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BHS Sports Roundup: Rywolt scores his 1,000th point

The Barrington High School boys basketball team won twice last week. The Eagles defeated Portsmouth 57-47 on Friday, Feb. 15 and also beat North Providence 64-49 on Saturday, Feb. 16. Will Rywolt …
Volunteers needed for Barrington boards and commissions
Are you interested in sports and recreation? Do you care about the environment?  Right now the town is looking for volunteers to … Read More
Barrington budget forecast report: disappearing debt
Debt service payments are expected to drop off the town's budget in the next few years. According to a recent report from the … Read More
Barrington Middle School wrestlers compete at states
The 2018-2019 Barrington Middle School wrestling team finished its season by competing in the Futures Tournament and the Varsity … Read More
Police Cove Park in Barrington will add a splash pad
If construction proceeds as expected, Barrington residents and non-residents will be able to cool off at the Police Cove Park splash … Read More
Local legislator's bill aims to ban 3-D printed guns
Sen. Cynthia A. Coyne recently introduced legislation that would ban 3-D printed firearms in Rhode Island. Sen. Coyne (D-Dist. 32, … Read More
Zombie wedding — A Tiverton tale for Valentine’s Day
For their Valentine’s Day story, assorted publications world-wide turned to a tale with Tiverton ties — the sweet story of a young … Read More
Obituaries
Barbara Keelan, 91, Little Compton Barbara (Revens) Keelan, 91, of Little Compton, passed away on February 14, 2019, in Sykesville, Maryland, Barbara was born on February 26, 1927, in West Barrington to the late John and Bridget …
Lynne Anne Belanger Kemp, 63, Warren Lynne Anne Belanger Kemp, devoted wife and mother, passed away on February 4, 2019 at her home, with her family by her side. Lynne was a kind and gentle spirit who gave wholeheartedly to all who …
Jean P. Stover, 97 Jean P. (Parker) Stover died Feb. 7, 2019. A loving mother and lover of just causes, Jean was born in 1921 and grew up in North Attleboro, where she would have joined the football team if they had …
Patricia Longo, 83, formerly of Barrington Patricia (Decina) Longo, 83, formerly of County Road, died peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. She was the wife of the late Carmen J. Longo Jr.  Born in Roxbury, Mass., a daughter of the late …
Sports
BHS Sports Roundup: Barrington battles back, defeats Tiverton The Barrington High School boys basketball team gritted out a 53-50 comeback victory at Tiverton on Friday night, Feb. 8. The Eagles trailed by a basket at halftime but outscored the Tigers 33-28 …
BMS boys lose in basketball state finals The Barrington Middle School boys basketball team lost to Cranston's Park View Middle School 47-42 in the state championship game on Friday night, Feb. 8. The Eagles trailed early in the game, …
Seventh-grader stars for BMS girls basketball team For Barrington Middle School girls’ head basketball coach Michael Topazio and star player Dani Ceseretti, 2018-2019 was something to cheer about.  Dani is a seventh grade student at the …
Field maintenance costs questioned in Barrington How much does it cost to seed, fertilize, line and maintain Barrington’s collection of athletic fields? That question spurred confusion last week, after Town Manager Jim Cunha presented a cost …
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Opinion
Letter: Eternal vigilance for turf, start times To the editor: I am troubled by the inability of some members of the Barrington community to graciously move on when they do not get their way on a controversial issue. Instead, they continue to …
Editorial: Gambling made easy In most casual fashion, Rhode Island is putting big money on a most dangerous bet. The state is wagering that the few millions a year it expects to win from on-line sports betting will offset the …
Letter: The Papitto Purge, a university injustice I remember Ralph Papitto as a respected acquaintance who richly deserved his somewhat belated 2016 induction into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame because of his amazing entrepreneurial …
Letter: 'This is God's country' To the editor: I would like to start with a little bit of my background and how my family and I are personally impacted by the development of lot 3A.   On both sides of my family my …

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