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School board on turf fields plan: 'None of this makes sense'

Members of the Barrington School Committee voiced concerns about the Town Council’s plan to build synthetic turf fields at the middle school.   During a meeting on April 11, Committee …
Barrington man wins $4 million in ticket bought in Westport
A Barrington man is an instant millionaire after winning a cool $4 million on a scratch ticket his father bought for him at a Westport … Read More
Barrington High School students' science fair projects shine at states
Her eyes light up when she starts talking — Estelle Chen is truly, genuinely excited as she describes her science fair project. … Read More
‘David vs. Goliath’ – the East Bay and the affordable housing fight
Shown here are the “affordability” metrics for the communities in the East Bay of Rhode Island. East Providence leads the way with … Read More
Sports
Rebels outscore Eagles, 17-15, in softball
Barrington lost to South Kingstown 17-15 on Monday, April 15. Barrington led 4-2 after four innings but South Kingstown scored … Read More
Barrington girls track team remains undefeated
The Barrington High School girls track team pushed its record to 7-0 following lopsided wins over Middletown (127-27), Rogers … Read More
Barrington High School baseball team outscores Tiverton 12-1
Barrington improved to 4-0 in the division after defeating Tiverton 12-1 on Wednesday afternoon, April 10, at Tiverton.   For … Read More
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Third dead dog washes up on a Barrington beach A dead dog washed up on the shore at Barrington Beach on Monday, April 8. This was the third time a dead dog has washed up on a local beach in the last few weeks. Barrington Police said they are …
No cheese please — Barrington kids nabbed for tossing slices of cheese at cars Barrington Police responded to New Meadow Road at about 8 p.m. on. Saturday, March 30, after receiving a report of children throwing cheese at passing vehicles. A motorist told police she was …
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Peter Wilk Peter "Pete" Douglas Wilk, 58, of Annandale, VA, formerly of Barrington, RI, passed away April 2, 2024, with family and friends by his side after a courageous and inspiring 15-month battle with Gliobl
Martha Fuller Martha MacLeish Fuller, of Somerville, MA, and Prudence Island, RI, died on April 10, 2024, after an extended attempt to coexist with colon and pancreatic cancer. She was the daughter of Kenneth Mac

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