Barrington DPW director retires after 40 years with town

Joe Piccerelli is ending his more than 40-year career with the Barrington Department of Public Works. His last day is Friday, Feb. 23. He worked his way up, starting on the back of a rubbish truck …
Barrington Middle School girls lose in state finals
The Curtis Corner jinx continues for the Barrington Middle School girls’ basketball team.  For the third time, the South … Read More
Police charge 14-year-old Barrington boy with cyber-stalking
Police charged a 14-year-old Barrington boy with cyberstalking-first offense on Wednesday, Feb. 14. An official at Barrington … Read More
Should Barrington give affordable housing developer a tax break?
Steve Primiano is worried about the schools. More specifically, the Barrington Town Council member is concerned about how … Read More
Sports
Barrington boys finish 18th at state track meet
The Barrington High School boys indoor track team finished 18th at the state championship meet on Saturday. Sam Read entered the … Read More
Barrington girls finish third at state track meet
The Barrington High School girls indoor track team finished third at the state championship meet in Providence last … Read More
Barrington girls lose playoff opener
The Barrington High School girls basketball team lost its playoff opener on Monday night. The host Eagles fell behind early against … Read More
Police Report
Barrington students told to avoid vaping
The overhead slide showed an image of brightly colored computer thumb-drives, and another slide showed two asthma inhalers. But the … Read More
Barrington police: Cranston man stole laptop from library
Images captured on surveillance cameras inside the Barrington Public Library helped police track down the man who allegedly stole a … Read More
Barrington police make arrest in 2016 house fire
Barrington police charged Donald E. Hixson III, 40, of Milford, Mass., with arson-second degree, following an investigation into a … Read More
Obituaries
Queen Margaret Taft, 98, formerly of Barrington Queen Margaret (Horsfall) Taft, 98, of Norton, Mass., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 at Wingate Residences of Norton in Norton, Mass.   Born on Jan. 16, 1920 in Patch Grove, …
Elizabeth Anne Brooks, 66, of Barrington Elizabeth Anne Brooks, 66, of Barrington, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 at her home in Barrington. Ms. Brooks was born July 18, 1951 in Fall River, Mass. She is the daughter of …
Margaret G. Gaudiano, 108, of Barrington Margaret G. (D’Angelo) Gaudiano, age 108, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 in Grace Barker Nursing Center, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Pasco …
Rose Ann DiPierro, 92, of Barrington Rose Ann (Paolella) DiPierro, age 92, passed away Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 at Grace Barker Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late John F. DiPierro. Born in Barrington, a daughter of the late …

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