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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

ACLU hits out at Coventry PD reporting

October 6, 2014

COVENTRY— If filing a complaint with the police department has been more difficult than it should, don’t be surprised. According to a study completed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Rhode Island, the Coventry Police Department is one of several in the state reported to be in violation of a law requiring the online posting of police complaint forms and complaint procedures.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Coventry man in court for kidnapping, sexual assault

October 6, 2014

WEST WARWICK — A pair of men, one from West Warwick and the other from Coventry, was arraigned yesterday in Third Division District Court on Quaker Lane and charged in connection with the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl last month.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Kettle, fire union’s Gorman at odds over political signage

October 6, 2014

COVENTRY — After two days of back and forth accusations and arguments between Coventry Professional Firefighters Union President David Gorman and District 21 Senate incumbent Nick Kettle over a political sign, according to Coventry Police Lieutenant John Shields, peace has been restored.
According to Kettle, when he passed by his sign located on Knotty Oak Road on Monday, he found it destroyed. He repaired it that night and placed it out in the same spot only to discover on Wednesday the sign was gone altogether.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Almeida says Coventry schools, students ready for future learning

October 6, 2014

COVENTRY — As part of the school district’s ongoing initiative to be 21st Century learners, Coventry School Superintendent Dr. Mike Almeida took a pledge called the “Future Ready District Pledge,” which affirms his commitment of the district to work with students, educators, families and members of the community to become Future Ready by engaging in a wide-range of activities.
Almeida touched upon the initiative during last Tuesday’s school committee meeting to give those in attendance a brief overview but offered more detail following.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Updated List of Recyclable Items

September 23, 2014

Also printed in The Narragansett Times on Wednesday, Sept. 24

After several requests from residents requesting an updated recyclable materials list from the town, Southern Rhode Island Newspapers has compiled a list of materials that can be recycled, provided by the recycling coordinator.
Because the technology and machinery used in recycling plants is constantly evolving, the list of recyclable items and materials grows larger every year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

VIDEO: Bill Belichick gains 200th regular-season victory

September 15, 2014

VIDEO: Bill Belichick gains 200th regular-season victory

VIDEO: Tom Brady wants his offense to do a better job
Tom Brady comes out of the locker room upset after the win.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

VIDEO: Patriots 5th Quarter: What Went Wrong In Miami?

September 8, 2014

VIDEO: Patriots 5th Quarter: What Went Wrong In Miami?

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Raptakis, Madonna compete for senate seat

August 11, 2014

COVENTRY— The two candidates for the District 33 (Coventry, East Greenwich, West Greenwich) Senate seat spoke about their campaigning efforts and the platforms they will be advocating for in order help benefit the residents of the district recently. Currently, Lou Raptakis is running again as he is the District 33 Senate seat holder while Michael Madonna is his opponent in the November election.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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