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Residents feeling pinched in Coventry

June 9, 2014

COVENTRY — Residents are red-faced and angry with the no-win financial situation the town is facing for the fiscal year 2015 budget.
With the public meeting and vote just a week away, residents feel stuck facing either higher taxes or severe cuts in schools.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Denice to run for Rep. in Dist. 26

June 9, 2014

WEST WARWICK — Nick Denice is in the race for State Representative in House District 26, covering West Warwick, Coventry and Warwick.

Denice is a licensed attorney in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, a Certified Fraud Examiner and Chairman of the West Warwick Pension Board.
He holds a Juris Doctor from Roger Williams University School of Law, a masters and bachelors degree in accounting from Bryant University and has worked for the world’s largest accounting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers, proving tax services to Fortune 500 clients.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New police station aim of new bonds

June 9, 2014

COVENTRY— Four bond referendum requests were brought forth to the General Assembly by District 28 representative Scott Guthrie (D- Coventry) last Thursday, for Coventry to finance close to $23 million in improvements to the town, including the possibility of a new police station.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Teachers Alliance continues giving

April 18, 2014

COVENTRY — The 34th annual Coventry Teachers Alliance Scholarship Awards night was held at Coventry High School Wednesday night with a full auditorium.

“The goal of these awards is to assist Coventry High School seniors as they move on to their next educational endeavor,” said Suzanne Tracy, the chairwoman of the scholarship committee.

Her goal, along with the committee members, is providing as many scholarships to as many students as possible.

Tracy said the fund has grown to include current and retired Coventry school employees, who contribute through weekly contributions.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local school sends three to world championship

April 15, 2014

COVENTRY— Three students from The Kelly School of Irish Dance are gearing up to travel overseas to compete against multiple countries during the annual World Irish Dance (WIDA) Association world championship.

Meghan Kelly, owner and instructor of the studio, explained that Claire Jalbert, 13, Megan Quirk, 16 and Emily Pietrantozzi, 14, will be competing in the championship on April 19 and 20 in Germany.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Career and Technical students fare well in contest

April 4, 2014

COVENTRY—Out of 11 students from the Regional Career and Technical Center at Coventry High School to secure a medal in the SkillsUSA state championship, three took home gold and will be traveling to the national competition in June.

This national organization provides educational experiences to technical high school and colleges students alike.

It looks to train them in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

HHFD helps celebrate good cause

April 1, 2014

COVENTRY- Local real estate professionals and those connected to the business have signed up to help those in their community who serve others to make their dreams a reality.

Following the events from September 11, 2001, and upheld by the admiration for heroes employed as firefighters, emergency medical technicians and law enforcement officers, a group of Minnesota business owners got together and created a network of real estate professionals called Homes for Heroes, in an effort to offer savings to those who serve when they buy, sell or refinance their homes.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

ROTC making a comeback?

March 24, 2014

COVENTRY — Although local officials have reached out to federal officials to discuss what actions can be taken to save the AFJROTC program at Coventry High School, everyone’s waiting to see what the outcome will be from the site visit scheduled for the week of May 12 by the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE).

Joseph Stalaboin, a concerned parent who has been involved with getting the program back on its feet, has attended each meeting and had a conversation with federal delegation on March 13, said the conference call was a success.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Planning department seeks open space grants

March 14, 2014

COVENTRY— The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) is accepting applications from cities, towns and non-profit land organizations for open space grants and with past success of acquiring money, Coventry’s Planning and Zoning department plans to submit an application in the upcoming months.

According to RIDEM’s press release, $5 million is available for Rhode Island Local Open Space Matching Grants, which was approved by the voters during the 2008 and 2012 Open Space Bond Authorizations.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Jendzejec steps down from TC

March 10, 2014

COVENTRY- After five years of serving on the Coventry Town Council, District 5 representative Ted Jendzejec stepped down as of February 28.
Jendzejec explained the reason was due to a move to Cranston on the same day to begin a new chapter of his life with his fiancé, Lori Kenney.

Some residents were calling for his resignation during last week’s council meeting because he hadn’t actually made the move yet and some were under the impression he was going to have two residences.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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