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Kent County Daily Times

Mystery earthquakes continue over border

January 15, 2015

COVENTRY— For the third consecutive day, more small earthquakes hit the Danielson and Plainfield area of eastern Connecticut, around the same time in the early morning similarly to the other quakes. All of the earthquakes are approximately 10 miles North West of Coventry.

Dr. John Ebel, the senior research scientist at Weston Observatory and professor of geophysics at Boston College said “I have never seen earthquakes always happen around the same time of day.”

Labbadia suspended without pay by board

December 17, 2014

In the Dec. 17 edition of the Daily Times, the headline accompanying this story was incorrectly written to read that the board of directors suspended Coventry Fire District Chief Paul Labbadia with pay. News Editor Jeremiah Ryan takes responsibility for the mistake and offers his sincerest apology to our readers.

Crazy Christmas House going national in 2014

November 28, 2014

COVENTRY— The ever popular “Crazy Christmas House” will once again light up Coventry, however at a different location at 265 Maple Valley Rd. The grand display caught the attention of ABC Family who asked creator, Tyler Horrocks, to be on a television series dedicated to large-scale Christmas displays.

Valley teachers earning high marks

November 21, 2014

WEST WARWICK— Rhode Island did very well in this year’s teacher evaluations by the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) with 98 percent of teachers and 99 percent of school leaders receiving a rating of effective or highly effective. Out of 371 teachers in Coventry schools, 73 percent were ranked highly effective and out of 235 teachers in West Warwick, 86.4 percent received the highest ranking, as well.

This is the second consecutive year Rhode Island had the one of the highest teacher rankings in the country.

Council OK's use of town property for project at Lippitt Mill

November 19, 2014

WEST WARWICK— The appointed receiver of Lippitt Mill was represented at Tuesday’s West Warwick Town Council meeting where the council members approved a consent order giving permission to utilize town property during the residential development project. Lippitt Mill is a prospect to be converted into residential apartments.

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