Author Archives: Josh Bickford

Pat Tolento is the new principal at Primrose Hill School. She had worked at Hampden Meadows School since 2010.

Barrington elementary school has a new principal

Barrington elementary school has a new principal

The head teacher at Hampden Meadows School is now the top administrator at Primrose Hill. Pat Tolento, who worked as the head teacher and the math curriculum leader at Hampden Meadows, was named the new principal at Primrose Hill School last month. Ms. Tolento replaces Paula Montesi, the former Primrose Hill principal who retired at

Former Barrington High School standout Charlie Ionata won the USATF Junior Outdoor National Championships at the University of Oregon on Sunday.

Barrington native is a national track champ

Barrington High School graduate and Wake Forest University student Charlie Ionata won the men’s hammer throw event at the USATF Junior Outdoor National Championships at the University of Oregon on Sunday. In addition, current Barrington High School student Adam Kelly finished in fifth place at the same event. Ionata, who will be a sophomore at


Barrington resident questioned about his cats

On Tuesday, July 1, Barrington police received information about a Candleberry Road resident who may have been mistreating cats. An officer stopped by the home to check out the tip and spoke to the homeowner who allowed the officer to tour the house. Once inside the home, the police officer reportedly recognized a distinct and

A group opposing developments on Nockum Hill erected this sign at Pine Gate Stables recently.

Barrington petition: Save Nockum Hill

The town needs to challenge a recent decision by the state’s housing appeals board, and it needs to do so with new legal representation. That’s the message shared in a recent petition being circulated by The Friends of Nockum Hill, a residents group that seeks to protect the open space in and around George Street.


Police: Another break-in in Barrington

Two weeks ago a thief entered a Rumstick Road home, stole some computers and then drove off in the family’s Volkswagen. On Saturday, a thief struck a Chapin Road residence and pulled off a very similar larceny. According to police, a Chapin Road family was home and asleep early Saturday morning, June 28, when someone

Barrington's Peter, Karen and Ty Lyon brought home a gold medal from the recent USA Special Olympic games.

Barrington team wins Special Olympics gold

Barrington’s Ty and Peter Lyons competed in the USA Special Olympic games in Princeton, NJ recently and came away with gold medal in Unified Doubles Tennis. To reach the medal round, Ty and Peter defeated pairs from Florida, Georgia, Connecticut and Ohio. In the medal round they defeated a team from Louisiana and knocked off