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04/05/2016

Solarize Barrington Results in 47 Solar Projects (Updated)

The Town of Barrington was one of five communities selected for the fall 2015 Solarize Rhode Island program, which is designed to drive down the cost of installing a solar photovoltaic system on a home or business.

The program, which concluded on February 15, offered homeowners and businesses a tiered pricing incentive where the price dropped as more people sign contracts for a new photovoltaic system. RGS Energy was selected as the installer for Barrington. Town staff and the Energy Committee worked with RGS, the State Office of Energy Resources and SmartPower to promote the program.

By the conclusion of Solarize Barrington, contracts had been signed for 47 systems with a total capacity of 305.22 kW - or more than double the estimated solar power production in Barrington prior to the program.

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The Barrington Town Council has established an Economic Development Committee to study ways in which the Town can better serve local businesses and promote Barrington as a business-friendly community. Members of the new committee have been identified and the group has recently begun holding monthly meetings.

According to Town Council President June Speakman, the Economic Development Committee was created "to advise the Town on how best to serve the existing business community and attract new businesses to our beautiful town. Barrington is a great place to live, work and play with a first-rate school system, lovely homes and an ideal location on the Barrington River and East Bay area. We believe that our town is strongest with a thriving business community."

According to the founding mandate proposed by the Barrington Town Council, the Economic Development Committee is comprised of residents and business owners who are charged with investigating and evaluating strategies to boost Barrington's local economy, communicating with existing local and prospective businesses, and determining whether a part-time Business Liaison or Economic Development position should be created to facilitate procedures and act as ombudsman for local businesses.

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2016 Presidential Preference Primary Election Results - Votes by municipality: Barrington

Budget Hearing, Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 7:00pm Middle School


Financial Town Meeting, May 25, 2016 at 7:00pm High School

  • Pet Licensing: Dog and Cat licensing may be submitted at the Town Clerk’s Office from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Deadline for filing is Sunday, April 30, 2016.
    FEE: Dogs: $6.00 Cats: $5.00
  • Summer Camp - Cool Kids Camp, Camp Endeavor, Chess Camp, East Bay Rowing Camp, Tennis Camp, Theatre Camp, History Mystery, Lego Camp

  • Beach Passes are on sale now. Season passes may be purchased Monday to Friday, from 9 AM to 4 PM at the Lower Level of the Town Hall / Park and Recreation Department. Don’t delay! Purchase your passes now to avoid the summer rush! Required: Driver’s License and Vehicle Registration

  • Barrington Community Garden - It's registration time for leasing a Community Garden plot! Please see attached flyer.

  • Barrington Land Conservation Trust - The Land Trust partners with the Barrington Garden Club. Osamequin Nature Preserve blue trail

  • Barrington Community Garden - Opening Day, 10 AM Sunday, May 1
  • Arbor Day Foundation Names Barrington Tree City USA

    • Barrington was named 2015 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forrest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. Barrington achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program's four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

  • White Church Bridge / Central Bridge: There is the potential for short periods of alternating traffic, weekdays from from 7 AM to 3 PM. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  • Employment Opportunities - Latest openings are posted on the Employment Opportunities page.

  • 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

  • Hunting Regulations. If you have questions regarding hunting regulations click on www.dem.ri.gov .

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

    Please contact Animal Control Officer Patti Watson at pwatson@barrington.ri.gov or call (401) 437-3935

  • Eco-Depot calendar to alleviate traffic here onsite during RI Recycles Day. That’s available at: http://rirrc.org/ecodepot