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Students perform at a recent One Amazing Night at Barrington Middle School.

Photos: Musical talent showcased at One Amazing Night

Photos: Musical talent showcased at One Amazing Night

Barrington Middle School pops and jazz bands entertained students, faculty, family and friends as they enjoyed burgers and barbecue while sitting at round tables set in front of the school during the school’s celebration called One Amazing Night on Thursday, May 15. The chorus also performed Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror” and other selections

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Tiverton firefighters rush Tiverton High School senior Mackenzie Mello onto a stretcher during a mock crash caused by a texting driver in the high school parking lot on Thursday.

THS senior’s own crash led to texting crusade

By Bruce Burdett The crash outside Tiverton High School Thursday was horrific. Blood by the quart splashed over victims and vehicles, bones snapped and young people screamed in pain. There was no helping one girl — rescuers covered her body with a sheet. It was also fake, organized by senior Emily Machado to scare the


Photos: Riverside bests Martin is annual softball game

EAST PROVIDENCE—Riverside Middle School beat Martin Middle School, 8-4, at East Providence High School last week in their annual softball game as both teams sported their new uniforms supplied by Project 106. Taylor Babcock pitched for Riverside and Ashlyn Messier threw for Martin in the fast-pitch contest.  

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Former Barrington student shows his art

Photography student Tim Marshall of Barrington will feature his art work along with his peers in a photography exhibition called “Single Reflex” at Machines with Magnets in Providence on Saturday, May 10, from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. The exhibit features the art work of nine students from the Rhode Island College advanced photography program.

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Mt. Hope Unified team defeats Tiverton, preps for playoffs

The Mt. Hope unified basketball team finished its regular season on Monday, April 28 with a 54-41 win over Tiverton High School, giving the Huskies a 5-2 record for the season. Their last regular season basketball game pitted the Huskies against neighboring rivals, the Tiverton Tigers whose season ended with a record of 1-5. “It


Photos: Martin Middle School bests Riverside in baseball duel

Martin Middle School bests Riverside, 6-2, in a baseball duel between the two East Providence middle schools at Piece field on a chilly Tuesday afternoon. Both teams wore their new uniforms for the occasion. Martin in a cobalt-blue and Riverside brandishing Townie red. Rosters of both teams are below. Martin Middle School: Ryan Wood Robbie


Barrington girls’ lacrosse defeats Moses Brown

The Barrington High School girls’ lacrosse team defeated Moses Brown on Monday afternoon, 17-6. Barrington had a balanced attack against Moses Brown, as Beatrice Bramhall and Alex LaMotte each scored three goals, and Ainsley Freeman, Cameron MacDonald, Libby Dolan and Madeline Soutter each scored two goals. Kate Clancy made four saves in net for the Eagles. The


Barrington boys run past Townies, Huskies

The Barrington High School boys’ outdoor track team grabbed two wins in a dual meet on Monday afternoon, knocking off East Providence 88-60 and Mt. Hope, 134-11. Barrington’s Adam Kelly paced his team with wins in the shot put and the hammer throw. The Eagles’ Max Caro won the high jump and the 100 meter


Barrington girls lose heartbreaker in D-I final

KINGSTON—The Barrington Girls Basketball team lost to North Kingstown, 41-39, in the Division I State Championship at the University of Rhode Island’s Ryan Center on Saturday evening. North Kingstown forward and game MVP, Taylor Buckley, hit a right-handed jumper and broke a 39-39 tie with 10 seconds left in the game. Barrington junior guard Sarah Middleton


Bristol elementary school announces new mascot design

BRISTOL—Colt Andrews fifth grader Hannah Rodriques was playing outside with her friends during recess a week ago when it was announced over the intercom that her design had won the Mascot Design Contest and would be the school’s new logo that will be displayed on flags, banners, bumper stickers, shirts, and on many other school