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Barrington Town Hall, Barrington, Rhode Island

Barrington Conservation Commission charged with tracking plastic bag ban

Barrington Conservation Commission charged with tracking plastic bag ban

The same group that advocated for a local plastic bag ban has been charged with developing criteria to measure the initiative’s impact. Barrington’s Reusable Checkout Bag Initiative, which prohibits the distribution of plastic bags at the point of sale, officially went into effect on Jan. 1 after it was passed by the town council in

Hurricane Sandy brought down trees around town, including this one on Terrace Avenue.

Barrington news in 2012

  Local schools weren’t the only places to make this news this year. Here are a few of the other stories that will be remembered from 2012: Plastic bags — The town’s ordinance banning plastic bags at the point of sale officially took effect Jan. 1. The issue received plenty of attention beginning last spring

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Barrington can lead with plastic bag ban

To the editor: On Oct. 1, Barrington has the chance to demonstrate environmental stewardship in Rhode Island by being the first municipality in the state to ban disposable plastic shopping bags. Our waterways have always been an integral part of our town. Unfortunately, plastic debris is a growing problem facing ecosystems here and around the

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