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Barrington Democratic Town Committee endorses Raimondo

By   /  April 17, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

Gina Raimondo, shown during a recent visit to Bristol, earned the endorsement of the Barrington Democratic Town Committee this week.

Barrington Democratic Town Committee endorsed Gina Raimondo for governor at a meeting on Wednesday night, April 16. After hearing from each of the candidates in the Democratic primary, the committee voted to endorse Ms. Raimondo by a heavy majority — Ms. Raimondo captured 16 votes while Clay Pell had three and Mayor Angel Tavares finished […]

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Rep. Hearn’s bill aimed at adult entertainment business

By   /  April 16, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

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Addressing the issue of prostitution and alleged human trafficking in the adult entertainment industry, Attorney General Kilmartin recently filed legislation that requires owners, operators, employees and independent contractors to undergo a national criminal background check. The legislation is sponsored by Rep. Joy Hearn (D-District 66, Barrington, East Providence). This act would require, as of Sept. […]

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Dog abandoned in Barrington finds a new home

By   /  April 16, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

This dog was abandoned in Haines Park in late March, but now has a new home.

The dog left chained to a guardrail in Haines Park during a drenching rain storm has found a new home. Barrington Police Chief John LaCross reported earlier this week that the dog, a white husky-mix, has been adopted by a person in Warwick. The news marks the latest chapter in the month-long ordeal. On Sunday […]

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Barrington residents report stolen tax refunds

By   /  April 15, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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A few Barrington residents contacted the police last week after they learned their tax refunds had been stolen. On Monday, April 7, a Highland Avenue resident stopped into the station and told officers that he had tried to file his income tax return using Turbo Tax but learned that someone else had already done so. […]

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Barrington teen approached by man offering sex

By   /  April 15, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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Barrington police are ramping up patrols in the Hampden Meadows area of town after a 16 year-old boy told officers that he had been approached by a man on who was offering oral sex on Saturday, April 12. The teenager, who lives in town, told police that he had been walking along the path that […]

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Company drops plan for cell tower at Sowams School

By   /  April 15, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News, Schools  /  No Comments

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People opposed to the construction of a 141-foot cell tower on the property behind Sowams School in Barrington received some welcome news on Monday night: The company planning the project had withdrawn its proposal. School and town officials shared e-mails with parents and other residents alerting them to the change. A letter dated April 14 […]

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Walk back from liquor store too much for Barrington man

By   /  April 14, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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A person jogging along the East Bay Bike Path called police on Monday, April 7, at about 6 p.m. after noticing a man sitting near the path, holding a dog. Police responded to the area of the path between Sowams Road and New Meadow, and located the subject, a 47 year-old Barrington resident. The man […]

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Barrington student performing benefit concert

By   /  April 13, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

Barrington's Cecilia Yao will perform a benefit violin concert on April 15.

Barrington High School senior Cecilia Yao will perform a benefit violin concert on Tuesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. Cecilia said that while admission is free, donations will be accepted. She said she will give all proceeds from the event to the Barrington High School music department. “It’s my way of […]

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Barrington resident rips out her neighbor’s pine trees

By   /  April 11, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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A Townsend Street resident stopped into the Barrington Police Department on Saturday, April 5, at about 3:30 p.m., to file a report for malicious damage to his property. The resident told an officer that his neighbor had recently pulled out five pine trees that he had just planted on his property. Police responded to the […]

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Letter: Cell tower does not belong on conservation land

By   /  April 11, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  No Comments

To the editor: Neither our school committee nor our town council should approve the construction of a cell tower near Sowams School. Fifty feet west of the fence (the proposed location) is smack in the middle of the Hampden Meadows Greenbelt, a Conservation Zone — not suitable for development but only for passive recreation (the […]

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