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BJ's in Centre of New England joins Food Recovery Challenge

August 22, 2014

COVENTRY— A national initiative geared towards encouraging businesses and institutions to actively participate in food donation and food waste prevention will now have BJ’s Wholesale Club involved in the effort as the first wholesale club to commit to the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Food Recovery Challenge.

The Coventry BJ’s Wholesale Club location has donated 107,147 pounds of perishable food since the programs inception in 2012, according to a representative from the Westborough, Massachusetts-based company.

Man who shot at Warwick cops could be local

August 22, 2014

WEST WARWICK— The man involved in the shootout with Warwick police officers Monday afternoon is believed to have ties to the West Warwick and Coventry area. Warwick Police Commander Michael Babula explained that Kenneth Cunningham, the fugitive involved in the shooting, was believed to be originally from the area with friends or family living in the community and Rhode Island.

Cunningham was imprisoned in California in 1997 on charges of second degree murder, second degree robbery and burglary, receiving stolen property, sale of a weapon and a felon in possession of a weapon.

Veggie villain makes off with garden goods

August 20, 2014

COVENTRY — “This garden has been here for six years and this is the first time this has ever happened,” said Gail Tatangelo, who started the Coventry Community Garden a half-dozen years ago.

Tatangelo is so upset that a person or people would steal the vegetables that so many volunteers have taken the time to plant and care for.

For the full story, pick up a copy of The Times.

Council back to business after summer layoff

August 20, 2014

WEST WARWICK — After being in recess all summer, the West Warwick Town Council tackled a long agenda last night.

Community Block Development Grant (CBDG) funds are making a difference for those who own small businesses in town. The department will reallocate $30,000 in CBDG funds in an effort to improve storefront facades.

Of that $30,000, $25,000 will be moved to Phenix infrastructure and $5,000 to Crompton storefronts; one business owner in Crompton has committed to an upgrade if the funding is available.

Coventry PD OK'd for new vehicles, guns

August 19, 2014

COVENTRY— A lot is happening at the Coventry Police Department (CPD) including the purchase of a 2014 Ford Interceptor SUV, a purchase of a replacement patrol car and an the replacement of their current weapons totaling 63 new .40-caliber service guns, which were all approved at last night’s Coventry Town Council meeting.

 

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