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Councilors: Proposed BCWA rate hike feels rushed

By   /  December 20, 2012  /  News  /  3 Comments

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The holiday season might not be the best time for holding public hearings and voting on rate hikes. That’s some how some local officials feel anyway, including a few of those on hand for a meeting of the Barrington, Bristol and Warren Town Councils Wednesday night. The majority of the meeting focused on a presentation […]

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Barrington, Warren and Bristol Town Councils meet with BCWA tonight

By   /  December 19, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

Barrington Town Hall, Barrington, Rhode Island

The Barrington, Warren and Bristol Town Councils will meet tonight at 7 p.m. The evening will kick off with a presentation from Bristol County Water Authority officials that is scheduled to include information on the agency’s strategic plan, finance plan and a potential rate hike for next year. The agenda also includes a discussion on […]

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Barrington weighs tax break for senior residents

By   /  December 19, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

Barrington Town Hall, Barrington, Rhode Island

Local officials are examining a proposal aimed at freezing tax bills for senior citizens. The town’s senior services advisory board is pitching the senior tax deferment plan. Board chairwoman Margaret Kane, who presented the matter to the town council Monday night, said the town’s comprehensive plan is “replete” with recommendations on keeping seniors in town. […]

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Barrington Town Councilor calls for repeal of affordable housing mandate

By   /  December 18, 2012  /  Government & Politics  /  2 Comments

Barrington Town Hall, Barrington, Rhode Island

Barrington Town Councilor Bill DeWitt is looking for allies to fight the state’s affordable housing mandate. On Monday night, Mr. DeWitt said he would like to see a repeal of legislation enacted in 2004 that requires every community in Rhode Island to make at least 10 percent of its housing stock affordable. Mr. DeWitt said […]

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Hellmann appointed to Barrington Committee on Appropriations

By   /  December 18, 2012  /  Government & Politics  /  No Comments

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  The Barrington Town Council unanimously appointed Joel Hellmann to the Barrington Committee on Appropriations Monday night. Mr. Hellmann fills a vacancy created by Nicholas DeRosa, who resigned for the committee earlier this year. COA members are typically elected at the town’s annual financial town meeting though the town council is permitted to appoint a […]

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Speakman voted Barrington town council president

By   /  December 4, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

Photos by Rich Dionne
Elected council members from left, June Speakman, Ann Strong and Kate Weymouth are sworn in during the Barrington Town Council Inauguration at 8p.m. sharp on Monday night.

Recently elected Barrington Town Council and School Committee members were sworn in Monday night. The ceremony marked the official start of a third term for June Speakman and Kate Weymouth  council term while Ann Strong begins her first term. Ms. Speakman was later unanimously approved as Town Council President and Ms. Weymouth was unanimously approved […]

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Thanks town council, for leading on plastic bag ban

By   /  December 1, 2012  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

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To the editor: On the evening of Oct. 1, the Barrington Town Council voted 4-1 on the ordinance to ban single-use plastic bags at checkouts taking effect Jan. 2013. On behalf of the Rhode Island Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, I would like to sincerely thank the councilmembers for their decision and all those who […]

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Local voters sent message to town council

By   /  November 28, 2012  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

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To the editor: It has been a few weeks since the Presidential election. It has been long enough for all who voted to acquiesce to the results of same. Some will be happy and some not so — however the populous has spoken and now all must work together. Speaking of the populous — it […]

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Barrington Town Council: Speakman, Weymouth get four more years

By   /  November 6, 2012  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

June Speakman (left) and Kate Weymouth hug after learning of their apparent re-election Tuesday night.

  Incumbent Democrats Kate Weymouth and June Speakman were the top vote-getters in the race for Barrington Town Council Tuesday night. Ms. Weymouth and Ms. Speakman, who ran as a team, were the only two town council candidates to top 4,000 votes. The third and final town council spot appeared to be going to Ann […]

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Learn more about Barrington Town Council candidates

By   /  October 31, 2012  /  Government & Politics  /  No Comments

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With less than a week remaining until Election Day, candidates for Barrington Town Council are making a late push for residents’ votes. Following are brief bios for each of the council candidates running this year: Ann Pelletier Strong – PARTY: Democrat – FAMILY: Husband, Joseph (1982 BHS grad and co-owner of Bad Dog Tools); Son, […]

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