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School budget priorities include new teachers and courses

If the Barrington School Department has millions in its capital reserve account, why not use some of the money to purchase a bus needed to transport students in the special education …
Council: Who should run the Memorial Day parade?
Members of the Barrington Town Council are expected to discuss the town’s Memorial Day parade at the Feb. 6 meeting. The … Read More
Sharp-shooting senior leads Eagles past Mariners, 66-54
The Barrington High School boys basketball team outscored Narragansett 17-1 in the second period and rolled to a 66-54 victory on … Read More
Barrington Schools go shopping for new legal counsel
The Barrington School Committee is looking for new legal representation.  Listed on the agenda for Thursday night’s … Read More
Sports
Offense gives Eagles the lead, defense secures the win
The Barrington High School girls basketball team sprinted out to a 20-9 first quarter lead against Cranston West and relied on … Read More
Photos: Major League pitcher shares tips with local youngsters
Barrington resident and NY Mets pitcher David Robertson shared some tips with local boys and girls during a special Barrington Little … Read More
Barrington focusing on fields at Feb. 1 workshop
The Barrington Town Council will host a workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 1 to discuss athletic fields.  The workshop will be held in … Read More
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Police, EMTs use thermal camera to find missing 12-year-old Barrington Police and Firefighters tracked down a local girl a short time after she was reported missing last week. A Barrington resident called police on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at about 7:25 p.m. to …
Police: Body found near Barrington River A dead body was discovered along the edge of the Barrington River on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 18. Barrington Police Chief Michael Correia said a deceased male under the age of 30 was found near …
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Mary Ciociola Mary (Sousa) Ciociola, 95, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 28, 2023. She was the loving wife of the late John M. Ciociola for 70 years before his passing in 2019. A life-long Bristolian,
Marilyn Foehr Marilyn Asciolla Foehr, 76, of Warren, RI, and formerly of Bristol, went to her peaceful rest with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at Hope Health Hospice, Providenc

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