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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...

The Barrington High School hockey team defeated Mt. Hope in the annual Medeiros Memorial hockey game on Wednesday night, Jan. 6, at the Portsmouth Abbey rink. The boys' team defeated Mt. Hope 7-4 and built a 4-0 lead before Mt. Hope netted its first goal. Kyle DeFreitas and Josh Roy took turns scoring early in the game, as DeFreitas scored the first goal...

On Thursday night, the Barrington School Committee approved a measure to change the middle school and high school start times to 8:30 a.m. But what does that mean for the rest of the district? According to the school district's Dec. 3 presentation on start times, the 8:30 option includes a number of changes at all six Barrington public schools. At the three...

Four years of discussing later school start times ended at the Barrington Middle School library on Thursday night, Jan. 7, as Kate Brody, Patrick Guida and Bob Shea voted in favor of moving the high school and middle school to 8:30 a.m. starts. "For us, for me as a school committee member, when I look at the research, it would...

The Barrington School Committee will meet tonight, Jan.7, and likely vote upon a change in school start times. The meeting was originally scheduled for the school administration building, but officials moved it to the middle school library. (The meeting will still start at 7:30 p.m.) Officials said they made the change to accommodate a larger crowd of attendees. School officials have spent...

Bristol’s Charlie Enright and sailing partner Mark Towill will give a second go at racing around the world together.  They announced this week that they have formed a new racing team called 55 South — 11th Hour Racing to compete in the next Volvo Ocean Race. “Today, we are excited to announce the journey continues!,” their bulletin said. “Mark and...

Katie Miller has stepped down from her "start-up." The longtime director of technology for Barrington Public Schools recently announced her resignation, stating that it was time to "make a change." Ms. Miller spent the last 20 years running the technology department for the public schools and compared her work with the district to running a start-up tech company. She said the...

Denise Alves sat toward the back of council chambers during a recent session of municipal court and listened to the testimony. The new director of the BAY Team (formerly Barrington's substance abuse task force) heard the police chief share details from a recent underage possession of alcohol arrest. Three teenagers, said the chief, were found inside Haines Park late one...

Barrington school officials recently released information from a survey regarding the new police resource officer who spends much of his time at Barrington High School. The survey posed the same three questions to staff at the school and students, and results were posted to a report offered during a recent school committee meeting. • Question 1: Do you feel that the SRO...

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