Regina Raffa of Barrington has been a very familiar face at the Bayside YMCA for more than three decades; she retires on Sept. 12.
Regina Raffa already misses her colleagues at the Bayside YMCA in Barrington, and she isn’t retiring until next Wednesday, Sept. 12. But the very familiar face at the Bayside YMCA over the past 35 years seems ready for “the next phase of my life,” Raffa said. “I will miss being around all the members and the staff,” she said. “But I’m looking forward to it. And I will always be a member – a ‘Y’ person.” The Barrington native lives about a mile from the YMCA. So she certainly won’t be going far away from her “second home.” “I’m very lucky to have stayed at the same YMCA for all these years,” she said. “All my stars were lined up. And they have stayed lined up for a while.” Raffa describes the Bayside ‘Y’ as far more than a swimming pool and…
The demolition of the indoor pool at the Bayside YMCA in Barrington begins today and is expected to finish Friday, Aug. 31, to make room for construction of the new Aquatics Center.
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- William Rupp
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Renovations to the Bayside YMCA in Barrington continue today, Aug. 30, with the start of the demolition of the indoor pool to make way for a new, expanded Aquatics Center. The contractor, New England Construction, has installed fences to limit access to the work area and protect YMCA members and neighbors, according to Hugh Minor, communications director for the YMCA of Greater Providence. New routes have been established to offer safe access to the outdoor pool and child watch areas, Minor said. Signs are posted throughout the property to help with traffic flow. In addition to the work on the Aquatics Center, renovations to the lobby and “welcome center” will make the entire facility accessible to people of all abilities, he said. Right …