Town News



Council-Planning Board Workshop scheduled on Comprehensive Plan Update

The Town is working on the Comprehensive Plan update, as required by the State of Rhode Island. Information, including the working draft of the updated Comprehensive Plan, can be found here.

The Planning Board and Town Council will hold a workshop to discuss the draft on Wednesday, October 29, at 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber at Town Hall, 283 County Road.

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.


The Latham Park shoreline improvements project is nearing completion. The parking lot is now open to the public. The park is located on Bullock Cove at the end of Latham Avenue.

Bulletin Board bulletin

  • November Election. The final day to register to be eligible to vote in the November 4, 2014 General election was Sunday, October 5, 2014. This applies only if you have not previously registered to vote. The deadline for mail ballots has passed - completed mail ballots had to be returned to the Town Clerk's Office no later than 4:30 p.m. on October 14. Please visit the 2014 Election page for information for voters and candidates, including finding polling place locations by address and registering to vote.

  • Town Charter Revisions. Information on the proposed changes to the Charter can be found here.

  • 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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