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Barrington Town Council candidates weigh public sentiment vs. official information

Barrington Town Council candidates weigh public sentiment vs. official information

In the latest question of the week, Barrington Town Council candidates were asked the following: “When dealing with municipal issues, how much consideration will you give public sentiment versus information offered by town officials?” Here were their responses: DON NESSING – “While most municipal issues will impact all residents, some may only directly impact smaller

The League of Women Voters rep Joanne Devoe (left) goes over the rules with local candidates before a political forum at the Barrington Town Hall on Wednesday night.

Barrington candidates turn out for debate

Fifteen candidates seeking election to local and state officers fielded a host of questions in a series of debates Wednesday evening. Those on hand included candidates for Barrington Town Council, School Committee and the State House of Representatives Dists. 66 and 67. The only candidate not on hand was Ann Strong, who is seeking election

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Barrington candidates debate Wednesday night

If you’re a Barrington voter looking for more information about School Committee, Town Council and General Assembly candidates, keep your calendar clear Wednesday night. Barrington candidate forums will be held on Oct. 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Barrington Town Hall, 283 County Road. The forums will feature four races — the town council,

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Barrington Town Council approves deals with police, fire and dispatch

New police officers, firefighters and dispatchers in Barrington will no longer be eligible for post employment health insurance. That decision followed the unanimous approval of three collective bargaining agreements by the Town Council Monday night. Town manager Peter DeAngelis said all three of the contracts have been ratified by each respective union and all contain

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Barrington Town Council candidates talk affordable housing

The Barrington Times will be asking candidates for Town Council and School Committee a question every week leading up to the Nov. 6 election. Candidates have a 40 word limit for responses. Here is the first question for Town Council candidates. Would you favor a repeal or alteration of the state’s affordable housing mandate, which was

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Barrington can lead with plastic bag ban

To the editor: On Oct. 1, Barrington has the chance to demonstrate environmental stewardship in Rhode Island by being the first municipality in the state to ban disposable plastic shopping bags. Our waterways have always been an integral part of our town. Unfortunately, plastic debris is a growing problem facing ecosystems here and around the