An island of no return

Georgiaville Pond claims two lives in two years
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SMITHFIELD – Just shy of 218 yards from the shore of Georgiaville Pond rests a small island no more than 70 meters wide, just a little bigger than an Olympic-sized swimming pool. There’s not much to the island – just some wild brush and accompanying dragonflies hovering above the surface. But this... more

No Mercy

Dentists question why CCRI ended program to help poor
LINCOLN – A volunteer effort providing dental care to thousands of people in need has been shelved, leaving those who organized it asking what went wrong. The Rhode Island Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic was one of the most fulfilling efforts they ever took part in, say a group of dental... more

New CHS principal Charlton says she’ll lead by listening

‘Not intimidated’ to follow in Tenreiro’s footsteps
CUMBERLAND – The best way for any high school to flourish is for its leaders to listen to the people who make it run, says the new... more

School ‘reconfiguration’ likely leads to closing of Winsor

Three options up for discussion Wednesday
SMITHFIELD – All three elementary school reconfiguration options now up for consideration suggest closing William Winsor Elementary... more

$2.3 million school surplus raises questions at N.S. budget hearing

NORTH SMITHFIELD – At a public hearing on the town’s fiscal plan for 2018, school officials pointed to some $10 million in needed... more