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International exchange students seeking host families in Bristol

International exchange students seeking host families in Bristol

Visiting students, ages 15-18, from around the world including Germany, Spain, Switzerland and Thailand, are seeking host families in and around Bristol for the upcoming academic school year. Host families are needed for the fall semester and full school year. Host families (traditional families, singles, empty nesters, etc.) serve as mentors and a home base

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RWU athletes celebrate most successful year in school history

Capturing numerous championship wins and qualifying for NCAA tournaments, the student athletes of Roger Williams University finished the academic year by making it the most successful in the 42-year history of athletics at the university. Roger Williams’ Athletic Director Dave Kemmy shared the school’s athletic milestone. “The accomplishments reached far and wide across the department,

The East Providence High School band marches during a night performance at Disney World.

East Providence High School band plays Disney World

FLORIDA — “The Magic Kingdom and Disney Performing Arts are proud to present the Dighton-Rehoboth Falcon Marching Band from North Dighton, Massachusetts and the East Providence Townie Marching Band from East Providence, Rhode Island.” On June 27 and 28, the East Providence High School marching band performed alongside the Dighton-Rehoboth High School band in two

“No School Committee member can act on their own no matter what, per state law and our bylaws,” committee member Frederick W. Faerber III said in his prepared statement, referring to Chairman David Croston.

Portsmouth school chairman accused of abusing power

PORTSMOUTH — School Committee member Frederick W. Faerber III continued his public battle against Chairman David Croston at Tuesday night’s meeting, delivering a strongly worded statement accusing the chairman of consistently abusing his powers and meddling in administrators’ business. Mr. Faerber’s war of the words started last week when he e-mailed a statement to several news

Pat Tolento is the new principal at Primrose Hill School. She had worked at Hampden Meadows School since 2010.

Barrington elementary school has a new principal

The head teacher at Hampden Meadows School is now the top administrator at Primrose Hill. Pat Tolento, who worked as the head teacher and the math curriculum leader at Hampden Meadows, was named the new principal at Primrose Hill School last month. Ms. Tolento replaces Paula Montesi, the former Primrose Hill principal who retired at

This graphic from the Portsmouth Prevention Coalition’s latest substance abuse needs assessment survey shows the percentage of students who indicated they consumed alcohol in the past 30 days.

Portsmouth panelists tackle underage drinking

PORTSMOUTH — Underage alcohol use is on the rise in Portsmouth and social media is making it easier than ever for kids to find a drinking party, Portsmouth police representatives told a gathering at Town Hall Wednesday. The Portsmouth Prevention Coalition hosted the community discussion on underage drinking that was led by six panelists. Alcohol


Rockwell named ‘Commended’ school

Rockwell School has maintained impressive consistency in NECAP scoring, far outpacing most elementary schools in Rhode Island in both reading and math over the past several years. The consistently high scores have helped Rockwell earn “Commended” status from the state Department of Education. Rockwell is one of just eight elementary schools in the state to