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WW Housing Authority tenants express anger at meeting

July 28, 2015

WEST WARWICK — Members of West Warwick’s Board of Tenant Affairs met with the West Warwick Housing Commission Monday afternoon.
“We should know what policies are being changed, amended and updated and policy changes voted on at the table,” said Board of Tenant Affairs Chairwoman Debra Tocco.

Board member Justin Coutu agreed.

Tocco’s concern was the management spending $700 per day for cleaning.
“The tenants have copies of things and now that we’re hearing about this for the first time,” said Louise Marcus, the attorney for the housing authority.

Town-wide fire district study will be discussed

July 28, 2015

COVENTRY — Two major issues facing the Town of Coventry, all-day kindergarten and the troubled fire districts, were discussed at the town council meeting Monday night to try and find a solution to the ongoing problems.

CFD's Palin unfazed by ouster petition

July 24, 2015

COVENTRY — “I’m not fazed by the signatures at all, not one bit,” said Coventry Fire District Board Chairman Frank Palin yesterday.
Palin is referring to the 107 signatures delivered to the fire department Tuesday by a handful of residents including former Coventry Fire District Deputy Chief Roland Gamelin, who calls Palin’s actions “irresponsible,” since Palin took the position on the board in January.
“He’s managed to bring the district to the brink of bankruptcy in just six months,” Gamelin said. “He doesn’t know what he’s doing.”

WW Council OKs marijuana ordinance

July 24, 2015

WEST WARWICK — After being tabled at the June council meeting to allow the town’s attorney Al Difiore, to make some revisions, the discussion to pass an ordinance for marijuana growing facilities in West Warwick was approved at Tuesday’s meeting.
The two issues some members of the council had last month were residential cooperatives and personal records of a grower being seen by all those who can inspect the property, mainly by building and fire officials.

WW Council approves vehicles, equipment

July 23, 2015

WEST WARWICK — The town council meeting opened on a positive note Tuesday with three young ladies being recognized for their fundraising efforts for the West Warwick Animal Shelter.
Madison Andrade, Gianna Erinakes and Josilyna Lague received a citation for their commitment of a love for animals through hosting a lemonade and cupcake fundraiser that raised more than 200 for the shelter.
In other agenda items, members of the town council approved the purchase of a new vehicle for the battalion chief.


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