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State tries to help find solution for SRP dilemma in Coventry

June 7, 2013

PROVIDENCE— It was made quite clear during Thursday night’s informational session that state government officials are astounded that neither the Coventry Town Council nor School Committee want to take responsibility for the severely underfunded School Related Personnel pension plan.
Members of the RI Pension Study Commission held a roundtable discussion to try and initiate conversation between Coventry’s school related personnel (SRP), their board of trustees, the school committee and the town council.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Coventry voters have a lot to ponder

June 7, 2013

COVENTRY – No matter how the coin is flipped, Coventry residents are either looking at a 3.5 percent increase in property taxes or vital services will be cut.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Advocacy group rolls on despite bumpy road

May 31, 2013

COVENTRY— The Artic Mission and the Coventry Department of Human Services are in the final stages before they begin construction on their soon-to-be risk assessment center.
Although many things have changed in the previous months, such as the name of the former Pawtuxet Valley Homeless Advocacy group (PVHA), the focus of this group remains the same.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Citizens Taskforce endorses candidates

May 31, 2013

COVENTRY – The Central Coventry Task Force for Fire Protection met last Wednesday to endorse seven candidates to run for the Central Coventry Fire District (CCFD) Board of Directors and to discuss Superior Court Judge Brian Stern’s ruling on May 17 that outlines the duties of the board following the June 29 election.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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

 

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