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EAST PROVIDENCE — If their Injury Fund meeting was any indication, the East Providence and Tiverton High School boys' basketball teams are in for exciting seasons. The host Townies and Tigers … more
LITTLE COMPTON — In a packed school gymnasium last Friday evening, 38 Class of 2016 eighth grade students and one home-schooled student were awarded diplomas at graduation exercises at Wilbur & … more
TIVERTON —An incident report regarding Councilor Joe Sousa and his replica gun and motorcycle at Tiverton High School during the Financial Town Referendum, was released by Tiverton Police on Sunday, June 21. The report narrative, written by Corporal Joseph J. Wieszbicki, [edited slightly to break the text in to shorter paragraphs] reads as follows: more
Four East Bay schools will be honored Tuesday afternoon for achieving “Commended School” status from the state Department of Education. Gov. Gina Raimondo and state education leaders will … more
TIVERTON — For nearly two hours, the Town Council Monday night, with members of the Budget Committee sitting in the audience, tossed around ideas about ways the Town might cut $782,895 from the budget proposed by the Budget Committee to comply with a voter mandate to trim. No consensus was reached, no votes were taken, no instructions or recommendations were made as to where cuts could or should be made. more
TIVERTON — For the second year in a row, Councilor Joe Sousa showed up on his motorcycle with an imitation gun and helmet on top, at the Tiverton High School parking lot while the polls were open during the Financial Town Referendum (FTR) on May 21. This year police took his toy gun away from him. more
TIVERTON — The high school gymnasium was packed Friday evening for graduation ceremonies for the Tiverton High School Class of 2016. At the center, In rows of chairs, were the 138 maroon-gowned … more
PORTSMOUTH — Graduating seniors at Portsmouth Abbey Sunday were told to “act on your aspirations, not their fears,” when they choose their own path in life. more
No surprise that seedlings thrive with water. Less expected was that some even have a taste for Coca-Cola,. But apple juice? Apple juice is a bad idea, concludes Tiverton resident and Cluny … more
PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth Abbey’s abbot, The Right Rev. Dom Caedmon Holmes, has resigned his positions at the school and has left the campus. more
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