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Raptakis, Madonna compete for senate seat

August 11, 2014

COVENTRY— The two candidates for the District 33 (Coventry, East Greenwich, West Greenwich) Senate seat spoke about their campaigning efforts and the platforms they will be advocating for in order help benefit the residents of the district recently. Currently, Lou Raptakis is running again as he is the District 33 Senate seat holder while Michael Madonna is his opponent in the November election.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Miozzi settles with EPA

August 11, 2014

COVENTRY — Tom Miozzi, owner of T. Miozzi Asphalt Company, is working with officials from the Environmental Protection Agency to maintain better records regarding the testing of emissions from the plant.
“I don’t deny it happened,” Miozzi said when asked about a complaint lodged against him by the Environmental Protection Agency. “It was not an emissions violation, but a recording violation and because of that I have actually hired someone to do that work because it is so complicated.”
Miozzi runs a hot mix asphalt plant at 75 Airport Rd and has been in business since 2006.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Scholarship awarded to CHS grad

August 11, 2014

COVENTRY— Giving back to his community is top priority for 2014 Coventry High School graduate, Ryan Curtis, who was recently rewarded for his hard work by receiving a $1,500 scholarship from the Rhode Island Association of Former Legislators Scholarship Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation. Former State Senator Aram Garabedian presented Curtis with the award for his dedication and contributions to community service.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Semi truck catches fire

July 28, 2014

COVENTRY — Firefighters from Coventry, West Warwick and Warwick doused the cab of a 54-foot tractor trailer truck with heavy foam to extinguish the flames that had fully engulfed it just moments before after responding Tuesday afternoon to the side lot of Home Depot located in the Centre of New England, where the cab was fully involved.
The truck driver, Charles Werner, from New York, works for the Cardinal Company and did not suffer injuries but said he has no idea how the fire started.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

CPD Det. helps out on ICAC task force

July 28, 2014

COVENTRY— The Rhode Island State Police Computer Crimes Unit and Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force arrested a Foster man for possession and transfer of child pornography Friday morning. Members of the ICAC include Coventry Police Detective Kevin Harris, who is one of the two full-time positions on the special force.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hartford gaining familiarity with CCFD

July 28, 2014

COVENTRY — The newly-appointed receiver for the Central Coventry Fire District, Steven Hartford, is making his way through years of finance records in an effort to learn what the past and present challenges of the fire district were and are and at the same time, looking for more effective ways to move the wounded district forward.
He was appointed on May 6 and said he was somewhat surprised by the appointment because he had been working with Governor Lincoln Chafee on the Central Coventry issue up until that point and he thought the plan was to go with a budget commission.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Valley Vet Honored

July 28, 2014

COVENTRY — World War II veteran Anthony D’Abrosca received a long overdue honor Monday in the Coventry Town Council chambers when Senator Sheldon Whitehouse presented him with seven medals from his tour in the Philippines while he served in the Army’s 38th Infantry Division.
A man of few words, D’Abrosca, now 87 years old, learned two weeks ago that there was going to be a ceremony held for him.
“I’m kind of surprised they’re doing all this,” he said.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Veterans’ event shows love to Coventry Greenway

July 28, 2014

COVENTRY— Under a shaded tent alongside the Station Street portion of the Coventry Greenway Bike Path, a group of war veterans was cooling off after a four-mile cycling ride as part of the New England Veterans Summer Sports Clinic. The rehabilitation program is partnered with Veteran Administration (VA) Centers among other non-profit organizations to bring adaptive sports to veterans as a form of physical therapy.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Zoning board upholds medical marijuana violation

July 21, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - A split decision by the South Kingstown Zoning Board to uphold a violation that zones a legal medical marijuana grow-site as an “agricultural manufacturing facility” will cost the lessee of the now-defunct Campus Cinema on Columbia Street up to $500 per day until the reported medical marijuana and growing equipment is removed from the site.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Block, Kettle, Morgan assail CCFD bill process

July 21, 2014

COVENTRY — During a brief press conference held at the Westwood Estates Community Center, GOP gubernatorial Candidate Ken Block spoke out against local legislatures going against the votes of the people in the Central Coventry Fire District to pass the bills that will continue to drive up taxes.
He was joined by Dist. 21 Senator Nicholas Kettle and Dist. 26 Representative Patricia Morgan.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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