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Eagles soar to third place finish at cheer competition

The Barrington High School varsity cheer team brought home third place at the Rhode Island Interscholastic League Division II Cheer Competition earlier this month.  With eight athletes on the …
BHS student parking lot: ‘It’s a madhouse…’
It is 8:25 a.m. on a Thursday morning and vehicles are lined up along Federal Road waiting to turn onto Upland Way, and eventually … Read More
Barrington hopes to clear up confusion around energy program
Confused about Barrington's energy aggregation program? You're probably not alone. In an effort to shed light on the program, … Read More
Two decades spent working towards peace
East Bay Citizens for Peace recognized and reflected on 20 years of peace and social justice activism last Saturday. Read More
Barrington Police begin roll-out of body-worn cameras
Barrington Police officers responded to a County Road residence for a suspicious condition late Tuesday night, March 7. The … Read More
Barrington student-athletes compete at track nationals
The Barrington High School boys indoor track team had athletes competing at National Championship meets earlier this month. At the … Read More
Barrington basketball teams reach Metro-West finals
Out of 86 communities and more than 1,100 teams participating in the Metro-West basketball program, Barrington had two teams reach the … Read More
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Barrington Beach hosting New Year’s Day Dip

People are invited to usher in the new year with an exhilarating swim at Barrington Beach on Jan. 1. The Barrington Business and Community Association’s first-ever “New Year’s …

Pieces from the pandemic on display Dec. 2 in Barrington

On Friday, Dec. 2, the Mead Art Gallery at St. John's Church, 191 County Road in Barrington, is sponsoring an evening of "Covid Creations” — framed art as well as crafts that were created …

Vietnam veteran will be keynote speaker on Veterans Day

The Barrington United Veterans Council will be holding its annual Veterans Day ceremony at Victory Gate, Barrington High School at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11. Major Bill Groves, US Army Vietnam veteran …
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Aging Adults - Incorporate These Five Habits to Live Your Best Life

Yes, you can change.  Creating healthy habits can be done at any age. And while adopting the 5 habits listed below won’t make you look like a 20 year old (unless your actually 20) – …

Ernest Hirsch Ernest George Hirsch, age 93, of the Village at Willow Crossing in Mansfield, former longtime resident of Foxborough and Westport, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 30, 2022, surrounded by his
Lynn Reynolds In Loving Memory|Beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister and friend, Lynn Marie (Nieuwlandt) Reynolds passed away at the age of 77, on February 11, 2023. Lynn was born on March 16, 194
MaryAnn Aldrich 73, of Prudence Island, died peacefully on March 14, 2023 at Hope Health Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. She was the beloved wife of Edward S. Aldrich Jr. Born in Cleveland, OH, a daughter of th
Damage to the rudder and main has hampered Leg 3 for 11th Hour crew We are now lying in fourth place, 450 nautical miles southwest of New Zealand and just 144 nautical miles behind leader Holcim-PRB, wrote media specialist Amory Ross of Newport in his blog on the …
BHS Squash Club squares off against St. Andrew's in finale The Barrington High School Squash Club recently concluded its season with its third friendly match against neighboring St. Andrew’s School. This final team match, which involved girls and …
RIFC names Smith as franchise’s first head coach, general manager PAWTUCKET — Khano Smith has been named the first head coach and general manager for Rhode Island Football Club, the expansion franchise announced in a release Wednesday, March 8. Smith is a …
Hawks sweep Eagles out of hockey playoffs The Barrington High School boys hockey team was eliminated from the quarterfinals of the Division I playoffs over the weekend, falling to the top-seeded Bishop Hendicken Hawks in two straight …
Letter: Taxpayer-funded abortion hearing was Kabuki theater

To the editor: The well-scripted and choreographed Kabuki theater at the House Judiciary Committee hearing March 6 for House Bills 5006, 5047, and 5228 was disheartening. Repetitious, …

Letter: Poll numbers appear to back abortion bill

To the editor: David O’Connell (letters, "Many residents oppose proposed Assembly abortion bill," The Post, March 2, edition) seems to be lumping in all those who have had abortions with …

Letter: Proposed legislation puts pets in danger

To the editor: The RI House has re-introduced a bill this year that would allow medical marijuana for pets. The bill, H5504, was staunchly opposed by veterinarians in 2022 and would allow a …

Letter: The DEI delusion

To the editor: Give me “diversity” or give me death? My country tis of thee, sweet land of “diversity”, of thee I sing. Uh, no.  Currently in vogue, DEI ideology …

Letter: Many residents oppose proposed Assembly abortion bill

To the editor:Vice President Kamala Harris recently excoriated Russia for committing crimes against humanity by their bombing and killing innocent civilians in Ukraine. Her statement is absolutely …

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