The Community page features links to resourcesincluding the websites of Barrington Public Schools, the Bay Spring Community Center, the Learning Center, the Land Conservation Trust, the Preservation Society Museum, the Barrington Farm School, TAP-IN, Barrington Lions Club and Bristol County Water, as well as information on the Town's history.
The Barrington School District is considered to be one of the top school systems in the state and all six schools consistently score at or near the top in categories measured by the Rhode Island Department of Education. 2018-2019 enrollment at district schools is as follows: Primrose Hill Elementary (308 students), Sowams Elementary (238), Nayatt Elementary (321), Hampden Meadows (492), Barrington Middle School (814) and Barrington High School (1101).
Use of the historic building, located at 170 Narragansett Avenue, is managed through the Town in partnership with the Friends of the Bay Spring Community Center. The historic community building/former fire station in Bay Spring was built in 1910.
Probate Court sessions are held in the Council Chamber on the second floor of Town Hall, 283 County Road.
New, exciting courses in literature, art, finance, and recreation await your exploration. Get off the couch and try something new in 2019. We will, of course, continue to focus on historic spots, museums, horticultural jewels, and exceptional theater near and far. Although there are many resurrected favorites in this schedule, we have included several new and unique offerings as well.
The Trust now owns over 285 acres of land in the Town, including Johannis Farm Wildlife Preserve, PIC-WIL Nature Preserve, Sowams Woods and other smaller environmentally sensitive parcels. The Trust holds properties for the benefit of all the citizens of Barrington, while also cooperating with other nearby land trusts, the Audubon Society and The Nature Conservancy.
The Land Trust faces ongoing pressure to develop all remaining land in town. To continue efforts to retain as much of Barrington’s natural vitality as possible, the Trust acquires by gift, conservation easement or purchase (when funds are available) tracts of presently undeveloped land. The Trust manages this land with concern for the land’s natural features and with the specific desires of the owners.
The Barrington Preservation Society is constituted for the purpose of identifying, acquiring, holding, arranging, maintaining, opening to the public, with suitable regulations, and preserving for posterity, buildings, places, tracts of land, objects and information of historical interest within or pertaining to the Town of Barrington, Rhode Island, and cooperating with organizations engaged in similar activities; it is operated exclusively for literary, charitable and educational purposes.
Our mission at the Museum is to acquire, maintain, protect, and systematically organize objects and information relating to the history of the Town of Barrington, Rhode Island. The museum is a center for displaying, housing and protecting memorabilia relating to Barrington, with exhibitions appropriate for the information and pleasure of the citizens of Barrington. It also serves as a center for the research and education concerning Barrington’s history, with appropriate programs, tours, books and written materials made available to Barrington citizens and visitors.
The Barrington Farm School has been operating on Vendituoli land for the past 3 seasons and in 2018 transitioned to a protected farm with 501(c)(3) status thanks to the generosity of the community and the Barrington Land Conservation Trust (BLCT). Community support continues to be imperative to our farm for growing, supplies, farm stand, structures and cultivating the woodland habitat while educating students and community members of all ages. The open space has beekeeping, fresh food tastings, student environmental groups, teachers, artists, nature studies and conservation practices. Join us as a volunteer, benefactor, customer, or friend! See you at the farm!
TAPIN is based in the lower level of the Barrington Public Library. Founded in 1983, TAPIN began as an information agency. Soon it was clear that some residents of Barrington, East Providence, Warren and Bristol needed much more than referrals, and so our transformation began.
Today, the TAPIN family is more than 100 dedicated volunteers strong! Senior citizens, moms, teens - anyone with an open heart and a helping hand - help to breathe life into our name and our mission: Touch A Person In Need.
he Authority supplies potable water to Bristol County which is 25 square miles in area. The towns served by the Authority are Bristol, Warren and Barrington, Rhode Island. The estimated population served over 49,000. The number of customers served over 17,000. The Authority has experienced limited but steady customer growth in recent years. All customers are metered.
The Authority’s administrative offices are located at 450 Child Street, Warren, Rhode Island. The Distribution Department operates from facilities at 472 Child Street, Warren, Rhode Island. The average demand is about 3.5 million gallons per day (MGD). Demand has remained stable over the past several years.
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