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EDITOR's NOTE: The following is a guest commentary by former Bristol Town Councilman and Town Administrator Halsey Herreshoff. The Bristol Phoenix of May 18 well described the funding crisis of … more
Barrington students gathered in front of the high school along Lincoln Avenue to rally against later school start times which are due to go into effect next year. Students made a huge banner and … more
Students in Bristol Warren are free to assert whichever gender they identity with, dress how the please within the parameters of the school district dress code, play sports with teammates of the same … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has written to Portsmouth High School Principal Joseph Amaral to express its “deep concerns” … more
TIVERTON — For the second year in a row, Councilor Joe Sousa showed up on his motorcycle with an imitation gun and helmet on top, at the Tiverton High School parking lot while the polls were open during the Financial Town Referendum (FTR) on May 21. This year police took his toy gun away from him. more
Longtime Barrington resident Tom "TR" Rimoshytus said he anticipates a large crowd of people will attend the Barrington School Committee meeting tonight, Feb. 16. Mr. Rimoshytus said many people … more
7:45. 8:30. 8:15 — What time should Barrington High School and Middle School students start class in the morning? The debate over school start times in Barrington continued on Thursday … more
Part of the proposed plan to push school start times at Barrington High School and Middle School to 8:15 a.m. included shifting the start time at Hampden Meadows School (grades 4 and 5) to 9:30 … more
Unity and inclusion are the driving forces behind a move to change the color of graduation caps and gowns at Barrington High School this year. No longer will female students wear white caps and … more
The following is the 2016-17 bus schedules for the East Providence Public Schools and for those students from the city who attend area private schools: EAST PROVIDENCE PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2016-2017 … more
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