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EAST PROVIDENCE — The 2018 road repair season has begun in East Providence under the auspices of the city’s Department of Public Works and contractor J.H. Lynch & Sons Inc. Roadway and sidewalk … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Two of the city’s hallmark elementary schools will have new principals when the 2018-19 term commences in about six weeks time after the School Committee at its July 10 meeting … more
Summer vacation was just hours away, but the third grade students were intensely focused on brains. Actually, the brains were plastic models and were part of a lesson shared by neuroscientists Ian … more
The mother of a Kickemuit Middle School student who last month suffered six stitches and a broken nose at the hands of a classmate wants the state and the Bristol Warren Regional School District to get … more
Michael Messore was always careful where he parked his car when he visited Nayatt School.  The superintendent of Barrington schools said he usually used the faculty lot toward the back of the … more
The Barrington Middle School construction project entered its 21st week recently.  According to the middle school blog, construction crews were expected to place the slab for the mezzanine … more
The Nayatt School grounds, including the playground equipment and ball fields, are closed to the public for the next month and a half. Barrington Superintendent of Schools Michael Messore said on … more
PROVIDENCE — In the waning days of the 2018 session, the General Assembly approved a number of pieces of legislations sponsored by members of East Providence’s delegation, including an acts … more
Early Tuesday morning, June 19, students at Sowams School gathered in the cafeteria for a special announcement.  In addition to saying the Pledge of Allegiance, the local elementary school … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Though having just completed its second term, there are key aspects of East Providence’s Pre-Kindergarten program already on the horizon for the 2018-19 school year. First among … more
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