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11/27/2018

Barrington Launches New Flood Protection Website

logoBarrington has launched a new website focused on Flood Protection. It is designed to be easily navigable and teeming with information about what YOU can do before, during, and after a flood to protect yourself and minimize your losses.

The website is divided into four main categories:

  • Stay Safe: How to protect yourself and your family

  • Flood Insurance: How to minimize your financial loss

  • Floodplain Info: A general overview of floodplains (with maps)

  • Floodplain Parcels: How to prepare your house for a flood

We invite you to take a look. Who knows what you’ll learn!

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will resurface Nayatt Road from Washington Road to Rumstick Road in Barrington. In addition to the new pavement, improvements will also include:

  • New curb and concrete sidewalks extending to Broadview,

  • Decreasing the roadway pitch along Rhode Island Country Club,

  • Installation of ADA compliant wheelchair ramps, and

  • New drainage structures

Work is expected to begin the first week of October and will be conducted during the daytime Monday through Friday with occasional Saturday work. Lane closures and road detours as necessary to complete the project should be anticipated. Police details and flaggers will be onsite to assist motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians. All schedules are weather dependent and subject to change.

The project will break for Winter Shutdown which extends from December 15th to April 15th and be completed in the Summer 2019.

For Your Information

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Climate Change and Your Health: A Guide for Rhode Islanders

The RI Department of Health Climate Change Program issues Climate Change and Your Health guide "to prepare for the human health effects related to climate change to create a healthy, sustainable, and resilient future for all Rhode Islanders."

On-Line Permitting Available

cmputerE-permitting in Barrington is available through the Rhode Island's state web-based system. Applicants can apply for a range of permits such as building, demolition, electrical, mechanical and plumbing as well as applying for and renewing Chicken/Hen registrations by visiting the following website: https://barringtonri.viewpointcloud.com

Paper applications for the above permits will no longer be accepted. Please contact Mary Ann Rosenlof at 401-247-1900, ext. 326 or  mrosenlof@barrington.ri.gov for additional information. 

openOpening a Business in Barrington

A step-by-step guide walking you through the Town approval process.

Emergency Preparation Resources

  • Web Resources:

Ready.gov - Functional Needs

Ready.gov - Senior Citizen Preparedness

RIEMA - Preparedness

Know your rights: Discrimination under Fair Housing Act

    How Your Rights May Have Been Violated Discrimination in renting or buying a home, getting a mortgage, seeking housing assistance, or engaging in other housing-related activities

For more, go to: www.hud.gov/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/online-complaint

Recycling, Composting, Reduce & Reuse Tips

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

Announcements

Events, Alerts, Job Openings, Etc.

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

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SPECIAL ELECTION TO VOTE FOR A TOWN COUNCIL MEMBER TO FILL AN UNEXPIRED 2 YEAR TERM IS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2019

TOWN OF BARRINGTON, RI

FINAL DAY FOR MAIL BALLOTS
FOR THE SPECIAL ELECTION
IS TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2019 by 4:00pm

EMERGENCY BALLOTS
BEGIN WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2019
AND WILL END MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2019 AT 4:00PM

 

 

Age-Friendly Barrington: Help us enrich Barrington's community of support for older residents

Residents are invited to take part in a brief survey to determine perceptions and realities of aging in Barrington. See link to participate in the survey or fill out a hardcopy available at the Barrington Town Hall, Barrington Public Library, or the Peck Center for Adult Enrichment.

Interested in a Focus Group, please contact:

Laura at 401-465-7378 or email laurayoung13@yahoo.com

Pat Keefe at 401-245-2198 or email Keefe299@gmail.com

Holiday Concerts at the Rhode Island State House

Each year the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts organizes a series of holiday concerts at the Rhode Island State House, featuring performances by student musical ensembles from around the state. Here is the schedule for Barrington schools:

  • Thursday, December 6 at 9:30 AM, Primrose Elementary School Chorus

  • Tuesday, December 11 at 10:30 AM, Hampden Meadows 5th Grade Chorus

  • Wednesday, December 12 at 11:30 AM, Hampden Meadows School 4th Grade Chorus

  • Friday, December 14 at 9:00 AM, Nayatt Elementary Grade 3 Chorus

  • Friday, December 21 at 9:30 AM, Sowams School Third Grade Chorus

Coyote Sighting? 

Report coyote sightings IMMEDIATELY to the Town's Dispatch Center, (401) 437-3930, and then to RI Department of Environmental Management, (401) 222-3070. More information: Living Safely with Coyotes

Employment Opportunities

Latest openings are posted on the Employment Opportunities page. Recent/current postings include Tax Assessor's Senior Clerk (full-time), General Laborer (full-time), and part-time positions at the Library.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Town Council is looking for volunteers to serve on various boards and commissions.

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.

Town of Barrington Animal Control

Animal Control page has the latest lost and found listing of dogs, cats and other animals in Barrington.

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