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Friday drug bust nets quartet in Harris

May 6, 2013

WEST WARWICK – West Warwick and Coventry police once again proved their commitment to keeping the area drug-free last week, concluding a four-month investigation with the arrests of four individuals and the execution of a pair of search warrants; delivery, possession with intent, and manufacture of marijuana are the charges brought on the individuals at the center of the arrest.

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Coventry NECAP scores hit the mark

March 22, 2013

COVENTRY — According to Coventry’s NECAP numbers, most of the district’s schools are above the state average, with a few exceptions.
According to the report, the majority of reading and math testing for grades three through six in all five elementary schools (Blackrock, Tiogue, Hopkins Hill, Washington Oak and Western Coventry) surpassed state averages.

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Coventry’s Stanley in running for RI group’s Woman of Year award

March 22, 2013

Angela Stanley raising money for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; owns Coventry boutique

COVENTRY—Everyday, Angela Stanley, of Coventry, interacts with children in her boutique. To date, it hasn’t touched her personally, but through her store and her friends she has seen young lives affected by blood cancers like leukemia.

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CHS carpentry kids build for tomorrow

December 4, 2012

COVENTRY — Carpentry students at Coventry High School took what they learned in the classroom and constructed a giant gazebo, which ultimately benefited the Tomorrow Fund.

Carpentry teacher, Scott Leavitt explained that this was the sixth year his junior and senior students had built a structure to raise money for the organization.

He said it all began one day when a woman approached him in the carpentry shop at school.

“I didn’t know who she was but her mother worked at the high school,” he said. “She came in and asked if we could build a kids playhouse for the Tomorrow Fund.”

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Coventry students return to the classroom

August 31, 2012

COVENTRY — Last year, school was postponed five days due to Tropical Storm Irene, but this year however, the sun was shining as students awaited their buses early yesterday morning.

As students filed into school, some veterans of the process, and others new to the scene, administrators greeted them with smiles.

Aside from some minor glitches with the busing, school went smoothly for the Coventry school district.

Assistant Principal at Coventry High School, Brooke Macomber explained that “this was the smoothest opening I’ve seen at this school in years.”

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Coventry karate studio produces pair of heroes

August 28, 2012

COVENTRY — Two students from USA Karate were able to use what they learned during their training to remain calm and collected as each of them saved a life just days apart.

Sean Lambert, 10, is in his second year of training at the karate school in Coventry and currently holds the rank of purple belt.

He never thought what he learned during those two years would help save his father’s life.

On the way home from a family vacation in Pennsylvania, Sean said the gas tank on the vehicle began falling out.

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Pair of cousins team up to help cancer patient

August 13, 2012

COVENTRY — Two young cousins from Coventry have joined forces during the past two months to help raise money for Christopher Carlino, an 11-year-old boy who was re-diagnosed with Lymphoma.

At the age of seven, Christopher, who attends Father John V. Doyle School, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

He had to undergo four months of chemotherapy at Hasbro Children’s Hospital to treat the cancer.

After a year of waiting and hoping, the young Coventry resident went into remission.

His parents had to take Christopher to the hospital every three months to have tests done.

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FMS teacher leading second annual pet food drive

August 3, 2012

COVENTRY —Janet Mansour will be hosting the second annual Janet’s Doggy Bags Pet Food Drive, where she hopes this year’s event will be as successful as last.

Mansour, a teacher at the Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School in Coventry, thought up her idea of a pet food drive after seeing her students donate to various pet shelters for school.

Lesley Doonan, Coordinator of Volunteer Services for Animals (VSA) Warwick has partnered up with Mansour again this year to help collect pet food items.

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Landscape outfit with roots in Coventry earns spot on publication's Top 5,000 list

July 30, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Having started as a small company in Coventry, Proscape Landscaping is climbing the ladder, having made the Inc. Magazine’s Top 5,000 list.

John Pontarelli, President and founder of Proscape, explained that landscaping has been in his family for many years.

He said he started in the landscaping business in 1988 and opened Proscape in Coventry in 1995.

The company has now been relocated to East Greenwich but provides services to cities and towns throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

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Coventry AP class makes history on test

July 23, 2012

COVENTRY — After much hard work and preparation, 25 students from Coventry High School’s Advanced Placement history program passed their test, making this the first time in 19 years that 100 percent of the students have succeeded.

Social studies teacher and curriculum coordinator Matthew Brissette explained that the test is administered through a group called the College Board, the same group that offers the SATs.

“This is the first time that 100 percent of the students have passed,” he said proudly. “We’ve had the program for eight years and every year the scores have gone up.”

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