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Guthrie’s CCFD bill passes Senate vote

May 10, 2013

COVENTRY— Although some objected to the bill, the Senate voted 29-7 last Thursday to approve bill 2013-H 5176A, which will allow the Central Coventry Fire District to remain operational under the previous year’s budget for the time being.

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What a Day! Chafee signs same-sex marriage bill into law; goes into effect August 1

May 10, 2013

PROVIDENCE — The wait is over for gay and lesbian couples in Rhode Island. The House of Representatives’ 56-15 vote last night to approve same-sex marriage brought to the Statehouse steps Governor Lincoln Chafee, who immediately signed the bill into law and made Rhode Island the tenth state in the country to allow same sex couples to marry.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Unified basketball a hit at CHS

May 6, 2013

COVENTRY — Coventry Head Coach Stephen McKanna cheered on his Unified Basketball team as they played their last game of the season Wednesday afternoon against Warwick Vets.
Unified Basketball falls under the Project Unify program, which looks to keep students with intellectual disabilities active through sports and is endorsed by the Rhode Island Interscholastic League and the Rhode Island Department of Education.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Friday drug bust nets quartet in Harris

May 6, 2013

WEST WARWICK – West Warwick and Coventry police once again proved their commitment to keeping the area drug-free last week, concluding a four-month investigation with the arrests of four individuals and the execution of a pair of search warrants; delivery, possession with intent, and manufacture of marijuana are the charges brought on the individuals at the center of the arrest.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Coventry NECAP scores hit the mark

March 22, 2013

COVENTRY — According to Coventry’s NECAP numbers, most of the district’s schools are above the state average, with a few exceptions.
According to the report, the majority of reading and math testing for grades three through six in all five elementary schools (Blackrock, Tiogue, Hopkins Hill, Washington Oak and Western Coventry) surpassed state averages.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Coventry’s Stanley in running for RI group’s Woman of Year award

March 22, 2013

Angela Stanley raising money for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; owns Coventry boutique

COVENTRY—Everyday, Angela Stanley, of Coventry, interacts with children in her boutique. To date, it hasn’t touched her personally, but through her store and her friends she has seen young lives affected by blood cancers like leukemia.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

CHS carpentry kids build for tomorrow

December 4, 2012

COVENTRY — Carpentry students at Coventry High School took what they learned in the classroom and constructed a giant gazebo, which ultimately benefited the Tomorrow Fund.

Carpentry teacher, Scott Leavitt explained that this was the sixth year his junior and senior students had built a structure to raise money for the organization.

He said it all began one day when a woman approached him in the carpentry shop at school.

“I didn’t know who she was but her mother worked at the high school,” he said. “She came in and asked if we could build a kids playhouse for the Tomorrow Fund.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Coventry students return to the classroom

August 31, 2012

COVENTRY — Last year, school was postponed five days due to Tropical Storm Irene, but this year however, the sun was shining as students awaited their buses early yesterday morning.

As students filed into school, some veterans of the process, and others new to the scene, administrators greeted them with smiles.

Aside from some minor glitches with the busing, school went smoothly for the Coventry school district.

Assistant Principal at Coventry High School, Brooke Macomber explained that “this was the smoothest opening I’ve seen at this school in years.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Coventry karate studio produces pair of heroes

August 28, 2012

COVENTRY — Two students from USA Karate were able to use what they learned during their training to remain calm and collected as each of them saved a life just days apart.

Sean Lambert, 10, is in his second year of training at the karate school in Coventry and currently holds the rank of purple belt.

He never thought what he learned during those two years would help save his father’s life.

On the way home from a family vacation in Pennsylvania, Sean said the gas tank on the vehicle began falling out.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Pair of cousins team up to help cancer patient

August 13, 2012

COVENTRY — Two young cousins from Coventry have joined forces during the past two months to help raise money for Christopher Carlino, an 11-year-old boy who was re-diagnosed with Lymphoma.

At the age of seven, Christopher, who attends Father John V. Doyle School, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

He had to undergo four months of chemotherapy at Hasbro Children’s Hospital to treat the cancer.

After a year of waiting and hoping, the young Coventry resident went into remission.

His parents had to take Christopher to the hospital every three months to have tests done.

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