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EAST PROVIDENCE — The Kent Heights Elementary School conducted what is annually its biggest family event of the term Wednesday night, April 25, recognizing its participation in the “One School … more
"Hurley! Hurley! Hurley!" The chant filled the Barrington High School gymnasium as students and teachers awaited the arrival of their principal, Joseph Hurley, during a special, surprise event on … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School softball team took a break from Division I regular season play last weekend to host North Smithfield in a non-league game. The Townies easily … more
Mt. Hope High School student Liam Bullard only had about 10 minutes to live when when his cell phone buzzed in class Thursday afternoon. He checked his phone on the sly, raised his hand and asked … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — While the graduation rate at East Providence High School for the Class of 2017 dipped slightly, it still bested the state average. The Rhode Island Department of Education last … more
National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently released the names of the first group of winners in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. This winners include Barrington's Grace … more
They’ve only been at it two years. But members of the Kickemuit Middle School Science Olympiad club showed this past weekend that they’re among the state’s elite when it comes to science and engineering. more
Grace Inman is beautifying the Barrington High School campus. As part of her senior project, Grace is spearheading a plan to line the new bus access road with 15 trees. Grace has selected Arbor … more
The Bristol Warren Regional School Committee voted Monday night to schedule next year’s Spring school vacation in March instead of April, voting 5-4 to stick with a controversial decision it made … more
One of St. Mary Academy-Bay View’s most famous alumnae has made a startling revelation, claiming she was sexually abused while a student at the school.Rep. Martha McSally, 52, told the Wall … more
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