Town News



The Town is working on the Comprehensive Plan update, required by the State of Rhode Island every five years. Information, including the working draft of the updated Comprehensive Plan, here.

All of the Plan elements are being revised. The update includes new elements required under revisions to the State comprehensive planning act enacted in 2011, including a new Natural Hazards element and an Energy element. The update also has the latest information, including data from the 2010 Census.

This month, the Planning Board is sponsoring three public workshops on the Plan update. These are:

  • 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Hampden Meadows School. 297 New Meadow Road.

  • 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. Atria Bay Spring Village
    147 Bay Spring Ave. 2nd Floor Activities Room

  • 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Nayatt School 400 Nayatt Road

Additional meetings of the Planning Board and Town Council on the Comprehensive Plan will take place after these workshops (dates to be determined), including a public hearing required for adoption by the Town.

For additional information contact the Planning Office at or 247-1900 x326


On July 28, 2014, construction began at Latham Park. The project includes:

  • Construction of an improved walkway behind the stone revetment, south of the parking lot

  • Reconstruction of the parking lot to include a more efficient layout, additional pervious spaces and a landscaped island

  • Repairs to the stone revetment to enhance shoreline protection

  • Improved access to the water

  • New benches

  • New bike racks

Funding is from a RIDEM park improvement grant and the Town capital budget.

Bulletin Board bulletin

  • Harvest Stroll - Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. Sponsored by the Barrington Recreation Department and the Barrington Business Association. For more information, click here.

  • Public Forum - Town Charter Amendments. The Barrington Town Council will host a forum to inform voters about the proposed changes to the Town Charter on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 6 p.m.-7 p.m. in the Council Chamber at Town Hall, 283 County Road.

  • Final Voter Registration/Mail Ballots for September Primary. The final day to register to be eligible to vote in the September 9, 2014 Primary is Sunday, August 10, 2014 in the Town Clerk's Office, Barrington Town Hall, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. This applies only if you have not previously registered to vote. Completed mail ballots must be returned to the Town Clerk's Office by August 19, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.. Please click here for further voting information.

  • Burial Prices Increase. Please click here to view new fee schedule, in effect as of July 1, 2014.

  • Learn about the Barrington Community Garden and proposed trails on Town open space property on Wampanoag Trail - the former "Vitullo Farm" property.

  • Barrington Revaluation Procedures and Standards Report. The latest version of the report is available for review on-line and at the Assessor's Office during office hours (revised 5/16/14).

  • 2014 Elections. The 2014 Election page has information for voters and candidates, including finding polling place locations by address and registering to vote.

  • Summer Camps. The Recreation Department is accepting enrollment in summer camps: Art Camp, Cool Kids Camp, Chess Camp, Junior Golf Camp, Tennis Camp.

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