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Is Barrington Town Council listening to taxpayers?

To the editor: Why hasn’t the Barrington Town Council had an up or down vote on granting a property tax abatement to the Palmer Pointe affordable housing project? It has been reported that the East Bay Community Development Corporation views this project as financially infeasible without the abatement. It is a complete waste of everyone’s

John Cregan, shown at the financial town meeting, says officials need to remove the barriers and roll up their sleeves and find a way to get full-day kindergarten implemented this fall.

Barrington resident to officials: Let’s get full-day K done!

John Cregan has a message for Barrington officials: It’s time to roll up your sleeves, remove the barriers and find a way to get full-day kindergarten implemented this fall within the current budget. Mr. Cregan, a long-time resident of Barrington, attended the financial town meeting on Wednesday night and found himself feeling confused by some


Barrington taxpayers vote down $633,000 increase; full-day K in doubt

An amendment to add $633,000 into the Barrington School Department budget and all but ensure the implementation of full-day kindergarten this fall came up 37 votes short on Wednesday night. A paper ballot vote at about 10 p.m. yielded two sets of numbers — one from each of the electronic counters located in the front

Barrington resident Ivy Rollins Milliken, shown petitioning school officials to add full-day kindergarten, will have the opportunity to vote on a $633,000 amendment at tonight's financial town meeting. The money matches the cost estimate to implement full-day kindergarten this fall.

Full-day kindergarten in Barrington: A $633,000 question

It all comes down to this. One night. One meeting. One chance to vote an additional $633,000 into the school department budget. Tonight, May 22, taxpayers attending the annual financial town meeting in Barrington will be asked to vote yea or nay to Waseca Avenue resident Amy Morton’s amendment, which calls for a significant increase