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PORTSMOUTH — When teenagers want to hide their drug use from parents, they’ll often put the contraband right on top of a bedroom bureau, said Pam Shayer.  “Do you know … more
LITTLE COMPTON — The new school year at Wilbur & McMahon School began on Wednesday, August 30, with an enrollment of 240 K-8 students, and with 10 pre-K students, for a total population of 250. more
TIVERTON — The Tiverton School Committee and school department last week announced the naming of Ms. Beth Kilborn as the school district's Teacher of the Year for 2017.A reading specialist at … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Providence Country Day School has announced its honor roll of students for the third and final trimester of the 2016-17 term. Students are listed alphabetically by hometown. Rhode Island8, … more
TIVERTON — And ... action! For a few hours last Wednesday three locations in Tiverton High School were live film sets. A 30-second PSA (public service announcement), dealing with the hazards of marijuana for youth and intended to be shown in area movie theaters including at Providence Place and Warwick Mall, was being filmed in the school using Tiverton student actors. more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Board of Trustees of St. Mary Academy - Bay View announced on Wednesday, July 5, the appointment of Sister of Mercy, Sr. Marybeth Beretta, as the new President of Bay View … more
TIVERTON — "Hope," "pride," "determination," "persistence," "perseverance," and "thanks" — these were  among the repeated watchwords speakers used in their addresses to the 112 graduating members of the Tiverton High School Class of 2017 at commencement ceremonies in the school gymnasium Friday night, June 9. more
1. Kyle Peckham, class valedictorian, is the son of Debra (Sylvia) Raposo and John A.L. Peckham of Tiverton. He is a member of the National Honor Society, representing Scholarship, and RI Honor … more
PORTSMOUTH — Charles E. Kenahan told the 92 graduates of Portsmouth Abbey School’s Class of 2017 Sunday to live their life with humility, not entitlement. It’s a lesson he … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Bay View Academy community recognizes those students who demonstrate above average scholastic achievement on a quarterly basis via the Honor Roll. A student in grade six … more
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