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Keith Grant hugs his former social studies teacher Erin Stevenson

East Providence High Class of ’14 graduates set out on their paths

East Providence High Class of ’14 graduates set out on their paths

EAST PROVIDENCE — The 323 young men and women of the East Providence High School Class of 2014 crossed the stage in Providence Country Day’s field house at their graduation Friday night, June 13. Due to rain necessitating the event’s move from its originally scheduled outdoor setting of Pierce Field, the indoor venue was packed

Navigating long-term veterans care benefits

Long-term care costs can add up quickly. For veterans and the surviving spouses of veterans who need in-home care or are in a nursing home, help may be available. The Veterans Administration (VA) has a pension benefit called Aid and Attendance that provides money to those who need assistance performing everyday tasks. Even veterans whose

Betty Stoner has taught kindergarten for many years in Barrington. She will retire this year.

Eight Barrington school dept. employees retiring

This month, eight Barrington Public School educators will be retiring. Totaling 141 years of service to the children and families of Barrington, they all have left a lasting mark in the district. The retirees include kindergarten teachers at the three elementary schools in town, an enrichment specialist at Sowams School and principal at Primrose Hill.

Spay your pets with no regrets

Dear Dr. Evans, I just adopted a female Labrador (maybe a mix, but she sure looks like a Lab) from a shelter. Sookie is four months old, very sweet and pretty, and my buddy would like a pup like her.  I’m thinking of letting her have at least one litter if I can find a male I

Makayla Holahan and RMS teacher Mike Solitro stand next to the fitness room mural she painted.

Enterprising Riverside Middle School student Holahan displays some artistic flare

EAST PROVIDENCE — A Riverside Middle School student is working on her second inspirational mural for the school after finishing her first earlier this term in November. Makayla Holahan, an eighth grader and honors student at RMS, was asked to create her latest mural by robotics teacher John Marsula. Mr. Marsula had seen a previous

Colin Greenman, seen here catching a pass in the previous game, led the Tiger-Vikings scoring in Saturday's quarterfinal win. (Joe Marcello)

Tiger-Vikings lacrosse wins first ever playoff game

TIVERTON — The Rhode Island Division III top-seeded Tiverton-Rogers Co-op high school boys lacrosse team hosted Scituate on Saturday, May 24, at 7 p.m. at Tiverton High School in the quarterfinals of the Division III playoffs. Scituate had beaten the Tiger-Vikings 6-3 on May 2 in their regular season meeting which was the only blemish

An osprey plucks dinner from the Narrow River, Narragansett.

As ospreys return to the bay, monitors flock to orientation

    About thirty osprey (fish hawk) enthusiasts gathered recently at the Audubon Society in Bristol to an orientation session for this year’s osprey monitoring program, an ongoing volunteer effort to track the number of active and successful nests in Rhode Island. The group included both current and aspiring monitors who came to share recent osprey

Town Meeting Moderator Larry Anderson and Town Council President Robert Mushen field an audience question.

Little Compton votes itself a big tax hike

By William Rupp Approximately 250 Little Compton voters approved on Tuesday evening, May 20, a $12.7 million spending plan for the next fiscal year at the annual Financial Town Meeting. There wasn’t a dissenting voice in the auditorium of the Wilbur School on the Town Commons. Voters also approved the spending of up to $400,000