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PORTSMOUTH — When teenagers want to hide their drug use from parents, they’ll often put the contraband right on top of a bedroom bureau, said Pam Shayer.  “Do you know … more
The results are in, and for the third year in a row, Rockwell Elementary School students are setting the standard for student performance in the Bristol Warren Regional School District. For that matter, they’re setting the standard in the state of Rhode Island this year. more
A project to repair the marble steps outside the grand Colt School on Hope Street is becoming more of a rebuild than a repair. Workers have discovered the structure beneath the steps is badly … more
Bristol and Warren need to do something to make their relationship and fractured school district’s finances whole, town council members from both towns agree. Exactly what they should do, … more
PROVIDENCE — Plenty of players with East Bay ties, seven to be exact, were among the core that propelled the LaSalle Academy baseball team this spring to its first Rhode Island Interscholastic … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — As he sat on the bench in early June at McCoy Stadium, the mecca of the sport in Rhode Island, the significance of the moment was certainly not lost on Rumford resident and … more
PROVIDENCE — For the first time in 33 years, the LaSalle Academy baseball team won the state championship, sweeping South Kingstown in two games to claim the title at McCoy Stadium in June. The … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Providence Country Day School has announced its honor roll of students for the third and final trimester of the 2016-17 term. Students are listed alphabetically by hometown. Rhode Island8, … more
The Bristol Warren Education Foundation recently announced funding of more than $60,000 in educational grants to Bristol Warren schools for the 2017-18 school year. The amount covers 23 grants, … more
After two years leading Bristol Warren’s only middle school, Kickemuit Middle School Principal Jared Vance is leaving to accept a new job as principal of Rogers High School in Newport. Mr. Vance … more
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