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Barrington girls headed to state championship game

Barrington High School opened a 20-3 lead against Cranston West in the first quarter and never looked back, rolling to a 53-31 victory in the Division I girls basketball semifinals on Thursday …

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Barrington police: Workers injured, jogger frightened, walker scratched by dogs
Barrington police responded to dozens of incident calls last week: • On Wednesday, Feb. 24, police officers and firefighters … Read More
Bristol Warren school financial mess — how they got here
How did they get here? Even school insiders have been asking that question for the past couple of weeks, ever since it became clear … Read More
For this restaurateur … The future is bright
Jordan Sawyer, who just last week received final approval for his liquor and victualing licenses for his new restaurant, Brick Pizza … Read More
Man arrested on drug charges in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — A Middletown man was arrested by Portsmouth Police on Wednesday, March 3, and charged with the possession and delivery … Read More
Reserve your community garden plot in Barrington
The gray of winter will soon be replaced with the green of spring. That means Barrington residents may want to start thinking about … Read More
E.P. Zoning Board grants delay for medicinal marijuana distillery proposal
EAST PROVIDENCE — The property owner where a medicinal marijuana distillery would be placed in what is a commercial district, though … Read More
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Obituaries
Anthony B. Vollaro, 85, of Barrington Anthony B. Vollaro, 85, of Whipple Avenue, Barrington, died peacefully on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 at the Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Center, Providence. He was the husband of the late Yvette …
Anna Campanelli, 94, of Barrington Anna (Pezzullo) Campanelli, 94, of Cherry Lane, Barrington, died peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Alfred T. “Fred” …
Joseph R. Bolton, 57 Joseph R. Bolton, 57, passed away in Providence on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, after a short illness. He was the loyal husband of Zita (Pereira) Bolton for 32 years before his passing. Born in New …
Sports
Mt. Hope girls sink Woonsocket, 39-34, head to D-III championship The Mt. Hope girls basketball team edged Woonsocket, 39-34 in a Division III home semifinals game on Wednesday night. The Huskies will play either North Smithfield, or Mt. Pleasant, for the …
Eagles clipped by Classical in boys basketball playoffs The Barrington High School boys basketball team lost to the top-seeded Classical Purple, 58-39, in a playoff game on Sunday. The Eagles reached the Division I playoff quarterfinals after defeating …
Barrington boys finish fourth at indoor track state championship The Barrington High School boys and girls indoor track teams finished in fourth and eighth place, respectively, at the state track championships over the weekend.   Boys …
Barrington swim teams compete in playoffs It had been about a year since the members of the Barrington High School swim teams had actually competed against another team in-person. On Saturday, the Eagles made the most of the opportunity, …
Opinion
Letter: Vaccinate teachers, and make schools safer

To the editor: Rhode Island has committed again and again to in-person classes throughout this pandemic. As a teacher, I know that in-person learning is the best option for students and does not …

Letter: To slow climate change, teach climate literacy

In 2019, inspired by teenage Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, youth around the world took action to demand governments address climate change. While 2020 brought a pandemic that dominated the …

Letter: Dear town council, please put the flag issue to rest

To the editor: I'm sure there are more people than me who might agree with John Taylor's letter regarding a solution to the flag turmoil. A separate flag pole ("Freedom" Pole) at the Police Cove. …

Letter: Flags and social consciousness in Barrington

To the editor: In their insistence on allowing the misguided flag policy to continue the Barrington Town Council has now become a parody of itself, more akin to a bad Saturday Night Live skit than …

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