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Video: Barrington residents haul in huge swordfish

Barrington residents Joe Lombardi and his sons Joey and Michael reeled in a 650-pound swordfish last weekend. Lombardi and his sons, fishing aboard their boat Strikezone, caught the massive fish …
Barrington girls top Newport 10-5 in must-win game
The Barrington Majors Division All-Star softball team knocked off Newport 10-5 in a must-win District II tournament game at Braga Park … Read More
Barrington Police searching for American flag thief
Barrington Police are searching for a man who stole an American flag from the front porch of a County Road home on Thursday, June … Read More
Barrington loses to Tiverton, forced into re-match with Newport
The Barrington Majors Division All-Star softball team struggled to score runs against a tough Tiverton team on Wednesday night, June … Read More
Health department: Barrington Beach re-opened for swimming
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommended reopening a number of beaches across the state, including Barrington … Read More
Who’s running for what in Barrington
There will be plenty of new faces running for political office in Barrington this year. And it appears there will be a number of … Read More
Barrington budget official turned away from school facilities meetings
The vice chair of the town’s Committee on Appropriations, the board tasked with reviewing the budgets each year, was denied entrance … Read More
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Fireworks will light up the East Bay sky this holiday weekend

There are four planned fireworks shows taking place this Sunday and Monday, July 3 and 4, in the East Bay region. Bristol The Bristol Fourth of July Fireworks Display is scheduled for Sunday, …

Nomadic Cultural Festival is Saturday in Barrington

Apple Blossom Preschool in Barrington will be hosting the second annual Nomadic Cultural Festival this Saturday, June 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival is a fun and educational event that …

Kids bike ride in Barrington will raise money for PMC

The Fraid Knots Pan Mass Challenge team will hold a special fund-raiser on June 22 — a kids bike ride. The event will take place on Fairway Drive in the Country Club plat neighborhood  in …
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Obituaries
Jerome Squatrito Our beloved Jerome A. Squatrito, 79, passed away at Rhode Island Hospital on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. He was the loving husband and high school sweetheart of Elaine (DaPonte) Squatrito for 56 years bef
Anne Rocha Anne P. (McDonnell) Rocha 79, of Little Compton, RI passed away peacefully at home on June 29th, 2022, surrounded by her family. She was the Loving wife of the late James J. Rocha. Born in C
Adeline Calitri 91, of Barrington passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2022. She was the beloved wife of the late Freddy Calitri. Addie was born in Great Falls, Montana, a daughter of the late Fiorino and Lillian (Taba
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Sports
Barrington native plays a key role for URI Women’s Crew When Julia Fortin was at Barrington High School, her primary sports were volleyball and basketball. In fact she was a member of the Eagles volleyball team that captured the 2016 state …
Barrington bounced from Majors All-Star bracket The Barrington Little League Majors Division All-Star baseball team lost to East Providence in the first round of the District 2 tournament on Saturday night, and was eliminated on Sunday night after …
PWC celebrates minors division softball championship Team PWC defeated Team Navigant 8-4 to capture the Barrington Little League softball minors division championship recently. The game was played before a large crowd at Haines Park. Ava Lucas …
East Bay team wins lacrosse state championship Three East Bay Lacrosse teams made it to the state championship finals games held at URI last weekend.  The East Bay Girls Grades 7/8 Division I team played a hard-fought game and lost to …
Opinion
Letter: An open letter to Ted Cruz of Texas

Thanks to you, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, we have the solution to school safety.  One single entrance with an armed guard at his/her post. Well, by golly, this idea requires a closer …

Letter: So glad we live in this community

My husband Miguel and I had the opportunity and the honor to talk to the eighth-graders and then the seventh-graders about our experience in the Holocaust. We were so impressed with the attentiveness …

Letter: Cannabis chaos!

To the editor: I disagree, very strongly, with the lead editorial in the Barrington Times of June the 8th. A representative democracy is a form of government in which the people elect officials …

Letter: End this archaic and inhumane trade

To the editor: Every year, the fur trade is responsible for the deaths of more than 100 million foxes, mink, raccoon, dogs, chinchillas and rabbits simply for fashion. The vast majority of these …

Letter: Senator's vote the epitome of environmental racism

To the editor: State Senator Cindy Coyne's vote "Yes" last week in the RI Senate, on "S 2788," to allow unregulated dirty plastic waste incinerators, (aka "Pyrolysis"), in South Providence is …

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