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Free Online Tutors Ready to Help RI Students Every Afternoon

September 4, 2015 by Patch.com

Patch.comFrom 2 to 10 p.m. every day, the service is free for Rhode Island students through the askRI.org site. In addition, study resources and test prep materials are available 24/7, from fifth-grade fraction worksheets to high-school chemistry flashcards. To ...

New innovative high schools opening in Providence

September 1, 2015 by WPRI 12 Eyewitness News

WPRI 12 Eyewitness NewsPROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Students in about a dozen school districts were back in the classroom Tuesday – including East Providence, North Providence, Pawtucket and West Warwick. Interim Providence Superintendent Chis Maher joined Eyewitness ...

John Gillooly: Marquee matchup in Division I kicks off high school tennis season

August 31, 2015 by The Providence Journal

The Providence JournalEAST GREENWICH — Nobody can accuse Interscholastic League schedule makers of failing to put immediate excitement into the 2015 fall sports season. Last year, La Salle defeated East Greenwich in the title match of the Division I girls tennis tournament.

6864 RI students attend decrepit school buildings

August 24, 2015 by RI Future

RI FutureWhich schools were in the most need according to these district reported metrics? How many students attend these schools? Here's the infamous list. 1. East Providence High SchoolEast Providence (1952), Enrollment: 1676, Capacity: 2000 (EP is the ...

Mental Health in R.I.: OCD programs rescue children tyrannized by destructive ...

August 23, 2015 by The Providence Journal

The Providence JournalBARRINGTON, R.I. — Lara Koelliker was 8 when symptoms of her obsessive-compulsive disorder first surfaced. It was the autumn of 2009, and she was experiencing "weird feelings" and thoughts she could not escape. "I couldn't push them away," says Lara, ...

East Providence's inaugural Looff Arts Festival draws big crowd

August 22, 2015 by The Providence Journal

The Providence JournalThe daylong Looff Arts Festival is the brainchild of the newly formed East Providence Arts Council, which hopes to sponsor more of these events in the future. Jude Sista, 32, lives in East Providence and teaches art at the the high school, where 85 ...

Editorial: East Providence recovery

August 21, 2015 by The Providence Journal

Four years ago, East Providence became one of the first Rhode Island communities to feel the impact of a law that allows the state to step in, when needed, and take control of local finances. The city's bond rating had been reduced to junk status by a ...

Mutated 'Super Lice' Invade Rhode Island

August 20, 2015 by Patch.com

Patch.com... was among those who uncovered the findings. “What we found was that 104 out of the 109 lice populations we tested had high levels of gene mutations, which have been linked to resistance to pyrethroids,” Yoon was quoted in a media release as saying.

Raimondo tours East Providence screen-printing shop, talks jobs plan

August 13, 2015 by RI Future

RI FutureNelson Silva, the owner of Graphic Ink, a screen-printing and embroidery shop in East Providence, likes to joke that he normally works half days- 6 am to 6 pm. That's what he told ... “This business, [with] 17, 18 employees, this is the lifeblood of ...

RI Green Beret Killed in Afghanistan Bombing

August 8, 2015 by Patch.com

Patch.comMcKenna was a graduate of Mt. Hope High School had served numerous tours in Afghanistan. McKenna received the “furthest travel” award at the parade in recognition of how far he came to be in his home town to celebrate with family and friends at the ...

Upcoming Rhode Island high school reunions

August 1, 2015 by The Providence Journal

East Providence High School, Class of 1975, will hold its 40th reunion on Aug. 21 at the Hillside Country Club, 82 Hillside Ave., Rehoboth from 7-11 pm. This is a summer casual event that includes a sit-down dinner, DJ and dancing. Tickets are $45 ...

Race in Rhode Island: Three who make a difference in children's lives

July 19, 2015 by The Providence Journal

The Providence JournalBesides the basketball courts at Pierce, he and volunteers have renovated gymnasiums inside East Providence High and Martin and Riverside middle schools; the outdoor basketball courts at Martin; and the massive play area at Orlo Avenue Elementary ...

RI State Amateur: Quarterfinals to feature mix of youth and experience

July 15, 2015 by The Providence Journal

The Providence JournalEAST PROVIDENCE — On a day when several longtime fixtures met their demise, the Rhode Island State Amateur was introduced to some new talent at Metacomet Country Club. Among the eight players who won two matches Wednesday to advance to the ...

15-year-old Patrick Welch on course for special feat at R.I. Amateur

July 14, 2015 by The Providence Journal

The Providence JournalEAST PROVIDENCE — Patrick Welch has no intention of waiting his turn to make a run at the Rhode Island Amateur golf championship. Welch, who at 15 is the youngest player in the field, took medalist honors in a rain-marred second round Tuesday at ...

Portsmouth Police Dept. is Hiring Police Officers

July 7, 2015 by Patch.com

Patch.comQualified applicants must be 21 or older, have a drivers license, high school diploma or GED certificate. Candidates with criminal justice adminisration education credits or honorable military service time will be given preference. A qualified ...

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