Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Barrington's police chief wants to remind you of the speed limit near schools with the new year started again.
The speed limit within 300 feet of a school in Barrington is 20 mph. Barrington Police Chief John LaCross wants to remind you of this speed limit with the schools back in session. “This week, I will have officers out at each school for the start–up and ending times to remind motorists that the speed limit is now 20 mph within 300 feet of the schools.,” LaCross said. To help you obey the speed limit, the police department will set up a portable speed reminder. Most schools do have a 20 mph speed limit sign. In the interest in public safety, said the police chief, remember the speed limit within 300 feet of a school is 20 mph.
The Barrington School Committee hires Cheryl DelSanto to take over wood shop class while asking her to expand into science, mathematics and engineering.
There will be a new-look wood shop and a new wood-shop teacher at the Barrington Middle School this year. Cheryl DelSanto was hired by the School Committee last Thursday night, guaranteeing that there will be wood shop at the school. The industrial arts teacher comes to the middle school from Tiverton High School. Work on repairing all the equipment and tools and replacing the dust collection system is expected to be done this week. Work was started several weeks ago, said Ron Tarro, finance director. “Everything will be up to codes,” said Superintendent Michael Messore. “We weren’t sending any students in there without those repairs.” DelSanto has more than 20 years experience in the industrial arts field, Messore said. She has taught …
Monday, August 27, 2012
The Barrington Public Schools opened today, Aug. 27, for the 2012-2013 year with a new superintendent and three new prinicpals.
Summer ended in Barrington today, Aug. 27, when schools opened for the 2012-2013 year. At Primrose Hill Elementary School, there was the typical mix of shy smiles on the faces of pupils -- and parents -- and winning smiles on the faces of enthusiastic teachers and aides. All of the pupils were greeted by a teacher or an aide as they entered the school for the first day. One minute, the hallways were filled with pupils and parents. The next minute, classrooms were filled with pupils writing and drawing and chatting with old or new friends. Many parents carried with them their children’s desks hand-painted to fit the theme – India -- of this year’s Alternative Learning Program (ALP) for first- through third-graders. It’s a tradition at the …