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Chili cook-off to benefit Barrington family

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

The Heartworks Soup and Chili Cook-Off will benefit the family of the late Hal Prew.

People are encouraged to bring a hearty appetite to the 5th annual Heartworks Soup and Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, March 29 at the event room at Cutler Mills in Warren. The cook-off will benefit Barrington’s Prew family — Hal Prew died unexpectedly on Jan. 25 at the age of 45 after suffering a heart attack. Hal, […]

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Barrington police and fire respond to head-on crash

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  1 Comment

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  Barrington police and fire personnel responded to a head-on crash on Sowams Road at about 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 26. It appeared that slippery roads may have played a role in the collision of a Toyota mini-van and a GMC Yukon in the area of Johannis Farm on Sowams Road. Police shut down […]

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Barrington VFW post surrenders its charter

By   /  March 25, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

Barrington resident and Vietnam War veteran Mike Tripp was a member of VFW Post 9742, which recently surrendered its charter due to a lack of membership.

The war is over. The battle to keep alive the Thomas H. Mellow Memorial VFW Post 9742 ended late last month. After struggling for months to build membership and failing to consolidate with another local group, members of the 66-year-old VFW post decided instead to surrender their charter. Bill Groves, the post’s commander, said that […]

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My family will miss David Tupaj

By   /  March 25, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  No Comments

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To the editor: There are two more people who would like to say good-bye to David Tupaj: Myself and my son Zak. David had a soft spot for Zak. Every time he saw David, he would run up to him and give him a big hug. He introduced Zak to his son Nick. Instant magic, […]

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Barrington police nab Red Bull robbers

By   /  March 24, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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A mother and her son allegedly stole cases of Red Bull energy drink from the Shaw’s Supermarket in Barrington on Monday, but were eventually detained after a slow-speed police chase. At about 9:47 a.m. on Monday morning, March 24, an employee from Shaw’s contacted police to report that a man had just walked out of […]

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Barrington teenager busted for underage drinking

By   /  March 24, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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A 17 year-old Barrington boy who was house-sitting for his aunt over the weekend is now in trouble with the police. Officials said the boy decided to host a party at his aunt’s home on Bullock Avenue on Saturday night, March 22. Police caught wind of the party after a neighbor called the department to […]

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Barrington girls lose heartbreaker in D-I final

By   /  March 23, 2014  /  News, Sports  /  No Comments

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KINGSTON—The Barrington Girls Basketball team lost to North Kingstown, 41-39, in the Division I State Championship at the University of Rhode Island’s Ryan Center on Saturday evening. North Kingstown forward and game MVP, Taylor Buckley, hit a right-handed jumper and broke a 39-39 tie with 10 seconds left in the game. Barrington junior guard Sarah Middleton […]

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Barrington budget increase fueled by police, pensions, computers

By   /  March 21, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News, Schools  /  No Comments

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A new computer technician, a part-time employee for the police department, and more hours for the town’s human resources position are a few of the reasons this year’s proposed budget shows a 1.94 percent increase. Overall, the proposed budget includes a $330,689 increase over last year’s numbers, totaling about $17.36 million. Following is a breakdown […]

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YMCA program inspires East Providence woman to help others

By   /  March 21, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

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BARRINGTON — Through perseverance and the support of the Bayside YMCA community, city resident Melissa Major has overcome some substantial physical obstacles caused by a nasty car accident to become an inspiration and instructor for others. Several years ago, everything seem on the right track for the then 22-year-old. Ms. Major was in her last […]

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Barrington police respond to threats from Maine man

By   /  March 20, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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A 19-year-old Barrington resident contacted police on Wednesday, March 12, after he received threatening text messages from a 22-year-old Maine man. The Barrington teen said he was dating the Maine man’s ex-girlfriend, which reportedly led to the texts; the messages stated that the Maine man was going to kill the Barrington teenager. Police contacted the […]

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