Town News



New Energy Resources Page


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


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.

Bulletin Board bulletin

  • Winter Storm - Refuse/Recycling (Updated 1/28/15): Refuse/Recycling collection for Tuesday & Wednesday will take place on Thursday. Thursday & Friday refuse/recylng collection will be Friday.

  • Reminder: Sidewalk Ordinance. Please note the Town has a new Ordinance 164-5 requiring any person having care of a building or house where there is a paved sidewalk in front to remove the snow by 6 PM the day following any snow storm.

    For every day that the snow shall remain on a sidewalk, such owner, occupant or any person having the duty to care for the property shall pay a fine of not more than $50.00/day.

    If you claim a physical hardship and are incapable of removing the snow or lack financial means to pay for snow removal, you may apply for a hardship waiver from this article with the Director of the Department of Public Works.

    We ask for your cooperation in this matter of safety, especially of those residents near our local schools and businesses with walk-in customers.

Other Notices

  • Eco-Depot Hazardous Household Waste Drop-Off:

  • 9 am to 1 pm ~ Saturday, March 14, 2015

    Barrington High School, 220 Lincoln Avenue

Bring any household hazardous waste to high school parking lot.

  • Volunteers Needed:

    • 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

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

  • 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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