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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 … more
Six different Eagles scored goals while helping the East Bay Co-op girls hockey team to a 7-3 win over South County on Wednesday night, Jan. 16. Maeve Harrington opened the scoring for East Bay … more
Make it three in a row.  On Tuesday, Jan. 15, Barrington High School senior Maile Somera was named Gatorade RI Volleyball Player of the Year for the third straight year.  The award … more
Officials at a Barrington elementary school notified parents on Wednesday, Jan. 16, about an increased number of students who had fallen ill. According to the letter, some students at Sowams … more
The Barrington Town Council will hold a special workshop discussing the town's proposed ban on polystyrene plastics (including Styrofoam). The workshop will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. … more
Ann Strong is a former town council member, former planning board member and former member of the town's conservation commission, and she believes the town's comprehensive plan is to blame for … more
A recent lesson for eighth-graders revealed an ugly truth about Barrington: We speed. The students in all three eighth grade clusters at Barrington Middle School were conducting field work on … more
Barrington Police responded to a domestic dispute that occurred in the woods at Haines Park earlier this month. East Providence Police called Barrington Police at about 5:15 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. … more
The Barrington Republican Town Committee elected Geoff Grove as chairman at its Jan. 5 meeting.  This marks Mr. Grove’s third term as chairman; he previously served as chairman of the … more
Two teams from Barrington competed at the First LEGO League Rhode Island State Championship at Roger Williams University on Saturday, Jan. 12. Team Elements, which is comprised of fourth- and … more
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