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06/01/2016

Community Garden Awarded RI Foundation Grant

From the RI Foundation:

The Town of Barrington received $6,611 to install a deer fence and community bulletin board at the Barrington Community Garden. The deer fence will negate the need for individual fencing around gardeners’ plots and protect a newly created common area. The weatherproof bulletin board will serve as a central hub for important communications regarding the community garden.

“The Barrington Community Garden is a vibrant community asset where Barrington residents grow food, learn practical gardening skills and interact with other gardeners of all ages, ethnicities and incomes,” said Barrington Town Manager Peter A. DeAngelis. “This grant will help us continue to build community in Barrington through a shared sense of purpose.”

Located off Wampanoag Trail, the garden is organic and offers 100-square-foot plots to residents in exchange for a small fee and a commitment to participate in scheduled upkeep of common areas. In just two years, the garden has matured from fallow land to 60 plots.

The Town supplies the garden with compost for the plots and woodchips to line the paths between plots. Thanks to a collaborative effort with the Barrington Energy Committee, water is available via a solar-operated pump that feeds spigots throughout the garden.

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04/05/2016

Solarize Barrington Results in 47 Solar Projects (Updated)

The Town of Barrington was one of five communities selected for the fall 2015 Solarize Rhode Island program, which is designed to drive down the cost of installing a solar photovoltaic system on a home or business.

solarpanelThe program, which concluded on February 15, offered homeowners and businesses a tiered pricing incentive where the price dropped as more people sign contracts for a new photovoltaic system. RGS Energy was selected as the installer for Barrington. Town staff and the Energy Committee worked with RGS, the State Office of Energy Resources and SmartPower to promote the program.

By the conclusion of Solarize Barrington, contracts had been signed for 47 systems with a total capacity of 305.22 kW - or more than double the estimated solar power production in Barrington prior to the program.

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  • White Church Bridge / Central Bridge: There is the potential for short periods of alternating traffic, weekdays from from 7 AM to 3 PM. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  • 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.

  • Consumer Alert / RI Office of the Attorney General - IRS Scam

  • Hunting Regulations. If you have questions regarding hunting regulations click on www.dem.ri.gov .

  • See the Town of Barrington Animal Control page for the latest lost and found listing of dogs, cats and other animals in Barrington.

    Please contact Animal Control Officer Patti Watson at pwatson@barrington.ri.gov or call (401) 437-3935

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