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Barrington mosquitos test positive for West Nile Virus

Barrington mosquitos test positive for West Nile Virus

A mosquito found in a trap in Barrington has tested positive for West Nile Virus, said officials from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. “Test results from one mosquito pool, or sample, from a trap set on September 3 in Barrington has been confirmed positive for West Nile Virus,” stated a press release from

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Six Barrington students named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

Barrington High School boasts one of the highest numbers of National Merit Scholarship semifinalists among all high schools in Rhode Island this year, as six local students earned the distinction. Barrington’s Timothy P. Connor, Cassidy M. Laidlaw, Emma Marguiles, Megan Verner-Crist, Cecilia Yao and Nicholas Zimmerman each qualified for the chance to become one of

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Barrington teacher’s appeal: details of the dismissal

The recent decision filed by Rhode Island Education Commission Deborah Gist regarding former Barrington High School teacher Kelly McKenney’s firing and then subsequent appeal included a brief account of what took place prior to the district’s decision to put Ms. McKenney on paid leave. In late Jan. 2011, a social studies teacher at Barrington High

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Barrington teacher’s dismissal ‘good and just’ says education commissioner

Rhode Island Commissioner of Education Deborah Gist recently ruled against an appeal filed by former Barrington High School teacher Kelly McKenney, who was fired in 2011 after she allegedly helped two students cheat on an exam. Ms. Gist released the decision on Tuesday morning, Sept. 4, clearly backing Barrington school officials who first placed Ms.

Charlie Ionata finished second in the Sons of Italy hammer competition.

Barrington graduate second at Sons of Italy hammer event

In the boys’ 12-pound event at the Sons of Italy Hammer Competition, recent Barrington High School graduate Charlie Ionata  finished second to national champ Rudy Winkler. Ionata’s mark was 220 feet, 4 inches (67.16 meters), while Winkler finished with a throw of 247 feet, 3 inches (75.36 meters). Ionata placed third in the international (16-pound)

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Barrington High School athletes must attend meeting tonight

Barrington High School student-athletes are preparing for the start of another fall sports season. Following a few important reminders student-athletes should check: • First team meeting: All fall athletes will meet on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. in the Barrington High School auditorium. Parents and athletes are required to attend. • Pre-participation athletic physicals:

Barrington students Jacob Greenberg and Amelia Szosz will play the Newport Jazz Festival on August 3.

Barrington students to take stage at Newport Jazz Fest

For some musicians, being invited to play at the Newport Jazz Festival is an honor that comes after decades of earning their “chops,” creating a unique style or sound, and gaining the respect of their peers in the music industry. For two Barrington students, Jacob Greenberg and Amelia Szosz, the invitation to play at the

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Police charge Barrington teen who allegedly sold drugs in school

A 17-year-old Barrington boy was arraigned in family court on July 3 after police charged him with delivery of a controlled substance. Police allege that on Feb. 13, the boy, a senior at Barrington High School, sold a ninth-grader at the school one capsule of Adderall, a medication used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. Officials

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