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Barrington school officials recently testified before the House Finance Committee about proposed legislation that would create a system of bonuses and additional reimbursements for school … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — In what was by all accounts the most trying winter in his near three decades leading the program, the 2017-18 season recently ended on a relatively upbeat note for the East … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — In the wake of a threat made to the East Providence High School building Thursday morning, March 29, Superintendent Kathryn Crowley issued the following statement later in the day … more
PORTSMOUTH — Superintendent Ana C. Riley won’t be leaving the district just yet. more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Students and staff at East Providence High School were evacuated from the building around noon time Thursday, March 29, in response to a potential bomb threat.City public safety … more
PORTSMOUTH — During a tour of Portsmouth Middle School March 19, Gov. Gina Raimondo painted a rosy picture of her proposal for $250 million in bonds in the fiscal 2019 budget to start fixing … more
The Town of Barrington, the Barrington Police Department, and Barrington Public Schools are inviting residents to a community forum on safety. The forum will be held Wednesday, March 28, at 7 p.m. … more
A small group of Barrington High School students are about to go primetime. Rhode Island PBS will begin broadcasting episodes of High School Quiz Show: Rhode Island this weekend, with a show that … more
The Model United Nations Club at Barrington High School performed well at a recent conference at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. The Barrington team was named "Best Large Delegation" and … more
Providence College recently held its 32nd annual computer programming contest, and Barrington High School students took home first place. The Barrington team of juniors Daniel Sheinberg and … more
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