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Council president: Getting vaccinated is your civic duty

Michael Carroll had not rehearsed the line or spent much time thinking about what exactly he would say. But in the midst of Monday night’s meeting, the Barrington Town Council president …
DOT will discuss bike path bridge detour tonight
The Barrington and Warren Town Councils will hold a joint meeting with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation tonight, … Read More
Barrington officials remain focused on athletic fields
Use of the new athletic fields at Barrington Middle School has been delayed. The fields were expected to be available this spring, … Read More
Millions of dollars on the way to Barrington
What would you do with $4.7 million? Wait, there is a caveat. What would you do with $4.7 million if you had to spend it on the … Read More
Sports
Super Bowl-bound Eagles top Tigers
A howling wind and tough Tolman defense was not enough to keep the Barrington High School football team from advancing to the Division … Read More
Video: Lambert signs her letter of intent
Barrington High School volleyball senior Casey Lambert signs a letter of intent to go to Springfield College recently inside the BHS … Read More
‘Pickle people’ pointed toward Chianese Park in Barrington
More pickle-ball courts are coming to Barrington. During their meeting last week, members of the town’s Park and Recreation … Read More
Police Report
Barrington police called to neighbor disputes Barrington police fielded complaints about a series of disputes between neighbors last week: • On Tuesday, April 20, police received a call from a Promenade Street resident at about 10 …
For cruisers, space, not speed, is more important to Barrington police Barrington Police Chief Dino DeCrescenzo said a resident’s proposal to convert the fleet of police vehicles to Tesla electric cars is bit out-dated. The proposal, created by Magnus Thorsson, …
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Obituaries
Alfred James Wood, 73, formerly of Barrington Alfred James Wood, 73, of Coventry, passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021. Al (Woody) was born in Pawtucket, RI, the second child to the late James A. Wood and the late Helen (Horton) Wood. Raised in …
Alfred E. Allard, 97, formerly of Barrington Alfred E. Allard, 97, of Wakefield, passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Williamstown, Mass., he was the son of the late George and Marcelline Allard. He …

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