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The Bowen family of Barrington hosted German exchange student Kaspar Tosin this year. He is pictured with Olivia (left) and Julia.

Barrington family hosts German exchange student; more hosts needed

Barrington family hosts German exchange student; more hosts needed

Mustard. Ask Julia and Olivia Bowen what they will remember most about the German exchange student who spent the last year living with their family and they might tell you, “mustard.” Kaspar Tosin, they might say, put mustard on everything. Not just hot dogs and pretzels, but on his chicken and steak and whatever else

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East Providence Schools announce building leadership changes

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence School Department, through the office of Superintendent Kim Mercer, announced the following personnel actions taken at the end of the open School Committee meeting last Tuesday night, July 14. The actions take full effect on August 24. The School Committee approved the superintendent’s recommendations after an executive session by

Guiteras School parents Shannon Rozea (left) and Brooke Merriem discuss plans to enhance the school grounds and environment.

Bristol Moms leading $500,000 transformation of school grounds

    For two Guiteras School parents, one a landscape architect and the other a landscape designer, the untapped potential of the natural environment around Guiteras Elementary School was an opportunity too good to miss. They saw a chance to enhance the school, the environment and the students’ education, and now their vision is moving


East Providence High tennis courts get some much-needed TLC

EAST PROVIDENCE — Through his D’amour Step foundation, city native John Carnevale is currently tackling two renovation jobs at once, adding the tennis courts at East Providence High School to his on-going efforts at the Hull Street playground. Mr. Carnevale and a few others were toiling away Thursday afternoon, July 16, on the dilapidated EPHS


Motta resigns from East Providence assistant superintendent position

EAST PROVIDENCE — It was announced during the Tuesday, July 14, School Committee meeting Assistant Superintendent of Schools Julie Motta will resign her position as of August 31. Mrs. Motta was hired shortly after Superintendent Kim Mercer took over oversight of the East Providence School Department back in early 2013. Her current three-year contract was


KMS teacher wins national honor

One of the hardest parts of Michelle Way DaSilva’s job is figuring out how to get her students interested in math. For seventh graders, it’s not easy: “You just have to try to change things up, relate to them,” said Ms. DaSilva, who teaches math to seventh graders at the Kickemuit Middle School. “Making sure

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Portsmouth teacher receives presidential award

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth Middle School teacher Erin Escher is a recipient of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. He was one of only 108 mathematics and science teachers across the country — and one of two from Rhode Island — to be so honored recently by President Barack Obama. The educators will receive

Westport teachers, schools agree to a deal

WESTPORT — The Westport schools and its teachers announced Friday night, July 10, that they have reached an agreement about the terms and conditions of the labor contract between them. Andrew Cottrill, President of the Westport Federation of Teachers, and Dr. Ann Dargon, Superintendent of Schools, said they were “pleased to announce that the Federation

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