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Kent County Daily Times

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.

Parading Through Providence

October 14, 2014

WEST WARWICK— Students in the Italian Club and enrolled in Italian courses at West Warwick High School are dressed in medieval period costumes provided by West Warwick School Committee member Joe Florio and marching behind a banner during Sunday's annual Columbus Day Parade on Federal Hill in Providence.

Committee vote next week on kindergarten

October 10, 2014

COVENTRY— Full-day kindergarten is what many town and school officials want to be available to the children in Coventry, however, getting the funding for the endeavor will be an obstacle for all parties involved. Coventry Superintendent Dr. Michael Almeida has talked with a specialized consultant on Thursday to begin an analysis to determine the estimated cost to fund full-day kindergarten programs.

River bottom remediation moving right along in Anthony

October 9, 2014

COVENTRY— The stalled progress of the damaged Pawtuxet River banks has finally began to improve in Spring 2014 and is on its way to being completely restored through a federal grant from the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The river along the Anthony Mill district had been heavily damaged after the March 2010 historic flood that affected many Rhode Island communities. The restoration is projected to be completed by the end of this year.

Valley schools, police work to preserve saftey

October 9, 2014

WEST WARWICK— Neighboring some of the communities that schools’ were threatened, West Warwick is taking precautions to keep the district’s students safe. After an anonymous letter that the Johnston Police Department received on Tuesday in which a “physical threat was made to the elementary school students in Johnston, Cranston and Warwick on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday,” the release stated, local police are being vigilant in West Warwick schools.


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