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May 29, 2020 (ongoing updates)

Town Manager's COVID-19 Update 

Barrington Heroes

Today’s heroes are the Barrington Foster Parents.  May is Foster Parents Month.  There are over 4,000 children in RI that live in foster homes.  If you are interested in being a Foster Parent Hero please contact the RI Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) at http://www.dcyf.ri.gov/be-an-anchor/.  So, to our Barrington families that open their homes as foster parents to children in need we say  . . . THANK YOU ! !

Barrington High School Class of 2020 Senior Car Parade – on Monday, June 1st at 3:00 PM, the senior class will form a line of vehicles that will parade through Barrington.    The route will begin at from BHS to Lincoln (west), to Middle Highway (south), to Maple (east) to County (north), to Lincoln (west) back to BHS.  Please join us along the route to recognize and celebrate the BHS Class of 2020.


Re-opening of Rhode Island’s Economy: On Monday, June 2nd Rhode Island will enter Phase 2 of its re-opening. Various businesses and activities will be allowed to reopen with restrictions, including barbershops, hair dressers, gyms and indoor dining. All state beaches will also be allowed to reopen with restrictions. Please familiarize yourself with the latest guidance and information at

Financial Town Meeting – has been postponed due to restrictions on the size of gatherings.  We are looking for alternative meeting options that will allow for resident inputs into the budget and a vote.  This will be a topic of conversation at the Town Council Meeting on June 8th at 7:00 PM.  The meeting agenda and connection information will be provided the week of June 1st.

A reminder on facemasks / face coverings:  

  • Indoors - required in all buildings except your home.

  • Outdoors - required when within 6 feet of a person not in your household. This includes Barrington Beach!

Barrington-Related Updates:

Barrington Executive Order 20-05 (May 8, 2020) – Reflects updated state guidance. Please refer to

Barrington Executive Order 20-06 (May 12, 2020) – Temporary Expansion of Restaurant Service Area (outdoor dining).  Please refer to https://a3be8f1b-8cc6-4cd6-a2c4-d87a5ae2878d.filesusr.com/ugd/9ae2cd_27d6c815a7cc4ff4bd9f0b4decee4f5c.pdf.

Presidential Preference Primary (June 2, 2020)
Voting for all Barrington residents will be at Barrington High School (7:00 AM – 8:00 PM)
Emergency voting will be available at Town Hall from Wednesday, May 20th to 4:00 PM Monday, June 1st.  Town Hall hours are Monday (8:30 AM – 8:00 PM), Tuesday – Thursday (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM) and Friday (8:30 – Noon).
Mail ballots can be dropped off in a drop box in front of Town Hall on Tuesday, June 2nd between 7:00 AM and 8:00 PM.

Recreation – all parks and recreation areas are open with the exception of playgrounds and basketball courts.  

Beach Passes – Seasonal passes for residents are available for sale only on-line at https://barringtonlearningctr.org/.  Once registered, stickers will be issued at the Town Beach entrance on your first visit.  Daily parking passes are also available to residents for $5.

Barrington Library - Check out
www.barringtonlibrary.org to find out more and register for programs.  Curbside pick-up is open! 
Barrington emergency notifications, please sign-up for Barrington i-Contact at:
If you have questions, in need assistance, or would like to volunteer, please call the Barrington Hotline 247-1900 X384.

Barrington Town website: http://www.barrington.ri.gov/.

General Information:


Re-Opening Rhode Island’s Economy: For information on the current phase of re-opening, guidance and support, visit: https://www.reopeningri.com/

COVID Guidance in Multiple Languages: For guidance documents and support in multiple languages, please visit https://health.ri.gov/covid/multiplelanguages/


All Rhode Islanders are encouraged to use CRUSH COVID RI, a pandemic response mobile app that’s available on smartphones. The app provides Rhode Islanders easy access to all the resources required during the public health crisis, including a location diary that helps users identify the people and places they are in contact with and a symptom checking survey. CRUSH COVID RI empowers users to take an active role in slowing the spread of COVID-19 in Rhode Island and make a difference in the health of your loved ones and your community by helping track the virus in Rhode Island. Download the CRUSH COVID RI app now in the Apple App Store and Google Play to step up and help RI #CrushCovidRI. Visit http://Health.ri.gov/crushcovid/

ContinuedRead Full COVID-19 Update from the Town Manager


Events, Alerts, Job Openings, Etc.


Email jbellm@barrington.ri.gov to submit requests to list an upcoming event on Community Calendar

Community Electricity Aggregation Plan - Review Draft Plan


A community electricity aggregation program will create a new default electricity supply for Barrington residents and businesses. The Town Council will hold a public hearing on DRAFT PLAN. Public Utilities Commission approval required. Email comments to: phervey@barrington.ri.gov

2020 Elections


For up-to-date information on voting click the link below.


Mail Ballot ApplicationAttachment

Presidential Primary
Tuesday, June 2, 2020


Key Dates:

  • For the Tuesday, June 2nd Presidential Preference Primary the deadline to register to vote is Sunday, May 3rd at 4:00 p.m. Barrington residents can do so on that day at the Public Safety Building, 100 Federal Road, with Police Dispatch.


  • Monday, May 4th is the last day to disaffiliate for the Tuesday, June 2nd Presidential Preference Primary.

  • If you have not registered to vote or wish to disaffiliate before these dates, you are welcome to do so at the Town Clerk's office at Town Hall.

  • Presidential preference primary mail ballot applications must be received by the Town Clerk's office not later than 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, for the Tuesday, June 2 primary election. Download the application.


  • Emergency ballots can be cast at the Town Clerk's office Wednesday, May 13 through Monday, June 1, 2020


Primary Election

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

All Polls Open: 7:00 am to 8:00 pm


(The Board of Elections is asking the RI General Assembly to move the date of this Primary. Please continue to review this page to see the latest update for the September Primary date.)


General Election
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
All Polls Open: 7:00 am to 8:00 pm

Town Clerk’s office: 247-1900 ext. 1

Barrington Village: Neighbors helping neighbors remain in their community as they age

Please contact us at 401-400-5599 or barrington@villagecommonri.org to learn more.We hope you will join us!

  • Age-Friendly Barrington Report to the Community February 2019: Attachment

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.

Eco-Depot - Disposal of Household Hazardous Waste


Eco-Depot is a free service for properly disposing of household hazardous waste from RI households (for non-residential hazardous waste disposal click here). You can make an appointment for an Eco-Depot collection via http://rirrc.org/ecodepot. Appointments are made to minimize wait times at the facility.

Town of Barrington Animal Control


Animal Control page has the latest lost and found listing of dogs, cats and other animals in Barrington.

FYI ...

On-Line Permitting Available


E-permitting in Barrington is available through the Rhode Island's state web-based system. Applicants can apply for a range of permits such as buildingdemolitionelectricalmechanical and plumbing as well as applying for and renewing Chicken/Hen registrations by visiting the following website:



Paper applications for the above permits will no longer be accepted. Please contact Caroline Joyce at 401-247-1900, ext. 326 or cjoyce@barrington.ri.gov for additional information. 

Recycling, Composting, Reduce & Reuse Tips


RI Resource Recovery's website includes tips and other information on recycling, composting, reducing and reusing, etc.

Upcoming Meetings

Town of Barrington

283 County Road

Barrington, RI 02806-2406

Town Hall Hours:

8:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Monday

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday

8:30 a.m.-NOON Friday

Phone: (401) 247-1900

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