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Council should move forward with bag ban

By   /  September 26, 2012  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

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To the editor: On Monday, Oct. 1, the town council will be looking at an ordinance to ban plastic shopping bags in Barrington. The town council should move forward with this ban to protect the  environment. Plastic bags are among the most common types of trash found in  Rhode Island coastal cleanups. In the environment, […]

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Barrington Town Council candidates split on plastic bag ban

By   /  September 25, 2012  /  Government & Politics  /  No Comments

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Don Nessing, a Republican candidate for town council, said taking up a plastic bag ban in Barrington is “much ado about nothing” and described the initiative as “frivolous.” The matter is slated for a public hearing next Monday night, Oct. 1. Mr. Nessing previously spoke on the issue during a workshop in August, presenting the […]

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Barrington needs to ban plastic shopping bags now

By   /  September 21, 2012  /  Letters to the Editor  /  1 Comment

To the editor: On Monday, October 1st, the town council will be looking at an ordinance to ban plastic shopping bags in Barrington. The town council should move forward with this ban to protect the environment. Plastic bags are among the most common types of trash found in Rhode Island coastal cleanups. In the environment, […]

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Barrington should lead the way with plastic bag ban

By   /  September 21, 2012  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

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 […]

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Barrington plastic bag ban moves ahead

By   /  September 13, 2012  /  Government & Politics  /  No Comments

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The Barrington Town Council introduced a plastic bag ban ordinance last week though two members of the group are concerned with the proposal. Town councilor Jeff Brenner said the ordinance put before the council doesn’t capture the full extent of recent discussion on the issue, and added that he didn’t intend to vote in favor […]

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Barrington Shaw’s to pull plastic shopping bags

By   /  September 4, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

Plastic shopping bags will be gone from the Shaw's in Barrington within 90 to 120 days.

It remains to be seen whether Barrington will adopt a ban on plastic bags though the same cannot be said for one of the town’s largest retailers. At a Barrington Town Council workshop Wednesday night, Aug. 22, Shaw’s Supermarket spokesman Steve Sylven said a decision had been made to remove all plastic bags from the […]

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In Barrington, local sports leagues deserve priority

By   /  September 4, 2012  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

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To the editor: Dear friends and supporters of Barrington sports and recreation, on Monday, Sept. 10, the Barrington Town Council will include on their agenda a discussion and vote pertaining to field use in the Town of Barrington. Up for consideration is whether or not Barrington programs should receive priority use of fields within our […]

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Barrington zoning amendments hearing is July 30

By   /  July 11, 2012  /  Government & Politics  /  No Comments

The Barrington Town Council will hold a public hearing on a number of proposed zoning map amendments at a meeting later this month. On Monday night, July 9, the council gathered for a workshop on the matter with the Barrington Planning Board. Town Planner Philip Hervey said the proposed changes are aimed at making the […]

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