Barrington girls finish third at state track meet

The Barrington High School girls indoor track team finished third at the state championship meet in Providence last weekend. Barrington scored 56 team points, finishing behind first place LaSalle …
Barrington mock trial team competes in playoffs
The Barrington High School Mock Trial Team recently competed against LaSalle in a playoff match-up at the RI Traffic … Read More
Barrington girls lose playoff opener
The Barrington High School girls basketball team lost its playoff opener on Monday night. The host Eagles fell behind early against … Read More
Bella Mente Racing back for more from New England Boatworks
Famed ocean racer Hap Fauth liked the job done by New England Boatworks on his last maxi racers enough that he has returned to the … Read More
Obituaries
Queen Margaret Taft, 98, formerly of Barrington

Queen Margaret (Horsfall) Taft, 98, of Norton, Mass., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 at Wingate Residences of Norton in Norton, Mass.   Born on Jan. 16, 1920 in Patch Grove, …

Elizabeth Anne Brooks, 66, of Barrington

Margaret G. Gaudiano, 108, of Barrington

Proposed law would prohibit all parking on Maple Avenue
The council has proposed legislation that would prohibit all on-street parking on Maple Avenue. Currently, some on-street parking … Read More
Barrington council tightens rules about storage containers
A newly-approved ordinance restricts the use of storage containers in Barrington. The town council voted unanimously to approve the … Read More
Barrington teacher wins Golden Apple Award
Hampden Meadows School library media specialist Melanie Roy received a Golden Apple Award during a surprise celebration on Thursday … Read More
Barrington students told to avoid vaping
The overhead slide showed an image of brightly colored computer thumb-drives, and another slide showed two asthma inhalers. But the … Read More
Barrington police: Cranston man stole laptop from library
Images captured on surveillance cameras inside the Barrington Public Library helped police track down the man who allegedly stole a … Read More
Bayside YMCA wellness center starts new year with new look
The start of the new year usually comes with resolutions to get in shape and lose weight. Bayside YMCA started 2018 with a newly … Read More
Police
Barrington police make arrest in 2016 house fire Barrington police charged Donald E. Hixson III, 40, of Milford, Mass., with arson-second degree, following an investigation into a pair of house fires that occurred in Barrington in Nov. …
Message to BHS students: Avoid distracted driving Barrington High School students learned a serious lesson on Wednesday morning — one that could save their life or the lives of others. Members of the sophomore class attended the "It Can …
Barrington police officer shares his 'State of the SRO' Josh Melo stood before the Barrington School Committee at its Jan. 11 meeting and offered his "State of the SRO." The title of his presentation drew laughs from the audience and committee members, …
Opinion
Letter: Happy to be old To the editor: I’m scratching my head over Barrington seniors who feel entitled to money from the rest of us because they are old. I’m 62 and I would love to feel 20 again. But when I …
Letter: Barrington is filled with caring young people To the editor: I write in response to last week’s letter diagnosing Barrington youth with “a serious case of Affluenza.”   Those who’ve grown up in town are …
Letter: 'Afluenza' epidemic hits Barrington hard To the editor: Barrington has a serious case of “Afluenza.” From Psychology Today, Peggy Drexler PH.D: Our gender our selves — “'Afluenza' has been described as a …
Letter: All Barrington seniors deserve a tax exemption To the editor: Many senior citizens complained that the recent 8 percent property tax increase is driving them out of town.   In response, the town council formed a committee to consider …
Sports
Barrington boys finish 18th at state track meet The Barrington High School boys indoor track team finished 18th at the state championship meet on Saturday. Sam Read entered the 300-meter event as the 12th seed but finished fifth overall with a …
Portsmouth advances after defense swarms Eagles in 58-49 win BARRINGTON — The Portsmouth High boys’ varsity basketball team advanced  in the Division II playoffs after its defense stymied Barrington in the opening round Friday …
Eagles top Titans in wrestling, tie Warriors The Barrington High School wrestling team defeated Toll Gate 36-33 and tied the Tolman/Shea/Central Falls co-op team during two dual meets on Tuesday night, Feb. 13. Against Toll Gate, Barrington …

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