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Kent County Daily Times

Council members decry school salary bump

October 28, 2014

COVENTRY- There was a heated discussion at the town council meeting Monday about a rumored 3 percent salary increase to many Coventry school administrators that may possibly get voted on during tonight's school committee meeting during executive session. Town Council President, Gary Cote, found this extremely "disrespectful" to the taxpayers of the town.

The town council had an issue with the salary raise being considered not only in executive session, but after many cuts were made to the schools program because of lack of funding.

Freshman get fresh take on nationwide issue

October 28, 2014

WEST WARWICK— The West Warwick Wizards are doing their part in putting an end to bullying. An assembly on bully prevention brought freshman students on Friday to hear stories, see a skit and learn how to recognize and prevent bullying.

“This is a problem across the country and you are the ones who can fix this,” Principal Phil Solomon said while addressing the freshman. “You play a significant role on those around you.”

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.

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