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A plow makes its way down Water Street one snowy afternoon past.

Schools closed across East Bay Tuesday

Schools closed across East Bay Tuesday

In an announcement that surprises no one, school districts throughout the East Bay have cancelled classes for Tuesday. Barrington, Bristol-Warren, East Providence, Little Compton, Portsmouth, Tiverton and Westport have all announced schools will be closed Tuesday. Most afternoon activities Monday are also cancelled as snow has already begun to fall across the region. A major blizzard

Photo by Tim Marshall — Jordan Farnsworth runs a leg of the 4x200 meter for the East Providence High School girls' indoor track team during Saturday's division championship meet.

East Providence places third in girls’ indoor track division meet

PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls’ indoor track and field team placed third in the Dwyer Division Championship Meet held Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Providence Career and Tech Academy Field House. The Townies scored 56 points, 34 behind the winning total posted by Woonsocket (90). Chariho finished second with 71. Yulandra Henqiquez

Graph shows New England School Development Council enrollment projections for Portsmouth public schools over the next decade.

Portsmouth projected to lose 300 students by 2024

PORTSMOUTH — Total enrollment in the public school district will drop by an estimated 300 students over the next 10 years, according to a report submitted to the School Department this month. Enrollment projections serve as useful guides to school administrators for future educational planning. The report, prepared by New England School Development Council (NESDEC), is

Caleb Hamilton and Seamus Sullivan (sitting) look on as Austin Francis and Nick Johnson of Portsmouth Middle School’s Determinators react to their robot’s performance in the second round of competition. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Portsmouth kids compete in robotics championship (photos)

PORTSMOUTH — Four teams from Portsmouth put their thinking caps to the test Saturday during the 14th annual FIRST LEGO League State Championship at Roger Williams University. Nearly 300 children, ages 9 to 14, participated in the event on 40 student teams. Among them were two groups from St. Philomena School — Team S.P.I.R.A.L. and Potato Rock —