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Joel Hellmann, who served recently on the committee on appropriations, will run for the District 66 seat in the House of Representatives.

Barrington official: adding full-day K next year may be more difficult

Barrington official: adding full-day K next year may be more difficult

Joel Hellmann had some bad news for people attending last Thursday’s school committee meeting in Barrington. The member of the Barrington Committee on Appropriations told folks at the meeting that while the forecast for adding full-day kindergarten this fall did not look promising, the budget challenges in the future should also cast doubt on whether

Bob Shea, shown during the recent financial town meeting, fielded numerous questions and comments about full-day kindergarten at the school board meeting Thursday night, June 6.

Barrington parents plead for full-day K; school board offers small consolation

A group of well-informed, passionate and persistent parents attended the Barrington School Committee meeting on Thursday night, June 6, hoping to convince officials to find money in the current budget to pay for full-day kindergarten in local schools this fall. But after three hours of discussion, the school board denied the requests and instead made

Letter: Full-day kindergarten in Barrington still needs to be added this fall

To the editor: As you know, the motion to add funds to the budget to implement full-day kindergarten this fall was voted down at the Financial Town Meeting — 185 to 148. However, our community offered resounding support for the implementation of full-day kindergarten! The vote against the addition of funds to the school budget

Letter: Please show your support for full-day kindergarten in Barrington

To the editor: We are writing in support of full-day kindergarten in Barrington in the 2013–2014 school year, when the State of Rhode Island, along with 44 other states, will be fully implementing the Common Core State Standards for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Our state mandates that we adopt these standards and the

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East Providence Pols project hopeful air to begin their terms

Hope springs eternal is a tried and true phrase most often associated with the start of the baseball season each spring, though as we approach the first day of winter it can appropriately be used in context about the sentiment surrounding the just-seated governing bodies in the city. East Providence’s Inauguration Day 2012 went off

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James Briden is sworn in as Mayor of the East Providence City Council after he was elected by his peers during inauguration ceremonies held Monday evening, Dec. 3, in the City Hall Chambers.

East Providence pols select Briden, Monteiro to lead elected bodies

EAST PROVIDENCE — As expected, James Briden and Joel Monteiro were chosen as the respective chairmen of the East Providence City Council and School Committee during inauguration ceremonies held Monday evening, Dec. 3, in the City Hall Chambers. Both Mr. Briden and Mr. Monteiro were seated into their positions via unanimous 5-0 votes. Mr. Briden’s

City Council President James Briden will be involved in the process of selecting a new administrator to serve as a go-between for the state and city upon the departure of the Budget Commission.

Briden is likely choice to lead new East Providence City Council

EAST PROVIDENCE — Inauguration for the incoming class of elected officials in East Providence takes place Monday evening, Dec. 3, and all indications are Ward 1′s James Briden will be the choice to lead the next City Council. Several sources have pegged Mr. Briden, the former City Solicitor in East Providence and Central Falls, as


Commission hosts tutorial for newly-election East Providence pols

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Budget Commission sponsored an educational seminar for those newly-election officials in East Providence Thursday night, Nov. 29, a 90-minute session that was both informative and certainly an eye-opener to some in attendance. Commission Chairman Diane Brennan led the meeting, which included remarks by State Director of Revenue Rosemary Booth Gallogly. State


East Providence readies inauguration for recently elected city officials

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence City Clerk’s office issued a press release Monday, Nov. 26, announcing the inauguration ceremony for recently-elected officials as well as those expected to be appointed to various position in city government. The public is invited to the ceremony for the East Providence City Council and School Committee to be

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Best wishes to the newly-elected East Providence officials… they’re going to need it

At the time of the 2010 election, our previous City Council and School Committee were very busy signing contracts and planning to follow through on their agenda, despite election results. After a very unpleasant inauguration in December 2010, our new School Committee discovered the true financial status of both the School Department and the City.