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Victory Field at Barrington High School

Barrington council opts to further study turf field

Barrington council opts to further study turf field

A group of volunteers who have been working for more than a year and who are willing to raise $1 million in private money for a new turf field at Barrington High School learned Monday night that they will need to wait a little longer before the town council is willing to sign off on

Pennfield School students Charlotte Colby, T.J. Buzard, Christopher Paradis, Caleb Haley and Summer Magriby (from left) pet the alpacas from Glen Ridge Farm Monday morning. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Pennfield School in Portsmouth says: ‘Be Well!’

PORTSMOUTH — Three alpacas were the stars of the show at Pennfield School Monday morning, when the school kicked off its “Be Well!” week that’s giving students a crash course on sustainable living and healthy initiatives. French Kiss, Cinder and La Bamba — brought to the school by Glen Ridge Farm’s Ann Fiore, whose 3-year-old daughter

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School bill may push Bristol over 4% tax cap

The Bristol budget will be stretched to support the schools after the Joint Finance Committee set a regional school budget Thursday night that includes a $939,000 increase in Bristol education aid compared to last year. Bristol residents will pay $22.37 million for education this coming year, up $939,062 from last year’s $21.43 million. That hit

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PARCC opt-outs could hurt schools’ commended rating

About 100 Bristol-Warren students have opted out of taking PARCC tests, which could have a significant impact on two schools’ “commended” classification, Superintendent Mario Andrade said. The 100 students represent 5 percent of the roughly 2,000 students scheduled to take the test. While that might not sound like a lot — and it is significantly

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Council at odds with manager, schools over splitting East Providence facilities position

EAST PROVIDENCE — Two East Providence City Councilors issued a sternly worded press release Wednesday afternoon, April 1, voicing their opposition to the recent decision by their counterparts on the School Committee to once again split the consolidated facilities manager position. Ward 3 representative and Mayor Tommy Rose and Ward 2 rep and Assistant Mayor

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Twenty-six Barrington public employees earn more than $100,000

Twenty-six public employees in Barrington earned more than $100,000 last year, according to data provided by the municipal and school finance directors. At the top of the list for highest paid municipal employees is town manager Peter DeAngelis, who earned nearly $154,000. Following Mr. DeAngelis are five police officers who earned more than their boss,