Town News

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

January 18, 2022

 

Place Your Order for FREE

At-Home COVID-19 Tests

Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free individual rapid antigen COVID-19 at-home tests (Limit of one order per residential address). Order here: https://special.usps.com/testkits

-----------------------

January 12, 2022

 

New Refuse and Recycling Holiday Collection Schedule

All refuse and recycling will be collected the following day during holiday weeks. Monday's scheduled collection becomes a Tuesday collection. Tuesday's scheduled collection becomes a Wednesday collection and ends with a Friday's scheduled collection becoming a Saturday collection. The normal refuse and recycling will continue afterwards.

-----------------------

January 7, 2022

 

Barrington Town Manager Responds to Surging COVID-19 Cases Issues with Executive Order Requiring Remote Meetings

See Executive Order 2022-1

Continues Requirement to Wear Face Mask in Municipal Buildings

The Barrington Town Manager issued a new executive order today requiring all public meetings of Town public bodies and departments to be held remotely, with no in-person option.

Executive Order 2022-1, which is effective immediately, also continues the requirement to wear a mask in municipal buildings, regardless of a person’s vaccination status.

The action by Town Manager Philip Hervey was issued following Governor McKee’s new executive order authorizing public meetings to be held by telephone or audio or video conferencing.

“In person meetings are certainly preferable, but the remote option will help reduce exposure to this wave of infections resulting from the highly infectious Omicron variant,” Hervey said.

The Town strongly recommends the use of N95, KN95 or 3-ply surgical masks rather than the less effective cloth coverings.

The Manager’s executive order will remain in effect until terminated or superseded by a subsequent order.

-----------------------

January 7, 2022

 

Winter Storm Alert

 

Town Hall, Peck Center for Adult Enrichment and the Barrington Pubic Library are closed today, January 7th.

Rubbish and recycling collection rescheduled

Due to the impending snowstorm, there will be no rubbish or recycling collection on Friday, January 7th. Friday’s collection will be Saturday, January 8th.

 

Parking Ban

There will be a town-wide on-street parking ban starting at 8:00 pm tonight, January 6th until further notice. Barrington's Limited Winter Parking ordinance indicates there is no parking after snowfall of 1" for a 12-hr period after a snowfall. https://ecode360.com/7120823.

 

Snow and Ice Removal Information

Barrington businesses and residents, let's ensure our sidewalks are shoveled. We can work together to provide a safe route for all citizens and children near our local schools and businesses who utilize the sidewalks this winter season. https://ecode360.com/7120701#7120713

 

Peck Center for Adult Enrichment

Lunches and programming have been canceled for Friday, January 7th.

 

All other Town Hall services will continue unless stated otherwise. Please check back for updates.

 

-----------------------

December 21, 2021

COVID-19: Barrington Update

 

Barrington residents,

This update is provided to assist you in staying safe during the holiday season as you gather with relatives and friends.

Governor Dan McKee Announces New Covid-19 Mitigation Measures

Governor McKee announced actions to address the significant increase in COVID-19 cases and pressure on Rhode Island’s hospitals. These measures include masking or proof of vaccination at certain indoor venues, including entertainment venues, retail, places of worship, manufacturing, and offices.

  • Masking is required of employees and patrons inside venues with a capacity of 250 or more regardless of vaccination status.

  • Masking or proof of vaccination is required of employees and patrons inside venues with a capacity of fewer than 250 persons.

  • These temporary measures went into effect on Monday, December 20, 2021 and remain in full force and effect through Tuesday, January 18th, 2022 unless renewed, modified, or terminated by a subsequent Executive Order.

The COVID-19 testing site at the former Joseph A. Bank in Barrington Plaza remains open. For more information go to: https://covid.ri.gov/testing.

To understand what you need to do as a member of the public or a business owner, please see the links to resources below or visit the Rhode Department of Health COVID-19 Information Website.

A reminder that the mask mandate remains in effect for all municipal and school buildings.

Stay Safe and Happy Holidays

 

-----------------------

 

 

December 9, 2021

Town of Barrington selects new Director of Planning, Building and Resiliency

See Press Release

Teresa Crean to serve as the

new Director of Planning,

Building and Resiliency effective January 10, 2022.

The Town of Barrington is pleased to announce the hiring of Teresa Crean as Barrington’s next Director of Planning, Building and Resiliency. Crean has worked as a coastal community planner at the URI Graduate School of Oceanography’s Coastal Resources Center and RI Sea Grant for the past 14 years. A resident of North Kingstown, Crean will be joining the Barrington team as of January 10, 2022. She is filling a vacancy created by the appointment of Philip Hervey to serve as Barrington Town Manager starting on January 1st. Crean earned a Master of Landscape Architecture from the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in natural resources from the University of Michigan.

-----------------------

November 8, 2021

Town Council selects new Town Manager

See Press Release

Philip Hervey to serve as the Town Manager effective January 1, 2022.

Mr. Hervey has served as the town’s planner for over 15 years. He received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Maryland at College Park. He also received his Master’s Degree in City & Regional Planning from UNC - Chapel Hill. Mr. Hervey has overseen various municipal projects for the town, such as Latham Park Phases 1 and 2, Town Beach recreation and water quality improvements, and the LED streetlight conversion project. In addition, he helped to secure approximately 50 grants totaling more than $6.4 million for Barrington. Mr. Hervey has been a recipient of several awards from the Rhode Island Chapter of American Planning Association.

Announcements

Events, Alerts, Job Openings, Etc.

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

Let's Hear from You!

Carmelite Monastery. Click here to submit your ideas on the future use of the Carmelite Monastery property.  In the coming months, the Town will be a launching a public planning process to identify the community's goals and objectives that will provide a basis for evaluating developers' proposals to develop the property. In the meantime, the Town wants to hear what you think!

American Rescue Plan funds. Click here to submit your ideas on how to spend $4,700,000 in American Rescue Plan funds the Town will be receiving.

Community Electricity Aggregation Program

Goal is to expand access to clean electricity at competitive rates 

The Town of Barrington, along with the cities of Providence and Central Falls and the Town of South Kingstown, received approval from the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), for the state’s first Community Electricity Aggregation (CEA) programs, also known as municipal aggregation. Together these communities represent nearly 20% of all households in Rhode Island.

The program launch will take place in early 2022, to include an extensive public outreach campaign.

Each municipality’s plan sets out a vision to provide competitively sourced and cleaner electricity as the new default in their communities. The plans also offer optional products to maximize affordability or environmental benefit. Community Electricity Aggregation, or CEA, allows a municipality to procure electricity in bulk for residents and businesses, with the goal of increasing the renewable content of the electricity used by the entire community while keeping the supply rate stable and affordable.

National Grid Electrical

Distribution Interruptions

 

Click here for 2015 - 2020 Customer Interruption details for the following Towns: Barrington, Bristol, Middletown, Portsmouth, Tiverton and Warren.

Apply to "Adopt-A-Spot"

The Adopt-A-Spot program was created to meet a need of our community. The program allows volunteers to keep a portion of public areas beautified and properly maintained. Volunteers are allowed to adopt a spot that is important to them, their families, and their community. All public spaces are eligible for adoption such as: traffic islands, medians, and town owned lots, streets, and parks.

Accessing Town Clerk Services During Covid-19

Urging Residents to Use Online and Mail Services. As you know, the Coronavirus (Covid-19) is in RI and diligence must be made to prevent the spread. In that effort, the Town of Barrington is advising residents and businesses to take advantage of its Online, Mail-in services and utilization of the Town’s Drop Box located at the left front door of Town Hall. For more information, please visit the Town Clerk's page.

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

Visit www.villagecommonri.org, and select Barrington Village in Our Villages tab for details.

Contact us by phone at (401) 400-5599

to speak with a volunteer,

Monday-Friday, 9-5. Or by email at barrington@villagecommonri.org

 

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.

Recycling, Composting, Reduce & Reuse Tips

 

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

Learn more about recycling right.

Upcoming Meetings