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Murray takes back resignation until Nov. 30

October 2, 2015

COVENTRY — In an announcement made in a press release issued Wednesday night, Central Coventry Fire Chief Shawn Murray revealed that he has decided to remain the district’s Interim Fire Chief until November 30, to give the district more time to find a qualified replacement.

Murray had submitted his resignation effective Wednesday at 5 p.m. but the district was unable to find a replacement because of the short notice of Murray’s departure, it said in the release.

The district has negotiated a short-term agreement in order to retain Murray’s employment.

Coventry Fire District at breaking point

October 2, 2015

WARWICK — As of 3 p.m. Thursday, 10 firefighters still manned the Anthony Fire District, however Superior Court Judge Brian Stern stated during Thursday’s hearing that since it doesn’t look like the Coventry Credit Union is going to lift the district’s frozen assets, the board isn’t going to schedule a meeting anytime soon and the firefighters aren’t going to get paid anytime soon, the remaining firefighters may decide not to go to work Friday.

Bank freezes Coventry FD's assests

October 1, 2015

WARWICK — Representation for the International Fire Fighters Association, Local 3372, the Coventry Fire District Board and Coventry Credit Union (CCU) appeared before Kent County Superior Court Judge Brian Stern Wednesday after the credit union froze the district’s bank accounts in the amount of $118,000 as of 5 p.m. Tuesday and they were still frozen at the time of the hearing began at 11 a.m. stated Elizabeth Lonardo, attorney for the CCU.

Lice causes conern for West Warwick parents

September 30, 2015

WEST WARWICK— The head lice policy within the West Warwick Public Schools is becoming a concern for several parents who disagree with its language. The no-exclusion policy states that if a child is found with lice, once he or she is treated at home, they can return to school.

Senator Kettle files charges after resignee's wife

September 29, 2015

COVENTRY— While the recent happenings within the Central Coventry Fire District are very emotional for residents and employees it has also turned physical, according to Coventry Senator Nick Kettle — who is pressing charges against the wife of a former fire marshal.


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