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Barrington High School’s ​Future Business Leaders of America​ (FBLA) attended the annual State Fall Leadership Conference at Johnson and Wales University last month. Twenty-four FBLA … more
Barrington Police received a phone call on Monday morning, Dec. 3, from someone who spotted a strange object on Federal Road and believed it might be a sparkler bomb. About two weeks ago, someone … more
Anyone interested in purchasing a personalized engraved brick to support the Barrington Middle School PTO should do so before Dec. 31 — that date marks the end of the Barrington Middle … more
Construction was everywhere. On the third floor, a man carefully grouted floor tiles inside a faculty bathroom.  Inside the gymnasium, two men perched 20 feet above the floor in mechanical … more
The Holy Angels Church “Lessons and Carols” presentation will be held on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 5 p.m., when the parish choir presents its nondenominational Christmas service for the … more
Officials spearheading the construction of the new Palmer Pointe development in Barrington said there will be 10 one-bedroom apartments featured in the new project.  Frank Spinella, president … more
The Nayatt Road improvement project will begin its winter shutdown on Saturday, Dec. 15. The project started earlier this fall and will include "full-depth reclamation" from Collins Court to … more
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 … more
Williams College senior forward and Barrington native Libby Dolan has been named a Third Team All-American (Division III) by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA).  The … more
Eight years of planning, permitting and legal challenges came to an end last month when a construction crew broke ground on a new affordable housing development on Sowams Road.  Officials … more
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