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If the Barrington School Department has millions in its capital reserve account, why not use some of the money to purchase a bus needed to transport students in the special education … more
Members of the Barrington Town Council are expected to discuss the town’s Memorial Day parade at the Feb. 6 meeting. The discussion will likely focus on whether to continue with a town-run … more
The Barrington High School boys basketball team outscored Narragansett 17-1 in the second period and rolled to a 66-54 victory on Wednesday night, Jan. 25. Sean Bonneau played a key role in the … more
The Barrington School Committee is looking for new legal representation.  Listed on the agenda for Thursday night’s meeting is a report from the superintendent regarding an RFP (Request … more
The Barrington High School girls basketball team sprinted out to a 20-9 first quarter lead against Cranston West and relied on stifling defense for all four quarters, battling to a 46-35 victory on … more
Barrington resident and NY Mets pitcher David Robertson shared some tips with local boys and girls during a special Barrington Little League preseason skills clinic on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 22. A … more
Barrington Police and Firefighters tracked down a local girl a short time after she was reported missing last week. A Barrington resident called police on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at about 7:25 p.m. to … more
Two weeks ago, the Barrington School Committee abandoned the plan to build a new Grade 3-to-5 school in town.  And on Thursday night, Jan. 19, committee members took their first step towards … more
To the editor: A well-rounded education requires the infrastructure necessary to support student growth. Musicians should have instruments, actors should have a theater, and athletes should have … more
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