Town of Barrington, RI

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Bay Spring Corridor Study: Developer Guidance Recommendations Presented

Consultant Horsley Witten presented its recommendations to the Planning Board at the Board's September 4 meeting, including draft "Developer Guidance" for two key sites - on Allin's Cove and north of Bay Spring Avenue (former O'Bannon Mill site).

This phase of the study, which kicked off with a public workshop last year, is evaluating land use issues in the Bay Spring corridor outside the former Neighborhood Business district. The first phase included recommendations for more flexible zoning to achieve the mix of uses desired by the Town. The current phase focuses on two key undeveloped sites and options to reduce the number of non-conforming uses and lots on Bay Spring Avenue.

The Board will be considering amendments to the Comprehensive Plan to incorporate recommendations from this study.

For more information: Bay Spring Zoning Study website.

For Your Information

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:

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

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

Emergency Preparation Resources

  • Web Resources: - Functional Needs - 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

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Community Resources for assistance with mental health services

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Hunting Regulations

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Recycling, Composting, Reduce & Reuse Tips

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


Events, Alerts, Job Openings, Etc.

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


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dayofcaringBarrington Day of Caring: Noon to 5PM, Monday, October 8, 2018

Barrington's Day of Caring is a community wide event to bring together our community to help those in need through service projects.

Attachments: Registration Form and Poster



The Census Bureau is Hiring!

The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring field representatives in your area and we’re asking you to help us. The Census Bureau conducts more than 130 surveys every year. Our ability to conduct censuscontinuous surveys, other than the once-a-decade population count, depends on survey takers in the field and our Regional Offices are hiring these workers.

Field Representatives perform a variety of vital functions, such as updating address lists and maps; conducting interviews with residents in assigned areas; explaining the purpose of the census interview; and answering residents' questions. Hours of work for field positions will vary - some require employees to work during the day to see addresses on buildings, while others require interviewing the public usually in the evening and on weekends.

For more information, go to: Field Jobs by State


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


New Law: Drivers Prohibited from Using Hand-Held Devices - In Effect June 1, 2018

Rhode Island is now hands-free when it comes to drivers and cell phones. A new law prohibits any driver from using hand-held wireless communication devices. The law took place June 1, 2018. Fines up to $100 for each violation.

Barrington Public Schools Strategic Plan Focus Groups

All are welcome to participate in the Barrington Public Schools Strategic Plan Focus Groups. Part of developing our next strategic plan is to gather as much information as possible from our community. Your insight and feedback is an important part of developing our strategic goals.

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.

Follow Barrington on Twitter - @RI_Barrington.

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

Consumer Alert / RI Office of the Attorney General - IRS Scam

Eco-Depot calendar to alleviate traffic here onsite during RI Recycles Day. That’s available at:

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

Upcoming Meetings