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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.

The governor recently nominated Barrington School Committee member Patrick Guida to the state board of education.

Barrington School Committee chairman hopes to keep leading

  Patrick “Buzz” Guida, a Republican and longtime member of the Barrington School Committee, sat in front of the television set inside the American Legion building on Tuesday night. He split time watching the Fox News national telecast of the presidential race, talking to others who had gathered at the Legion hall, and scanning the

Helder Cunha accepts a congratulatory handshake from a supporter following his victory over Bruce Rogers Tuesday in the Ward 2 City Council election.

Emptying out East Providence election night notebook

EAST PROVIDENCE — Several of the candidates and politically active members of the city were still stirring Wednesday, Nov. 7, the day after the 2012 General Election, which had incumbent Bruce Rogers, despite a primary victory and almost a year of campaigning, upset by first-time candidate Helder Cunha in the Ward 2 Council race. For

Helder Cunha pumps his fist in the air after the results of his victory over Ward 2 City Council incumbent Bruce Rogers were announced Tuesday night, Nov. 6.

Cunha upsets incumbent Rogers in East Providence City Council race

EAST PROVIDENCE — On a night when most of the supposed favorites won their respective races in city, upstart Helder Cunha pulled off the most surprising result of the evening as he easily defeated incumbent and City Council President Bruce Rogers in the Ward 2 election. Per the official results from the Secretary of State’s