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Board votes: Labbadia's contract voided

February 26, 2015

COVENTRY- After Coventry Fire District Board attorney Tim Williamson offered three points why suspended Anthony Fire District Chief Paul Labbadia should not have his contract continued, board Vice Chairman John D'Onofrio made the motion to terminate Labbadia's service. The board voided Labbadia's contract.

The chief's contract was in violation of the 2008 district charter, against state law and a violation of the district's bylaws.

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GOP policy group looks at wasteful spending

February 26, 2015

WEST WARWICK— A policy group was formed by the Republican Minority Caucus to study various spending issues in Rhode Island government with the goal to research wasteful spending and help save the state money. The first priority of the group is the Rhode Island Convention Center Authority (RICCA) and the lack of profit that it was expected to make.

Gone to pot holes

February 24, 2015

WEST WARWICK— While the snow melting over the weekend is a relief for residents, more pot holes are popping up in West Warwick and Coventry because of the water seeping through the cracks in the concrete and breaking away. Department of Public Works employees have been out repairing the pot holes to withstand a few more weeks of winter.

State crews were working on Route 116 in Coventry on Monday afternoon, laying down cold patch on the many pot holes lining the road.

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Zuleger, Coventry man still missing

February 19, 2015

COVENTRY- James Zuleger, the 52-year-old Coventry resident, is still missing and the Coventry Police Department is requesting anyone to come forward who may know of his whereabouts. He was last seen on Feb. 12 walking eastbound on Main Street near Coventry Mart.

Zuleger is a white male, approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall weighing around 220 pounds. He has blue eyes and was wearing a baseball cap, blue jeans and a blue winter coat. Police say he was also carrying a plastic shopping bag.

Vandals tag Islamic School of RI with hate

February 19, 2015

WEST WARWICK- The Islamic School of Rhode Island in West Warwick was vandalized last Saturday with derogatory graffiti saying "pigs" and "now this is a hate crime.

The West Warwick Police Department is working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to determine the vandals of the self-described hate crime. Video footage captured is being used in the investigation.

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