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Primrose Hill School - Barrington, RI

Barrington teacher finds bullets in school parking lot

Barrington teacher finds bullets in school parking lot

A Primrose Hill School teacher stumbled across a box of unused shotgun shells on school grounds on Thursday, June 12. According to police, the teacher had pulled her car into the lower parking lot at the school at about 8 a.m. when she noticed a box on the ground next to her vehicle. She took

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Barrington police on alert for house break-ins

Barrington Police Chief John LaCross is asking for the public’s assistance in keeping an eye out for prowlers. Chief LaCross said people should call the police right away if they suspect someone lurking in their neighborhood. Tell-tale signs of a prowler could be a barking dog or car alarm sounding, said the chief. “If you

Barrington High School throwing coach Bob Gourley (center) stands with All-Americans Adam Kelly (left) and Bobby Colantonio.

Barrington throwers crowned All-Americans

Barrington High School junior Adam Kelly and sophomore Bobby Colantonio earned All-American status in the hammer throw yesterday, as the two locals finished in the top five at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in North Carolina. Kelly, who holds this year’s national high school record in the indoor weight throw, finished third at the outdoor championships,

Barrington's Adam Kelly, shown at states, won the New England hammer throw event on Tuesday, June 10.

Barrington standout wins regional track title

Barrington High School’s Adam Kelly finished second at states, but bounced back to win the New England Hammer Throw Championship title three days later. The high school junior finished just behind his teammate, Bobby Colantonio, at the Rhode Island State Track Championship on Saturday afternoon. On Tuesday, Kelly returned to the throwing circle and heaved

Pictured are (from left) BHS Computer Club Advisor Mario Correia, Teddy Ni, Cassidy Laidlaw and Liam Callanan, after the local team finished third at nationals.

Barrington High School finishes third at computer nationals

Three students from Barrington High School recently captured third place at the American Computer Science League ALL Star competition in Denver, Colo. High school seniors Cassidy Laidlaw and Liam Callanan and junior Teddy Ni scored a 71 on the two-part competition — acing the team portion of the contest with a 40-out-of-40, and scoring 31

Emily Sutherland, 16, (left) talks to her friend, Kayla Howarth, 16, during the recent Row-A-Thon outside Barrington High School.

Barrington club members row 24 hours straight

More than 50 people pulled their weight in the first ever East Bay Rowing Row-A-Thon — a 24-hour event that raised money to purchase new equipment for the local non-profit club. “This is the first- time that a WaterRower was used in a 24-hour event,” said club co-founder Pat Sullivan, about the type of rowing

Local students selected as winners in the recent Letters About Literature contest pose for a photo.

Barrington boasts literature contest winners

Hampden Meadows School fifth-grader Kelly Gorman was the level 1 state winner in the Letters About Literature reading program and competition. Kelly penned a letter to Ruby Bridges about her book “Through My Eyes.” Ruby Bridges, now 59 years old, was the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school in the south. Amelia

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Barrington boy struck by car on Sowams Road

A 12 year-old Barrington boy suffered a laceration to his left elbow after he was struck by a car on Friday, May 30. The boy was walking south on Sowams Road between Sowams School and Kent Street at about 11:50 a.m. when a small, rust-colored vehicle drove past, reportedly striking his left arm. The boy

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