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PORTSMOUTH — “We ought to be hearing ‘hurrays’ from Town Hall when this is presented,” School Committee member Emily Copeland said of the $37.27 million school budget for fiscal year 2016 that was unanimously approved Tuesday night. … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — At its meeting Tuesday night, March 24, the East Providence School Committee approved a plan authored by Superintendent Kim Mercer and previously passed by the teachers’ union on a way to make up days lost this term to snow. … more
PORTSMOUTH — The School Department received 77 “opt-out” requests from families of students who refused to take the PARCC test beginning March 16, Assistant Superintendent Thomas W. Kenworthy told the School Committee Tuesday night. … more
For the second time this winter, a Barrington public school was evacuated after a natural gas leak was detected outside the building. Early on Tuesday morning, March 24, officials smelled the odor of natural gas outside Barrington Middle … more
To the editor: I am writing this letter to support a synthetic turf field in the town of Barrington. This project should have been done 10 years ago when the idea first came out to the town by residents, but kept getting put off from study after … more
A Lincoln Avenue resident in Barrington called police on Tuesday, March 17 after she encountered a suspicious situation while paying her plumber. The woman told police that she had hired the man to fix her leaky shower, and that once he … more
PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth police log from over the past week. Wednesday, March 18 Kasandra C. Vandenbergh, 24, of 149 Bristol Ferry Road, was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense) … more
By Lynda Rego Last summer was my third year of growing potatoes. It’s probably one of the easiest and most fun things to grow and my great-nieces love to help dig them up. They get so excited every time we find one. I get pretty excited … more
The run is over. The Barrington High School boys' hockey team's run through the Division One playoffs came to an end on Saturday night, as the Eagles dropped their second straight game against Burrillville and were eliminated from … more
" src="http://www.eastbayri.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/FinalFeasibility_cmyk.tif" alt="FinalFeasibility_cmyk" width="1" height="1" data-wp-pid="95615" /> A volunteer-driven project to bring artificial turf to Barrington High School took … more
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