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

By   /  November 14, 2013  /  News, Police & Crime, Schools  /  No Comments

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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 […]

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Survey: Alcohol use by Barrington teens is down

By   /  September 26, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Barrington Town Hall, Barrington, Rhode Island

The Barrington Adult Youth Team — or BAY Team — recently released data from a survey that shows that alcohol consumption by Barrington students is down. Data from the Barrington Risk and Protective Factor Survey administered in March to students in grades six through 12 showed that alcohol use in the past 30 days declined […]

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

By   /  August 13, 2013  /  Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  No Comments

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 […]

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

By   /  August 6, 2013  /  News  /  2 Comments

Barrington Town Hall, Barrington, Rhode Island

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 […]

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

By   /  April 17, 2013  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

BAY Team official Kathy Sullivan (center) has helped organize a drug take-back event for April 27: "We appreciate the time and effort that community members take to rid their homes of potentially dangerous medications."

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 […]

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Marijuana law change raises concerns in Barrington

By   /  July 11, 2012  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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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 […]

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