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Sarah Wilme (left) judges fellow student Jenny Jenkins (middle) on her project, "Fizz or Fail," at the Portsmouth Middle School science fair last week. Bethany Jenkins looks on at right. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Junior scientists shine at Portsmouth Middle School

Junior scientists shine at Portsmouth Middle School

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth Middle School hosted its seventh-grade science fair last week, with students showing off their trifold board projects on everything from compost to solar energy. We visited the fair last Thursday and asked some of the students to talk about their projects — how they came up with their ideas, how they conducted their experiments,

Melville School and the other three schools in the district will be getting a new boiler system under a $2.6 million plan approved by the School Committee Tuesday night.

Portsmouth schools counter town on surplus flap

PORTSMOUTH — Just over two weeks after the Town Council approved a resolution calling for the General Assembly to change state law on how school surpluses can be expended, the School Committee Tuesday night adopted its own resolution asking legislators to keep things the way they are. School Committee member Thomas R. Vadney proposed the resolution,

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Portsmouth moves ahead with school truancy court

PORTSMOUTH — If you’re a student who wants to play hooky in Portsmouth, you may soon have to explain your truant ways before a judge. The School Committee Tuesday night voted to move ahead with a plan to establish an in-house truancy court to address absenteeism in the district. The committee will now pursue talks with

Barrington's Julian Tien returns a shot against his Cumberland opponent.

Barrington tennis team wins first two matches

The Barrington High School boys’ tennis team opened the season with two victories, knocking off Hendricken 4-3 on Thursday, April 2, and Cumberland 7-0 on Monday. But there’s not much time to celebrate the victories as the Eagles are set to play East Greenwich on Wednesday and defending state champions South Kingstown on Thursday. First-year

Cayden Sumner, 7, (mid-right) leads his peers while dancing to the Electric Slide during last year's Resource Fair at Hugh Cole School in Warren.

Resource Fair to highlight family services

The Bristol-Warren Regional School District and community group Thrive by Five are hosting a Resource Fair Saturday to highlight the family services available in the community and provide some family fun as well. The fair is scheduled for Saturday April 12, 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Quinta-Gamelin Community Center, 101 Asylum Road (near the entrance

Pennfield School students Charlotte Colby, T.J. Buzard, Christopher Paradis, Caleb Haley and Summer Magriby (from left) pet the alpacas from Glen Ridge Farm Monday morning. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Pennfield School in Portsmouth says: ‘Be Well!’

PORTSMOUTH — Three alpacas were the stars of the show at Pennfield School Monday morning, when the school kicked off its “Be Well!” week that’s giving students a crash course on sustainable living and healthy initiatives. French Kiss, Cinder and La Bamba — brought to the school by Glen Ridge Farm’s Ann Fiore, whose 3-year-old daughter

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School bill may push Bristol over 4% tax cap

The Bristol budget will be stretched to support the schools after the Joint Finance Committee set a regional school budget Thursday night that includes a $939,000 increase in Bristol education aid compared to last year. Bristol residents will pay $22.37 million for education this coming year, up $939,062 from last year’s $21.43 million. That hit

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PARCC opt-outs could hurt schools’ commended rating

About 100 Bristol-Warren students have opted out of taking PARCC tests, which could have a significant impact on two schools’ “commended” classification, Superintendent Mario Andrade said. The 100 students represent 5 percent of the roughly 2,000 students scheduled to take the test. While that might not sound like a lot — and it is significantly

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