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Troubled summer gives way to smiles at RISE opening

September 2, 2015

WOONSOCKET — Fifty kindergarteners shared high-fives with political advocates for school choice as the Blackstone Valley’s only new charter school of 2015 opened its doors for the first time Wednesday at One Social Street.

As the newcomers from the city, North Smithfield and Burrillville took their first tenuous steps through the entryway of RISE Prep Mayoral Academy, they were oblivious to the deep political divisions surrounding charter schools, but the debate wasn’t very far away.

Clock ticks on RISE’s opening day

August 31, 2015

WOONSOCKET — With construction crews and school officials scrambling to make last-minute preparations for the first day of school Wednesday, RISE Prep Mayoral Academy is still waiting for a temporary occupancy permit from the city.

City Solicitor Michael Marcello said an inspection of the school’s recently renovated facilities at One Social Street was completed by the building official Monday, but there are still some issues that need to be satisfied before the permit is issued.

Historic pillowcase returns home

August 30, 2015

MILLVILLE — A loving tribute from a soldier preparing for war to his mother on the other side of the continent has come home after 73 years, and is now on permanent display at the Millville Senior Center.

Mayor: Autumnfest parts will all fit in redesigned park

August 29, 2015

WOONSOCKET — The final details still need to be worked out, but it appears the 2015 edition of the city's annual Autumnfest celebration will have all the room it needs at a redesigned World War II Veterans Memorial State Park on Columbus Day weekend.

Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt took a tour of the ongoing improvement work at World War II Park between Social and East School streets on Thursday, and said the rehabilitated park areas will be able to host Autumnfest’s layout with a few changes.

Lincoln schools face teacher shortage thanks to enrollment bump

August 28, 2015

LINCOLN — Due to an unexpected increase in student enrollment, two elementary schools are adding classrooms merely a week before the school year is set to begin.

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WOONSOCKET — Fifty kindergarteners shared high-fives with political advocates for school choice as the Blackstone...
WOONSOCKET — With construction crews and school officials scrambling to make last-minute preparations for the first day...
MILLVILLE — A loving tribute from a soldier preparing for war to his mother on the other side of the continent has come...

 

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