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BCWA: Water bills to increase March 1

By   /  January 14, 2014  /  News  /  2 Comments

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Bristol County Water Authority customers will see an increase in their water bills starting March 1. BCWA board members approved a 4-percent rate increase during its December meeting, for fiscal year 2015. In a letter to Barrington, Bristol and Warren Town Councils, BCWA Executive Director Pam Marchand said that the rate increase is necessary to […]

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Barrington resident reacts to fire: ‘Everything is gone’

By   /  January 14, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

On Monday, investigators were still trying to determine a cause to the Colonial Avenue house fire.

Mark Mainella is hoping he can find a few photos left in the ashes of his home at 41 Colonial Ave. The longtime Barrington resident and his family lost their house in a fire on Friday afternoon, Jan. 10. The blaze destroyed almost everything inside the structure, but Mr. Mainella is hoping he can locate […]

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Fire tears through Barrington home

By   /  January 10, 2014  /  Breaking News, News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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Thick black smoke and flames could be seen from as far away as Route 136 in Warren on Friday afternoon, Jan. 10, as fire ripped through a Colonial Avenue home in Barrington. The fire at 45 Colonial Ave. appeared to start at about noon and crews responded  shortly thereafter. By 1 p.m., the house was […]

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Barrington missionaries holding pasta dinner fund-raiser

By   /  January 10, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  1 Comment

Cara DeLuca kisses an orphan during a recent St. Luke Church mission trip to Jamaica.

A group of boys and girls preparing for a mission trip to an orphanage in Jamaica will hold a pasta dinner fund-raiser in Barrington on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. The event is open to the public. The missionaries are from St. Luke Church in Barrington and are hoping for a large […]

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Barrington students prepare for robotics tournament

By   /  January 9, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

Barrington Middle School's Team Overflow members (from left to right) are Sam Wohlever, Andrew Cooke, Eliot Laidlaw, Theenash Kumar, Conor Mc Gartoll, Riddhi Adhiya and Kyle Villella.

Four teams of Barrington youngsters will compete in the annual FIRST LEGO League RI Robotics tournament on Saturday, Jan. 11, at Roger Williams University. The teams are: • Overflow, Barrington Middle School, coached by Lisa McGartoll • Tech-No-Logic, Barrington Middle School, coached by Laurie Dubel • Flaming Ninja Cheezits, Barrington neighborhood team, coach by Sarah […]

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Barrington Senior Center window target for pellet gun

By   /  January 8, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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A custodian at the Peck Center building in Barrington, which houses the public library, senior center, Tap-In and some other offices, called police on Monday, Dec. 30, after locating a broken window on the east side of the building. The window, which looks out from the senior center onto a wooded section of the property […]

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Barrington house fire — blaze starts under boiler

By   /  January 8, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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Overheated floor boards could be to blame for a house fire on Blanding Avenue early Wednesday morning, Jan. 8. The homeowner at 37 Blanding Ave. called the fire department at about 2:30 a.m. after detecting an odor inside the house. By the time crews arrived a few minutes later, “smoke was pouring out the front […]

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Barrington Afterprom benefiting from Flatbread deal

By   /  January 7, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

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Are you hungry? Do you want to support the Barrington High School Afterprom? Today, Jan. 7, you can fill both those desires at once. From 5 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7, Flatbread Company Providence will donate a portion of all flatbread pizza sales to Afterprom Barrington. Afterprom is a night-long party that follows the […]

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Barrington to explore collecting payment from St. Andrew’s School

By   /  January 7, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News, Schools  /  1 Comment

St. Andrew's School cannot be taxed, say town officials, but that does not exclude a payment in lieu of taxes agreement.

The Town of Barrington may not be able to tax St. Andrew’s School, but officials might be able to collect a payment in lieu of taxes from the private institution. The topic surfaced at the Jan. 6 council meeting, when councilor Bill DeWitt asked for an update on the tax exempt status of St. Andrew’s […]

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Steaks stopped at the door — Barrington police search for shoplifter

By   /  January 7, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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

Barrington police are looking for a man who allegedly stole a $36 pork tenderloin from the Shaw’s Supermarket in the Barrington Shopping Center on New Year’s Eve. Police received a phone call from Shaw’s at about 1:45 p.m., shortly after a man in his mid-40s wearing a blue coat and blue hat tried to steal […]

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