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Barrington High School throwing coach Bob Gourley (center) stands with All-Americans Adam Kelly (left) and Bobby Colantonio.

Barrington throwers crowned All-Americans

Barrington throwers crowned All-Americans

Barrington High School junior Adam Kelly and sophomore Bobby Colantonio earned All-American status in the hammer throw yesterday, as the two locals finished in the top five at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in North Carolina. Kelly, who holds this year’s national high school record in the indoor weight throw, finished third at the outdoor championships,


East Providence students ready for annual ‘Rock ‘N Roll’ show

EAST PROVIDENCE — The fourth annual East Providence Schools student Rock Chorus takes place Tuesday night, June 17, in the East Providence High School Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. The event features some 200 elementary school students belting out Rock ‘N Roll classics to contemporary hits. A small band and a light show are also part

Ethan Gervais smacks a beach ball.

Photo Gallery: 2014 East Providence High School graduation

EAST PROVIDENCE — The following is the list of graduates in the East Providence High School Class of 2014 to receive their diplomas Friday evening, June 13: Kelsey Marie Abbenante Jacob Michael Aguiar Rachel Marie Alarie Katelyn Marie Alba Tyshawn Raquan Alexander Giovanni Anthony Alfieri Waleed Almaarrawi Desmond Rudy Almada Mauro Filipe Lima Amado Alexander

Senior Nick Murgo competes in the discus throw during the state track meet Saturday.

Huskies leave their mark on track season

For several members of the Mt. Hope High School outdoor track team who participated in Saturday’s Rhode Island Interscholastic League Track Championship, before they could cross the finish line, they would first have to cross the stage. This year’s state meet coincided with Mt. Hope’s graduation, challenging several seniors to attend commencement exercises before arriving

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Rain forces East Providence High graduation ceremony indoors

EAST PROVIDENCE — The threat of rain has forced the East Providence High School Class of 2014 commencement ceremony scheduled for Friday night, June 13, indoors. Instead of its traditional home of Pierce Stadium, the current crop of Townies will instead receive their diplomas at the Providence Country Day Field House adjacent to the high

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Raimondo implores PCD students to “get involved”

EAST PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island State Treasurer and Democratic candidate for Gina Raimondo recently served as the keynote speaker of the 2014 Chafee Leadership Forum at the Providence Country Day School. This term, 2014, marks the school’s 15th year of the annual Chafee Leadership Forum. The Forum celebrates the life and career of John Chafee,


East Providence Schools remain in the black for a second year running

EAST PROVIDENCE — In the words of City Finance Director Malcolm Moore, “it was a very good year” financially for the East Providence School System. Addressing the School Committee at its meeting Tuesday evening, June 10, at City Hall, Mr. Moore presented an audit of the system for the Fiscal Year 2012-13 ending on Oct.


Committee grants schools chief performance bonus

In addition to her $140,000 salary, Superintendent Melinda Thies will be getting some extra money this year due to her “phenomenal performance,” according to School Committee Chairman Paul Silva. The Bristol Warren Regional School Committee unanimously approved “performance compensation” for Ms. Thies, who is retiring from the district this month. The superintendent’s contact calls for


East Providence High gym, floor dedicated in honor of Ramos, Carvalho

EAST PROVIDENCE — The School Committee Tuesday night, June 10, approved the naming of the recently renovated East Providence High School gymnasium in the honor of Dr. Isadore Ramos and the court inside for Luis Carvalho. Dr. Ramos’ accomplishments run the scale, from being an All-State wrestler at EPHS in the late 1950s to becoming