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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
Work is underway on crafting the school district's next strategic plan. Earlier this month, the Barrington Public Schools Strategic Plan Steering Committee met and reviewed high-level data on the … more
The faculty and staff at Barrington Christian Academy will begin the new school year on Wednesday, Aug. 30. This year they will welcome new teachers and will also welcome back many teachers in new … more
PORTSMOUTH — It was back to school for Portsmouth students this morning, and children returning to Hathaway Elementary School were treated like celebrities. Browse through our gallery of … 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
Barrington Superintendent of Schools Michael Messore emailed parents Monday night regarding some issues with busing on the first day of school.  Mr. Messore wrote that one bus — Bus 7 … more
Boys and girls across Barrington returned to school on Monday morning, Aug. 28 — some rode their bikes or walked, others took the bus and plenty grabbed rides from their moms and dads. The … more
PORTSMOUTH — The “first Portsmouth Patriot,” Raymond C. Sullivan, is finally getting his tribute. The School Committee voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve plans for … more
TIVERTON — The Tiverton School Committee and school department last week announced the naming of Ms. Beth Kilborn as the school district's Teacher of the Year for 2017.A reading specialist at … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Giving back to the community is unquestionably a great way to witness smiles, and so it was Saturday, Aug. 12, at East Providence High School as the Bridgepointe … more
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