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Kent County Daily Times

Interim town manager named in Coventry

October 6, 2015

COVENTRY— Coventry is now being lead by a new interim Town Manager, Richard Kerbel, after former interim town manager and current finance director Bob Thibeault, stepped down.

According to Kerbel, Thibeault felt he was not devoting enough time to his position as finance director, and Kerbel was then contracted with the town until late December.

Kerbel is no stranger to local government, as he worked as chief administrative officer and town manager of North Kingstown for 13 years. In addition, he has worked as interim town manager in Narragansett and Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

Bank unfreezes Anthony assets

October 6, 2015

WARWICK — After a two-hour executive session held by the Coventry Fire District, representatives for the Coventry Credit Union (CCU) and representatives from the International Firefighters Union Local 3372, the CCU has decided to lift the freeze on the fire district’s assets, somewhere in the neighborhood of $118,000.

West Warwick man dies when struck on 295

October 5, 2015

WEST WARWICK— A 20-year-old West Warwick man died early on Sunday after he was struck on Route 295 in Cranston.

According to a release issued by the State Police, on Sunday morning at approximatley 2:45a.m. troopers assigned to the Scituate Barracks and members of the Cranston Police Department responded to a fatal motor vehicle crash that occured on Route 295 South by the Scituate Avenue (Lawton Bridge) overpass in the City of Cranston.

Meeting unravels when board member leaves

October 5, 2015

COVENTRY – Just before the Coventry Fire District Board of Directors was expected to go into an executive session to interview a candidate to fill the vacant board seat, things unraveled.

According to Board Attorney Arthur Read, angry taxpayers, a few firefighters and Coventry Professional Firefighters Union President David Gorman began to “disrupt” the meeting just as the motion was on the floor to go into executive session.

Murray takes back resignation until Nov. 30

October 2, 2015

COVENTRY — In an announcement made in a press release issued Wednesday night, Central Coventry Fire Chief Shawn Murray revealed that he has decided to remain the district’s Interim Fire Chief until November 30, to give the district more time to find a qualified replacement.

Murray had submitted his resignation effective Wednesday at 5 p.m. but the district was unable to find a replacement because of the short notice of Murray’s departure, it said in the release.

The district has negotiated a short-term agreement in order to retain Murray’s employment.


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