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Elks help local Stand Down home

July 30, 2015

WEST WARWICK — Members of the West Warwick Elks #1697, including Exalted Ruler Richard Young and Public Relations and Grant Chair Gina Kingsborough, presented a check Wednesday for $400 along with a donation of a few much-needed household items to Operation Stand Down (OSD), which operates the Sgt. Brian St. Germain House.

“The West Warwick Elks want to show our gratitude to our valuable veterans and thank them for their great service to our country,” Young said. “We will continue to do what we can for those at the St. Germain House.”

Local pols' bill made official with signature

July 30, 2015

WEST WARWICK— During the week that marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Governor Gina Raimondo hosted a ceremonial bill signing Wednesday to mark the passage of several members of the local delegation’s sponsored bill enabling the creation of tax-free investment account to support services for children with disabilities when they reach adulthood.

Coventry Police Chief Volpe says goodbye

July 30, 2015

COVENTRY— After over 25 years on the Coventry Police Department, Police Chief Bryan Volpe’s retirement from the position, which he has held since 2011, was recently announced. Detective Captain John S. MacDonald was chosen to replace Volpe, beginning at the close of this week. Maj. Richard Schmitter served as chief in the imterim.

The town council and members of the state delegation honored Volpe at Monday’s town council meeting, where he was seen for the first time without being dressed in his full uniform, which he wore to every meeting.

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.


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