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Richard W. Dionne Jr.

In Little Compton, the modulars are coming to town

In Little Compton, the modulars are coming to town

LITTLE COMPTON — The first few of the long-awaited 27 modular classroom units arrived in town last week on wheeled carriers, and were left parked side-by-side at the northeast edge of the Peckham Lot, which is being readied for their installation. Right now they look like trailers. But when “seamed” together — that’s what workers

From Veterans Field looking southwest over Peckham Lot, top soil is piled front and rear as sites for modular classrooms are being readied for installation of two 70 foot units.

Little Compton modulars in race to Jan. 30 finish line

LITTLE COMPTON — The race is on, against the clock and winter weather, to prepare the Peckham Lot site and install two 70-foot modular classroom buildings for 275 Wilbur & McMahon students during the year (or more) school building renovation project. There’s a Jan. 30 deadline for starting work under the existing construction contract, past

Site work imminent for Little Compton modulars

LITTLE COMPTON — In a sequence of regular and special meetings, Little Compton’s School Committee took action last week and this to start site work on the Peckham Lot in preparation for the installation of two 7o foot-long modular temporary classroom. The classrooms will house the 275 students enrolled in Wilbur & McMahon School, soon

United Congregation regrets inability, due to well capacity, to house students

To the editor: For over nine months now, the School Committee and Administration  of the Wilbur-McMahon School have been seeking a plan for the temporary housing of their students while the school undergoes needed renovation. They sought the help of the local churches and suggested that some of the students might be placed in their

With churches no longer under consideration as temporary student housing, these modulars like these will be used.

Little Compton churches will not be used for temporary classrooms

LITTLE COMPTON — School officials here have confirmed that Little Compton church buildings will not be used to temporarily house students during the renovation of Wilbur & McMahon School. The decision was precipitated by a vote, after church services Sunday, by the trustees of United Congregation Church (UCC), which was one of two local churches

It’s official: there will be school Wednesday in Little Compton

LITTLE COMPTON – Wilbur & McMahon School will open its doors again for students Wednesday, said Superintendent of Schools Kathryn Crowley  Tuesday night. “Yes,” there will be school, she said in a text message. No further information was immediately available. Sandy and the storm’s aftermath have closed the school for the first two days of the

Tiverton, Little Compton schools announce Monday cancellations

TIVERTON, LITTLE COMPTON — School officials in both Tiverton and Little Compton announced on Sunday afternoon that tomorrow, Monday, Oct. 29, there will be no school in either community due to the impending storm. The announcements both school departments made followed consultations with the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency, which advised, officials said, that the

The "old" Wilbur & McMahon School building, over 8o years old, will being to be renovated in January, if the school committee awards a contract on Oct. 30.

Over budget Little Compton project goes to school committee

LITTLE COMPTON — After two months of bidding, rebidding, and review,  the school building committee last Wednesday finally sent its recommendation for a contractor — and the entire over-budget school renovation project — to the school committee to resolve. The school committee won’t meet until Tuesday, Oct. 30. When it does, major issues will be

Bids exceed budget for Little Compton Wilbur McMahon School project

LITTLE COMPTON — All four companies competing for the contract to renovate Wilbur & McMahon School have submitted bids that exceed — by amounts ranging from $600,000 to $2.6 million — the amount budgeted for the work. Bids from the four pre-qualified general contractors were opened in public in Town Hall at 2:15 p.m. last