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JROTC till fighting to stay alive

June 27, 2014

COVENTRY — One piece of paper is saving the JROTC program — for the moment.

Members of the school committee voted unanimously to approve sending a resolution to the Air Force in an effort to keep the program going, with three contingencies; the program will be self-funded, the district has to go on a waiting list for reconsideration and 100 students must be enrolled by the start of the 2015 school year.

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Greenway getting ready

June 27, 2014

COVENTRY— The Greenway Bike Path’s construction is in full swing again after the project shut down for the colder months.

The 4.5-mile stretch from the West Warwick border to the Town Farm Road area in Coventry has been broken into two phases of construction. The first 1.6 miles was completed in 2010 and the last 2.7 miles are currently underway.

The contract for the Greenway Bike path project is with Cardi Corporation Construction Company.

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Even in tough times, technology still counts

June 27, 2014

COVENTRY — After a year of research and making sure the schools in the district were connected to WiFi, the much-talked about Chromebooks will be in students’ hands by the time school starts in September.

The one-on-one devices will be distributed August 15th and 16th for students in grades six to 12 and students in the lower grades will have access to use them in a group setting in their classrooms.

They will be stored on portable carts, allowing them to travel between classrooms.

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School budget referendum failed in Coventry

June 24, 2014

The school committee and Coventry School Superintendent Mike Almeida will begin to discuss the rounds of cuts at Wednesday’s school committee meeting after Tuesday’s referendum vote results revealed 1,517 rejected the proposed tax increase to further fund the schools while 1,377 approved the tax increase.

The town has 27,400 registered voters. Almost 3,000 cast their ballot with steady turnout all day right up until 8 p.m. Some saw that as a good turnout, others were disgusted that so few came out.

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Station park's tax exempton made official

June 23, 2014

WEST WARWICK— The Station Fire Memorial Park was officially been granted property tax exemption last Thursday, saving the Foundation roughly $1,500 annually.

A memorial park is in the works of being built with construction on hold until final approval from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. The tax exempt status will relieve worries for the Station Fire Memorial Foundation about the park’s annual overhead.

 

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