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Adams Point Road resident Bob Hoder was especially pleased with his crop of roses this year.

Barrington resident’s roses are a point of pride

Barrington resident’s roses are a point of pride

Want to take a guess at what makes Bob Hoder’s roses smell and look so beautiful? (We’ll give you a hint: The product has a distinct odor of its own.) “Horse manure,” said a proud Mr. Hoder. “I’ve learned that you’ve got to protect them each year, and horse manure works best.” Mr. Hoder and


Barrington homes and cars targeted by burglars

Barrington police are investigating a slew of larcenies that took place early last week. Residents whose properties are located near the St. Andrew’s Farm Field on Middle Highway appear to have been targeted. Following is a breakdown of the larcenies reported to police on Thursday, July 3: • A Townsend Street resident told police that

Maia Hanley Mongie

Maia Hanley Mongie, 72, Barrington

Maia Hanley Mongie, 72, died on Monday, June 30, 2014, at her home in St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. She was the wife of Henry Mongie for 30 years, and the daughter of the late Martha (Hanley) and William Flanagan and stepdaughter of Stuart Lister. Born in Providence, she spent her childhood years

Margaret Marcoccio, 88, Barrington

Mrs. Margaret (Codega) Marcoccio, age 88, a lifelong Barrington resident, passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2014. She was the wife of the late Mario Marcoccio. Margaret is survived by her children, Daniel Marcoccio, Rhea Cornell, Maria Bruce and Phyllis Lauder. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Thursday, July 10,


‘Inspirational Lives’ film series

Librarian and cinema enthusiast Doug Swiszcz presents his latest film lecture series, “Inspirational Lives: Biographical Films About Extraordinary Individuals.” The series will run for five consecutive Wednesday afternoons, and begins with “The Miracle Worker,” the 1962 film about Helen Keller. The series continues with “A Man for All Seasons” on July 16; “Out of Africa”

Pat Tolento is the new principal at Primrose Hill School. She had worked at Hampden Meadows School since 2010.

Barrington elementary school has a new principal

The head teacher at Hampden Meadows School is now the top administrator at Primrose Hill. Pat Tolento, who worked as the head teacher and the math curriculum leader at Hampden Meadows, was named the new principal at Primrose Hill School last month. Ms. Tolento replaces Paula Montesi, the former Primrose Hill principal who retired at

Former Barrington High School standout Charlie Ionata won the USATF Junior Outdoor National Championships at the University of Oregon on Sunday.

Barrington native is a national track champ

Barrington High School graduate and Wake Forest University student Charlie Ionata won the men’s hammer throw event at the USATF Junior Outdoor National Championships at the University of Oregon on Sunday. In addition, current Barrington High School student Adam Kelly finished in fifth place at the same event. Ionata, who will be a sophomore at


Barrington resident questioned about his cats

On Tuesday, July 1, Barrington police received information about a Candleberry Road resident who may have been mistreating cats. An officer stopped by the home to check out the tip and spoke to the homeowner who allowed the officer to tour the house. Once inside the home, the police officer reportedly recognized a distinct and