Monday, April 29, 2013
The volunteers who serve on Barrington's boards, commissions and committees were recognized again last week at an appreciation dinner at the high school.
Barrington thanked the town's volunteers again last week for their service on 33 boards, commissions and committees. They were served a pasta dinner in the cafeteria at Barrington High School backed with music by a high school jazz quintet. Approximately 80 of the 125 or so volunteers were expected to attend, said to Town Councilor Cynthia Coyne, who served as emcee and coordinator. New volunteers and 5-year and 10-year volunteers were singled out for special recognition. Town Council President June Speakman and Town Manager Peter DeAngelis Jr. made remarks. Longtime volunteer Allan Klepper, who serves currently as the chairman of the board of the Bristol County Water Authority, read an original poem on volunteerism titled “My Mistress.”
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Vacancies exist on several Barrington boards and commission, including the Bristol County Water Authority and the Planning Board.
Thursday, January 10
The Barrington Town Council is looking for volunteers to serve on several boards or commissions. One representative is needed for the Bristol County Water Authority for a three-year term ending February, 2016. BCWA provides a stipend of $28 per meeting capped at $800. One volunteer is needed to fill a vacancy on the Building Board of Review for a five-year term ending December, 2017. The applicant must be a professional builder. The Town Council also is also looking for one volunteer to fill a vacancy on the Planning Board with an unexpired term ending May 2013. There is also a vacancy on the Library Trustees for a three-year term ending December, 2015. A volunteer also is being sought to fill a vacancy on the Senior Services …
Friday, September 14, 2012
The deadline to apply to serve on three Barrington boards is Friday, Sept. 21.
Three Barrington boards and commissions have vacancies. The Town Council wants you to consider volunteering to serve on one of them. If you are interested, you need to submit a résumé to the Town Clerk’s Office by Friday, Sept. 21. Here are the boards with vacancies: The Housing Board of Trustees has four vacancies, including three members who are possible reappointments. The board deals with all possible affordable housing projects in Barrington and reviews awards from the Spencer Trust. The Parks and Recreation Commission has one vacancy for a three-year term. It deals with all issues that involve Barrington's parks, the beach, and playgrounds, including scheduling of playing fields for youth sports leagues. The commission works closely …
Friday, July 20, 2012
The deadline to submit a resume to serve on one of three Barrington boards and commissions is the end of the day today, July 20.
Today is the final day to submit your resume if you want to volunteer to serve on one of three Barrington boards and commissions with vacancies. The Town Council is looking for volunteers to serve on the boards, including a brand new one. The councilors will interview candidates at its July 30 meeting. Here are the boards with vacancies: The Committee for Renewable Energy for Barrington (CREB) needs one member. It is charged with advising the Town Council on short and long term strategies to promote energy efficiency, thereby creating savings and reducing the environmental impact of town energy use through conservation and the use of sustainable energy resources. The Conservation Commission also needs a member. The board reviews …
Friday, July 6, 2012
Todd Thurston of Barrington and his family are collecting everyday items for Silver Star-nominee Zach Silva and his Army unit in Afghanistan.
A cardboard box and a blue plastic bin that sit at the Thurston home at 18 Fireside Drive in Barrington continue to fill with snacks, toiletries, and other everyday items. A couple of checks have come in as well. The items will soon be packaged and sent to Army medic Zachery “Zach” Silva, whose family lives within eyesight of the Thurston home, and his Army unit in Afghanistan. “I don’t think people realize that our kids are getting shot at every day,” said Todd Thurston, who decided that he, his family and his neighbors should honor Zach and his fellow soldiers for their sacrifices. Zach, 23, was wounded a couple of months ago when an Afghan national stepped on an IED (improvised explosive device) while leading the unit on patrol. Five …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Joyce Speaker of Barrington broke down on Route 95 during rush hour and Michael Romano of Barrington came to her rescue.
There are some good Samaritans out there. Just ask Joyce Speaker of Barrington. “My car broke down on 95 North last Wednesday at 8 am -- rush hour -- in front of the Broadway exit 21,” Speaker said. “I called the State Police and AAA, but in the meantime, a car had passed me – it ended up being a husband and wife from Barrington that recognized my license plate.” “My car – a blue Volvo Cross Country wagon – is easily recognizable from the plate – JES, my initials.” The couple was Michael Romano of 91 Fales Ave., a previous CVS Samaritan rescue worker, said Speaker, and his wife Lana, a former co-worker of mine at St. Andrew’s School and a friend of hers. “Michael risked his life needless to say -- cars rushing past at 70 mph -- to come out…
Sunday, April 22, 2012
The first East Bay/Barrington CROP Walk to fight hunger runs on April 29; it starts at the Barrington Presbyterian Church.
Take a walk next Sunday, April 29, and help to end hunger here and worldwide. The first East Bay/Barrington CROP Hunger Walk will draw walkers and sponsors from most of Barrington’s churches and many businesses. CROP is the acronym for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty. The theme of the 3-mile walk through Barrington is “Ending Hunger One Step at a Time.” It starts at 2 pm at the Barrington Presbyterian Church at 400 County Road. Rain or shine. Dotsie Shaw of the Presbyterian Church and Helen Schall of the Barrington Congregational Church are coordinating the walk. “CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local congregations or groups to raise funds to end hunger at home and …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The Barrington Town Council approves a recognition event for the 125 or so volunteers who serve on boards, commissions and committees.
Volunteers who serve on all of Barrington’s boards, commissions and committees will get some recognition in early June. The Town Council approved this week a proposal by councilor Cynthia Coyne to recognize the volunteers at a barbecue or light supper in the late afternoon or early evening. “I hope it can turn into an annual event,” said Coyne, who proposed the volunteer-recognition event at the March Town Council meeting. "I think the least we can do is grill for them." The Town Council designated up to $1,500 be spent to commend the volunteers for their time and effort. Approximately 125 volunteers serve on Barrington’s boards and commissions. “Do you know how much time and energy and effort is given by them?” Coyne said. “We couldn’t …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
The Pop Warner-sponsored blood drive and marrow registry sign-up draws scores of people to the Barrington Middle School on behalf of Emma Katzen.
Scores of Barrington residents donated 148 pints of blood and signed up for the bone marrow registry at Emma’s blood drive on Monday, April 2. At least 170 donors gave blood or a swab from their cheeks, according to Danielle Dunn, an account manager with the RI Blood Center. The blood drive ran from 3:30 to 8:30 pm. It was sponsored by the Barrington Pop Warner youth organization in the name of Emma Katzen, the 12-year-old middle school student and Pop Warner cheerleader who is being treated for leukemia at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. “We normally staff a blood drive with about 14 people,” said Danielle Dunn, an account manager. “We have 27 here today. We're prepared to do more than 200 donors." A big turnout on behalf of Emma was …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Heartworks of Barrington is raising funds for those facing the challenge of grief, loss and medical illness at its annual Soup & Chili Cookoff.
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The third annual Heartworks Soup & Chili Cookoff is Saturday. It offers plenty of music to go along with homemade soup and chili. The fundraiser features six homemade soups and six homemade chilis made by Barrington Hearworks' members and friends. It runs from 7 to 11:30 pm at The Event Room in Warren. Music will be provided by a Barrington band, Drowne Jenny. The three-man group performed at the first cookoff in 2010. Grapes & Grains of Barrington is providing the beverages. Heartworks is an act of kindness group made up of 200 women in Barrington. “Our mission is to reach out to those experiencing unexpected life challenges,” said Amy Ames, the founder. “It was started as a result of the outpouring of kindness that America experienced …