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Pawtuxet River repairs nearly finished

September 4, 2015

COVENTRY— The repair of the Pawtuxet River banks has been a long time coming with plans to finally complete the project by the end of October. Originally, the process was supposed to be finished by this past spring, but underground obstacles stalled the process.

Court shuts down two cultivation sites

September 4, 2015

COVENTRY— The two medical marijuana grow operations on Reservoir Road in Coventry have been found by a Rhode Island Superior Court judge to be in violation of zoning regulations and an earlier ruling of the Coventry Zoning Board was upheld.

Judge Allen Rubine ruled earlier this week that the medical marijuana grows were constituted as horticultural activity, and their location in an industrial zone is against the town’s zoning ordinances.

Bid awarded to T. Miozzi in tight vote

September 4, 2015

COVENTRY — It was another full house at Monday’s Coventry Town Council meeting, which revolved around T. Miozzi, Inc getting awarded an asphalt paving bid for $2.5 million. After much talk and consideration, the town council voted to approve the bid 3-2, with Councilwomen Tammy Duxbury and Karen Carlson against.

Residents from Westwood Estates spoke again, the same who spoke at last week's town council meeting, saying the asphalt plant located at 75 Airport Rd. is contaminating the nearby environment and affecting the health of those in the surrounding neighborhood.

Fire district board surprised by attorney's resignation

September 3, 2015

COVENTRY — Members of the Anthony Fire District board are still trying to wrap their heads around Tuesday’s resignation by the fire district’s legal counsel Tim Williamson.

Threatening video caused HPV meeting cancellation

September 3, 2015

WEST WARWICK— Two additional informational community meetings regarding the newly state-mandated human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine were cancelled due to a threatening video toward the Rhode Island Department of Health. The State Police are investigating the video.

According to Joseph Wendelken, a communications specialist for the Department of Health, two meetings scheduled for West Warwick High School and Middletown were cancelled. The West Warwick meeting was scheduled for Aug. 25.


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