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Comprehensive Plan Public Hearing Set

The Town Council and Planning Board will hold a joint public hearing on the 2015 Comprehensive Community Plan on Wednesday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m., in the Council Chamber at Town Hall, 283 County Road.

The hearing will be on the Planning Board’s recommended Comprehensive Community Plan. The Plan and other information can be found here:

The Comprehensive Community Plan sets the Town's goals and policies addressing a wide range of issues, including housing, land use, transportation, parks & recreation, community services & facilities, natural hazard mitigation, energy efficiency and renewable energy, and environmental protection. The Plan provides a basis for zoning, development/subdivision standards, capital improvement budgets, State grant applications and Town policies.

If you have comments, please submit them to the Office of the Town Planner, Lower Level, Barrington Town Hall, 283 County Road, or by e-mail:


Barrington "Bring on Art" Festival (6/14/2015) - Artists Invited to Apply

The Bring on Art Festival will be Sunday, June 14, 2015 on the grounds of the Town's Government Center (Town Hall/Library). The Town of Barrington wishes to create a unique environment for celebrating the power of the arts in the community.

Artists are encouraged to apply. Accepted original work will include oil and acrylic painting, watercolor, drawing, pastels, printmaking, sculpture, photography, glass, mixed media, wood, ceramics, metals, jewelry, textiles. The application deadline is April 1, 2015.

For more information, see the Recreation Department page.


Project Updates

  • Police Cove Park. The contract to build a new park at Police Cove, located on County Road at the Barrington River Bridge, has been awarded to William Anthony Excavating of North Kingstown, RI. Construction is to start soon, and continue through the spring / summer of 2015. The Town has also contracted with a Rhode Island artist to fabricate and install a sculpture within a waterfront plaza at the park. More information can be found here.

  • Veterans Park Trail Improvements. The Town has a grant to improve trails within Veterans Memorial Park, on the east and west sides of Brickyard Pond. Final approvals were recently secured from the State. Work is expected to begin in the spring. Volunteers will be needed for multiple trail projects. More information can be found here.

  • More project information can be found in Top Topics.

Bulletin Board bulletin

  • Employment Opportunities - new openings posted on the Employment Opportunities page: Seasonal help for Barrington Recreation programs; seasonal help for Public Works; part-time driver - senior services van.

  • School's Out! Program ~ April Vacation

  • Community Shred - Saturday, May 9th from 9 am to 11:30 am located at the Department of Public Works

  • Revaluation: Important Dates

Updated valuations mailed to homeowners: Friday, February 27

Last day for Informal hearings: Saturday, March 28

Revised Values mailed to homeowners: Thursday, April 9

  • Volunteers Needed: Boards & Commissions

The Barrington Town Council is looking for volunteers to serve on:

Ad Hoc Economic Development Task Force: 7 vacancies : 4 members from the business community and 3 members from the general community. The charge is to include investigating and evaluating strategies to boost our local economy; and, determine whether a part time Business Liaison or Economic Development person should be hired as a contact for new and established businesses and to facilitate procedures and answer questions.

Ad Hoc Taxation/Assessment Advisory Committee 2 vacancies: 2 full member positions

Board of Assessment of Review 3 vacancies: 2 full member, 1 alternate

Harbor Commission 1 vacancy: 1 full member

Housing Board of Trustees 3 vacancies: 3 alternates

Senior Services Advisory Board 1 vacancy: 2nd alternate

Resume forms can be obtained through the website at, at the Town Clerk's Office at Town Hall, or at the Library. Submit your resume to the Town Clerk's Office.

Posted February 12, 2015

  • Energy Resources Page


The Energy Committee's new Energy Resources features information on the Town's efforts to reduce energy usage, as well as solar initiatives and other programs that benefit homeowners and businesses.

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