Monthly Archives: January 2013

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Bristol Warren school committee pits arts against academics

Bristol Warren school committee pits arts against academics

In order to get Mt. Hope High School’s program of study for the 2013-2014 academic year approved at Monday night’s school committee meeting, the group of officials first had to agree to disagree. After much debate and discussion between school committee members and members of the Mt. Hope High School arts department, the question remains:

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Testimony by ‘brave little girl’ leads to Westport rape conviction

Powerful and often graphic testimony about her own rape “by one very brave little girl” helped produce Tuesday’s guilty verdict for a Westport man. Westport Detective Jeff Majewski’s said the Tuesday afternoon conviction of Joshua Miguel, 37, formerly of 100 Mouse Mill Road, Westport, was the result of strong evidence and especially compelling testimony by

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Westport School Committee TV goes dark

That hit television show — ‘Westport School Committee live’ — has been cancelled. Not for poor ratings, the school department reports, but due to the demise of the equipment used to air the meetings live on C hannel 16. The issue arose at last week’s Board of Selectmen meeting. Selectmen agreed with Superintendent of Schools

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East Providence School Committee approves revamped school closing plan

EAST PROVIDENCE — Less than a week after his initial plan to close Oldham Elementary School in the Riverside section of the city was overwhelmingly panned by residents, Interim East Providence Schools Superintendent Dr. John DeGoes presented a revamped proposal to the School Committee Tuesday night, Jan. 29, which the governing body passed by a

From his perch on a military vehicle, a Westport Fourth of July Parade participant salutes the crowd.

Westport’s July 4 parade in jeopardy

The Fire Department has run Westport’s Fourth of July Parade, the Lions Club did for awhile — now maybe it’s the town’s turn. That was one suggestion from Fire Chief Brian Legendre to the Board of Selectmen Monday. Selectmen did not take him up on that invitation but did agree that the parade faces cost

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