News briefs: Barrington native earns college honor

Officials encouraging mail ballots for primary

Posted 3/21/20

Barrington native Julia Soares, a senior member of the field hockey team at Gettysburg College, was recently named to the ZAG Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad. The Academic …

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News briefs: Barrington native earns college honor

Officials encouraging mail ballots for primary

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Barrington native Julia Soares, a senior member of the field hockey team at Gettysburg College, was recently named to the ZAG Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad. The Academic Squad honors individuals who maintained a grade point average of 3.3 or better during the fall semester. Julia has been named to the Academic Squad four times.

Officials encouraging mail ballots in upcoming primary

The Rhode Island Board of Elections is coordinating with the Rhode Island Department of Health to ensure polling place readiness and encourages voters to cast mail ballots. Presidential Preference Primary mail ballot applications must be received by the Barrington Town Clerk's office no later than 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7 for the Tuesday, April 28 Primary election. Visit the town's website, www.barrington.ri.gov to download an application.

Barrington athlete takes fifth in Worcester fencing tournament

Anna Bamford from Barrington represented the Rhode Island Fencing Academy & Club at a “D” and under fencing tournament hosted by Worcester Fencing Club in early March. Anna placed fifth in the women’s foil event. She is a members of the RIFAC national, youth, competitive team, training under owner, head coach, and Barrington resident Alex Ripa.

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