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May 17, 2022

A message from the Financial Town Meeting Moderator

Please see a Special Message from the Financial Town Meeting (FTM) Moderator, Richard F. Staples, Jr.


In preparation for the upcoming meeting on Wednesday May 25th at 7:00 pm, the Moderator is providing suggestions for an efficient and effective meeting.


May 4, 2022

Financial Town Meeting

Wednesday, May 25th at 7:00 pm

Barrington High School (Auditorium)

In person only and you must be a registered voter. See agenda.


April 23, 2022

Earth & Arbor Month 2022

Tree City USA has named Barrington one of 14 “Tree Cities” in Rhode Island, a program that stresses the importance of maintaining and planting new public trees. The Town Council recently issued a proclamation designating April 29th as “Arbor Day.”
April also is the time of the year when Earth Day (officially April 22nd) events are planned throughout the community.
Check out some of the activities happening. Let’s work together toward a more sustainable planet!


March 25, 2022

Department of Public Works Collection Programs begin in early April

See details about the following Public Works (DPW) programs scheduled to begin Monday, April 4, 2022.

  • Spring Brush Chipping - Brush is chipped at curbside. Call the DPW at 247-1907 to schedule an appointment.

  • Yard Waste Collection (leaves, grass, small clippings) - Must be in paper bags or barrels. Pickup on regular refuse and recycling scheduled collection day.


March 17, 2022

Barrington Police Department Deploys Electric Vehicle

Town is the First Municipality in Rhode Island to Add an EV to the Police Fleet

The Barrington Police Department has added a new vehicle to its fleet that will make the Town more sustainable and reduce the impact of rising gas prices on the municipal budget: a Mustang Mach-E all-wheel drive electric vehicle.


The Police Department is the first in Rhode Island to acquire an electric vehicle (EV) for use in police operations. The Mach-E, which has a range of approximately 230 miles on a full charge, will be used as a supervisor’s car. The experience will help the Department determine if the vehicle could work as a patrol car, or if other EVs expected to become available in the next year should be considered.


See Press Release.


March 7, 2022

2022 Upcoming Meetings - Monthly Calendar for Boards, Commissions and Committees

See link to an At-A-Glance listing (.pdf file) of all upcoming meetings for reference throughout the year: 2022 Calendar.


Events, Alerts, Job Openings, Etc.

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

Memorial Day Parade​

The 2022 Memorial Day Parade is being organized by the Town with guidance from a Memorial Day Committee appointed by the Town Manager. The Committee consists of local veterans, family members of veterans, and Town and School representatives. The Parade is scheduled for Monday, May 30 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. See the Memorial Day Parade for more information and schedule of events.

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, 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. Residents can make an appointment for an Eco-Depot collection online.


For non-residential, there is a resource available for alternative hazardous waste disposal options and collection.

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.

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