Photos: New middle school is 33 percent complete

The tour is starting inside the auditorium… or what will soon be the auditorium. The 405-seat, tiered auditorium is located near the center of the new Barrington Middle School building …
Barrington teens caught smoking pot in Haines Park
At about 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7, Barrington police received a call from a town employee who was working at Haines Park, after … Read More
Barrington team wins summer league championship
Barrington's entry into the Division I Metro Basketball Summer League at Mass Premier captured the championship recently. The … Read More
Malik bows out of District 67 race
Warren DPW Director Jan Malik has dropped out of the race for House of Representatives District 67, leaving only incumbent Rep. Jason … Read More
Trending Stories
Hundreds sign petition supporting Barrington gas station
The signatures are from customers and friends and from some folks they have never met. Wendy and Ken Wajda started the petition — … Read More
Barrington resident targeted in concert ticket scam
A Massachusetts Avenue resident contacted police on Thursday, Aug. 9, after his daughter fell victim to a scam. The resident told … Read More
Barrington resident reprimanded for illegal dumping
A Barrington resident was taught a lesson about illegal dumping late last week. Police received a call on Friday morning, Aug. 10, … Read More
Barrington council member resigns, special election planned
Peter Dennehy resigned from the Barrington Town Council last week, offering the brief explanation of "medical reasons" for his … Read More
Barrington music student wins Jazz award
Erin Cowden, a 2018 Barrington High School graduate and drummer in the Senior All State Jazz Ensemble, was honored at the recent … Read More
Candidates' forum is Sept. 5 in East Providence
Two Barrington residents who are running for the District 66 seat in the Rhode Island House of Representatives will meet in a … Read More
Obituaries
Lesley Allyn DeMaio Duffy, 41, formerly of Barrington Lesley Allyn DeMaio Duffy, 41, passed away in Chicago, Ill. on Sunday, July 15, 2018 after living nearly three years with cancer. She leaves her husband of 6 years, Chris Duffy, and their two young …
Louise C. Motta, 82, of Barrington Louise C. (Marcello) Motta, age 82, passed away Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Joseph P. Motta, Jr.  Born in Barrington and a lifelong resident, …
David Andrew Stewart, 87, of Barrington David Andrew Stewart passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. He was 87. Born in New Orleans, La., he was raised on the Gulf Coast in Pass Christian, Miss., where …
Legal Notices
Barrington Times Legal Notices - Aug. 15, 2018 These Legal Notices were published in the Aug. 15 edition of the Barrington Times.
Barrington Legal Notices - Aug. 8, 2018 These Legal Notices were published in the Aug. 8, 2018, edition of the Barrington Times.
Opinion
Letter: It’s critical to protect the truth (and free press) There is a “Puck” cartoon from 1888 which caricatures the “evil spirits of the modern daily press” as grotesque elves running loose, presumedly to infect the readers and local …
Letter: Cassar is intelligent, thoughtful, savvy To the editor: I've spent recent Saturday mornings talking with my neighbors about Liana Cassar, candidate for District 66 State Representative. These chats have confirmed my sense that most …
Letter: Barrington's athletic fields need more help, not less To the editor: It was with a mixture of amusement and frustration that I read that Barrington Town Manager Jim Cunha is considering raising field use fees.  These mixed emotions stem from …
Letter: Bookstore had every right to invite Mr. Spicer To the editor: Barrington Books is in business to sell books and to make a profit. They have the freedom to invite in any authors whose book sales might help them to achieve that goal. Inviting an …
Sports
Field use fees could be on the rise in Barrington Should youth sports leagues pay the town more money for athletic field maintenance? That is the question Barrington Town Manager Jim Cunha is considering.  Mr. Cunha met with members of …
Barrington residents organize Ride 'Round Rhody A company founded by Barrington's Jacob Brier and his wife Dani Sahner Brier recently hosted its tenth and final Ride’ Round Rhody bike-athon.  This year's event raised $75,000 for …
Three with area ties vie for RIGA Jr. Amateur golf titles EAST PROVIDENCE — Three golfers with area ties were among the finalists of the 2018 Rhode Island Golf Association Jr. Amateur Championships held this week at Metacomet Country Club, …
Barrington fall sports meetings are next month The Barrington High School fall sports season is just a few weeks away.  The football team will begin practicing on Monday, Aug. 13, while boys and girls cross country, cheerleading, field …

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