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July 29th, 2014

Efforts continue to get RI fishermen a seat on MAFMC

July 29, 2014

For nearly a decade Rhode Island has been trying to obtain a seat on the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council.
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed continued those efforts this week when Rhode Island was added to the list of seven states with voting representation on the MAFMC in the latest version of the Senate Commerce Committee’s draft Magnuson-Stevens Act reauthorization bill.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 28th

Semi truck catches fire

July 28, 2014

COVENTRY — Firefighters from Coventry, West Warwick and Warwick doused the cab of a 54-foot tractor trailer truck with heavy foam to extinguish the flames that had fully engulfed it just moments before after responding Tuesday afternoon to the side lot of Home Depot located in the Centre of New England, where the cab was fully involved.
The truck driver, Charles Werner, from New York, works for the Cardinal Company and did not suffer injuries but said he has no idea how the fire started.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

CPD Det. helps out on ICAC task force

July 28, 2014

COVENTRY— The Rhode Island State Police Computer Crimes Unit and Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force arrested a Foster man for possession and transfer of child pornography Friday morning. Members of the ICAC include Coventry Police Detective Kevin Harris, who is one of the two full-time positions on the special force.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hartford gaining familiarity with CCFD

July 28, 2014

COVENTRY — The newly-appointed receiver for the Central Coventry Fire District, Steven Hartford, is making his way through years of finance records in an effort to learn what the past and present challenges of the fire district were and are and at the same time, looking for more effective ways to move the wounded district forward.
He was appointed on May 6 and said he was somewhat surprised by the appointment because he had been working with Governor Lincoln Chafee on the Central Coventry issue up until that point and he thought the plan was to go with a budget commission.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Valley Vet Honored

July 28, 2014

COVENTRY — World War II veteran Anthony D’Abrosca received a long overdue honor Monday in the Coventry Town Council chambers when Senator Sheldon Whitehouse presented him with seven medals from his tour in the Philippines while he served in the Army’s 38th Infantry Division.
A man of few words, D’Abrosca, now 87 years old, learned two weeks ago that there was going to be a ceremony held for him.
“I’m kind of surprised they’re doing all this,” he said.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Veterans’ event shows love to Coventry Greenway

July 28, 2014

COVENTRY— Under a shaded tent alongside the Station Street portion of the Coventry Greenway Bike Path, a group of war veterans was cooling off after a four-mile cycling ride as part of the New England Veterans Summer Sports Clinic. The rehabilitation program is partnered with Veteran Administration (VA) Centers among other non-profit organizations to bring adaptive sports to veterans as a form of physical therapy.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School committee prepares for new school year

July 28, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Narragansett School Committee convened for the regular bi-monthly meeting on Wednesday evening to discuss issues regarding the upcoming 2014-2015 school year. Of particular concern to the committee members were proposed updates to the student handbooks for all three schools, bus route changes, attendance policies, and new legislative strides that will positively affect the district.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Efforts continue to get RI fishermen a seat on MAFMC

July 28, 2014

For nearly a decade Rhode Island has been trying to obtain a seat on the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council.
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed continued those efforts this week when Rhode Island was added to the list of seven states with voting representation on the MAFMC in the latest version of the Senate Commerce Committee’s draft Magnuson-Stevens Act reauthorization bill.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Enjoy a family day at the beach, gratis

July 28, 2014

NARRAGANSETT - All Rhode Island state beach parking and salt water fishing will be free on the last Sunday of this month, July 27, in honor of Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s Annual Governor’s Bay Day. The event, a state tradition since 1989, will be a day of fun for families to get outdoors and enjoy one of Rhode Island’s most treasured attractions – its coastline.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 24th

HUD grant approved for Churchwoods

July 24, 2014

CHARLESTOWN — After several false starts, Churchwoods, a 24-unit senior affordable housing development, has been approved as part of the second round of Rhode Island’s disaster recovery action plan through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). According to Senator Jack Reed’s office, the project will be funded as part of a $19.4 million Community Development Block Grant, Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) that was designated for long-term recovery efforts related to Hurricane Sandy.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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