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General Article Requirements

  • The article must be connected to Barrington, New Hampshire in some way.
    • i.e. An article about the Barrington Public Library.
    • i.e. An article about Market Basket at the Lee Traffic Circle, because Barrington residents shop there.
  • The article must benefit the community of Barrington, NH.
    • i.e. A story about a car crash just because it happened doesn’t qualify.
    • i.e. The Barrington Police Log qualifies because it raises public awareness about local crime. There should be links to resources on how to prevent crime from affecting Barrington residents, also.
  • If the article is about politics, it must cover both sides of the story.
    • i.e. If the article is about a Democratic issue, it must also cover the Republican side of the issue, if there is one, and vice versa or it must at least be critical of the facts and not be based solely on opinion. Political articles should be written to be bipartisan whenever possible.
  • If the article is about a political candidate, equal coverage must be provided to any other candidates running against them.
    • i.e. If there are two candidates running for the same seat, both candidates must receive fair and equal coverage.
  • If the article is about a business, it must be Press worthy – which means it must benefit the public’s knowledge in some significant way.
    • i.e. A ribbon-cutting ceremony qualifies because the public would not have known about the business opening before.
    • i.e. A company offering a new service may or may not qualify – depending upon what type of service, and whether there is another company that already provides it. If there's another company that already provides the service, it should be mentioned, if the context of the article is even Press worthy. Articles that are not considered Press worthy may be submitted as Sponsored Articles for a fee paid by the business.
    • i.e. A company that just wants to be promoted in the Press to obtain more business doesn’t qualify, but stories may be written about local companies in the Business section for various reasons.
  • If the article is about a business, it must not be covered excessively, unless if it is about community-based involvement. Businesses that want constant coverage by the newspaper will need to pay for advertising.
  • There is such a thing as a Sponsored Article that would allow a business or person to make edits to the content to ensure it provides the right message that they want to provide to the community. There is no guarantee of a courtesy review by non-Sponsored articles.
  • For articles covering minors, the parents must sign a release form allowing Barrington Town News to publish any information about their child, including photographs.
  • Every article should be 1.5 to 2.5 pages of text, free of spelling and grammatical mistakes, and must be on the point of the article’s title. It should be optimized for SEO-friendliness, and readability, using a tool such as Textmetrics or Copywritely. Grammarly should be used to correct all mistakes in articles before submission.
  • The article must not contain hate speech, unnecessary criticism, or controversial information – it should be beneficial to the readers in Barrington all around.
  • The article or any content must be approved for ages 13+, which means no adult content, i.e. nudity or partial nudity. The article or content doesn't need to be written at a 6th-grade reading level - it just needs to be age-appropriate.
  • The article must not provide external hyperlinks to for-profit companies that the author or their associates are employed in any manner unless specifically authorized by Barrington Town News.
  • Additional terms will be posted at a later date, so be sure to check back to make sure your article is compliant with our policies.

Photo Gallery Submission Requirements

  • The photograph(s) that are submitted must pertain to the subject matter of the specific photo gallery. If the photo(s) you wish to submit doesn't pertain to the topic of the specific photo gallery, please contact us at and request a photo gallery of that topic for that type of subject matter (as long as it complies with our Content Guidelines).
  • The photograph(s) must be original photographs taken by the person that is submitting them. Submission of copyrighted content, or content that doesn't belong to you, or even content that you have purchased but didn't originate from your own camera is strictly prohibited. If we are sued due to your submission of copyrighted materials, we will provide your contact information to the appellant of the copyright infringement case.
  • Barrington Town News takes the privacy of minors very seriously. Photographs of minors taken must have the written approval of the parents of the minor prior to being posted. You do not have to send the written approval to Barrington Town News prior to publishing the photograph, however, if there is a complaint from a parent, we will request the written approval that you were required to receive. If this happens and you don't provide the written approval, then you may be banned from all services of Barrington Town News.
  • Photographs submitted shall not contain any hateful content or controversial content. An example would be a photograph of a Civil War memorial, or a picture of a banned flag or symbol such as the Confederate flag. Any such submissions may result in the user being banned from all Barrington Town News services.
  • Users shall not submit adult content or inappropriate content. Submissions of inappropriate content may result in your account(s) or IP address(es) being banned from all of our pages and services, permanently. We do moderate our photo galleries, and we do keep track of who submits what.
  • Submissions of photograph(s) to Barrington Town News releases all rights to use the content for any reason by Barrington Town News, such as in other photo galleries (including those on our website and on other platforms such as Facebook), news articles, social media posts, in our print newspaper (the Barrington Town News Commons Edition), and other uses.
  • Any contests for submissions of photographs are separate from the photo galleries that use the photographs. The terms and conditions for such contests must be posted publicly. There is no financial value associated with any contest submission. Winner(s) are picked based on the terms of the specific contest. Users are allowed to submit the same photograph for multiple contests if they don't win the first time, however, no single photograph submission can win more than one contest even if submitted to separate contests. If a winner is decided through voting by the public and the same photograph wins multiple times, the prize will be given to the next eligible runner-up.
  • Additional terms will be posted at a later date, so be sure to check back to make sure your photograph submission is compliant with our policies. If a submission occurred before a change in these policies, the policies as they were posted at the time of submission will apply to that submission.