Town News



185 Pounds of Unwanted Drugs Collected

In collaboration with the US Drug Enforcement Agency, Barrington Police and the BAY Team collected unwanted medications on Saturday outside CVS Pharmacy on County Road. It was part of a nationwide effort to rid communities of excess prescription medications.

More information is here.


Alcohol Training Provided By Bay Team

Barrington’s servers and sellers of alcohol recently completed local training as part of the Town’s efforts to encourage safe alcohol sales. The program, required by town ordinance, is delivered by The BAY Team, Barrington’s Prevention Coalition.

Approximately 90 employees, owners, and managers of local food and beverage establishments completed the training.



Project Updates

  • Police Cove Park. The contract to build a new park at Police Cove, located on County Road at the Barrington River Bridge, was awarded to William Anthony Excavating of North Kingstown, RI. Construction has begun, to continue through July/August. The Town has also contracted with a Rhode Island artist to fabricate and install a sculpture within a waterfront plaza at the park. More information can be found here.

  • More project information can be found in Top Topics.

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  • Surveys. Your input is important!

Solar Energy - The Town has been selected to participate in the Solarize RI program. Your input will help us develop the Solarize Barrington program. Please complete this very brief survey (4 questions).

  • Road Construction: Middle Highway, from Nayatt Road to 7 Oak Drive, alternating one-way traffic for micromilling, Tuesday, October 6, night from 8 pm to 6 am the following day. Expect delays due to a rough driving surface.

  • Town of Barrington Special Election Declaration of Candidacy
    The Town of Barrington will be holding a special election on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 for the unexpired term of a school committee member.

DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY forms may be picked up at the Barrington Town Clerk’s office beginning September 23, 2015 and will also be on the Secretary of State’s website: The DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY forms must be filed with the Barrington Board of Canvassers, within the Town Clerk’s office, during the period from October 1, 2015 to October 2, 2015 not later than 4:00 PM.

  • Tax bills have been mailed and you should receive it the week of August 31st. Please contact the Finance Department at 247-1900 x 2 if you have not received your tax bill by Tuesday, September 8th.

  • Tax Payment Due: Wednesday, September 30th

  • Save the Date! Golf Tournament is on TUESDAY, October 20th held at the RI County Club. Open to Barrington residents and their friends.

Please contact Animal Control Officer Patti Watson at or call (401) 437-3935

  • Energy Resources Page


The Energy Committee's new Energy Resources features information on the Town's efforts to reduce energy usage, as well as solar initiatives and other programs that benefit homeowners and businesses.