Laidlaw, Teddy Ni, Matthew Lamontagne, Adam Kelly, Jusung Han and William Yao paced Barrington High School to its fifth straight state championship on Wednesday, April 9. The local students scored 143 points at the state finals, topping second place Bishop Hendricken, which finished with 120 points, and third place South Kingstown, […]

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Barrington Stagemasters performing Clue

By   /  April 10, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

The Barrington High School Stagemasters' performances of Clue will offer a different ending for each show.

Think you know “Who done it?” Think again. The Barrington High School Stagemasters will perform CLUE on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, and will present a different ending at each performance. Theater teacher Stephanie Spaziano said the show will also include audience participation, “and just like the board game, audience members will be able to make […]

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Barrington woman celebrating lifetime of love

By   /  April 10, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

Eleanor DelSanto will celebrate her 100th birthday this month.

Can a house help someone live longer? Eleanor DelSanto believes it can. The lifelong Barrington resident loves her home on County Road. She loves the handsome trim work that surrounds the interior doorways and she loves the curving front staircase. She loves the fireplace, and the kitchen and her bedroom. The two-story cottage was built […]

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Barrington property targeted for senior housing

By   /  April 9, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

Belton Court, shown during the auction for the property in 2011.

The former campus of Barrington College and the Zion Bible College could play host to a continuing car retirement community in the future. Representatives from the Peregrine Group LLC approached the Barrington Town Council at its meeting on Monday night and shared some early plans for the redevelopment of the property at 27 Middle Highway. […]

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Barrington’s Victory Field moves closer to artificial turf

By   /  April 8, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  1 Comment

School officials supported the idea of replacing Victory Field's grass surface with artificial turf.

The grass might be a little greener at Victory Field in the near future. Greener and made of plastic. At its meeting on Thursday night, the Barrington School Committee voted 5-0 in favor of pursuing a plan to replace the natural grass surface at Victory Field with artificial turf. Committee members appeared to fully support […]

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Barrington council to residents: Save your comments

By   /  April 7, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News, Schools  /  No Comments

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Residents hoping to discuss a proposed cell tower at Sowams School left Monday night’s council meeting feeling frustrated as they were told to save their comments for another day. Barrington Town Council President June Speakman told the residents that since the issue was added to the council agenda as a “correspondence” it would not be […]

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Barrington AfterProm needs your help

By   /  April 4, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

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Organizers for this year’s Barrington High School AfterProm party are hoping for a late push from sponsors and chaperones. Megan Donnelly and Haley Lamontagne are members of the senior class and are helping plan this year’s big party. The two girls have been hard at work lining up entertainment acts and finding local restaurants that […]

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Barrington parents: ‘No’ to cell tower at Sowams School

By   /  April 3, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News, Schools  /  13 Comments

School committee member Bob Shea (right) receives some clarification about the cell tower proposed for property near Sowams School.

Moms and dads from across Barrington — not just those with students at Sowams School — told the school committee Thursday night that they do not want a 125-foot cell tower erected just a few hundred feet from Sowams School. Dozens of people filled the seven rows of chairs and stood shoulder to shoulder along […]

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