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New boss at WW Housing Authority

August 26, 2015

WEST WARWICK — The West Warwick Housing Authority welcomed a new executive director Monday.

Marc Starling, who grew up in Philadelphia Pubic Housing, has been an advocate to provide safe neighborhoods for low to moderate income families and since beginning his work in 1999, his top priority has always been results through communication, treating all fairly and educating people on the process of public housing because everyone has to adhere to the process.

“I believe in one thing about all others — results,” he said.

Miozzi bid award puts meeting in the red

August 26, 2015

COVENTRY— A $2.5 million contract to T. Miozzi Inc. for asphalt pavement improvements caused quite a stir at Monday’s Coventry Town Council meeting as residents from the Westwood Estates neighborhood criticized the asphalt company for their conduct and contamination to the nearby environment.

The bid award was tabled until next week’s meeting, voted 4-1 with Councilman Kerry McGee against tabling.

Rallying to Inform Communities

August 21, 2015

WEST WARWICK— Shortly after West Warwick Superintendent Karen Tarasevich requested additional meetings be held in the district regarding the state-mandated human Papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, the state’s Department of Health has added two more community meetings, one at West Warwick High School.

Tarasevich said at the past school committee meeting that in an effort to inform parents of the new mandate, an informational meeting would be quite beneficial. Five community meetings have already been held throughout Rhode Island.

West Greenwich's Healing Church march to D.C.

August 17, 2015

WEST GREENWICH— The West Greenwich-based Healing Church is marching over 400 miles in a 40-day “pilgrimage” to Washington D.C. to ask President Barack Obama and Pope Francis to smoke a cannabis-filled “peace pipe” to end the war on drugs.

On Friday, the Healing Church and its parishioners began a walk to the nation’s capital, with plans to arrive on Sept. 23. The group will walk roughly 10 miles a day while stopping at various religious sites to draw attention to their cause.

Coventry Town Manager resigns

August 17, 2015

COVENTRY — In a what many council members are calling a “surprising “ announcement, Coventry Town Manager Tom Hoover sent an email to all department heads as well as to council members that he is resigning effective September 11, 2015.

His departure will mark the third from town leadership in less than three months.

Within that time Coventry School Superintendent Dr. Mike Almeida resigned as did Coventry Police Chief Bryan Volpe.

 

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