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Barrington family donates its ‘playground’ to land trust

More than 100 years ago, Joseph Dziedzic purchased several acres of undeveloped land off Sowams Road, at a time when this part of Barrington had few houses and plenty of farmland.   …
Barrington High School dominates Cranston East in football
The Barrington High School football team notched its second straight shut-out, defeating Cranston East 24-0 on Friday night, Sept. 29. … Read More
Grant would bring big changes to Bay Spring Community Center
The Town Council recently approved a motion that is expected to bring at least $691,000 to the Bay Spring Community Center.   … Read More
BHS Sports Roundup: Eagles defeat Pilgrim, lose to EP and Cumberland
The Barrington High School girls volleyball team picked up 3-0 victory (25-20, 25-14, 25-16) over Pilgrim on Thursday, Sept. 21. … Read More
Traffic island garden in Barrington damaged overnight
A member of the Barrington Garden Club reported damage to a garden located on a traffic island at the intersection of Rumstick Road … Read More
Barrington committee calls for ban on gas-powered equipment
A local committee is calling for Barrington officials to ban the use of gas-powered lawn equipment in town by Jan. 1, 2026.   … Read More
Barrington author gets helping hand from fire department
In his newest book, Barrington resident R.W. Alley leaned on a local expert for some important fact-checking. Alley called on the … Read More
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Don’t miss the 15th (and final) Finish for a Guinness 5K

Lace up your racing shoes and do some calf stretches, because it’s time for the 15th Annual Finish for a Guinness 5K race, taking place on Sunday, Sept. 3 in Warren.

11th Hour Racing to celebrate Ocean Race victory this Friday

The first American team to ever win Ocean Race will hoist the cup in Newport on Friday, and all are invited.
Crescent Park Carousel Summerfest 2023

Carnival at the Carousel

EAST PROVIDENCE — Riverside quite literally takes center stage on the city's community calendar in the coming days and weeks, beginning this weekend with the inaugural Crescent Park Carousel …
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Recalls, Withdrawals and Safety Alerts: Hondas, sodas, swings and more

At the end of each week, the law firm d’Oliveira & Associates compiles a summary of recalls, FDA warnings, market withdrawals and safety alerts that the public should be aware of for their …

Thomas Army Sr. East Providence|Thomas F. Army died at home in East Providence on September 29th, surrounded by his loving family. Tom was born 5/15/1930 in Bridgeport, CT to George and Dorothy Army. The family soon
Lisa Clancy Lisa Jane Clancy, 62, of Cul de Sac Way, Riverside, died peacefully on Sept. 30, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. Her funeral will be held on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUN
Alice Davidson "Tallie"|Alice (Tallie) Freeman Davidson, 87, of Traverse City, MI passed away peacefully at Grand Traverse Pavilions on August 5, 2023. She was born on March 24, 1936 to Joseph and Alice Freeman of B
DEM stocks 25 state waterways with Brook, Rainbow trout PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is conducting its fall trout stocking at area locations in advance of the Columbus Day holiday weekend. The effort …
Eagles rally for 4-2 victory over Huskies The Barrington High School girls soccer team trailed Mt. Hope 2-1 at halftime of a league game last Thursday, but exploded for three second-half goals and captured a 4-2 victory.   The win …
Eagles tame Bulldogs 37-0 in D-II showdown The Barrington High School football team held Westerly to 40 yards of total offense and powered to a 37-0 victory on Friday night, Sept. 22.   The Eagles treated a large home crowd at …
Head of the Cove regatta takes place Saturday in Barrington East Bay Rowing recently embarked on another race season with regattas planned for several weekends. The racing will culminate with of the “Super Bowl” of racing – the Head of the …
Op-Ed: A lifeline for those battling substance use disorder

There is a resource available in hundreds of languages, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week that provides immediate help for those experiencing substance use disorder, thoughts of suicide, mental health crises, and emotional distress – the 988 Lifeline.

Letter: Leave those tree snags alone!

As Hurricane Lee passed by this weekend, it left behind a variety of trees that have been uprooted or completely fallen as a result of the wind. Trees are the stalwarts of our New England landscape, …

Letter: Residents should have two options!

To the editor: They say, “Life is Full of Choices!” So why is it, after two years, we (the residents of Barrington) are only offered one choice for the Monastery property? I …

Letter: Why aspire to a respectful speech practice

To the editor: I have always loved school. My fondest school memories are from the start of the year; students and teachers would come together to discuss and set classroom norms. These shared …

Letter: Something is up — and it’s not the drywall…

To the editor: At the the Financial Town Meeting on June 16, 2021, out of the total 14,768 eligible voters in Barrington, the 351 voters who attended held a close vote to acquire the 25 Watson …

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