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Kent County Daily Times

West Warwick council beings to face panhandling

May 28, 2015

WEST WARWICK — Councilman Angelo Padula Jr. raised his concerns for the second week in a row at Tuesday’s council meeting regarding the issue of panhandlers on the corner of New London and Legris Avenues.

“I’ve been getting calls for the panhandling and I’m asking the council, what can be done about it?” Padula said.

Florio asks schools to relinquish Oak Haven

May 28, 2015

COVENTRY- The future of Oak Haven Elementary School was discussed at the Coventry School Committee meeting where committee member David Florio expressed deep concerns for its safety. A motion to relinquish control and care custody of the school was set forth by Florio, but was dismissed with no other members in favor.

Florio, who represents Oak Haven district, said at the meeting that yet another break in happened at the abandoned school over the past weekend.

Coventry woman dies after being hit by truck

May 28, 2015

COVENTRY— A 53-year old woman was killed while walking in Coventry on Monday night. Cheryl Sherman of 12 Eleanor Dr., Coventry, was walking along the road when struck by a pick-up truck driven by 29-year-old Brian Blanchette of Coventry near Howard Ave around 9 p.m. Alcohol and speed do not appear to be factors in the accident, police said.

Once police responded, they performed CPR on Sherman until rescue personnel transported her to Kent County Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The accident remains under investigation.

Holiday weekend busy for Central Coventry FD

May 28, 2015

COVENTRY — Emergency crews had their hands full this Memorial Day weekend with more than two dozen fire, rescue and car accidents, said Central Coventry Fire District Chief Shawn Murray.

The first of the structure fires occurred at a home on Poppin John Lane when a mobile home, two vehicles, two campers, a motorcycle and a brush fire all broke out on the same property in the middle of Sunday morning.

The second fire took place on Maplewood Drive. According to Murray, the call came in at about 3 p.m. Monday where a home and a connected garage were on fire.

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.

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