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Last Wednesday night’s budget hearing presented by the Barrington Committee on Appropriations offered a budget with a tax levy increase of 2.28 percent. The audience of about 20 people included … more
The terrific 2018 season for the East Providence High School golf group continued earlier this week when the Townies both clinched a spot in the upcoming Eastern Division playoffs and just about … more
PORTSMOUTH — A local student told the Town Council Monday night that high school should start later in the morning, and that most local teachers and students agree with him. Timothy … more
Does the school district set limits on students' screen time? Barrington School Committee member Gina Pine asked that question during a presentation Thursday night about the district's technology … more
PORTSMOUTH — It was a four-way “tie” between an eighth-grader, two seventh-graders and a second-grader at Saturday’s Glow Run. The problem was, there was … more
A presentation by Lynn Lyons, a specialist in the field of children's anxiety issues, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, May 16. The event was originally planned for March 7, but stormy weather … more
PORTSMOUTH — The East Providence High School boys’ and girls’ outdoor track and field teams competed in their 2018 Eastern Division Championship Meets last week at … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The efforts of the School Committee to keep the proposed construction of a new East Providence High School on pace with approaching milestones continued last week when the … more
Home economics classes at Barrington Middle School and High School, all freshman sports, an instructional coach for kindergarten through third grade, and some additional positions would be eliminated … more
Barrington High School saw its ranking improve dramatically in the "Best High Schools" list created by U.S. News and World Report.  This year, Barrington is ranked 316th on the list, which is … more
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