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On Friday, May 17, Barrington Police charged a 17-year-old Barrington girl with seven counts of receiving stolen goods, three counts of weapons other than firearms prohibited, mace used for other … more
The Barrington High School sailing team finished seventh at the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) for the Founder’s Trophy, which was held in Chicago last weekend.   Barrington … more
Barrington School officials are proposing a $3.1 million increase for the proposed school budget.   The $3.1 million bump, if approved by voters at this year’s Financial Town Meeting, … more
In what could be the last financial town meeting ever in Barrington, residents will be asked to approve a $65.8 million school budget, a $21.8 million municipal budget, and a $5 million bond. … more
Quinn Murphy belted a three-run homer in the first inning as Barrington swept its season series from Mount St. Charles by coasting to an 18-2 victory on Tuesday, May 21. The Eagles (15-3) … more
The entire community is invited to the Barrington Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies on Monday, May 27.   Residents are encouraged to check the Town’s website ( … more
On Tuesday, May 14, the Barrington High School boys volleyball team celebrated Senior Night with a sweep of West Warwick, 3-0. The scores were 25-23, 25-18, 25-10.   Cam Kelley led the … more
Barrington Police responded to Barrington Beach on Monday, May 13, after a person called the station to report that an older man was taking photographs of teenage girls. Police spoke to a … more
At the FTM on Wednesday night, May 22, Barrington taxpayers will vote on the future of the Monastery property, a $5 million bond to improve athletic fields, and nearly $100 million in school … more
Barrington Police are investigating a crash that occurred on the Wampanoag Trail on Sunday morning, May 19.   Police said a 16-year-old Barrington boy was driving at a high rate of speed … more
It was a busy night for bids.   The Barrington Town Council approved a number of bid requests during the May 6 meeting.   BAY Team — $122,832 The Council approved (3-0 vote) … more
The cold wet weather on Sunday, May 19, could not dampen the spirits of those who participated in this year’s HMS Tough Tiger adventure race.   As usual, a very large crowd turned out … more
One member of the Barrington Town Council pushed pause on a request by the DEI Committee to include a “respectful speech” statement during Council meetings.   Another Council … more
Colin Hope scored six goals and Jake Ignall tallied five as the Barrington High School boys lacrosse team defeated Portsmouth 18-7 on Thursday, May 16.   Barrington took a 6-1 lead in the … more
The Barrington Town Council recently signed off on a bid to renovate the Kent Street tennis courts.   At their May 6 meeting, Council members voted 3-0 to reallocate money from different … more
People are encouraged to bring the entire family to Barrington Town Beach this Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a day of family fun, all while raising money for a great cause. Two … more
The Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person who killed a dog that washed up on a Barrington … more
Barbara Papitto, a generous philanthropist and an advocate for education, will be the speaker at the St. Andrew’s School commencement on Saturday, June 1.   Over the last 40-years, … more
The Barrington High School sailing team finished fifth at the NESSA Team Racing Championship (President’s Trophy) regatta earlier this month and earned a spot at nationals. The strong … more
Get ready to tap your toes and snap your fingers because the stage is set for a whirlwind of song, dance, and all that jazz when Arts Alive! presents "Chicago: Teen Edition.” Student … more
More than 85 people filled the Barrington Public Library auditorium to support East Bay’s Jewish population. Attendees were welcomed by Jacob Brier, volunteer organizer, who shared their … more
The Barrington High School boys lacrosse team defeated Mount St. Charles, 12-8, on Friday, May 10. Colin Hope scored four goals, while Peyton Hillier had three. Jake Ignall and Ben Parylak each … more
For nearly three years, $500,000 earmarked for an affordable housing downpayment assistance program in Barrington has sat untouched. Officials said restrictions placed on the funds have made it … more
Barrington Public Schools received some great news this week: Hampden Meadows School has earned the distinction of being a Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School. The honor is based on the Blue Ribbon … more
The State of Rhode Island recently moved one step closer to a law that would regulate electric bicycles on all state properties, including bike paths. Passed by the full House of Representatives two … more
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