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Long-time East Providence High School teacher and sports administrator Bob Duarte has been chosen as the system's new athletic director.

East Providence School Committee is expected to approve new athletic director, view draft budget

East Providence School Committee is expected to approve new athletic director, view draft budget

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence School Committee has called a special session for Monday evening, Sept. 23, at 6 o’clock in the City Hall Chamber where among other important items on the agenda long-time teacher and sports administrator Bob Duarte is expected to be confirmed as the system’s new athletic director. Mr. Duarte, 49

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East Providence Budget proposal includes fiscal year change, salary hikes for administrators

EAST PROVIDENCE — At its meeting Tuesday night, Sept. 17, the East Providence City Council was presented by Finance Director Malcolm Moore and City Manager Peter Graczykowski with a draft proposal for the Fiscal Year 2013-14 budget. The suggested budget, $167,762,071 in total, remains relatively true to the five-year financial plan put into place by

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East Providence Sen. Daponte reflects on FY14 budget, calls it fair

EAST PROVIDENCE — Some six weeks since it became final, East Providence lawmaker Daniel DaPonte, the Committee on Finance chairman in the State Senate, recently reflected upon the process of putting together Rhode Island’s $8.2 billion Fiscal Year 2014 budget. Sen. DaPonte (D-Dist. 14) guided the package through the upper chamber much in the same

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East Providence Rep. Melo comments of House passage of 2014 state budget

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island House of Representatives voted 52-20 Wednesday, June 26, to approve an $8.2 billion 2014 state budget bill that includes no tax or fee increases, contains numerous economic development initiatives, fully funds the implementation of the school funding formula, adds funding to higher education and provides additional funding for cities and

Letter: Reasons why you shouldn’t support a Barrington school budget increase

To the editor: This year’s Financial Town Meeting (FTM) promises to be another fight to keep a lid on taxes. A vocal minority of parents who want to implement All-day Kindergarten have entered a motion to be voted on at the FTM that raises the school budget by an additional $633,000, more than doubling the

Letter: Barrington School Committee should live within its budget

To the editor: It is time for the School Committee to live within the budget proposed by the Committee on Appropriations.  Instead of baiting parents’ groups to do their bidding, the School Committee should show fiscal responsibility and policy leadership and acknowledge that the economic resources of Barrington’s taxpayers are limited and prioritize their efforts.

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Barrington school officials differ on when to add full-day kindergarten

  Just about everyone who attended the Barrington School Committee meeting Thursday night, May 9, supported the implementation of full-day kindergarten in Barrington, but not all people could agree on when the program should be added. Barrington Schools Superintendent Mike Messore said his recommendation was to add full-day kindergarten next year, not this fall. School

Kathy Cadigan, shown at a prior meeting, fielded questions during the budget hearing on Wednesday night.

Barrington budget committee fields questions from local moms

Three Barrington moms spoke out during the budget hearing on Wednesday night, asking questions about class sizes at the schools, projected student enrollment and technology. Jen Gill told the committee on appropriations that her daughter was in a first grade classroom at Sowams School that had 26 students. She said the two other first grade

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