Author Archives: Josh Bickford


Barrington council: Some backyard fires now legal

Barrington council: Some backyard fires now legal

It is now legal to have a fire in your backyard in Barrington. The Barrington Town Council passed a new law on Monday night that permits backyard fires, as long as they are more than 30 feet away from a neighbor’s home or garage or shed and contained in a chiminea or “fire bowl.” The

palmer pointe-early sketch

Barrington’s Palmer Pointe clears court hurdle

  On Wednesday, Oct. 1, a Superior Court judge sided with an earlier planning board decision to allow for the construction of an affordable housing development on Sowams Road. The residents group CODDER 02806 had appealed a decision by the Barrington Planning Board that permitted the construction of the Palmer Pointe development; the project calls

Bill's House, on the campus of St. Andrew's School in Barrington.

St. Andrew’s School dedicates new dormitory

Students, teachers, administrators and trustees at St. Andrew’s School crowded onto a corner of the campus surrounding Bill’s House to celebrate the opening of the new dormitory during a happy event on Wednesday, Sept. 24. The dorm, which includes dozens of rooms for boarding students, is located along the northeastern edge of the campus and

Emma McMillan (left), shown during a meet last year, won the girls' race at the Thetford Invitational in Vermont.

Barrington girls run to victories over E.P., St. Raphaels

Barrington boasted the nine out of the top 10 finishers during a meet against East Providence and St. Raphael’s Academy on Sept. 23, knocking off both opponents by the score of 15-50. Grace Connolly clocked the top time for Barrington at 19:31, followed by Julia Zitzmann, Emma McMillan, Katie Zitzmann, Lindsey Kloc, Lusine Gazeryan, Riley


Barrington resident: $98,000 check was bogus

A Mathewson Road resident stopped into the Barrington police station on Monday, Sept. 22, after someone tried to use his personal information to cash a fraudulent check. The resident said he had been contacted by a bank in Connecticut after someone tried to cash a check made out for $98,000; the check appeared to be

Barrington's Jillian May (left), shown in a game against North Kingstown, scored three goals and notched two assists in games last week.

Barrington field hockey marches to lopsided wins

The Barrington High School field hockey team continued its winning ways last week, knocking off Bay View, 7-0, and Wheeler, 6-1. Jill May led the offense during the two-game stretch, scoring three goals and notching two assists, while Julia Soares had three goals and one assist, Katelyn McMahon scored three goals, and Libby Dolan tallied

Eagles senior quarterback Jake Slye throws a pass off the fingertips of tight end  Dave Kelley in the end zone early in the third quarter. Photos by Rich Dionne

Barrington rolls over South Kingstown, 32-14

The Barrington High School football team opened an 18-0 halftime lead and powered to a 32-14 victory over South Kingstown on Friday night, Sept. 26. The win evened Barrington’s Division I mark to 1-1. The Eagles opened the scoring on a picture-perfect touchdown pass connection between quarterback Jake DeMarco to tight end Jake Slye. DeMarco tossed

Barrington's Nick Jensen, shown during a game last year, scored two touchdowns last week against LaSalle.

Barrington hosts South Kingstown tonight

The Barrington High School football team will host South Kingstown in a Division I showdown Friday night, Sept. 26, at Victory Field. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. Barrington opened regular season play against LaSalle last Friday night and nearly pulled off the victory, falling 21-20, at Cimini Field. Barrington coach Bill McCagney said his