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Kent County Daily Times

Nardolillo sounds off on stadium proposal

April 24, 2015

COVENTRY— The recent decision to build a new ballpark stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox in Providence, less than seven miles south from their longtime home at McCoy Stadium, has a local representative apprehensive of its liability on taxpayers, calling this a “minor league investment that would result in a major league loss to the taxpayers.”

District 28 (Coventry) Representative Bobby Nardolillo said he is disappointed in the new owners of the minor league baseball team, Jim Skeffington’s, proposal for a 10,000-seat stadium on a plot of land on a downtown Providence waterfront property.

Riverpoint's Royal Mills apartments sold

April 21, 2015

WEST WARWICK— Once one of the largest factories during West Warwick’s manufacturing heyday, Royal Mills has been purchased for $31.75 million by JG Royal Mill LLC/JJH Royal Mill LLC. The 251-unit apartment community was renovated in 2008 to loft luxury-style residences.

CBRE/New England brokered the sale, representing the seller, a Readville, Massachusetts-based affiliate of Geraghty Associates, who purchased The Apartments at Royal Mills from SBER Royal Mill LLC.

Concessions announced in Central Coventry Fire District

April 16, 2015

COVENTRY — Negotiations have been going on between the Central Coventry Fire District union and the state-appointed receiver, retired Judge Mark Pfeiffer, since late last summer.

Previously, the department was organized into four platoons with a 42-hour average workweek. That has been broken down into three with a 56-hour average workweek. The result, a 33 percent increase in firefighters’ regularly-scheduled hours.

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West Warwick Civic Center files Chapter 11

April 16, 2015

WEST WARWICK— The West Warwick Civic Center has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy claiming up to $500,000 in estimated liabilities. Managing business, Seven Eighty Eight Sports, LLC, voluntarily filed in mid-March.

Peter Ethier is a managing member of Seven Eighty Eight Sports and said he plans on continuing serving the town of West Warwick’s events and recreational sports leagues.

Labbadia's pension stopped; ordered to repay

April 15, 2015

COVENTRY— The state retirement system has recently stopped paying the pension of former Coventry Fire District (CFD) Chief Paul Labbadia because he was rendered ineligible for retirement with the amount of time served as a North Providence firefighter. The financially troubled CFD Fire District has been ordered by the state to pay over $80,000 in employee contributions to Labbadia’s retirement plan for time served in Coventry.

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