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Six-year-old Thea Jackson parades down Hope Street in her robot costume Friday morning.
Photos by Patrick Luce

Kids’ costume parade winds down Hope, Thames

Kids’ costume parade winds down Hope, Thames

A mad scientist banged a bass drum while mythical creatures blared their horns, a princess hula-hooped and a robot waddled behind. The summer long Science Carnival at Rogers Free Library came to an end Friday morning with a children’s costume parade along Hope and Thames streets. Dozens of kids and their parents — led by

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When school opens E.P. High will offer new program

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence School Committee conducted its first meeting since the recent passing of sitting member Richard “Spunk” Pimentel when the board gathered Tuesday evening, Aug. 12, in the City Hall Chamber. The meeting began with the traditional reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance and a brief remembrance of Mr. Pimentel, who

Bristol Warren Superintendent Mario Andrade

Bristol Warren schools edge closer to digital age

While bookless classrooms are still several years away from reality in Bristol Warren schools, the district is taking strides to incorporate the use of iPhone and iPad technology into the 2014-2015 curriculum. The Bristol Warren Regional School Committee received a presentation of the district’s plan at its meeting Tuesday night. Superintendent Mario Andrade and Assistant

Former East Providence Superintendent of Schools Dr. John DeGoes passed away unexpectedly this week.

DeGoes is remembered as consummate educator

EAST PROVIDENCE — The unexpected passing of former East Providence Schools Superintendent John DeGoes earlier this week was a jarring blow to many in the community, especially those who were closely allied with him during his two stints guiding the school department. Dr. DeGoes, 77, was Superintendent of Schools in East Providence for the first


Barrington Christian Academy named to top 50 list recently released its list of the 50 best Christian high schools in the United States, and Barrington Christian Academy was named to the list. The online listing was not a ranking. The focused on a few specific areas while compiling the list — it looked at coed day schools (no boarding schools), academic


Prom day early dismissal may be made permanent

A trial policy allowing Mt. Hope High School students attending the junior prom to leave school early that day may be made a permanent procedure going forward. Juniors attending the prom will be able to schedule early afternoon hair appointments and tuxedo fittings after a Bristol Warren Regional School Committee subcommittee approved the early dismissal

The Portsmouth High School new turf field and track as it appeared Monday. The track still needs to be striped for its running lanes. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Portsmouth, RWU mull sharing of athletic facilities

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School needs a place for its swim team to practice and compete, while Roger Williams University (RWU) covets a track and field facility that’s up to NCAA standards. Ongoing discussions between the two entities could lead to an agreement that would help both schools without costing taxpayers anything. According to School

Abby Moore, 15, of Portsmouth and Evan Carvalho, 13, of Bristol portray the brother and sister duo of Sharpay and Ryan Evans in the Bristol Theatre Company's presentation of "High School Musical" at Reynolds School. Photos by Richard W. Dionne, Jr.

Bristol Theatre to stage ‘High School Musical’

The jocks, thespians, brainiacs and skater dudes take to the stage this weekend when the Bristol Theatre Company presents “High School Musical” at Reynolds School. The students from East High are back from winter break — complete with the teen issues of first love, friends, family, classes and school activities, including the high school musical.

Jodi "Hollywood" Davock lets a long pass fly. Photos by Tim Marshall

Alum clash on gridiron for fun, Huskies’ sports

The Bristol Warren Gridiron Club hosted the first of its semi-annual alumni games on Saturday, July 26, pitting teams from the former Warren and Bristol High Schools against each other in an event to help raise money for those playing on Mt. Hope’s gridiron. Event organizer Mark Rynhard said Saturday’s event was “the best event