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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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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

State tries to help find solution for SRP dilemma in Coventry

June 7, 2013

PROVIDENCE— It was made quite clear during Thursday night’s informational session that state government officials are astounded that neither the Coventry Town Council nor School Committee want to take responsibility for the severely underfunded School Related Personnel pension plan.
Members of the RI Pension Study Commission held a roundtable discussion to try and initiate conversation between Coventry’s school related personnel (SRP), their board of trustees, the school committee and the town council.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Coventry voters have a lot to ponder

June 7, 2013

COVENTRY – No matter how the coin is flipped, Coventry residents are either looking at a 3.5 percent increase in property taxes or vital services will be cut.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Advocacy group rolls on despite bumpy road

May 31, 2013

COVENTRY— The Artic Mission and the Coventry Department of Human Services are in the final stages before they begin construction on their soon-to-be risk assessment center.
Although many things have changed in the previous months, such as the name of the former Pawtuxet Valley Homeless Advocacy group (PVHA), the focus of this group remains the same.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Citizens Taskforce endorses candidates

May 31, 2013

COVENTRY – The Central Coventry Task Force for Fire Protection met last Wednesday to endorse seven candidates to run for the Central Coventry Fire District (CCFD) Board of Directors and to discuss Superior Court Judge Brian Stern’s ruling on May 17 that outlines the duties of the board following the June 29 election.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Guthrie’s CCFD bill passes Senate vote

May 10, 2013

COVENTRY— Although some objected to the bill, the Senate voted 29-7 last Thursday to approve bill 2013-H 5176A, which will allow the Central Coventry Fire District to remain operational under the previous year’s budget for the time being.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

What a Day! Chafee signs same-sex marriage bill into law; goes into effect August 1

May 10, 2013

PROVIDENCE — The wait is over for gay and lesbian couples in Rhode Island. The House of Representatives’ 56-15 vote last night to approve same-sex marriage brought to the Statehouse steps Governor Lincoln Chafee, who immediately signed the bill into law and made Rhode Island the tenth state in the country to allow same sex couples to marry.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Unified basketball a hit at CHS

May 6, 2013

COVENTRY — Coventry Head Coach Stephen McKanna cheered on his Unified Basketball team as they played their last game of the season Wednesday afternoon against Warwick Vets.
Unified Basketball falls under the Project Unify program, which looks to keep students with intellectual disabilities active through sports and is endorsed by the Rhode Island Interscholastic League and the Rhode Island Department of Education.

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