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Canned Heat

Taking in the initial sight of what would soon become the home of Canned Heat Craft Beer Company, Miles Wilson was feeling hesitant. Located at 52 Ferry St. in Fall River, the abandoned building was …
Learn more about the proposed Styrofoam ban on Jan. 23
The Barrington Town Council will hold a special workshop discussing the town's proposed ban on polystyrene plastics (including … Read More
Proposed development leads to questions about Barrington's comp plan
Ann Strong is a former town council member, former planning board member and former member of the town's conservation commission, and … Read More
Student project reveals speeding issue in Barrington
A recent lesson for eighth-graders revealed an ugly truth about Barrington: We speed. The students in all three eighth grade … Read More
Barrington Police charge homeless man with assault
Barrington Police responded to a domestic dispute that occurred in the woods at Haines Park earlier this month. East Providence … Read More
Barrington Republicans elect executive board
The Barrington Republican Town Committee elected Geoff Grove as chairman at its Jan. 5 meeting.  This marks Mr. Grove’s … Read More
Barrington teams compete at LEGO robotics states
Two teams from Barrington competed at the First LEGO League Rhode Island State Championship at Roger Williams University on Saturday, … Read More
Obituaries
Elizabeth Chauvin, 88, of Barrington Elizabeth Chauvin, 88, of Church Street, Barrington, died peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Lucien L. Chauvin. A lifelong resident …
The Reverend Duane F. Parker, Ph.D., formerly of Barrington On Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, Duane Parker died in hospice care at home, surrounded by his family. More than a decade ago, Duane was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). We had expected only …
Ginny McDermott, 88, of Barrington Ginny (Ruth) McDermott, 88, of Barrington, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 at Miriam Hospital. She was the wife of the late William J. McDermott. Born in Roxbury, Mass., she was a daughter of …
Frank J. Murgo, 95, of Barrington Frank J. Murgo, 95, formerly of Houghton Street, Barrington, died peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Shirley A. (Crawford) Murgo. …
Sports
Eagles outlast Avengers in girls basketball, 44-40 The Barrington High School girls basketball team won its fourth straight game, defeating East Greenwich 44-40 on Thursday night, Jan. 10.  Cary Heterick scored 13 points, Olivia Middleton …
Eagles score six goals in first period, win 8-5 The East Bay Co-op girls ice hockey team took a commanding 6-0 lead in the first period and glided to an 8-5 win over the Smithfield/Coventry/Rogers Co-op team on Wednesday, Jan. 9. Sarah Yee …
Eagles dominate competition at track meet The Barrington High School boys indoor track team rolled to three victories during a regular season meet on Wednesday, Jan. 9. The Eagles celebrated lopsided wins over East Providence (86-23), …
Resident calls for artificial turf at new middle school Should the Barrington Town Council form a committee to explore the idea of building new artificial turf fields at the middle school? Barrington resident Tom Rimoshytus made that exact request to …
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Opinion
Letter: Think twice when considering turf fields To the editor: Artificial turf fields are not as nice as they are portrayed to be.   The upkeep is extensive; they cannot be used when they are wet as they are slippery which is a hazard …
Letter: Some facts left out of BCWA editorial To the editor:I would like to take this opportunity to address some of the facts that were not included in last week’s editorial concerning the proposed abandonment of the Massachusetts water …
Letter: My BCWA complaints are crystal clear To the editor:Last week's article on my complaints to the RI State Attorney General did an injustice. It was verbose.My two complaints are not.They are based  on the obvious. They were purposely …
Editorial: Your Bristol County water supply is being left to rot We lose irreplaceable things all the time. Old houses rot and fall down. Developers plow beautiful fields into cul de sacs and house lots. Beloved businesses grow tired and close their doors. These …

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