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May 14, 2021

Town Manager's Weekly COVID-19 Update




Dear Residents, Businesses, and Community Partners,


Thank you to our residents for getting vaccinated! As we move closer to Memorial Day weekend, graduation ceremonies, summer camps, and other activities, the best way to more forward and remain safe is to get vaccinated.


Rhode Island’s percent positivity rate, as it relates to COVID-19, is down again from last week, now 1.5% (from 1.6%). Rhode Island has now administered over 1,038,857 vaccines (478,884 fully vaccinated).


Barrington Public Schools is hosting a vaccination clinic on May 22nd. For more details, see here.


Beginning Monday, May 17th the residency requirement for vaccinations will be remove –  meaning visitors to Rhode Island can get vaccinated here.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its mask-wearing guidelines for fully-vaccinated Americans, however, the State of Rhode Island has not made a determine on its guidance yet. More information to come next week.  


COVID-19 Vaccine Information


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 offers vaccines for veterans daily. 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. No appointment needed at the Cranston, Providence and Middletown sites.

  2. Regional Sites: Located in East Providence, Johnston and Westerly. Register for an appointment here.

    1. No appointment needed for East Providence site, Shaw’s, 585 Taunton Avenue. Open Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

  3. Pharmacies: CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Stop and Shop (no appointment needed)

  4. Lifespan Clinic and Care New England Clinic


A reminder that the Pfizer vaccine has been approved for use with 12- to 15-year-olds.

For more information on vaccines, visit: Sign up for RIDOH’s weekly vaccination newsletter here. The CDC recently updated recommendations for fully vaccinated people. View what you can do once fully vaccinated.

New Grant and Assistance Programs

Barrington Updates

Information on our summer camps is now available, here.


The East Bay Food Pantry is offering new outdoor programs and events, such as choosing your own food, kids food meals, fresh produce and senior boxes. Learn more:


Beach passes for residents will become available on Monday, May 24th at 10am. Learn more here.


Learn more about down payment assistance for first time home buyers, here.


Volunteers are needed to serve on the Resilience and Energy Committee and Zoning Board of Review. Learn more 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