Sunday, February 7, 2016
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There are few tougher tests of boat and rig than the Sydney-Hobart Race and winners in this year’s especially brutal edition were helped by equipment from Bristol’s Hall Spars. While dozens of battered boats were retiring, the 100-foot Comanche, skippered by Ken Read, sailed on to become first boat to finish despite breaking a rudder in a collision with a...

If projections hold true, Barrington schools will have a few empty classrooms by 2026. According to a recent student enrollment report, Barrington schools are projected to have about 170 fewer students in five years and more than 300 fewer students in 10 years. The district currently has 3,337 students enrolled. The report, which was completed by the South Carolina-based McKibben Demographics...

Four robotics teams from Barrington — two from Barrington Middle School and two neighborhood teams — challenged dozens of other teams at the FIRST LEGO League Rhode Island Trash Trek Championship on Saturday, Jan. 16. One of the local teams, the neighborhood squad called Rob0 Co., captured the Project Presentation Award. The group's best robot performance score was 417, which was...

Barrington home sales for November more than doubled over the previous year, according to information provided by The Warren Group. November 2014 yielded nine home sales in Barrington, but in November 2015, Barrington saw 26 single-family home sales. Year-to-date, Barrington had 251 home sales (through the end of November), while 2014 saw 199 for the same period of time. "Single-family home sales grew...

To the editor: “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” This is about school starting times. Those tricky politicians are at it again! Just like at the statehouse someone gets an idea they like, finds a study and then gets a couple of experts to back them up. Then they play the political game of gathering opinions even though they already made up...

There was a storybook ending to a recent theft in Barrington. On Dec. 16, a Payne Road resident called police after the money and beer she left out for trash collectors as a holiday gift were stolen. Shortly after the story was reported in The Times, the Payne Road resident received a package in the mail. "Today (Dec. 23) I received in the...

A group of Barrington seventh-graders are hoping to bring home the title from this weekend's state robotics competition. But win or lose, the boys have already affected a positive change in Barrington. Team Rob0 Co., which is coached by Lisa Mc Gartoll and Laurie Dubel, created a project aimed at improving the community's recycling effort when it comes to pizza boxes. Rob0...

Joe Hurley was holding his breath. The principal at Barrington High School was not sure what to expect on the district's second experience with the OECD — a key international academic assessment. A year earlier, Barrington students had scored very well on the OECD, outpacing most other students in the United States and many from across the rest of the world....

Hundreds of Barrington residents, and a few folks from outside of town, have signed an online petition to reverse the school committee's decision to change school starting times next year. At a meeting on Thursday night, Jan. 7, the committee voted 3-2 to back up the start times at Barrington High School and Middle School, from about 7:45 a.m. to...

The Barrington girls hockey team beat Warwick, 4-1, in the first game of the annual JP Medeiros Jr. Memorial Hockey Showdown at Portsmouth Abbey ice rink on Wednesday night. Eagles sophomore forward Carissa Rego scored the first two goals for Barrington for a 2-1 lead in the second period. Freshman defenseman Madelyn Cox blasted a shot into the net from...

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