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Kent County Daily Times

Route 116 repairs moved up

May 22, 2015

COVENTRY— The poor condition of Route 116 in Coventry has the Rhode Island Department of Transportation expediting the repaving process of the road that has been littered with pot holes since the brutal winter. A recent study ranked Rhode Island as having the second worst rural roads in the country.

District 33 (Coventry, East Greenwich, West Greenwich) Senator Lou Raptakis has been in contact with the DOT on the progress of the road’s repaving with constituents concerned on its deteriorating condition.

Budget, ballot questions approved by voters

May 22, 2015

WEST WARWICK— All four ballot questions were approved by overwhelming margins by a small percentage of West Warwick voters in Thursday's all-day referendum.

About 800 of the town's approximatley 18,000 registered voters- just over 4 percent- turned out over the 13 hours that polls were open. The town's budget, with a 2.25 percent tax increase, wind turbines and a road bond were approved.

For the complete story, pick up a copy of the Kent County Daily Times.

Vacant Main St. home up in flames Thursday morning

May 21, 2015

WEST WARWICK— Firefighters battled a fire that consumed a vacant home at 1011 Main St. near the intersection of Pike Street around 1 a.m. Thursday morning. According to reports, the fire was deemed suspicious.

For a complete story, pick up a copy of Friday's Daily Times edition.

FTM once again sound of one hand clapping

May 20, 2015

WEST WARWICK — West Warwick’s annual Financial Town Meeting was held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at West Warwick High School in the auditorium to consider the 2015-2016 fiscal years budget with less than 60 people in attendance.
The all-day referendum is being held May 21.

Giving it up for Guy

May 20, 2015

COVENTRY— One of Coventry’s most influential administrators, Guy Lefebvre, 62, of the Department of Parks and Recreation, passed away at his home on Saturday, leaving a 37-year legacy with the town.

“We lost a true citizen and lover of Coventry,” Town Manager Tom Hoover said at the beginning of the town council meeting Monday. “You couldn’t find a more dedicated, passionate individual and I as town manager will miss him as I know this community will too.”

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