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April 23, 2021

Town Manager's Weekly COVID-19 Update




Dear Barrington Residents, Businesses, and Community Partners,

Rhode Island’s percent positivity rate, as it relates to COVID-19, is down from last week, now 2.3% (2.5% last week).


Rhode Island has now administered over 500,000 vaccines. The fastest way to end this pandemic and safely re-open our economy is by getting vaccinated. If you are 16 years of age or older, book your appointment today on or call 844-930-1779 or 211. 


COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Additional Vaccine Appointments: Today (4/23) at 5 p.m., roughly 12,000 additional vaccine appointments will be posted on


Current Eligibility: All Rhode Islanders ages 16 and older, and those that work in R.I. are eligible.


Transportation: R.I. Public Transit Authority is offering free fares to those going to and from vaccination appointments. People with vaccine appointments can email or call 401-781-9400.


Vaccines for Veterans: The Providence Veterans Medical Center is hosting a drive through vaccination clinic on May 1st from 9am-3pm at the Medical Center on Chalkstone Ave., Providence. Sign up here. For more information click here or call 401-273-7100 ext. 16226.


Homebound Vaccinations: If you are homebound and have not requested a vaccine, please do so through this survey:


Options for Rhode Islanders 16+ to be vaccinated: 

  1. State Sites: Register for a vaccine here or call 844-930-1779.

  2. Regional Sites: Located in East Providence, Johnston and Westerly. Appointments are required. Visit

  3. Pharmacies: CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Stop and Shop, and independent pharmacies.

  4. Lifespan Clinic and Care New England Clinic

For more information on vaccines, visit: Sign up for RIDOH’s weekly vaccination newsletter here.


COVID-19 Testing

For a full list of locations statewide click here. To make an appointment click here.


Re-Opening Rhode Island

Governor McKee announced future plans for lifting operating restrictions on businesses and social gatherings. In the weeks leading up to these changes, please remember to continue to wear masks, stay home if you are sick, and get vaccinated.

New Grant Programs for Businesses

RI Small Businesses Relief Grant Program provides $5,000 to R.I. small businesses affected financially by COVID-19. Applications are open and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis through April 30.


The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering grants for Shuttered Venue Operators, including operators of live venues, live performing arts organizations, museums, movie theatres, as well as live venue promoters, theatrical producers, and talent representatives. For more information click here.


Local Updates

Saturday, April 24, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Barrington Farm School is hosting a Party for the Earth, including workshops and farm activities. Visit the BFS Facebook page for event updates.


Saturday, April 24, 10am-2pm, Drug Take Back, Barrington Police Station. Drive up and anonymous.


Friday, April 30, starting at 10:30 a.m.: Rhode Island Arbor Day free event at North Hull Street Park in East Providence. Visit for additional details.


Summer job opportunities, posted here.


Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation. Let’s overcome this virus! 

Stay positive and test negative,




Events, Alerts, Job Openings, Etc.

Email to submit requests to list an upcoming event on Community Calendar

Important Dates for the Financial Town Meeting

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 2021 AT 7:00 PM


MONDAY, MAY 17, 2021

Voter Registration Deadline

Town Clerk's Office

8:30AM TO 4:00PM

This applies only if you have not previously registered to vote.


THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2021

The Board of Canvassers will meet at

9:00AM to Cavass the voter list for the Financial Town Meeting.



Budget Hearing via Zoom



Financial Town Meeting (In Person)

7:00PM at Barrington High School

Town Budget Proposal: FY2022

The Town Manager's proposed Town Budget for FY2021-22 for consideration in the budget process.

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.

​Community Electricity Aggregation Plan - Review Plan

A community electricity aggregation program will create a new default electricity supply for Barrington residents and businesses. The Town Council held a public hearing on June 8th and approved the Aggregation Plan prepared for the Town by Good Energy. Public Utilities Commission approval required. Email comments to:

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, 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


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 Appointments are made to minimize wait times at the facility.


E-Permitting Available: Building, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, and More


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 Isabelle Gillibrand at 401-247-1900, ext. 326 or for additional information. 

Further information on e-permitting and other frequently requested resources can be found on the Building and Zoning Page. 

Recycling, Composting, Reduce & Reuse Tips


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

Upcoming Meetings