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COVENTRY — With three stations closed and some of the equipment and apparatus out of date or out of commission, members of the board of directors are considering putting some equipment and apparatus up for auction.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

Coventry High sends out Class of 2013 at Ryan Center

June 24, 2013

More than 350 graduate as 78th class says good-bye

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – “Don’t change who you are, because that’s what matters most and that’s the type of diversity that can change the world,” said Coventry High’s 2013 valedictorian, Jennifer Haley.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Landmark gets a little TLC thanks to city firm

June 24, 2013

COVENTRY — Members of the Western Rhode Island Civic Historical Society (WRICHS) were thrilled to have employees of a Providence company volunteering their time at the Paine House last Friday morning as a way to help out non-profits throughout the state.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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