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Letter: Barrington teachers’ contract has many shortcomings

By   /  May 6, 2013  /  Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  No Comments

To the editor: The School Committee recently approved a contract (by a 3 -2 vote) with the NEAB (teachers union). In my view this contract has many shortcomings and did not seriously address the two new ‘realities’ that are facing our state and our town. The first reality has to do with the teaching profession; […]

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Commission gives initial approval to new contracts for teachers, school, city employees

By   /  February 14, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News, Schools  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Budget Commission showed a little love to workers in the city during its bi-weekly meeting Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, as the state overseers gave initial approval to a series of contracts with teachers, school and some municipal employees. The largest of the five contracts negotiated was between Budget Commission […]

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East Providence High School coaches call a halt to winter sports over pay

By   /  December 14, 2012  /  Breaking News, News, Schools, Sports  /  3 Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The long, drawn-out talks over coaches’ compensation reached a climax Friday, Dec. 14, as East Providence High School coaches agreed as a group to suspend their participation in the just-begun winter sport season. The coaches, many of whom mentor in multiple seasons and sports, are upset about not having been paid for […]

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East Providence Budget Commission, teachers reach partial pact

By   /  December 4, 2012  /  Government & Politics, News, Schools  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Education Association, the union for city teachers, and the Budget Commission negotiating team, led by Attorney Joseph Whalen, signed off on a partial tentative agreement at the conclusion of a bargaining session held earlier this week in city. Union president Valerie Lawson alerted her membership about the tentative pact […]

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