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October 17th, 2014

Men arraigned for kidnapping 14 year-old

October 17, 2014

WEST WARWICK— Facing alleged charges of sexual assault and kidnapping of a minor, Robert Perry of Coventry and Lloyd “Paul” Baker of West Warwick were arraigned Friday, Oct. 3 at Kent County Third Division District Court. An extensive investigation with local and federal agencies reveals the two individuals having lengthy criminal records.
On Sept. 30, the pair was arrested by members of Rhode Island State Police, West Warwick and Coventry Police Departments in connection with the kidnapping and rape of a 14-year-old girl who went missing last month.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Coventry man arrested in benefits fraud

October 17, 2014

COVENTRY— Members of various state authorities arrested 18 individuals for fraudulently obtaining unemployment insurance benefits they were not entitled to receive, including a Coventry resident. The arrests caught illegally collected benefits totaling $304,253.
Gregory Mitton, 53, who lives on New London Turnpike in Coventry, fraudulently obtained $15,906 of unemployment benefits, a violation of the Rhode Island General Law 11-41-4, Obtaining Money under False Pretenses Over $1,500, which is a felony.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Mold in the walls at Coventry fire station

October 17, 2014

COVENTRY — After the fire district’s health and safety commission took a look all around the station, common mold was found throughout but was mostly found in the basement.
There was a brief discussion regarding the problem during Wednesday’s board meeting when Anthony Fire District Chief Paul Labbadia explained that it can be cleaned with bleach and water and is not the harmful type of mold that causes severe health issues.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Almeida ready to move on all day Kindergarten in Coventry

October 17, 2014

COVENTRY — School Superintendent Dr. Mike Almeida has written a resolution to move forward with all-day kindergarten, which will be shared with state and local officials, including Rhode Island Dept. of Education Commissioner Deborah Gist. He wants the kindergarten program to be installed as soon as possible.
“This is our first shot at it; we can always make adjustments going forward,” he said.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 16th

Avengers serve Moses Brown first shutout

October 16, 2014

PROVIDENCE— If the East Greenwich Avengers field hockey team wanted revenge against one opponent from their schedule, it would most definitely be defeating Moses Brown on the road to Providence for Columbus Day. The Avengers certainly lived up to that standard by dramatically shutting out the Quakers 2-0.

East Greenwich defeats Pilgrim

October 16, 2014

WARWICK— It was nothing short of impressive this past Monday holiday for the East Greenwich Avengers girls volleyball team, as they conquered the top spot in the 15th annual “Koch Eye” Volleyball Tournament and also followed that up nearly 24 hours later by taking the trip to Warwick to knock-off the closest team to them in the Division I standings—the Pilgrim Patriots.

Chariho slips by South Kingstown with a 3-2 win

October 16, 2014

CHARIHO- The Chariho Chargers have been one of the most exciting teams in all of field hockey all season long. Holding down second place in Division II South, the Chargers had a critical game against South Kingstown on Tuesday night at home.
The team came into Tuesday's game with a 6-4-2 record facing a Rebels team at 6-3-2, good enough for third place in Division II South.
With a strong first half, the Chargers got the best of the Rebels on Tuesday night, defeating the South Kingstown, 3-2.

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