Author Archives: Josh Bickford

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Barrington’s Booster Board covers up

Barrington’s Booster Board covers up

  There is something new about the Booster Board that greets motorists as they roll into Barrington on Route 114 South, but it’s a little difficult to see. The new addition to the board is a glass and aluminum shield that covers the letters and protects the messages from vandals and thieves. Having grown tired


Most Barrington shops, restaurants pass alcohol compliance test

A 19 year-old “decoy” helped the Barrington Police Department conduct a series of alcohol compliance checks late last month, and was served alcohol at two of the establishments checked. Barrington Police Chief John LaCross said the decoy, who turned 19 in November, stopped by nine local businesses on Nov. 25, including restaurants, semi-private clubs and

Members of the Barrington Town Council are (from left) Stephen Primiano, Ann Strong, June Speakman, Kate Weymouth and Michael Carroll.

Barrington council divided on who should lead

Barrington Democrat Ann Strong surprised her fellow council members on Monday night, Dec. 1, when she voted against reinstating June Speakman, also a Democrat, as president of the Barrington Town Council. Ms. Speakman, who has served as council president since 2008, said she was caught off guard when Ms. Strong voted against the nomination. She

A student enrollment decrease in Barrington schools could impact the cost of a new middle school building.

Barrington student population projected to drop

Over the next 10 years, Barrington schools will reportedly see a significant drop in student enrollment. According to projections from the New England School Development Council, Barrington’s student enrollment will decrease by more than 600 students over the next decade. The district had approximately 3,323 students at its six public schools last year, but by

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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