SEEKONK â€“ As a near-lifelong resident of Seekonk, Dan Horton well remembers the early 1960s, when he'd climb aboard the bus that would transport him and his young neighbors to Anne C. Greene School for grades 1-3 and Pleasant Street Elementary for grades 4-6.
He grew up on County Street, not far from the Rehoboth town line, and still resides in the same home with wife Linda.
â€śWe'd ride the bus through what were then farmlands, and we used to count the horses along the way,â€ť Horton grinned Thursday afternoon. â€śNow, those farmlands are mostly plats, so I'm sure the kids count the houses.â€ť
PAWTUCKET â€” Although the ambitious undertaking of renovating the cityâ€™s aged school buildings is still on the horizon, school officials are forging ahead with obtaining an educational specifications report that would be necessary for any such construction.
At a special meeting on Thursday, the School Committee voted to approve the awarding of a contract for educational specifications to MGT of America, Inc. The $39,938 cost of the specifications report is to be paid by bond funds, said Schools Supt. Deborah Cylke.