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Volunteers needed for Earth Day cleanup in Barrington

People are invited to join Barrington’s “Keep Rhode Island Litter Free” effort on Earth Day.   Volunteers should meet in front of Town Hall on Monday, April 22 for on-site …
A long-range vision for housing and open space in Barrington
Matthew Heffner has framed a poignant discussion for Barrington, and he’s brought together four very knowledgable people to start … Read More
Rate decrease coming for Barrington’s community electricity program
Electricity supply prices will decrease dramatically this summer for people enrolled in the Barrington Community Electricity program. … Read More
Third westbound lane on bridge opens April 20
A third lane of travel westbound on the east portion of the Washington Bridge will be available to drivers as of Saturday, April 20. … Read More
Barrington student says not enough schools are composting food waste
Barrington High School student Emma Pautz believes more must be done. Emma and her friend, Bella Quiroa, a student at the MET … Read More
Eagles improve to 5-1 in D-II standings after 10-2 win over Ponaganset
The Barrington High School baseball team bounced back into the win column on Wednesday afternoon, April 17. The Eagles defeated … Read More
School board on turf fields plan: 'None of this makes sense'
Members of the Barrington School Committee voiced concerns about the Town Council’s plan to build synthetic turf fields at the … Read More
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‘Amadeus’ takes to the stage at Portsmouth High

PORTSMOUTH — Before it became a hit movie in 1984, the fictional story of the rivalry between court composer Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the late 18th century was told on the …

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.
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Obituaries
Patricia Nugent Trish Nugent, 80, a 50-year resident of Barrington, passed peacefully at home after an extended and valiant battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Jack
Joan Serbst Joan M. (Wolowiec) Serbst, 84, was reunited with her husband on Friday, April 12, 2024. She was the devoted wife of the late Gerald F. Serbst for 57 years before his passing in March of this year. B
Peter Wilk Peter "Pete" Douglas Wilk, 58, of Annandale, VA, formerly of Barrington, RI, passed away April 2, 2024, with family and friends by his side after a courageous and inspiring 15-month battle with Gliobl
Sports
Rebels outscore Eagles, 17-15, in softball Barrington lost to South Kingstown 17-15 on Monday, April 15. Barrington led 4-2 after four innings but South Kingstown scored six runs in the top of the fifth and took an 8-4 lead.   …
Barrington girls track team remains undefeated The Barrington High School girls track team pushed its record to 7-0 following lopsided wins over Middletown (127-27), Rogers (132-22), Bay View (136-17) and St. Patrick’s (152-0) on Tuesday, …
Barrington High School baseball team outscores Tiverton 12-1 Barrington improved to 4-0 in the division after defeating Tiverton 12-1 on Wednesday afternoon, April 10, at Tiverton.   For Barrington’s offense, Grant Culton blasted a single, a …
RIDEM stock ponds in anticipation of 2024 trout season A rite of spring as much as any other, Opening Day of the 2024 trout season is set for Saturday, April 13, and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has stocked more than 100 …
Opinion
Letter: Managing to save Atlantic herring is a tall order

Thanks very much for your column on the status of Atlantic herring in the March 28, 2024, East Providence Post. As you probably know, the U.S. Supreme Court has taken up the Atlantic herring …

Letter: You do not have to be brave to donate blood

To the editor: The other day I was thinking about my recent visit to the RI Blood Center. It might seem surprising, but my thoughts focused on regret and embarrassment. I am approaching 70 and …

Letters: All flagged out in Barrington

To the editor: Support for various social causes, as meritorious as it might be, is fraught with the same difficulties as support for political agendas. Namely, it is inevitably divisive. The …

Letter: Barrington revaluation impact — average increase is 45 percent

To the editor: In the April 3 edition of the Barrington Times there was an article about the new property tax assessments . The article included the percent increase for a random sampling of …

Letter: The BUVC did so much for Barrington

To the editor: How sad Town Councilors have no respect for Barrington Veterans. The Barrington United Veterans Council (BUVC) will no longer support or be affiliated with a local town government …

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