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East Providence ices Narragansett in Division III finals opener

By   /  March 20, 2014  /  Schools, Sports  /  No Comments

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PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School hockey club opened up its Division III championship series against Narragansett Thursday night, March 20, with a 4-1 victory over the top-seeded Mariners at Brown University’s Meehan Auditorium. Josh Letendre netted a pair of goals for the third-seeded Townies, including one of their two on the evening with […]

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Mt. Hope cheerleaders finish second in the state

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After working all season to perfect their two-and-a-half minute routine of tumbles, pyramids and basket catches, the Mt. Hope competition cheerleading team finished second in the large division on Saturday, beating out Toll Gate, Cumberland, Woonsocket and LaSalle in the state championship meet. Throughout the day on March 15, 22 Rhode Island high schools competed […]

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Barrington’s squash team celebrates successful season

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Members of the Barrington Squash Club pose for a photo.

The Barrington squash club recently completed a successful season, notching four wins to just one loss. Barrington, coached by Michael Riley, celebrated wins over Portsmouth Abbey, Moses Brown and St. Georges. This is the fourth year the team has included student-athletes from Barrington High School. “The numbers have slowly crept up to the 28 kids […]

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Portsmouth schools OK $37.95M budget

By   /  March 19, 2014  /  Schools  /  No Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — Before only a handful of people, the School Committee Wednesday night voted 5-2 to approve a $37,951,969 budget for fiscal year 2015. The budget represents a 2.4 percent increase over the current spending plan and eliminates 12 staff positions in order to save about $652,000. It will now be sent to the Town Council […]

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Bristol elementary school announces new mascot design

By   /  March 19, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

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BRISTOL—Colt Andrews fifth grader Hannah Rodriques was playing outside with her friends during recess a week ago when it was announced over the intercom that her design had won the Mascot Design Contest and would be the school’s new logo that will be displayed on flags, banners, bumper stickers, shirts, and on many other school […]

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Barrington High upsets top-seeded Bay View in the Division I girls’ hoops semifinals

By   /  March 19, 2014  /  Schools, Sports  /  No Comments

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PROVIDENCE — A year after reaching the finals, the Barrington High School girls’ basketball team will once again play for the Division I state championship after the Eagles upset No. 1-seeded and previously league unbeaten Bay View, 43-42, Tuesday night, March 18, in the second of two semifinal playoff games held at Rhode Island College’s […]

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Portsmouth hears abutters’ concerns on T3 Project

By   /  March 19, 2014  /  Schools  /  No Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — Residents living near the high school athletic fields can expect things to get somewhat dusty and noisy during initial work on the “T3 Project,” which is expected to begin during school vacation week next month. Several members of the School Committee met with about 10 abutters in an informal gathering at the high school […]

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East Providence Career and Tech Center hosts SkillsUSA Graphic Communications competition

By   /  March 18, 2014  /  Schools  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School Career and Technical Center was the site of the 2014 SkillsUSA Graphic Communications state competition Friday, March 14. Students from vocational schools across  Rhode Island visited locally to compete in the discipline, which was made up of an eight-part contest. Graphic Communications entails the following: Digital Press […]

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Riverside Middle School hosts annual Career Day

By   /  March 18, 2014  /  Schools  /  No Comments

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Hasbro toy designer Lily Damota holds up figures that she worked on during a presentation to Riverside Middle School students.

EAST PROVIDENCE — Students enthusiastically participated in the annual Career Day Friday, March 14, at Riverside Middle School, when some 50 professionals offered a presentation on their chosen vocations. The speakers ran the gamut of occupations and also included members from the school department’s central administration and political figures from within the district and city. […]

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Barrington students know how to help others

By   /  March 18, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

Barrington Middle School students recently assembled 300 snack packs for the homeless in Providence.

Barrington Middle School students know how to help others. In the last few years, boys and girls at the school have collected canned goods for a nearby food pantry, raised money to purchase mosquito nets for people in Haiti, donated winter clothes and toiletries for the less fortunate, and this year they assembled snack bags […]

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