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Barrington wins again, advances to Ron Silva Tournament final

The Barrington Little League Ron Silva Tournament All Stars advanced to the finals with a 15-5 win over Rumford on Saturday, July 20.   Wes Argo went 2-for-2 with a walk at the plate for …
R.I.’s median home price reaches a record high
Despite a 32 percent increase in the number of single-family homes on the market since June of last year, the median price of Rhode … Read More
Barrington Council may send a second synthetic turf question to voters this fall
The Barrington Town Council will consider sending a second question to voters at the November election regarding the synthetic turf … Read More
School Committee says yes to new Victory Field athletic complex
Barrington High School is getting a new Victory Field athletic complex. During a meeting on Thursday night, July 18, members of … Read More
Sports
Barrington All Stars fall one game short of trip to states
The Barrington Little League Majors 12U All Star baseball team came up one win short of a trip to the state tournament.   … Read More
Barrington softball team preps for Senior League regionals
A team from Barrington will play for a chance to compete in the Senior League World Series. The Barrington Little League Senior … Read More
Post 10 Seniors sweep Pawtucket for first two wins of 2024 season
It's been an admittedly unsatisfying start to the 2024 Rhode Island American Baseball League season for the Riverside Post 10 Senior … Read More
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Barrington Police increasing patrols at bird sanctuary on Wampanoag Trail Planning a walk at the Osamequin Nature Preserve? Do not be surprised if you see a police drone flying overhead.   Barrington Police Chief Michael Correia said the department will be taking …
Barrington Police: Owners of aggressive dog will not be cited The owners of a dog that crashed through a glass door at a neighbor’s house and forced that family to retreat into a bedroom will not be cited by police.   Barrington Police Chief …
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Catherine Martin Katie Martin|Our beloved Catherine "Katie" Ruth Martin,48, passed away peacefully on May 24, at home with her friends and family by her side after a long illness. Katie was born on November 21, 1

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