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R.I. Capitol Police launches recruitment campaign

PROVIDENCE — A recruitment campaign for new Capitol Police Officers begins June 16, Colonel James M. Manni, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of …
Police crack down on illegal dumping in Barrington
On Sunday, June 9, police issued warnings to a number of Barrington residents who had been illegally dumping grass … Read More
Squatters spotted at Zion property in Barrington
Barrington police were once again called to the former Zion Bible College property, after it was reported that people were illegally … Read More
Manager calls out employees caught smoking pot
The manager of a store in the Barrington Shopping Center contacted police at about 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, after noticing two … Read More
Gallery: East Bay players feature prominently in Division I baseball title series
PAWTUCKET — The Division I state championship best-of-three final round series between Bishop Hendricken and LaSalle played last … Read More
Car crashes into woods, but no sign of driver
Barrington police responded to an accident in a section of woods along Metropolitan Park Drive at about 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, June … Read More
Saints coach, former players to be inducted into Hall of Fame
The beat goes on for St. Andrew’s School boys’ basketball coach/athletic director Mike Hart. It was learned recently that the … Read More
Obituaries
Barbara J. Metz, 102, formerly of Barrington Barbara J. (Gilbert) Metz, 102, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019. Originally from Barrington, she also resided in East Providence, RI, Plattsburg, NY and Dalton, NH. She was the daughter of the …
Riccardo 'Richard' Anterni, of Barrington Riccardo "Richard" Anterni of Barrington passed away peacefully on Friday, May 31, 2019. He was the beloved husband of the late Elaine (Palmieri) Anterni. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the …
Sports
Mounties top Eagles 3-2 in Game 1 battle; Game 2 is Wednesday The Barrington High School baseball team came within one strike of winning the first game of the Division II state championship series on Monday night, June 10, at McCoy Stadium in …
Division II finals opener is today at McCoy Stadium The Barrington High School baseball team will open the Division II baseball finals with a game Monday afternoon against Mount St. Charles at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket.
Barrington skaters celebrate silver medal Ocean State Ice Theatre, which includes athletes from Barrington, earned the silver medal at the Nations’ Cup International Figure Skating Competition held in Epinal, France recently. …
Eagles advance to Division II baseball finals The Barrington High School baseball team punched its ticket to the Division II championship series after defeating Prout 9-0 in a semifinals series showdown on Wednesday, June 5. The Eagles …
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Opinion
Letter: House again stymies bill to help disabled veterans I am an advocate for Property Relief Credit which is granted by R.I. General Law 44-33-3. Back in 2014, this law was revised, and the language deleted “Disabled Veterans” from this law. …
Letter: No evidence for benefits of later school start times was found To the editor: As pediatricians and scientists at Brown who have dedicated their careers to improving the health of Rhode Island’s children via both clinical care and research, we would like …
Letter: Here are two districts that made the change To the editor: Cape Cod has managed to do school start time changes with much success. We can too! There is more than enough research to support later start times. Let’s look at some …
Letter: A flicker of light at this year's FTM To the editor: Well, we didn’t finally lift the FTM from the past to the present. But, we should feel relief and pride knowing that more voices were heard and listened to, representing more …

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