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Volunteers look to win over voters in Barrington on Tuesday.

Joy Hearn holds off challenger for Barrington-East Providence seat

Joy Hearn holds off challenger for Barrington-East Providence seat

In the race for the District 66 seat in the RI House of Representatives, Democratic incumbent Joy Hearn defeated Independent challenger Joel Hellman. Ms. Hearn said she would be focusing on economic development once she got back to work at the statehouse. “Walking the neighborhoods, you can see how tough it is out there right

Cindy Coyne (left), her husband Gerry (right), and a volunteer supporter are shown outside Hampden Meadows School on Tuesday. Ms. Coyne defeated Gio Cicione for the race for the District 32 seat in the Senate.

Barrington Democrat Coyne wins Senate seat

A paper jam with the vote-tallying machine at Sowams School delayed the celebration for Cindy Coyne on Tuesday night. The Barrington Town Council member and longtime resident had to wait an extra 20 minutes for the final numbers from Sowams School before she could toast her victory in the race for Rhode Island Senate District

Abigail Branco waits patiently as her dad, Joe, votes at the high school on Tuesday. Photo by Rich Dionne

Barrington voting: Heavy turnout but short lines

Fears of long lines, angry voters and rampant confusion at Barrington voting precincts were distant memories on Tuesday afternoon, as poll workers and voters alike reported a seamless Election Day in town. There had been some concerns about the ballots waiting for Barrington residents as they entered the booths — in addition to the local

Emma McMillan begins to pull away from the pack. Said coach Annmarie Marino: “Coming off the first mile, she had this confident look. I said to myself ‘She’s got this.’”

Barrington runner’s pool work pays off

Emma McMillan made history on Sunday afternoon, running to her third straight state championship. Barrington High School girls’ cross country coach Annmarie Marino said Emma is the first girl to win the state individual title in her freshman, sophomore and junior years. And she did so in convincing fashion. Emma, who decided not to run

Senior full-back Jake Gelsomino will lead the Barrington Eagles against Portsmouth tonight at 8.

Barrington football team hosts Portsmouth tonight

When you’ve finished trick-or-treating tonight you may want to head over to Barrington High School’s Victory Field for a showdown of Division I rivals. Barrington, which has a 3-2 record in Division I, will host 4-2 Portsmouth. Kick-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. Barrington is coming off a 28-12 win over Cranston West last week. Barrington coach

Molly Coffey received a certificate of attendance at June's commencement. On Thursday she was to receive her diploma.

Agreement: Barrington girl receiving her diploma

Molly Coffey’s 19th birthday was on Monday, but her present arrived three days later. On Thursday morning, the local girl and her parents signed an agreement stating that she would receive her diploma from Barrington High School. News of the agreement was shared on Thursday afternoon in a joint press release from Barrington Superintendent of

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Barrington sees increase in students taking ACTs

More and more Barrington High School students are taking the ACT, a national college admissions exam. In 2009, a total of 54 Barrington students sat for the ACT, according to statistics provided by the local school district. But that number doubled to 107 in 2014, and Barrington High School Principal Joe Hurley said he expects even


Barrington called for closer look at NECAP scores

Results from the recent round of NECAP Science assessments are being reviewed by the test publisher after officials from Barrington public schools and a few other districts raised some specific concerns. The assessments were administered to students across five New England states last spring and results were shared with district officials in mid-September. Shortly after