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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

Hayden Therault of the Portsmouth High School unified basketball team tries to break free of a Rogers defender. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth students’ senior projects boost unified sports

PORTSMOUTH — Dennis DeJesus, director of Special Olympics Rhode Island, liked what he saw inside the gym at Portsmouth High School. All around him, athletes with various disabilities and their helpers/coaches were enjoying the thrill of athletic competition on three different basketball courts. The injury fund unified basketball tournament held Wednesday, featuring six teams from around the

Ryan Costa drives to the hoop for two points against Middletown last week.

Portsmouth basketball program unifies athletes with and without disabilities

PORTSMOUTH — Danny Marshall won’t be denied. During a basketball game against Middletown last week, he grabs a defensive rebound and runs the length of the court, deftly dribbling past defenders. Finding himself blocked from driving to the hoop, however, he stops for an 18-foot jump shot. Swish. As it turns out, Danny is just