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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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Barrington police still searching for dog’s owner

By   /  April 3, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

This dog was abandoned in Haines Park in late March, but now has a new home.

Barrington police are still searching for the individual who abandoned a dog inside Haines Park on Sunday night, March 30. On Thursday, Barrington Police Chief John LaCross said his department had not established any leads on who may have chained the white Husky-mix to a guardrail in the park. The dog’s owner had left a […]

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Barrington residents targeted in tax return scheme

By   /  April 3, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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Two Barrington residents contacted the local police last week after cyber-criminals tried to steal their tax returns. On Monday, March 24, a New Meadow Road resident stopped into the police station to report a possible identity theft. He told officers that he had completed his tax return and shortly after filing it electronically he learned […]

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Barrington school board will discuss Sowams cell tower

By   /  April 2, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News, Schools  /  No Comments

AT&T officials are exploring the possibility of placing a cell tower at the Sowams School location.

The Barrington School Committee is scheduled to hear proposals for a new artificial turf playing surface at the high school and the construction of a new cell tower at Sowams School at its meeting on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. Barrington resident Dr. Alex Robertson approached the town council at a recent meeting to discuss […]

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New flood maps pack a pricey punch for some

By   /  April 1, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

The home at 14 Edwin St. in Barrington.

Tom Siedzic owns a modest two-story home that sits on Edwin Street, close to Bullock Cove. The house was built in 1910 and survived the hurricane of 1938, Hurricane Carol in 1954, and all the other storms — blizzards, nor’easters and hurricanes — that blew across New England in the last 104 years, but it […]

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Barrington police: Dog left chained up in Haines Park

By   /  March 31, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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A woman was walking her dog in Haines Park on Sunday night, March 30, at about 7:30 p.m., when she came across an unexpected sight: Someone had abandoned a dog and left it chained to a guardrail. The woman took a closer look and discovered a plastic bag tied to the dog’s collar; inside the […]

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Police: Barrington motorists escaped with minor injuries

By   /  March 28, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

A tow truck operator prepares to remove the GMC Yukon from the scene of Wednesday's accident on Sowams Road.

It appears the motorists involved in a scary-looking head-on crash on Sowams Road Wednesday morning, March 26, escaped with minor injuries. According to police, neither motorist suffered life-threatening injuries. Cuts to the head and some other bleeding was the extent of the wounds, police stated. At about 8 a.m., a Toyota minivan traveling south on […]

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Barrington’s Belton Court targeted by vandals again

By   /  March 27, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

Belton Court was the center of attention during the Oct. 2011 public auction of the former Zion Bible Institute property.

The Belton Court mansion in Barrington is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is also occasionally featured on the police report. That’s where it was on Thursday, March 20, after the caretaker of the former Zion College Bible property called police to report a break-in. The caretaker told officers that someone had […]

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Barrington police and fire respond to head-on crash

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  1 Comment

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  Barrington police and fire personnel responded to a head-on crash on Sowams Road at about 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 26. It appeared that slippery roads may have played a role in the collision of a Toyota mini-van and a GMC Yukon in the area of Johannis Farm on Sowams Road. Police shut down […]

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Barrington VFW post surrenders its charter

By   /  March 25, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

Barrington resident and Vietnam War veteran Mike Tripp was a member of VFW Post 9742, which recently surrendered its charter due to a lack of membership.

The war is over. The battle to keep alive the Thomas H. Mellow Memorial VFW Post 9742 ended late last month. After struggling for months to build membership and failing to consolidate with another local group, members of the 66-year-old VFW post decided instead to surrender their charter. Bill Groves, the post’s commander, said that […]

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