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Early voters cast their ballots at Barrington Town Hall

Election Day is more than a week away, but many residents are not waiting until Nov. 3 to cast their ballots. Early voting has been taking place at Barrington Town Hall since Oct. 14, and …

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Did your bike get stolen in Barrington?
Barrington police have noticed a sharp increase in the number of bikes reported stolen over the last few weeks. According to police … Read More
Political agreement buried, along with plenty of lawn signs
For years, the two major political parties in town had an agreement banning the use of political lawn signs. So while residents in … Read More
Barrington boys soccer team remains unbeaten
The Barrington High School boys soccer team battled to a 2-2 tie against East Providence on Saturday afternoon, pushing its overall … Read More
Clerk: Barrington ready for Nov. 3 election
Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, Barrington Town Clerk Meredith DeSisto says the town is well prepared for the upcoming Nov. … Read More
What role should town council play in local government
Why are Rob Humm, Carl Kustell, John Alessandro and Annelise Conway running for the three open seats on the Barrington Town Council? … Read More
Barrington council green-lights bid for new transient dock
At its Oct. 5 meeting, members of the Barrington Town Council unanimously approved a bid to build a transient dock at Police … Read More
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Obituaries
Herman F. 'Craig' Christ, 98, of Barrington Herman F. "Craig" Christ, 98, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. Craig, as he was known to many, was a lifelong resident of Barrington. He graduated from Barrington High School …
Sharon Henry Caine, Newport Sharon Henry Caine of Newport passed away peacefully on Friday, October 16, 2020, surrounded by her family, after a period of declining health. She was the wife of the late Raymond W. Caine, …
Alyce Burke, formerly of Warren Alyce (Silva) Burke, of Winter Haven, Fla., passed away peacefully Friday morning, Oct. 9, 2020, at the Spring Lake Rehab Center in Winter Haven. Born on May 24, 1947, and a native of Warren, …
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Sports
Barrington girls show resolve in loss to LaSalle The Barrington High School girls soccer team opened its season against perennial powerhouse LaSalle Academy on Saturday morning, losing 2-0. It was a tough way to kick off the season but BHS coach …
BHS Sports Roundup: Field hockey opens against MB • Boys cross country: The Barrington High School boys cross country team remained undefeated after picking up wins against Portsmouth, Tolman and Shea on Saturday, Oct. 10 Barrington defeated …
Barrington boys soccer team opens with two wins The Barrington High School boys soccer team has opened its season with a pair of wins, defeating Rocky Hill School 4-0 in a non-league game on Friday, and then knocking off Cumberland 1-0 in a league …
Opinion
Letter: Part of One Community

To the editor: We can talk about divisive issues without becoming divided. We can disagree without being disagreeable. Nationwide, and townwide, tensions are high as we approach a …

Editorial: A vote to ‘Restore the soul of America’

 Many people, including both presidential candidates, have described the coming election as historic. President Trump and former Vice President Biden have reached this conclusion for different …

Letter: Why is the town council bashing veterans?

To the editor:  Honorable Council Members, in writing I want to share my frustration with your lack of response to my advocating for House Bill 7614, that was again this year's bill to …

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