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Survey: Fewer Barrington students using tobacco, non-prescription meds

Survey: Fewer Barrington students using tobacco, non-prescription meds

A survey of students at Barrington High School shows that use of tobacco and non-medical prescriptions drugs is about half what it was five years ago. The survey, which was conducted by the BAY Team, reported that cigarette smoking dropped from 15 percent in 2009 to 7 percent in 2013. Also, non-medical prescription drug use

Letter: Rehashing past tragedies in Barrington won’t solve problem

To the editor: If the statements Kathy Sullivan made in the “Underage drinking – Barrington residents need to be ‘re-reminded’ of tragedies” are a testament to how she believes substance abuse is prevented, we are in trouble. Substance abuse prevention isn’t about rehashing past tragedies. It is about breaking through denial, acknowledging the facts of

Barrington Town Hall, Barrington, Rhode Island

Underage drinking — Barrington residents need to be ‘re-reminded’ of tragedies

Kathy Sullivan couldn’t help but feel frustrated when she heard reports of the recent underage drinking party allegedly hosted by a Barrington dad. The prevention director for the town’s substance abuse task force (BAY Team) said her department has worked hard to educate local young people and their parents about the dangers of underage drinking

BAY Team official Kathy Sullivan (center) responded the recent compliance checks: "This is very concerning to our coalition."

Barrington residents urged to turn in old meds, no questions asked

The Barrington Police Department will coordinate with the BAY Team and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration to host a drug take-back event on Saturday, April 27 here in Barrington. The initiative seeks to prevent increased medication abuse and theft, removing potentially expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs that will later be destroyed. According to a


Marijuana law change raises concerns in Barrington

Twenty people arrested by Barrington police for possession of marijuana-first offense this year would have only been levied a fine if a new law that decriminalizes small amounts of the substance had been in place since January. According to information provided by the local police department, there were 24 total arrests for possession of marijuana-first