Town News



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 take place in 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.

  • Walkway, Other Improvements at the Library/Town Hall area. A grant from RIDEM will help fund improvements to the area around the Library and Town Hall, including an improved path to the Barrington River with a canoe/kayak launch and benches; a walkway with steps up a hill to the east of the Library building; and replacement of old sections of chain link fence and other smaller projects at the Kids Kove playground. The survey was recently completed. Work is expected to begin in the spring.

  • Village Center Streetscape Improvements Project. The contract to complete the final design of the Village Center streetscape improvements project was awarded to Beta Engineering of Lincoln, RI. Survey work will be completed this year. Engineering work on the project - which will include new sidewalks, street trees, drainage, etc. - will begin soon. Construction is anticipated in 2015. Public workshops will be announced in the future. More information can be found here.


Judge Procaccini has issued a decision affirming the Planning Board's approval of the Palmer Pointe master plan, for development of 40 new units on Sowams Road. Read the decision here.

Bulletin Board bulletin

  • Don't Forget! 2nd Quarter Taxes are due December 30th.

  • Volunteers Needed:

    • Ad Hoc Taxation/Assessment Advisory Committee (2 vacancies)

    • Board of Assessment of Review (2 vacancies)

    • Housing Board of Trustees (2 vacancies)

    • Planning Board (1 vacancy)

Please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 247-1900 ext. 301

  • Revaluation Update (11/14/14): Starting this week (including Saturday & Sunday) the reval company will be driving by every home in town.
  • Ordinance #2014-6 An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 185. Zoning. This ordinance was filed on November 3, 2014 and placed for introduction on the Town Council meeting scheduled for December 15, 2014.

  • Ordinance #2014-7 An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 179. Vehicles and Traffic.  This ordinance was filed on October 20, 2014 and was introduced at the Town Council meeting on November 3, 2014 and scheduled for a public hearing at the Town Council meeting on December 15, 2014.

  • Boat Storage at Town Beach. Effective Nov. 1, 2014, all boats stored at Barrington Beach must be removed for the winter.

  • 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).

  • Animal Control Lost & Found. Visit the Animal Control page for the latest lost and found listing of dogs, cats and other animals in Barrington.

  • Library Events. For the latest events at the Public Library, go to the Events Calendar.

  • Floodplain Mapping Tool. See if your property is in a flood plain using the Floodplain Mapping Tool, which enables map searches by address. The maps will become official in July 2014.

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