Author Archives: Josh Bickford


Barrington woman drives wrong car home from bakery

Barrington woman drives wrong car home from bakery

Motorists may want to think twice before leaving their cars running while darting inside a shop to run an errand. On Saturday, Feb. 28, a Bristol man pulled his 1998 black Nissan Pathfinder into a parking space outside Vienna Bakery on Maple Avenue. With temperatures hovering in the 20s, he decided to leave the engine

Barrington curriculum director Paula Dillon speaks to the crowd at a PARCC meeting in February.

Barrington schools offer sneak-peak at PARCC

Will the new assessments be included on students’ transcripts? What accommodations will be made for students with special needs? How will the assessments be scored? Can students opt out of the new tests? Those were some of the questions posed to Barrington School Department officials on Tuesday night, Feb. 24, during an hour-long presentation about

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

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