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CFD's Palin unfazed by ouster petition

July 24, 2015

COVENTRY — “I’m not fazed by the signatures at all, not one bit,” said Coventry Fire District Board Chairman Frank Palin yesterday.
Palin is referring to the 107 signatures delivered to the fire department Tuesday by a handful of residents including former Coventry Fire District Deputy Chief Roland Gamelin, who calls Palin’s actions “irresponsible,” since Palin took the position on the board in January.
“He’s managed to bring the district to the brink of bankruptcy in just six months,” Gamelin said. “He doesn’t know what he’s doing.”

WW Council OKs marijuana ordinance

July 24, 2015

WEST WARWICK — After being tabled at the June council meeting to allow the town’s attorney Al Difiore, to make some revisions, the discussion to pass an ordinance for marijuana growing facilities in West Warwick was approved at Tuesday’s meeting.
The two issues some members of the council had last month were residential cooperatives and personal records of a grower being seen by all those who can inspect the property, mainly by building and fire officials.

WW Council approves vehicles, equipment

July 23, 2015

WEST WARWICK — The town council meeting opened on a positive note Tuesday with three young ladies being recognized for their fundraising efforts for the West Warwick Animal Shelter.
Madison Andrade, Gianna Erinakes and Josilyna Lague received a citation for their commitment of a love for animals through hosting a lemonade and cupcake fundraiser that raised more than 200 for the shelter.
In other agenda items, members of the town council approved the purchase of a new vehicle for the battalion chief.

Coventry Athletic Facility officially complete

July 23, 2015

COVENTRY — At last, the athletic complex at Coventry High School has been declared complete along with the rest of the work for the school improvements that were on the ballot from November 2012.
Members of the Coventry School Building Committee met for the last time Thursday evening to finalize a few bills and to officially conclude their work with pulling the project together — and under budget, no less.
“All the work is all set,” stated committee chairman Bill Finnegan. “All of you did a tremendous job.”

Committee ready to get started on art park

July 6, 2015

COVENTRY — The “Celebrate Coventry!” committee is having a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Coventry Lumber Music Pavilion at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 7 in front of the town hall annex, located at 1675 Flat River Rd.
The pavilion will be the focal point of the new Coventry Art Park, said councilwoman and Chairwoman for the committee Karen Carlson, in a press release.


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