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CCFD embarks on road to bankruptcy

December 8, 2014

COVENTRY — The wheels of the Central Coventry Fire District keep going around and around with an election for two board members Monday night.
Because the terms are staggered for three, two, and one year, both members, Maureen Jendzejec and Dan Lantz, Jr., were up for re-election with no opponents after having served their one-year terms.
Central Coventry Fire District Board Vice President Marie Baker said because the rules of the charter require an election, even though there are no opponents, the district was going by the book regardless.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Debt solutions in focus for CCFD

December 8, 2014

COVENTRY— The financial stability of the Coventry Fire District was at the forefront at Tuesday evening’s meeting at the Anthony Fire Station, where many angry and confused taxpayers, politicians and community leaders gathered for the first public comment period since the WPRI-TV’s recent investigation on Chief Paul Labbadia.
Shortly after the segment aired allegedly showing Labbadia drinking, golfing and smoking marijuana while on call, the state of finances of the Coventry Fire District was released, showing over $450,000 owed to a line of credit in addition to unpaid bills.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Residents joust over pot facility

December 8, 2014

COVENTRY — The argument for and against allowing a marijuana growing facility in town continued at Wednesday’s zoning board meeting and will be taken under more advisement.
Speaking in favor of the application was Joanne Leppan, executive director of the Rhode Island Patient Advocacy Coalition, who said those in need of the drug suffer from severe medical conditions.
“We have three compassion centers in the state but they’re not accessible for so many patients,” she said.

For more of this story pick up a copy of The Coventry Courier.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Coventry teacher takes trip to China

December 8, 2014

COVENTRY — A Coventry High School teacher recently had a rare opportunity to represent the United States as an ambassador on a nine-day trip to China in an effort to share and compare methods of teaching between the two countries.
English Curriculum Coordinator Julie Lima-Boyle took her trip at the end of September and was chosen to go, having been a Rhode Island Teacher of the Year in 2012, through Shanghai Education Magazine, which scouted both state and national Teachers of the Year this summer at a conference in Philadelphia.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 4th

NK falls to Rebels in Thanksgiving Classic

December 4, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN – In the season finale for both teams, South Kingstown took the 2014 Turkey Bowl from rival North Kingstown 28-7 at the Perry Athletic Complex Thursday morning.

Rams go 2-0 in LIU Turkey Classic

December 4, 2014

KINGSTON- In their first season with head coach Daynia La-Force, the URI womens basketball team has shown a competitive spirit and fighting attitude early on. The Rams have improved to 3-3 on the season, and have won two games in a row this past week during the LIU Turkey Classic Tournament.
Rams head coach La-Force knows these victories really help the team early in the season.

Spinazolla shines for Florida State swim

December 4, 2014

NARRAGANSET--Bianca Spinazzola is a key performer for the Florida State women’s swim team both as an individual and as a member of the 200 and 400 medley relay team.
Spinazzola, a junior from Narragansett (Narragansett High), competes in freestyle, butterfly and backstroke races for the Seminoles but she was part of two relay teams that sparkled in the recent Georgia Tech Invitational.

 

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