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Common Core opposition holding its own forum tonight

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

Barrington resident Tad Segal will be one of the presenters at the second Common Core forum tonight in Barrington.

A group of people, including a member of the Barrington School Committee and a state representative, will hold its own presentation on the Common Core State Standards just a few feet away from the Rhode Island Department of Education forum on the same subject. The presentation, set for 8:30 p.m. in the Barrington High School […]

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Barrington will host forum on Common Core tonight

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

Education officials will be in Barrington tonight to discuss the Common Core State Standards and answer questions from the public. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

The Barrington Education Foundation and Barrington Public Schools are sponsoring an information session on the new Common Core State Standards tonight, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. The forum will be held in the Barrington High School auditorium. The Common Core State Standards, which were adopted by Rhode Island in 2010, have been discussed and debated […]

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St. Andrew’s hoops wipes out Worcester Academy; Hart nets 400th career coaching win

By   /  January 27, 2014  /  News, Sports  /  No Comments

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BARRINGTON — Though he is quick to dispel such a notion, what is becoming the legendary coaching career of Mike Hart at St. Andrew’s School reached another victory milestone Monday afternoon, Jan. 27, as the Saints eventually rolled to a contentious 74-56 win over visiting Worcester Academy in a NEPSAC Class AA boys’ basketball outing […]

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Petition calls for the end of duck hunting in upper bay

By   /  January 22, 2014  /  News  /  1 Comment

Duck hunters stand in marsh grass on Hundred Acre Cove with some Barrington homes in the background.

Hundreds of people from across the state and beyond have signed their names to a petition calling for a ban to duck hunting in upper Narragansett Bay. A woman named Robin Pfahning started the petition recently on the MoveOn.org website. It states: “Stop duck hunting in upper Narragansett Bay. Gunshots starting in early morning and […]

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Barrington will host forum on Common Core

By   /  January 22, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

Scott Fuller discusses the Common Core State Standards at the recent school committee meeting. Paula Dominguez is in the background. The district will host a forum on the Common Core on Jan. 28.

The Barrington Education Foundation and Barrington Public Schools are sponsoring an information session on the new Common Core State Standards on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. The forum will be held in the Barrington High School auditorium. The Common Core State Standards, which were adopted by Rhode Island in 2010, have been discussed and […]

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Barrington schools doctor: Kids with the flu need to stay home

By   /  January 21, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

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The physician in charge of Barrington Public Schools wants people to use their common sense when it comes to avoiding the flu this year. Dr. Len Parker said there are some basic steps people can follow that will help them steer clear of getting sick with the flu. For starters, good hygiene, such as washing […]

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Barrington school board endorses Common Core, 4-1

By   /  January 17, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

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About an hour of testimony offered by Scott Fuller did little to sway the four other members of the Barrington School Committee to reconsider their support for the Common Core State Standards. Following a lengthy discussion at its meeting on Thursday night, Jan. 16, the school committee voted 4-1 to approve a resolution affirming support […]

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Barrington schools aim to balance technology and teaching

By   /  January 15, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  1 Comment

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Barrington Superintendent of Schools Michael Messore had a notepad on the table in front of him. Next to it was his smart phone and his brand new tablet, and on the wall across from his desk was 40-something-inch flatscreen television that was linked directly with the district’s computer network. Mr. Messore uses his tablet during […]

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Barrington police pinch alleged pork pilferer

By   /  January 14, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  1 Comment

A surveillance image shows the alleged pork thief leaving Shaw's Supermarket on Dec. 31.

The man who allegedly stole a $36 pork tenderloin from Shaw’s Supermarket in Barrington on New Year’s Eve was caught last week. Following the Dec. 31 theft, Barrington police shared information about the incident with the media and received two tips. One person had posted a news story about the shoplifter to her Facebook page; […]

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Barrington police charge pharmacy worker with larceny

By   /  January 14, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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A Providence man who worked part-time for RiteAid Pharmacies across the region is facing charges after he allegedly stole prescription medication. Barrington police charged 24-year-old Matthew J. Ponnequin with larceny of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance on Wednesday, Jan. 8. Mr. Ponnequin had been employed as a part-time pill-counter for RiteAid, […]

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