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Barrington High golfers start another season with an East Bay Scramble win

By   /  April 8, 2014  /  Sports  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — Playing under overcast skies, though without the usual wind blowing off of Narragansett Bay at this time of the year, the Barrington High School golf team once again opened up a season with a victory in the annual East Bay Scramble hosted by East Providence at Metacomet Country Club Monday, April 7. […]

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Barrington High upsets top-seeded Bay View in the Division I girls’ hoops semifinals

By   /  March 19, 2014  /  Schools, Sports  /  No Comments

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PROVIDENCE — A year after reaching the finals, the Barrington High School girls’ basketball team will once again play for the Division I state championship after the Eagles upset No. 1-seeded and previously league unbeaten Bay View, 43-42, Tuesday night, March 18, in the second of two semifinal playoff games held at Rhode Island College’s […]

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NEPSAC announces 2013-14 Class AA boys’ hoops honor roll

By   /  March 17, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

Portsmouth's Henry Bolton earned All-NEPSAC Class AA boys' hoops honors.

BARRINGTON — The complete list of 2013-2014 NEPSAC Class AA boys’ basketball postseason accolades was released Monday, March 17, those honored including the previously noted co-coaches of the year Mike Hart and Barry Connors, of St. Andrew’s and Cushing, respectively, as well as player of the year Malik Abu, of Kimball Union. Those honored also […]

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Two dozen children aided by local dentists during ‘Give Kids a Smile Day’

By   /  March 14, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

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SEEKONK — Several local youngsters were among those treated recently as local dentists recognized dental health month in February at the office of Dr. Lisa Daft with a first-ever “Give Kids a Smile.” The event, sponsored by the American Dental Association, was established to provide free dental care to children in the community, ages 4-18, […]

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Bald eagles in Barrington — national bird seen on cove, river

By   /  February 4, 2014  /  News, Waterfront  /  1 Comment

Barrington resident Heidi Piccerelli photographed these two bald eagles as they stood on Hundred Acre Cove ice on Sunday, Feb. 2.

Bald eagles have been turning heads in Barrington recently. In late January, Sowams area resident Bill Gauntlett was preparing himself a cup of coffee at about 8 a.m. when he spotted two large birds sitting on the frozen ice of the Palmer River. He grabbed his camera and moved to the window to get a […]

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Barrington police: Bank employee stole $100K from elderly woman

By   /  February 4, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  1 Comment

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A woman who had worked for decades at the Citizens Bank on Willett Avenue on the Riverside-Barrington line is facing police charges after she allegedly stole more than $100,000 from an elderly East Providence woman. Police say that Sherry A. Blaydes Jarvis, 49, of Riverside, befriended a bank customer and, over the course of six […]

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Barrington boys dominate Class B weight throw event

By   /  February 2, 2014  /  News, Schools, Sports  /  No Comments

Adam Kelly, shown in a regular season indoor track and field meet, won a national title on Sunday.

Three Barrington High School students finished in the top five at the Class B Track and Field Championship held at the Providence Career and Technical Academy on Saturday. Barrington High School junior Adam Kelly finished with the best throw from all the classes — tossing the 25-pound weight 75 feet, 9 inches. He took top […]

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Duck hunting in the upper bay: DEM’s response

By   /  January 30, 2014  /  News  /  11 Comments

Duck hunters in Hundred Acre Cove earlier this month.

A recent petition to ban duck hunting in the upper Narragansett Bay has raised some questions among locals about what is legal and what is not. Following is a list of questions posed to officials at the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management regarding duck hunting: BT: Are there regulations about duck hunting near occupied […]

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Barrington’s proposed bike park shifts location

By   /  January 30, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

Plans to build a skate/bike park at Legion Way took a turn at the recent Barrington Parks and Recreation Commission meeting.

At the last meeting of the Barrington Parks and Recreation Commission meeting on Thursday, Jan. 23, the board discussed an additional volleyball court at Latham Park, a skate park at Chianese Park, usage of a portion of town-owned land at the end of Andreozzi Drive and environmentally-safe turf policies. Chianese identified as better skate park […]

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Barrington crowds turn out for Common Core forums

By   /  January 28, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

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Resident Kathy Crain said Barrington teachers had been relying too heavily on worksheets associated with the Common Core, and that the standards may have appeared one way in theory, but were being delivered in quite a different fashion.

Two meetings focused on the same subject — Common Core State Standards — yielded far different results on Tuesday night. At 7 p.m., the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) hosted a forum on the background and benefits of the Common Core in the Barrington High School auditorium, while a parents group met in the […]

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