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Police charge Barrington man with possession of ghost gun

A 50-year-old Barrington man is facing multiple firearms charges after he was allegedly found in possession of a loaded “ghost gun” and a second unlicensed firearm.   On Monday, …
Photos and quotes: State track championship 'felt unreal'
Some members of the Barrington High School boys indoor track team recently shared their thoughts about winning the state championship. … Read More
Opioid settlement money opens door for Barrington Fire Dept. purchase
The Barrington Fire Department is hoping a new off-road vehicle will help increase the success rate for emergencies that take place in … Read More
Engineering review suggests complete rebuild or near reconstruction of Washington Bridge
WPRI Channel 12 was first to  report a draft review on the status of the westbound section of the Washington Bridge written by an … Read More
New bridge traffic pattern will split eastbound side into six lanes, three in each direction
The eastbound side of the Washington Bridge will be split into six lanes, three going in each direction, as a means of attempting to … Read More
Staying bright when the world goes dark
Over the past few months, lifelong Barrington resident Abby Stein has been stripped of something so innate most people don’t think … Read More
Barrington girls finish seventh at state championship track meet
Helena Hyde finished second in the high jump and helped the Barrington High School girls indoor track team earn a seventh-place finish … 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
Dorothy Proulx Warren|Dorothy L. Proulx, 93, of Warren, RI, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 with her loving family by her side. A daughter of the late Odilone and Louise (Aubin) Proulx, she was a lifelon
Alice Taylor 94, formerly of Bristol and Providence, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 19, 2024 in Warwick. She was the beloved wife of the late James W. Taylor, Jr., who passed away in 2007. Born in Pawt
Patricia Lavier Patricia Ann Lavier (78) of Bristol, RI passed away unexpectedly on February 14, 2024. Known affectionately as Pat, Patti, Mom, Coach, Grandma, and Big Ma, she was an avid reader, prolific crocheter
Sports
Barrington finishes third at gymnastics state meet The Barrington High School gymnastics team scored 137.45 points and finished third in the state championship meet on Saturday, Feb. 17 at Rhode Island College.   The Warwick Co-op team won …
Eagles make history, win state track championship The Barrington High School boys indoor track team highlighted a memorable season by winning the state championship on Saturday, Feb. 17.   It was the first-ever state title for a BHS boys …
Basketball teams take home BYBA championships The Barrington Youth Basketball Association recently crowned its recreational league champions.   Tenacious D, coached by Todd St. Onge and Anna Slaybaugh, won the championship in the Girls …
‘Special team’ perched atop D-I standings It is a special team. That is how Coach Stephen Lenz describes this year’s Barrington High School girls basketball team, which currently stands in first place in Division I.   Lenz, …
Opinion
Letter: Opposed to the Chianese turf proposal

At the Feb. 5 Barrington Town Council Meeting, Town Council Vice President Robert Humm presented his plan to upgrade the athletic fields in Barrington. He cited as …

Letter: For those who doubt climate change

For those who doubt climate change: In my back yard I have a Winterberry bush that has beautiful red berries from late Fall through the Winter. I also have pine trees. Every Fall …

Letter: Chianese neighborhood growing weary

To the editor: Councilor Robert Humm is zeroing in on lower Chianese field, a capped landfill, with a proposal at the Town Council meeting on Feb. 5 for a synthetic turf field with lights to …

Letters: Two letters can make a big difference

To the editor: Words matter, and a two letter suffix can be the difference between description and this newly understood concept of “othering.” Elder is a word that invokes a …

Letter: Is this how we want our local government to work?

To the editor: Last year the Barrington Town Council approved the spending of $69,750 to Traverse Landscape Architects for an “Athletic Fields Condition and Needs Analysis.”   …

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