Town News



Solarize Barrington Program Launched

The Town of Barrington is one of five communities selected for the Solarize Rhode Island program, which is designed to drive down the cost of installing a solar photovoltaic system on a home or business. RGS Energy is the selected installer for Barrington.

At 7:30 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 10, Town will host a "Solar 101" workshop where anyone interested can meet RGS Energy, learn about solar and take the first steps toward going solar! The workshop will be in the Council Chamber at Town Hall, 283 County Road.

Go to the Solarize Barrington! web page for more.


Alcohol Training Provided By Bay Team

Barrington’s servers and sellers of alcohol recently completed local training as part of the Town’s efforts to encourage safe alcohol sales. The program, required by town ordinance, is delivered by The BAY Team, Barrington’s Prevention Coalition.

Approximately 90 employees, owners, and managers of local food and beverage establishments completed the training.



Project Updates

  • Police Cove Park. The contract to build a new park at Police Cove, located on County Road at the Barrington River Bridge, was awarded to William Anthony Excavating of North Kingstown, RI. Construction has begun, to continue through July/August. 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.

  • More project information can be found in Top Topics.

Bulletin Board bulletin

  • Surveys. Your input is important!
  • Recreation Camp - Please help us improve our camps by taking this short survey. Thank you for your input!


  • Certified Budget for FY2015-16

  • Proposed Tax Stabilization Agreement between the Town of Barrington and Shineharmony

  • The Department of Public Works and the Recycling Center will be closed Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2015. Thursday’s refuse and recycling will be collected Friday along with the regular Friday route. The Department of Public Works will be closed Friday, November 27; however the Recycling Center will be OPEN on Friday. Refuse and recycling must always be at curbside by 7:30 a.m.

  • Central (White Church) Bridge: During the week, expect alternating traffic on Massasoit Avenue weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Employment Opportunities - Latest openings are posted on the Employment Opportunities page.

  • Volunteer Opportunities. The Town Council is looking for volunteers to serve on various boards and commissions.



    Mail ballot applications for the December 15th special election are available at the Town Clerk’s office, Town Hall, Monday - Friday, 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.; or by calling the Clerk’s office at 247-1900, Ext. 4; or by clicking on

    Completed applications for the December election must be received in the Clerk’s Office not later than 4:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 24, 2015.

    Please contact Animal Control Officer Patti Watson at or call (401) 437-3935

    • Eco-Depot calendar to alleviate traffic here onsite during RI Recycles Day. That’s available at:

    • 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.