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EAST PROVIDENCE — The potential construction of a new East Providence High School crossed another important threshold during the last 10 days, the most consequential action on the matter taking … more
Seventy Barrington High School and Middle School students were recently selected to participate in the RI Music Educator's All State Music Festival held in Providence on Sunday, March 25. The … more
Barrington's Aden Memoli was the only fifth-grader to reach the finals of this year's RI State National Geographic Geography Bee. The competition was held on Friday, April 6. Aden represented … more
PORTSMOUTH — Hathaway School Principal Lisa Little had some extra help on her administrative team Friday in the form of two young sisters: Sophia and Gianna Sebolt — ages 10 and … more
Barrington Christian Academy is about 11,600 miles away from Kenya. Culturally, the two locations may be even more distant.  But come Thursday night, people in town can learn firsthand how … more
A year ago, Jim Cunha proposed hiring four additional firefighters in town.  The Barrington Town Manager said the extra staffing would allow the fire department to run two rescues, thus … more
Stu Moran stood at the center of the basketball court as players and fans offered him handshakes and high-fives. The Barrington Middle School unified basketball team had just won a close game, … more
A group of Barrington parents shared their concerns and asked plenty of questions about school security during a special forum on Wednesday night, March 29. Some parents asked administrators if … more
PORTSMOUTH — If you like a story with a happy ending or at least an unambiguous resolution, “Four Legs to Stand On” may not be for you. The one-act play by the theater group … more
Mark Whiitaker, a fifth grade teacher at Hampden Meadows School, has rallied students and their families to collect and fill backpacks for the less fortunate. So far, they have filled 200 … more
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