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Committee ready to get started on art park

July 6, 2015

COVENTRY — The “Celebrate Coventry!” committee is having a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Coventry Lumber Music Pavilion at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 7 in front of the town hall annex, located at 1675 Flat River Rd.
The pavilion will be the focal point of the new Coventry Art Park, said councilwoman and Chairwoman for the committee Karen Carlson, in a press release.

Bronze bandits brought to justice

July 6, 2015

WEST WARWICK— Just days after a Charlestown man plead guilty to stealing granite grave markers at the state veterans cemetery in Exeter, two men were arrested for allegedly stealing and attempting to sell numerous bronze grave markers at a West Warwick cemetery.

St. Joseph’s Cemetery — under the ownership of St. John and James Parish — both located in Arctic, was were Robert Haney, 39 of West Warwick and Michel Gilligan, 32, of Providence stole 29 bronze markers and 6 bronze vases together valued at $22,663, according to the arresting agency, the Johnston Police Department.

Wizard salutatorian wins $1,000 scholarship

July 1, 2015

WEST WARWICK— The West Warwick Class of 2015’s Salutatorian, Samuel Leander, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees as part of the 20th Dunkin’ Donuts Scholarship Program.

The 17-year-old will be attending Yale University in the fall and was pushing a 4.4 grade point average after his four years at West Warwick High School.

Each recipient for all Dunkin’ Donuts scholarships is selected based on excellence in academics, leadership qualities and student’s community involvement.

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Anthony residents call for Palin's resignation

July 1, 2015

COVENTRY — A budget workshop for the Anthony Fire District was held Tuesday night in an effort to come up with ideas from both the board members and taxpayers regarding ways to save the fire district.

“We’re here to today to listen to suggestions for continuing fire service until some type of final resolution is completed,” said Anthony Fire Board Chairman Frank Palin. “There has been much disinformation tossed around which has appeared in the press and word of mouth.”

Station Memorial construction begins in coming weeks

June 30, 2015

WEST WARWICK— With the building permit from the Town of West Warwick in hand, the Station Fire Memorial will begin construction as soon as this week to remember the 100 victims who perished in the 2003 nightclub fire in Crompton.

President of the Station Fire Memorial Foundation, Gina Russo, said the first phase of the project could begin this week or next, with the start of cleanup on the Cowesett Avenue site of the former Station Night Club.

 

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