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Brian Cordeiro will begin his new duties at St. Philomena School on July 1.

St. Philomena in Portsmouth appoints new principal

St. Philomena in Portsmouth appoints new principal

PORTSMOUTH — Brian Cordeiro, principal of Immaculate Conception Catholic Regional School in Cranston for the past five years, will take over the reigns at St. Philomena School on July 1. The Sisters Faithful Companions of Jesus with the Board of Trustees of St. Philomena School announced Mrs. Cordeiro’ appointment this week. “Mr. Cordeiro is an

Caleb Hamilton and Seamus Sullivan (sitting) look on as Austin Francis and Nick Johnson of Portsmouth Middle School’s Determinators react to their robot’s performance in the second round of competition. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Portsmouth kids compete in robotics championship (photos)

PORTSMOUTH — Four teams from Portsmouth put their thinking caps to the test Saturday during the 14th annual FIRST LEGO League State Championship at Roger Williams University. Nearly 300 children, ages 9 to 14, participated in the event on 40 student teams. Among them were two groups from St. Philomena School — Team S.P.I.R.A.L. and Potato Rock —

Katherine O’Neill (left) and Grace Cloutier perform a piece inspired by Psalm 23 at St. Philomena School. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Harpists share music and meditation in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — St. Philomena School students Friday were treated to an “Advent Harp Meditation” program featuring the soothing sounds of Grace Cloutier and Katherine O’Neill. Ms. Cloutier is a world-renowned harpist who has performed for former President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush, and headlined a program at Carnegie Hall in June. “Grace

Natalie Baron Swift, who said her faith keeps her going, shows students the Scapular she always wears. “You just wear it and Mary does the rest,” she said.

Warren woman with ALS shares story of faith, love

PORTSMOUTH — Afterwards, Maura Hegarty admitted she had been nervous about asking such a sensitive question. Sitting in a wheelchair in front of her was Natalie Baron Swift, who in July 2011 was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neurodegenerative disease. Maura, an eighth-grader at St. Philomena School, worked up her nerve and stood

Eight-year-old Nicholas Maltais (center) plays Tiny Tim and several other parts in Trinity Repertory Co.'s production of "A Christmas Carol." He's being held by Fred Sullivan, Jr. as Scrooge. Photo by Mark Turek.

‘Tiny Tim’ introduces Tiverton boy to acting

TIVERTON — Before he got the acting bug, 8-year-old Nicholas Maltais of Tiverton was planning on becoming a software engineer. But now that he’s starring as Tiny Tim in Trinity Repertory Co.‘s annual holiday production of “A Christmas Carol,” he’s had to rethink his career plans. “Probably, I’m going to do both,” said Nicholas, a third-grade

Ava Park (left) with her new friend from Guatemala, Karissa Estrada, at St. Philomena School last week.

Portsmouth school gets taste of Guatemalan culture

PORTSMOUTH — Ask Ava Park what she likes most about her new friend from Guatemala, Karissa Estrada, and she doesn’t hesitate. “She always likes to try things that are new,” said Ava, a fifth-grader at St. Philomena School. “She didn’t know how to play checkers or ‘Sorry!’ or ‘Life’ or anything that I had, but I

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