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Another accolade for standout field hockey player

Barrington native and Gettysburg College junior Julia Soares recently earned the first regional award of her college field hockey career with a nod on the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches …
Work hardly ever stops at new Barrington Middle School
Construction was everywhere. On the third floor, a man carefully grouted floor tiles inside a faculty bathroom.  Inside the … Read More
Holy Angels Church Choir to present 'Lessons and Carols'
The Holy Angels Church “Lessons and Carols” presentation will be held on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 5 p.m., when the parish choir … Read More
Palmer Pointe will feature 10 one-bedroom apartments
Officials spearheading the construction of the new Palmer Pointe development in Barrington said there will be 10 one-bedroom … Read More
Nayatt Road project taking a break until spring
The Nayatt Road improvement project will begin its winter shutdown on Saturday, Dec. 15. The project started earlier this fall and … Read More
Barrington native named All-American in field hockey
Williams College senior forward and Barrington native Libby Dolan has been named a Third Team All-American (Division III) by the … Read More
Developer breaks ground on Palmer Pointe
Eight years of planning, permitting and legal challenges came to an end last month when a construction crew broke ground on a new … Read More
Obituaries
Paul E. Samdperil, of Cranston Paul E. Samdperil died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at home. Born and raised in Providence, the son of the late Albert and Edwyna (Cohen) Samdperil. He was a longtime resident of Cranston.  Paul …
Joseph Shansky, 73, formerly of Barrington Joseph Shansky, 73, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Janet (Rubinstein) Shansky for 47 years. Born in New York City, a son of the …
Sports
Eagles indoor track team races past Quakers, falls to Rams The Barrington High School boys indoor track team opened the winter season with a win over Moses Brown, 85-22, and a loss to LaSalle, 64-43. The meet was held on Wednesday night, Dec. 12, at the …
Eagles skate to 3-2 victory against LaSalle The East Bay Co-op girls ice hockey team turned a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2 victory against LaSalle Academy on Saturday night, Dec. 8. LaSalle opened up a 2-0 lead against the Eagles and held that …
Barrington finishes second at cheer nationals The Barrington Pop Warner varsity cheer team has even more reason to cheer. The local team finished second at the National Pop Warner cheer competition in Orlando, Fla. earlier this month, capping …
Memorial hockey games celebrating 17 years The John Paul Medeiros Jr. Memorial Cup Hockey Games will be played on Wednesday night, Jan. 2, 2019 at Portsmouth Abbey. This year marks the 17th anniversary of the memorial games.  The …
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Opinion
Editorial: School buses need seat belts The Tiverton school bus that hurtled off the highway and into the woods recently emerged dented but intact. But for those unfortunate enough to have been trapped inside without seat belts, the …
Letter: Proud of excellent gun grades in the East Bay To the editor: The National Rifle Association was founded as a sporting and hunting association in 1871. In the 1920s and 30s, the NRA lobbied for gun control legislation in many states, as well …
Letter: RI vs. Mass. test score comparison invalid and unfair To the editor: The scores are in. Rhode Island’s students did not appear to do as well on the RICAS as students in Massachusetts.  RICAS is Rhode Island’s version of the Massachusetts …
Letter: Students need lessons on dangers of vaping To the editor: As a member of the Barrington High School class of 2020, I want to let you know that I feel that the youth need more teachings in school and at town-wide presentations about the …

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