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Barrington girl wins coveted award at science fair

By   /  April 24, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

Barrington's Portia Gaitskell (left) stands with her sister Minty, 7, and brother Luc, 11, with her science project in the background.

To the untrained eye, it is a web of wires and tubes and a white foam cooler turned on its end, and it appears to be connected to a pair of computer monitors and a mechanical-looking device that rests upon a thick dictionary. But Portia Gaitskell knows what it is. The 14 year-old Barrington resident […]

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Barrington development could yield tax bill break

By   /  April 24, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News  /  1 Comment

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The development of a retirement community at the former Zion Bible College property in Barrington could have a significant impact on residents’ tax bills in the future. According to Barrington Tax Assessor Mike Minardi, the construction of the proposed retirement community could act as a boost to the town’s revenue each year without requiring too […]

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Barrington Middle School students earn science awards

By   /  April 24, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

Barrington Middle School students brought home a handful of awards at this year's state science and engineering fair.

More than a dozen Barrington Middle School students won awards at this year’s Rhode Island Science and Engineering Fair. Eighth-graders Katherine Hilty and Rayna Mishra were named best of fair finalists and received a special award for their project “Got Water,” while fellow eighth-graders Mary Kate DeRiso and Faith Polando won first grant and special […]

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Barrington artist brings ‘Lovescapes’ to the library

By   /  April 23, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

Barrington's Dorota Zilian works on a recent painting.

Dorota Zilian loves painting. The Barrington resident and mother of three has been painting since she was a teenager; she has an exhibit at the Barrington Public Library titled “Lovescapes”  that runs through the end of the month. Ms. Zilian said creativity seems to run in her family — she and her husband (he recently […]

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Barrington High School ranked best in state, among top 500 in US

By   /  April 23, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

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Hey Eagles, be proud! Barrington High School is the top high school in the state, according to the recently-released US News and World Report “Best High School” rankings. In addition to earning the state’s top rank, Barrington High School also placed among the top 500 high schools in the country. US News and World Report […]

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Barrington schools hope to balance emotional support with return to normalcy

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

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An email from Barrington Superintendent of Schools Michael Messore to parents of local school children said officials will do their best to balance the needs of local students following the tragic death of a seventh-grader last week. The email was shared on Tuesday morning, April 22, and stated, in part: “Our goal is to provide our students […]

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Barrington police find teens on mattress in vacant mansion

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  1 Comment

Belton Court, shown during the auction for the property in 2011.

Barrington police responded to a call for possible trespassers at the former Zion Bible College property on Friday morning, April 18. The property’s caretaker called the police at about 11 a.m. after she reportedly saw some teenagers exit a car parked near the campus entrance and make their way to the Belton Court mansion — […]

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‘Disgruntled’ Barrington employee stops by town manager’s home

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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The town manager in Barrington had to call police twice last week while dealing with a disgruntled former town employee. On Thursday, April 17, Barrington Town Manager Peter DeAngelis called the police at 3:42 p.m. after the recently-terminated employee reportedly stopped by the town hall and was harassing workers there about back-pay that he thought […]

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Counselors available at Barrington Middle School

By   /  April 21, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  4 Comments

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Counselors are being made available to Barrington Middle School students in the wake of the unexpected death of a local seventh-grader. According to an email from Barrington Middle School Principal Dr. Andrew Anderson, the counselors were scheduled to be available on Monday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tuesday, April 22 from 9 […]

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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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