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Kent County Daily Times

Organizations get grants for area cleanups

March 23, 2015

WEST WARWICK— An over $28,000 grant was awarded to 27 Rhode Island communities to support local Earth Day cleanup projects, including two West Warwick based nonprofit organizations. The JAYCEES of Kent County and the Arctic Village Association could receive between $250 and $750 toward Earth Day-related activities that are connected to a volunteer cleanup initiative.

Presley appointed to RI climate change board

March 23, 2015

WEST WARWICK— The West Warwick Town Manager, Fred Presley, has been appointed by Governor Gina Raimondo on Friday to be a member on the first-ever Rhode Island Executive Climate Change Coordinating Council Advisory Board. The group of handpicked individuals by the governor, house speaker and senate president will responsible to develop practical solutions to address climate change and its adaption.

The End of the Road

March 18, 2015

COVENTRY— Centre of New England Boulevard abruptly ends on the east and west portion of the Centre of New England— caused by a wetland— which lengthens the response time for the Hopkins Hill Fire Department during dispatches to the retirement living facility and nearby condominiums. A wetland crossover has been an ongoing process with the land’s proprietor, Town of Coventry and Department of Environmental Management due to runoff from Tiogue Lake that divides the road from connecting.

Phenix Sportsman help Food Cupboard

March 18, 2015

WEST WARWICK— The Phenix Sportsman Club held a fundraising drive to benefit the West Warwick Assistance Agency food bank and raised nearly 400 pounds of perishable food items. Beginning in January, club members with help from their family and friends, donated food items to help benefit their local community members in need.

The West Warwick Assistance Agency feeds about 2,000 local individuals, according to the President of the agency, Dan Sylvester. Him and Brian Leonard from the Assistance Agency picked up all of the canned goods from the Phenix Club on Tuesday morning.

Anthony Mill smokestack staging

March 13, 2015

COVENTRY— A smokestack at Anthony Mill is having periodic maintenance done to the structure with activity seen from Route 117. Marc Pinard from Brady Sullivan Properties who are proprietors of the mill said the staging is around the stack to provide workers access.

Coventry Town Manager Tom Hoover said the only other activity happening near Anthony Mill is the Pawtucket River Restoration project which has been an ongoing venture to repair the deteriorating river banks.

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