Barrington http://ripr.org en TheEC: FullChannel Proves Imitation is the Highest Form of Flattery http://ripr.org/post/theec-fullchannel-proves-imitation-highest-form-flattery <p>Our good friends at FullChannel cable, available to residents of Barrington, Warren and Bristol, are not only nice enough to put RIPR's&nbsp;audio on channel 799. &nbsp; But also their engineer, Jamie Griffin, has started his own <a href="http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=d4b6fb3e7e340fcd2e21dd706&amp;id=b5f3050b42&amp;e=f677833176">"Engineer's Corner" email newsletter</a> for cable TV folks.</p> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 22:00:28 +0000 Aaron Read 29548 at http://ripr.org TheEC: FullChannel Proves Imitation is the Highest Form of Flattery Barrington School Board Backs Common Core, Critics Vow to Continue Fight http://ripr.org/post/barrington-school-board-backs-common-core-critics-vow-continue-fight <p>The Barrington School Committee has overwhelmingly passed a resolution supporting the Common Core standards, despite protests from some parents and teachers, who say the standards have serious flaws.</p><p></p><p>Pam Fuller, a Barrington resident whose husband is on the school committee, has been lobbying for a pause to consider concerns about the standards.</p><p></p><p>“This one cookie cutter fits everybody, I don’t think it meets the kids on the bottom and it certainly doesn’t meet the kids in the top,” Fuller said.</p><p></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 14:07:22 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 27801 at http://ripr.org Repurposing, Recycling Old Clothes Cuts Carbon Footprint http://ripr.org/post/repurposing-recycling-old-clothes-cuts-carbon-footprint <p>One way to reduce your carbon footprint is to donate or repurpose your old clothes and other rags. Textile recycling has a greater impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions than you might think.</p><p></p><p>Representatives with the nonprofit Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles said clothing and textiles are not typically considered recyclable products. But they estimate 95 percent of all clothing and other household textiles can be recycled and repurposed, as long as they are clean and dry.</p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 20:02:50 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 26772 at http://ripr.org Barrington Police: Pot Package Left Outside Carmelite Monastery http://ripr.org/post/barrington-police-pot-package-left-outside-carmelite-monastery <p>Barrington police are investigating an unusual drug case. On Sunday, someone left a bag of marijuana outside the Carmelite Monastery in Barrington.</p><p>Around 2:30pm Sunday a sister at the Carmelite Monastery in Barrington saw a person drop a package underneath a bush near the parking lot.&nbsp; The sisters went out to investigate and were surprised to find the bag contained what appeared to be marijuana.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 20:38:58 +0000 Flo Jonic 26127 at http://ripr.org Barrington Doctor Pleads Not Guilty to Providing Alcohol to Minors http://ripr.org/post/barrington-doctor-pleads-not-guilty-providing-alcohol-minors <p>A Rhode Island doctor and Brown University Professor was in court today; accused of providing alcohol to minors.</p><p></p><p>Dr. Bruce Becker has pleaded not guilty to violating the social host law.</p><p>Barrington police arrived at Becker’s house last Tuesday night after receiving a report of loud music.</p><p>According to the police report, 30 people scattered, including Dr. Becker, who police say yelled for everyone to run away.</p><p>Police say they found vodka and beer at the home in Barrington.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 17:39:49 +0000 John Bender 19677 at http://ripr.org Friday, February 1, 2013 http://ripr.org/post/friday-february-1-2013 <p>A new poll shows less than half the state approves of the job being done by Governor Lincoln Chafee.&nbsp; A Cranston Florist is being sued for discrimination. These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.</p><p>Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you.&nbsp; <a href="mailto:news@ripr.org?subject=Comment%20on%20podcast%20for%201feb2013">news@ripr.org</a></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 14:45:12 +0000 Lydia Rogers 9599 at http://ripr.org ACLU sends second warning on Barrington tuition plan http://ripr.org/post/aclu-sends-second-warning-barrington-tuition-plan <p>The Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has sent another letter to Barrington school officials, warning them that a selective admissions program may violate the law.</p><p>Barrington has announced plans to admit up to 10 students from other towns. Under the proposal, those students would pay $13,000 a year to attend the highly ranked school district.</p> Thu, 24 May 2012 18:39:18 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 8413 at http://ripr.org