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5 Things to Know About This Week

Here are 5 things you should know about that are coming up this week in Barrington.

What’s coming up in Barrington this week, Sept. 17-23, that you should know about for your calendar.

  1. The Housing Board of Trustees, with its primary focus being affordable housing in Barrington, meets Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7 pm in the Barrington library to review several proposed housing projects, including on Sowams Road and Chachapacasset Road.
  2. The Police Cove Park Committee reconvenes on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7 pm in the Council Chamber in Town Hall to go over the design of the park after walking it last Thursday evening.
  3. The organizational meeting of Barrington’s new Townwide Trails Team starts at 7 pm in the Council Chamber in Town Hall.
  4. An immigration scholar and lawyer, Irene Scarf, will discuss immigration policy in the United States on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7 pm in the Barrington Public Library auditorium -- the third session of the "Take Six: Election Issues of 2012" series.
  5. The summer is winding down but the Go Local Farmers’ Market continues at the Barrington Congregational Church on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 9 am to noon.
Gary Morse September 16, 2012 at 09:23 PM
Regarding the Housing Board of Trustees meeting on affordable housing, I would like to know why the town is only counting affordable homes with a deed restriction when RIGL § 42-128-8.1, the "Comprehensive Housing Production and Rehabilitation Act of 2004" makes no requirement for a deed restriction in the counting process, and is statutorily mandated to be a part of Barrington's Comprehensive Community Plan? Also, why is the town taking their legal opinions solely from a law firm who is also representing the affordable developers? Finally, what exactly did town attorney Nancy Letendre mean when she said in the July 2012 Barrington Town Council meeting regarding the affordable housing laws: "There's a lot of attorney's whose livelihood depends on these fuzzy clauses here".

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