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Morgan disappointed over recent House vote

June 23, 2014

WEST WARWICK— The decision to hire a special prosecutor to look into the 38 Studios debacle was overwhelmingly defeated by the House Finance Committee last Thursday, and District 26 (Coventry, West Warwick, Warwick) Representative Patricia Morgan is extremely disappointed.
Only 11 of the 75 members, according to Morgan, voted in favor to appoint a special prosecutor to hold someone accountable for the estimated $90 million in bonds that are now on the taxpayer’s shoulders. An amendment to the states budget that Representative proposed is to allocate $1.5 million.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Giarrusso votes ‘nay’ on FY15 state budget

June 23, 2014

There is a fair amount in the $8.7-billion 2015 fiscal state budget that was very pleasing to one local legislator, items they feel could be a starting point in getting Rhode Island back on track, economically.
However, there was one major ticket item - which has been a point of controversy over the last few years and will be for the foreseeable future - in the budget that swayed the vote of District 30 Representative Anthony Giarrusso into the negative.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Award-winning posters pay tribute to life lost too soon

June 23, 2014

COVENTRY — Kaci Perry, a student at the Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School and Mariya Furtado, a student at Coventry High School, were honored at a recent Coventry School Committee meeting for their contribution to bringing awareness to the plight of relationship abuse through artwork for the 2014 High School Poster Contest through the Lindsay Ann Burke Memorial/Scholarship Fund.
The fund is a non-profit organization founded to honor her life and to break the silence and end relationship violence.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School budget referendum passed at FTM

June 16, 2014

COVENTRY — After more than two hours of discussion, argument and frustration, a majority of Coventry voters overwhelmingly approved to go to an all-day referendum to either approve or deny a 4 percent tax increase in an effort to fully fund the town and the schools.
With an estimated 1,800 seats set up in the high school gym for the vote on the town’s annual fiscal 2014-2015 budget, 757 very anxious voters were in attendance. The town has 24,700.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Coventry schools, Stop & Shop work together in program

June 16, 2014

COVENTRY— It was a lucky day for five Coventry public schools as they received a check for money earned through Stop & Shop’s A+ School Rewards program Monday. Coventry High School, Western Coventry, Tiogue, Hopkins Hill and Washington Oak Elementary Schools participated in the program this year to raise money to help their schools’ educational and extracurricular needs.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

District 5 voters get their election

June 16, 2014

COVENTRY — After representatives for the Coventry Board of Canvassers went before a judge in Rhode Island Supreme Court Tuesday morning asking for a special election to fill the District 5 seat on the town council, the court decided Tuesday afternoon that the board of canvassers is to hold a special election immediately.
The date has yet to be determined.
The issue began in March after many criticized the way Coventry Town Council President Gary Cote wrote an advertisement on the town’s website for the vacant town council position.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

368 CHS grads pick up diplomas

June 16, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — In a warm, heartfelt ceremony that showcased the talents of its diverse membership, nearly 370 Coventry High School seniors graduated on Saturday, June 7.
Held at the spacious Thomas Ryan Athletic Center on the campus of the University of Rhode Island, thousands came to cheer their own. It was the most human of commencement exercises, yet it was efficiently pulled off by the numbers.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Residents feeling pinched in Coventry

June 9, 2014

COVENTRY — Residents are red-faced and angry with the no-win financial situation the town is facing for the fiscal year 2015 budget.
With the public meeting and vote just a week away, residents feel stuck facing either higher taxes or severe cuts in schools.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Denice to run for Rep. in Dist. 26

June 9, 2014

WEST WARWICK — Nick Denice is in the race for State Representative in House District 26, covering West Warwick, Coventry and Warwick.

Denice is a licensed attorney in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, a Certified Fraud Examiner and Chairman of the West Warwick Pension Board.
He holds a Juris Doctor from Roger Williams University School of Law, a masters and bachelors degree in accounting from Bryant University and has worked for the world’s largest accounting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers, proving tax services to Fortune 500 clients.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New police station aim of new bonds

June 9, 2014

COVENTRY— Four bond referendum requests were brought forth to the General Assembly by District 28 representative Scott Guthrie (D- Coventry) last Thursday, for Coventry to finance close to $23 million in improvements to the town, including the possibility of a new police station.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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