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Veggie villain makes off with garden goods

August 20, 2014

COVENTRY — “This garden has been here for six years and this is the first time this has ever happened,” said Gail Tatangelo, who started the Coventry Community Garden a half-dozen years ago.

Tatangelo is so upset that a person or people would steal the vegetables that so many volunteers have taken the time to plant and care for.

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Council back to business after summer layoff

August 20, 2014

WEST WARWICK — After being in recess all summer, the West Warwick Town Council tackled a long agenda last night.

Community Block Development Grant (CBDG) funds are making a difference for those who own small businesses in town. The department will reallocate $30,000 in CBDG funds in an effort to improve storefront facades.

Of that $30,000, $25,000 will be moved to Phenix infrastructure and $5,000 to Crompton storefronts; one business owner in Crompton has committed to an upgrade if the funding is available.

Coventry PD OK'd for new vehicles, guns

August 19, 2014

COVENTRY— A lot is happening at the Coventry Police Department (CPD) including the purchase of a 2014 Ford Interceptor SUV, a purchase of a replacement patrol car and an the replacement of their current weapons totaling 63 new .40-caliber service guns, which were all approved at last night’s Coventry Town Council meeting.

Jobless gets help with starting up own firms

August 19, 2014

COVENTRY— A program through the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (RIDLT) is designed to assist people receiving unemployment insurance (UI) benefits in starting their own business and has helped a Coventry resident get back to work. The Self Employment Assistance (SEA) Program gives entrepreneurial training and mentoring services to help unemployed claimants start their business idea.

Congressman has a BLAST!

August 18, 2014

WEST WARWICK — Learning for the students at Deering Middle School hasn’t stopped just because it’s summer time.

The initiative to maintain all that’s been learned during the school year goes on through the Kent County YMCA’s collaboration with the United Way and Hasbro. “It’s not just about academics,” explained BLAST program and YMCA after school program Director Kristen Petrarca. “This is about working as a team, about having organization and having an end goal and if you fail, learning how an idea can be successful and improved next time.”

 

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