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How should Barrington spend Spencer Trust funds?

By   /  November 25, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News  /  2 Comments

Barrington officials used more than $200,000 of Spencer Trust funds as a loan to the developer who built the Walker Farm Lane homes.

Two volunteers from Tap-In stood before the town council earlier this month and asked for help. The local nonprofit that assists thousands of people across the East Bay was requesting about $4,700 from the Spencer Trust, an account established in 1933 with the intent of helping “the poor and unfortunate” of Barrington. Tap-In officials had […]

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Barrington residents ask town to abandon paper road

By   /  October 3, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

Stella Road is a paper road that the town has never developed. It runs east off Sowams Road.

A small strip of land not much wider than 60 or 70 feet in some spots, has a group of residents in the Sowams area very concerned. The narrow piece of property runs east from Sowams Road toward the Palmer River and is located between Charles Street and Oak Grove Avenue. And within that land, […]

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Barrington resident asks town to buy Palmer Pointe property

By   /  July 23, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

palmer pointe-early sketch

A Barrington resident recently recommended that the town purchase the Sowams Nursery property — the future site of the Palmer Pointe affordable housing development. The town solicitor reportedly urged the council to steer clear of that action, stating that it would be inappropriate for the council to interfere with a purchase and sale agreement, which […]

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Barrington prohibits going potty in public

By   /  July 3, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

Barrington Town Hall, Barrington, Rhode Island

The Barrington Town Council approved four new ordinances at its meeting on Monday, July 1, including one law that prohibits urinating or defecating in public. That law could have aided local police during an incident on June 28, when a New Bedford, Mass. man who was working near Hamilton Avenue felt the urge to go […]

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Barrington police unable to charge man who pooped in public

By   /  July 1, 2013  /  News, Police & Crime  /  1 Comment

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Nature called, and then so did a neighbor. On Friday, June 28, at about 4:30 p.m., a New Bedford, Mass. man who was working near Hamilton Avenue felt the urge to go the bathroom and reportedly defecated in partially wooded area near someone’s backyard. A neighbor noticed the situation and called police who responded to […]

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Barrington family wants its own memorial

By   /  April 19, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News  /  6 Comments

Mike Dellefratte (left) and his father Razzy discuss their plans for a memorial at Chianese Park.

Mike Dellefratte stood at the microphone and glared at members of the town council. The lifelong Barrington resident had just asked the five councilors for final approval for a memorial to be constructed at the corner of Foote Street and Prince’s Hill Avenue recognizing the decades of service his family has given to the town. […]

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Bert W. Anger, of Barrington

By   /  January 24, 2013  /  Obituaries  /  No Comments

Bert W. Anger, of Barrington, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, surrounded by members of his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Helen (Ducharme) Anger for 47 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Bradford Anger residing in Vietnam; daughter, Monika Wilson of Riverside; daughter Edith […]

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