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Sensational Show at WWHS

March 5, 2015

WEST WARWICK— The West Warwick High School annual singing competition is here once again, where ten talented students will compete before a panel of judges to be the next “Vocal Sensation.” This is the seventh year of Vocal Sensation, formally known as West Warwick Idol, where ten students are chosen by a blind panel of judges out of over 30 students who auditioned from the high school and middle school.

Judge continues marijuana grow house case after zoning hearing

March 2, 2015

COVENTRY- There was a change in judges for the court case involving the Town of Coventry and the two marijuana grow operations on Reservoir Road. Superior Court Judge Allen Rubine replaced Bennett Gallo and stated this week that the location of the facilities does not pose a threat Coventry High School — which is located across the street.

The judge continued the case until the appeal by the defendant, Baird Properties, LLC, is heard by the Coventry Zoning Board on March 4.

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Board votes: Labbadia's contract voided

February 26, 2015

COVENTRY- After Coventry Fire District Board attorney Tim Williamson offered three points why suspended Anthony Fire District Chief Paul Labbadia should not have his contract continued, board Vice Chairman John D'Onofrio made the motion to terminate Labbadia's service. The board voided Labbadia's contract.

The chief's contract was in violation of the 2008 district charter, against state law and a violation of the district's bylaws.

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GOP policy group looks at wasteful spending

February 26, 2015

WEST WARWICK— A policy group was formed by the Republican Minority Caucus to study various spending issues in Rhode Island government with the goal to research wasteful spending and help save the state money. The first priority of the group is the Rhode Island Convention Center Authority (RICCA) and the lack of profit that it was expected to make.

Gone to pot holes

February 24, 2015

WEST WARWICK— While the snow melting over the weekend is a relief for residents, more pot holes are popping up in West Warwick and Coventry because of the water seeping through the cracks in the concrete and breaking away. Department of Public Works employees have been out repairing the pot holes to withstand a few more weeks of winter.

State crews were working on Route 116 in Coventry on Monday afternoon, laying down cold patch on the many pot holes lining the road.

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