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East Providence School Committee honors music teacher Vars

East Providence School Committee honors music teacher Vars

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence School Committee at its meeting Tuesday night, May 12, voted unanimously to approve the dedication of the band room at high school in the honor of long-time district music instructor Richard “Rick” Vars. Several members of the public, including his great friend and former peer George Sarganis, espoused the

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School Committee agrees to bring back accelerated program to East Providence middle schools

EAST PROVIDENCE — Saying many of the city’s middle school age students are not being challenged to the proper extent, School Committee member Joel Monteiro urged the board during the body’s meeting Tuesday evening, Dec. 9, to begin the process of reimplementing an advanced academic program for grades six through eight. “We need to meet

Thomas A. Rose Jr. is sworn in as ceremonial mayor by supreme court justice William Robinson during the inauguration ceremony at  city hall.  Photos by Rich Dionne

Peers promote Rose to East Providence Council president, mayor

EAST PROVIDENCE — Thomas A. Rose Jr. was selected by his city council peers as its president and ceremonial mayor during an inauguration ceremony for the latest crop of East Providence’s elected and appointed officials held Monday evening, Dec. 1, at City Hall. Mr. Rose, entering his third term as the Ward 3 representative on

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Rift could lead to new East Providence School Committee chair

EAST PROVIDENCE — A move to replace sitting School Committee Chairman Joel Monteiro, the At-Large member, has picked up steam  in the lead up to inauguration night Monday, Dec. 1, at City Hall. That evening, besides being sworn in, members of the Committee will vote on various officers, including chairman. If conjecture is to be

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Teachers end work-to-rule, say settlement near

WESTPORT — A settlement to the months-old Westport teacher contract dispute may be near and work-to-rule by teachers is over, the teachers’ union leader has confirmed. “Work to rule ended effective Tuesday,” said Andrew Cottrill, president of the Westport Federation of Teachers. “There are a few outstanding issues left to be resolved, but I’m hopeful


East Providence School Committee candidates talk funding

EAST PROVIDENCE — The only contested race in the 2014 election for the East Providence School Committee comes in Ward 4 and features a pair of political newcomers, though two people — Jessica Beauchaine and Karen Doucette — who are active participants in the community. Mrs. Beauchaine, who has lived in the city for 14


East Providence School Committee hears Fiscal Year 14-15 draft budget proposal

EAST PROVIDENCE — Superintendent Kim Mercer and Deputy Director of Finance for the city Linda Dykeman presented the East Providence School Committee with the department’s draft budget for the Fiscal Year 2014-15, a document highlighted by the proposed addition of nearly $2 million into the school coffers. The meeting took place Tuesday night, Sept. 23,

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When school opens E.P. High will offer new program

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence School Committee conducted its first meeting since the recent passing of sitting member Richard “Spunk” Pimentel when the board gathered Tuesday evening, Aug. 12, in the City Hall Chamber. The meeting began with the traditional reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance and a brief remembrance of Mr. Pimentel, who

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Column: East Providence Middle school redistricting is the first step in the process

EAST PROVIDENCE — The following is a commentary written by East Providence School Committee Chairman Joel Monteiro for the May 1 edition of The Post: When I decided to run for a seat on the East Providence School Committee, I did so knowing full well that it would require tough decisions. These tough decisions must

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Doucette announces East Providence School Committee candidacy from Ward 4

EAST PROVIDENCE — Karen Doucette, a first-time candidate, has announced her intention to run for the East Providence School Committee from Ward 4 in the 2014 election. Mrs. Doucette announced her decision in a press release Wednesday, April 23. Tim Conley, elected for the first time in 2012, is the current Ward 4 representative on

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