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State saves Barrington taxpayers $1.2M… maybe more

Barrington taxpayers received some good news last week, as the state announced it would pay an additional $1.2 million in owner program manager costs for the Barrington Middle School construction …
BHS standout named Gatorade Player of the Year … again
Make it three in a row.  On Tuesday, Jan. 15, Barrington High School senior Maile Somera was named Gatorade RI Volleyball Player … Read More
School warns parents: Stomach bug targeting local students
Officials at a Barrington elementary school notified parents on Wednesday, Jan. 16, about an increased number of students who had … Read More
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
Obituaries
Rev. H. August Kuehl, 70, of Barrington Rev. H. August Kuehl, after 70 years as a loyal and faithful servant, went to rest in the arms of his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. He was born to Della Virginia Kuehl (nee Preisch) …
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 …
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: Nockum Hill was a self-inflicted wound To the editor: The recent avalanche of critical comments on the proposed development in Nockum Hill have fingers pointing towards the developer, North End Realty.   In truth, high density …
Letter: Life on George Street To the editor: Everyone enjoys the drive and walking on George Street. Open land, farming, horses and nature. Everything is there for the young and the old to get "unplugged." The neighborhood is …
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 …

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