Author Archives: Josh Bickford

Jana Hickey (right) and her uncle clear snow off the roof of a Sowams Road home last week.

Snow and ice pose problems for roofs

Snow and ice pose problems for roofs

They are called ice dams and they are wreaking havoc with homeowners. A slow and steady build-up of ice atop homes’ gutters have resulted in costly leaks for a number of East Bay residents this winter. The ice dams occur when snow on homes’ roofs melts and then freezes — the process has been exacerbated

Weather is to blame for damage done to this Barrington dock.

Cold snaps cove’s docks in Barrington

The long wooden dock that stands just north of the White Church Bridge is buckled and broken … and Mother Nature is to blame. The freezing temperatures this winter and the thick ice that has built up along the Barrington River, Palmer River and in Hundred Acre Cove have ripped pilings out of the ground


Water authority sees uptick in water main breaks

The cold winter weather is taking a toll on water pipes across the East Bay. According to Bristol County Water Authority Executive Director Pamela Marchand, the sub-freezing temperatures have resulted in a higher number of water main breaks across the East Bay this winter. “We’ve had 25 breaks since December,” said Ms. Marchand. “We’ve been

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Barrington elementary school evacuated for gas leak

Officials evacuated Sowams Elementary School in Barrington at 10 a.m. on Monday morning, Feb. 23, after a gas leak was discovered outside the school. According to Barrington Superintendent of Schools Michael Messore, students and staff put on their hats and coats and exited the building. Then, following the school’s evacuation procedure, the group began walking

Barrington's Adam Kelly won the weight throw and shot put at the state track meet on Saturday.

Barrington boys take second at state track meet

Adam Kelly, Bobby Colantonio and Mike Alvernaz finished first, second and fourth, respectively, in the weight throw competition and helped Barrington finish second at the State Indoor Track Championship in Providence on Saturday. LaSalle Academy won the meet with 104 points, while Barrington finished with 58 points. Bishop Hendricken was third with 48 points. Adam

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Barrington students named US Presidential Scholars candidates

Twelve Barrington High School students have earned the right to call themselves candidates in the 2015 US Presidential Scholars program. Established in 1964, the program is designed to recognize and honor some of the country’s “most distinguished graduating high school seniors.” While hundreds of students from across the United States are selected as candidates, only