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Station Memorial construction begins in coming weeks

June 30, 2015

WEST WARWICK— With the building permit from the Town of West Warwick in hand, the Station Fire Memorial will begin construction as soon as this week to remember the 100 victims who perished in the 2003 nightclub fire in Crompton.

President of the Station Fire Memorial Foundation, Gina Russo, said the first phase of the project could begin this week or next, with the start of cleanup on the Cowesett Avenue site of the former Station Night Club.

Anthony residents asked to attend meeting

June 30, 2015

COVENTRY — The members of the Anthony Fire District Board of Directors are asking everyone who is able to attend the budget workshop being held at 7 p.m. at the Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School Tuesday in an effort to present any ideas anyone may have to keep the fire district operating.
The meeting was suggested by board member John D’Onofrio, who stated at last week’s meeting that before any decision is made to dissolve, everyone in the community should come together and work on coming up with possible solutions through a budget workshop.

Harris Mill transformation complete

June 30, 2015

COVENTRY— The Harris Mill that was built in the mid 1800’s has been renovated into 150 apartments and a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to celebrate its completion. The Harris Mill Lofts is the sixth mill renovation into luxury lofts by Brady Sullivan Properties in Rhode Island.

The property now has more than 150 apartments that range in size studio to three bedroom town houses. The apartment community offers amenities that include a fitness center, indoor basketball court, game room and outdoor patio.

Council OKs law to limit body works services

June 25, 2015

COVENTRY— An ordinance was adopted by the Town of Coventry regarding regulation and licensure of massage parlors and body works services, almost identical to that of Providence’s ordinance.

Councilwoman Tammy Duxbury— who headed the ordinance’s implementation— said at the meeting that the ordinance does not require any additional licensing from existing massage parlor-type businesses. The new ordinance will require other types of body works businesses to receive a license based on certain standards and conduct.

Police chief submits proposal for new cars

June 25, 2015

WEST WARWICK — As part of the police department’s 10-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) pertaining to the police vehicle fleet, West Warwick Police Chief Richard Silva is requesting that the town council consider approving the purchase of three new police vehicles for use by the patrol division and one unmarked police vehicle.

 

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