Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Barrington

Barrington

Barrington Town Manager Peter DeAngelis has spent more than a decade building budgets for the town, and recently said he has become a bit concerned with the impact of a potential $80 million middle school construction project. "I think most people anticipated $50 million," said Mr. DeAngelis, referring to the project estimate. "I think most people would agree that it's a...

WESTPORT — It’s not every day you see young girls dancing to a voiceover that references fish fossils, blood cells and losing babies. But that’s what’s happening at Erin Rae’s School of Dance in Westport, where a competitive dance squad is interpreting a somber piece written by Portsmouth author Kelly Kittel and choreographed by Pamela Mateus. “I said to Miss Pam, ‘Can...

Girls crowded inside the high school classroom. They filled the chairs, leaned against the windows, and sat along the walls. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. Soccer forwards, field hockey midfielders, runners and jumpers. The group listened quietly as Maureen Fitzgerald-Nagle told them a story about a girl who, not too long ago, walked the same halls at Barrington High School,...

Barrington High School boys' basketball head coach Patrick Sullivan submitted his letter of resignation to school officials on Friday, Jan. 29. His resignation was effective immediately. Mr. Sullivan, who began coaching the basketball team in 2008-09 season, stated in his letter that he has struggled to balance the demands of the coaching position with his other responsibilities. "Over the past few weeks...

Barrington residents learned last week that a new middle school in town is estimated to cost approximately $80 million. Meanwhile, Barrington school and building officials are tempering the estimate, stating that the final price may be less. Jeff Brenner, a former member of the town council and current member of the school building committee, said the estimate offered by the...

To the editor: I am writing to express my great disappointment in the town of Barrington’s communication with and care for the concerns of the neighbors while developing the plans for the new middle school. My neighborhood has written letters and attended meetings to express our specific concern with a proposed exit onto Lincoln Avenue. The town appears to be quite...

Don't turn your back. Don't let down your guard. Don't blink. Those might be helpful tips offered by the fourth- and fifth-graders participating in the Hampden Meadows Dodgeball League this winter. The young athletes spend an hour and a half each Thursday afternoon whipping colorful foam balls at each other while dodging return fire. Bill Ingram created the league this year,...

Brian Vaughn had his doubts about solar power in New England. Mr. Vaughn wondered if residential installations could make financial sense, after all, winters in the Northeast can be long and gray. He has a family member who lives in the Caribbean who had solar panels installed on his home — that was an easier sell, said Mr. Vaughn. But during...

How do cost estimates for a new middle school in Barrington measure up to other projects? Well, while Barrington taxpayers digest the $80 million project estimate floated at the Jan. 25 meeting, they might want to remember how much East Greenwich paid for a new middle school in that town five years ago. In 2011, East Greenwich built the Archie R....

Emery H. Pineo, 40, of Little Compton, passed away on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, surrounded by his family, at Saint Anne’s Hospital in Fall River. He was the beloved son of Emery G. Pineo, III and Lindsey (Knight) Pineo of Little Compton. Emery was born in Providence and earned his certificate of attendance at the age of 21 from the...

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