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Barrington schools reject pricey roof work bids

Barrington schools reject pricey roof work bids

Bids for replacing the roof over the high school’s small gymnasium came in much higher than expected, so officials rejected them and are re-bidding the work. According to Barrington school official Ron Tarro, the district received two bids from companies willing to do the work, but both were dramatically higher than industry standards and well

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Rift could lead to new East Providence School Committee chair

EAST PROVIDENCE — A move to replace sitting School Committee Chairman Joel Monteiro, the At-Large member, has picked up steam  in the lead up to inauguration night Monday, Dec. 1, at City Hall. That evening, besides being sworn in, members of the Committee will vote on various officers, including chairman. If conjecture is to be

Gabe Medeiros, 3, finishes eating a piece of bread during the Island Child Care Center of Bristol's first Thanksgiving feast on Tuesday morning. Eli Mazzone,3 (left) and Penny Farrell, 3, (right) look on. Photos by Richard W. Dionne, Jr.

Local kids feast, learn about first Thanksgiving

Local children who attend the Island Child Care Center on Hope Street were treated to a Thanksgiving feast while learning the history behind the original meal shared by Pilgrims and Native Americans. Students dressed up in Pilgrim hats and bonnets and Native American head dresses they made at the school, and enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast

Portsmouth School Committee member Frederick W. Faerber III received a partial victory in his open meetings law complaint to the attorney general’s office.

AG: Portsmouth school board violated meetings law

PORTSMOUTH — The School Committee violated the R.I. Open Meetings Act (OMA) when it met twice outside the purview of the public earlier this year to greet potential candidates for the school superintendent’s job, the R.I. attorney general’s office has ruled. The office was responding to a May 27 complaint brought by School Committee member Frederick

LaSalle junior outside linebacker abnd city resident Tim Faria moves in on the Cranston-East QB.

City natives Pena, McLean help LaSalle reach Super Bowl

PROVIDENCE —  Nicholas Varrichione’s interception return for a touchdown proved to be the difference as unbeaten and top-seeded LaSalle Academy defeated fourth-seeded Cranston East, 14-7, in a Division I football playoff semifinal contest played Friday night, Nov. 21. The game was a thriller that came down to the last minutes. At a cold and blustery

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Report: Portsmouth school buildings need upgrades

PORTSMOUTH — The town’s high school needs more than $1 million in immediate repairs, according to a report a Providence architectural firm has submitted to the School Committee. Another $800,000 in “Priority 1” repairs — defined as those requiring immediate action — are needed at the town’s three other public schools, under recommendations put forth by RGB Architects

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