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October 17th

Pink Out!

October 17, 2014

COVENTRY – Students in Coventry took great pride wearing pink on Friday to support raising awareness towards cancer research with Pink Out Day.
It was a district-wide initiative to participate in Pink Out Day Friday but every school in Coventry has scheduled something in support of cancer awareness, whether it was late last month or later this month.
Students wore pink in whatever form or shade they had, with some wearing special pink $10 T-shirts created by Coventry High School students,

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Men arraigned for kidnapping 14 year-old

October 17, 2014

WEST WARWICK— Facing alleged charges of sexual assault and kidnapping of a minor, Robert Perry of Coventry and Lloyd “Paul” Baker of West Warwick were arraigned Friday, Oct. 3 at Kent County Third Division District Court. An extensive investigation with local and federal agencies reveals the two individuals having lengthy criminal records.
On Sept. 30, the pair was arrested by members of Rhode Island State Police, West Warwick and Coventry Police Departments in connection with the kidnapping and rape of a 14-year-old girl who went missing last month.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Coventry man arrested in benefits fraud

October 17, 2014

COVENTRY— Members of various state authorities arrested 18 individuals for fraudulently obtaining unemployment insurance benefits they were not entitled to receive, including a Coventry resident. The arrests caught illegally collected benefits totaling $304,253.
Gregory Mitton, 53, who lives on New London Turnpike in Coventry, fraudulently obtained $15,906 of unemployment benefits, a violation of the Rhode Island General Law 11-41-4, Obtaining Money under False Pretenses Over $1,500, which is a felony.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Mold in the walls at Coventry fire station

October 17, 2014

COVENTRY — After the fire district’s health and safety commission took a look all around the station, common mold was found throughout but was mostly found in the basement.
There was a brief discussion regarding the problem during Wednesday’s board meeting when Anthony Fire District Chief Paul Labbadia explained that it can be cleaned with bleach and water and is not the harmful type of mold that causes severe health issues.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Almeida ready to move on all day Kindergarten in Coventry

October 17, 2014

COVENTRY — School Superintendent Dr. Mike Almeida has written a resolution to move forward with all-day kindergarten, which will be shared with state and local officials, including Rhode Island Dept. of Education Commissioner Deborah Gist. He wants the kindergarten program to be installed as soon as possible.
“This is our first shot at it; we can always make adjustments going forward,” he said.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 16th

Committee approves lease for admin building

October 16, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—After a lengthy argument among its members, the North Kingstown School Committee approved a lease agreement with the Quonset Development Corporation to move the district’s central administration office to the business park. According to Superintendent Philip Auger, the current building on Fairway Drive has ‘outlived its useful life.’
“This is an important move,” he said. “It is literally about saving money, upgrading the facilities we use. It is part of the overall plan.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK joins list of towns opposing charter school expansion

October 16, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN – On Tuesday evening, the North Kingstown School Department joined a growing number of communities in expressing their opposition to the proposed expansion of a local charter school. The Kingston Hill Academy in South Kingstown, has recently appealed to the Rhode Island Board of Education (RIDE), asking for expanded facilities to accommodate more elementary school students.
In a letter dated Oct. 14, North Kingstown Superintendent Philip Auger asked the RIDE Commissioner Deborah Gist and the Rhode Island Board of Regents to reject the proposal.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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