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Dog bites 3 Feinstein students in gym class

October 22, 2014

COVENTRY— Three students from the Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School in Coventry were bitten by a Cocker Spaniel-looking dog during an outside gym class while jogging near Foster Field. The students were treated for minor injuries by the school nurse.

Matthew McCormick was one of the three Animal Control Officers who responded to the school around 10:30am Tuesday. He explained that a woman was walking two Cocker Spaniel-type dogs, around 20-35 pounds, both white with black coloration. While walking on a leash, one of the two dogs bit the students.

Grand Grant for West Warwick

October 22, 2014

WEST WARWICK— The new Southeast New England Coastal Watershed Restoration Program awarded approximately $730,000 in federal funding to six local clean water projects to help protect Narragansett Bay and local watersheds including one in West Warwick. Of that, $237,000 will be allocated to West Warwick’s stormwater utility implementation and the restoration of Hardig Brook.

Hardig Brook runs through parts of Warwick and West Warwick and originates from water in Apponaug Cove and part of Greenwich Bay.

Veteran Presence in Natick

October 21, 2014

WEST WARWICK— His goal to make life easier for American veterans and their families brought Congressman Jim Langevin to Operation Stand Down Rhode Island’s Employment and Education Training Service Center behind the Brian R. St. Germain Home in West Warwick to rally support for two pieces of legislation on Monday. The Veterans Homebuyer Accessibility Act and the Military and Veteran Caregiver Services Improvement Act were recently introduced by Langevin to improve services for veterans, their families and their caregivers.

NECAP science scores embargoed by RIDE

October 21, 2014

WEST WARWICK— While the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) science scores still not released ordered by the Rhode Island Department of Education, there is an ongoing investigation of possible malfunctions in the scoring process. West Warwick Superintendent, Karen Tarasevich, had addressed the delay to the school committee at the meeting Tuesday evening.

“RIDE wants to review the tests and scores further,” Tarasevich said. “We received a notice saying the scores wouldn’t be released and we are waiting to hear back.”

School department will skip OPEB payment

October 15, 2014

WEST WARWICK— A payment to the line item, Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB), has been put off for this year, instead, the funds will go towards services that need upgrades dearly, according to Superintendent Karen Tarasevich at Tuesday’s school committee meeting.

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