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New committee focusing on Monastery property in Barrington

The Barrington Town Council has endorsed the creation of a committee which will make recommendations about what to do with the Carmelite Monastery property. The group, titled the Ad Hoc Watson Avenue …

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Remembering Officer Caputo: 'He’s going to be impossible to replace'
Members of the Barrington Police Department say Sergeant Gino Caputo, who died Saturday, Sept. 11 after a five-week battle against … Read More
Barrington’s Day of Caring is next month
Barrington will hold its annual Day of Caring on Monday, Oct. 11, from noon to 4 p.m. The town-wide event brings together the … Read More
Longtime Barrington Police officer dies after battle with Covid-19
The Barrington Police Department lost a veteran member of the force on Saturday morning. According to a press release from the … Read More
Gallery: First football game at the new EPHS stadium
EAST PROVIDENCE —  East Providence High School christened the athletics stadium Friday, Sept. 10, built as part of the new school … Read More
Bristol Police Chief and Major engaged with Warren shooter
Bristol Police confirmed Friday that their Chief of Police and Major Scott McNally actively engaged with gunman Michael Ouellette … Read More
Eagles knock off defending state champs in season-opener
The Barrington High School field hockey team opened its season with an impressive 2-1 win over East Greenwich at home on Wednesday, … Read More
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Obituaries
William Winslow Gauntlett, 85, of Barrington William Winslow Gauntlett, age 85, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Thursday, September 9, 2021. William was born on December 24, 1935 to John and Evelyn (Winslow) Gauntlett of …
Andrew W. Thompson, 70, of Barrington Andrew W. Thompson, 70, of Fales Avenue, Barrington, died peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence.  Born in Syracuse, N.Y., a son of the …
Ferdinando ‘Fred’ Pastore, 74, of Barrington On Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021 Ferdinando “Fred” Pastore, 74, of Barrington, died at Rhode Island Hospital. Born November 29, 1946, in Providence, Fred was the only child of Salvatore …
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Sports
Eagles top Islanders in Injury Fund scrimmage The Barrington High School football team used last Friday night’s Injury Fund game against Middletown as a controlled scrimmage. Barrington’s Braeden Flaherty took an option pitch from …
Barrington High School football team plays against Middletown tonight The Barrington High School football team will play its Injury Fund game against Middletown tonight, Friday, Sept. 3, at 6 p.m. The game was originally scheduled to be played at Barrington High …
Photos: Barrington battles Pilgrim in girls soccer The Barrington High School girls soccer team squared off against Pilgrim in a preseason scrimmage at the high school on Monday afternoon.  Barrington opens the regular season on Sept. 9 with …
Barrington’s 10U football team opens with 20-6 victory The Barrington Pop Warner 10U football team opened the fall season with a 20-6 win over Seekonk at Barrington High School’s Victory Field on Sunday. The Eagles relied on a steady running …
Opinion
Letter: AG is fighting for our rights to the coastline

To the editor: Congratulations to Attorney General Peter Neronha for fighting for the people's rights to our coastline! He called foul on the Court's decision approving the so-called "settlement" …

Letter: Be strong, do not fear!

To the editor:  We shouldn't underestimate the wisdom found in stories we were told when we were children. Take for instance "Chicken Little." In the story, Chicken Little runs around in …

Letter: Thank you to FLM FWD

To the editor: As the summer comes to a close, we have been reflecting on our favorite experiences over the past few months, of which the FLM FWD festival was definitely top on the list. On the …

Letter: If this were a civics class, school board would be failing

To the editor: We should expect more from our school committee, superintendent, and assistant superintendent.   So many in this community moved here, willing to pay hefty property taxes, …

Letter: Composting will save the town thousands

I am writing this letter in response to the editorial of Aug. 11 “The cost of composting." I believe that your criticism of the Barrington Town budget allocation of $5,000 for a composting …

Letter: Editorial on mask wearing for children had it right

I usually read East Bay Newspapers’ editorials. Sometimes I agree; sometimes I don’t. But I have never found myself so totally pleased or displeased with an editorial position …

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