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Hundreds try to tame Tough Tiger course at Hampden Meadows School

The cold wet weather on Sunday, May 19, could not dampen the spirits of those who participated in this year’s HMS Tough Tiger adventure race.   As usual, a very large crowd turned out …
Barrington Council still hesitant to adopt ‘respectful speech’ statement
One member of the Barrington Town Council pushed pause on a request by the DEI Committee to include a “respectful speech” … Read More
Eagles open early lead and roll to 18-7 win over Portsmouth
Colin Hope scored six goals and Jake Ignall tallied five as the Barrington High School boys lacrosse team defeated Portsmouth 18-7 on … Read More
Barrington spending $250,000 to renovate Kent Street tennis courts
The Barrington Town Council recently signed off on a bid to renovate the Kent Street tennis courts.   At their May 6 meeting, … Read More
Barrington High School sailing team qualifies for nationals
The Barrington High School sailing team finished fifth at the NESSA Team Racing Championship (President’s Trophy) regatta earlier … Read More
Eagles defeat Mounties in boys lacrosse
The Barrington High School boys lacrosse team defeated Mount St. Charles, 12-8, on Friday, May 10. Colin Hope scored four goals, … Read More
Barrington High School doubles team repeats as state champs
Barrington High School’s number one doubles team of Bryce Kupperman and Gabe Anderson won its second straight state championship … Read More
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RISPCA: Dead dog found on Barrington beach had been shot The Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person who killed a dog that washed up on a Barrington …
Barrington teen charged with assaulting person over 60 Barrington Police charged a 16-year-old Barrington boy with assault on a person 60-or-older (causing bodily harm), and disorderly conduct, following an investigation last week.   Police …
East Bay Social
Ann Nichols Ann K. Nichols, 83, of Portsmouth, RI, passed away in Newport Hospital on May 14, 2024. She was the wife of Gerald R. Nichols. Born in Rochester, NY, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Marie
Carl Hedman II Carl Edwin Hedman II, 80, a resident of Dorset, Vt., passed away on May 7, 2024, following a lengthy illness. Carl was born in Columbus, Ohio, on Feb. 17, 1944, to the late June E. Jacobus and Carl E.

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