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Thibeault fitting right in as new finance director

November 22, 2013

COVENTRY — Robert Thibeault’s got some years of experience serving the town and 15 years of professional financial experience, which made him the perfect fit for the Coventry Finance Director.

Thibeault has been a resident of Coventry for 20 years and has served on the town council in 2006, the sewer sub commission and most recently the planning board.

“After being employed at the University of Rhode Island for the past seven years, this is something I’ve worked toward because I wanted to take the next step and new challenges,” he said.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Gaudet steps down from his post

November 18, 2013

COVENTRY— Beginning his military career at the age of 17, Capt. Richard Gaudet traveled to numerous countries and fought in multiple wars and prior to his recent retirement he was the last Vietnam veteran to be an active-duty Rhode Island National Guardsman.

Capt. Gaudet, who resides in Coventry, enlisted into the Army in 1971, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather.

“I think ever since I was a child I was interested in the military,” he said. “My grandfather served in World War I, my father served in World War II and my older brother served in Vietnam.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

More than just luck o' the Irish for Kelly Dance School

October 18, 2013

COVENTRY— Two students from The Kelly School of Irish Dance were able to secure a qualifying place in the world championships after competing in California last weekend.

Julie Cronin, a mother actively involved with the dance studio, explained that on Oct. 5, Megan Quirk of East Greenwich and Claire Jalbert of Westerly traveled to Redlands, California with owner of the studio Meghan Kelly to participate in the first annual Southern California Open Feis.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Coventry hires new DPW director

October 16, 2013

COVENTRY — Town Manager Tom Hoover will get to lighten the load a little bit November 4, when Keith McGee assumes his new position as the Director for the Coventry Department of Works.

McGee, who has lived in town all his life and brings a vast amount of site construction experience, is looking forward to starting the job.

“I’ve been in the site construction business for 25 years with R.T. Nunes and Sons but I applied for the job in town because for me, it’s personal. I want to follow in my grandfather’s footsteps, who was the highway commissioner back in the day,” he said.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

District considering auction of fire equipment

October 11, 2013

COVENTRY — With three stations closed and some of the equipment and apparatus out of date or out of commission, members of the board of directors are considering putting some equipment and apparatus up for auction.

“North Kingstown Fire Department did it and put out advertisements to the department of pubic works, marinas and fire district publications because they had extra compressors, generators — for a fire station, that could generate a lot of money,” said board member Dan Lantz. “We could put that money into a separate account for future equipment purchases.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Valley villages to be featured in latest book

September 13, 2013

COVENTRY—With his sixth book scheduled to come out on Monday, a local, well-known author continues to focus on the history of the multiple villages throughout the Pawtuxet Valley area.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hopkins Hill firefighters breathing easy

September 13, 2013

COVENTRY — It was training night for the Hopkins Hill firefighters with new breathing apparatus the department is expecting to have by first thing next year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Possible resolution in the works?

September 13, 2013

COVENTRY — In a surprising turn of events after Monday’s town council meeting, Tom Miozzi, owner of T. Miozzi Asphalt Company, offered to form a coalition with residents who have had complaints about plant noise, air quality, hours of operation, heavy truck traffic and truck noise for more than a year now.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hetherman named new CFD treasurer

September 13, 2013

COVENTRY — A new treasurer was hired during Wednesday’s Coventry Fire District Board of Director’s meeting.
Judith Hetherman, a long-time Coventry resident, will be maintaining bill payment and keeping track of expeditures on a part-time basis.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Kelly dancers stepping to world championships

August 2, 2013

COVENTRY— Dancers from The Kelly School of Irish Dance traveled to New Jersey last weekend for their annual national championships and the school found success, bringing home a plethora of awards.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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