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COVENTRY — U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse paid a visit to the Coventry Resource and Senior Center Tuesday to chat with the seniors there and to share with them information on the savings they may start seeing as a result of recent legislation. 

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COVENTRY — For decades, Summit General Store was a place where residents of western Coventry and beyond went to do their shopping, grab a sandwich, collect their mail and catch up with old friends. After 55 years in business, the general store, a reminder of the days when similar establishme…

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COVENTRY — Facing a shortage of teacher assistants, the Coventry school district is gearing up to provide a free training course to those interested in applying to work in the role. 

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When 2022 started, there was still some uncertainty about the future due to the COVID-19 delta & omicron variants wreaking havoc in various capacities. I clearly remember the plans of several clubs and venues for New Year’s Eve at the end of 2021 being nearly ruined by it with last resor…

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North Kingstown – In May of 2022 the Pet Refuge located at 500 Stony Lane in North Kingstown was in danger of closing its doors for good. The no-kill cat shelter was struggling to make ends meet and support the animals in their care. The building needed repair and donations were slow due to …

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EXETER – Sweetspot Medical and Recreational Cannabis Dispensary, owned by Plant Based Compassionate Care, opened in Exeter, RI on Dec. 20, three weeks after the legalization of recreational marijuana use in the state. It is 1 of 6 dispensaries in Rhode Island, but the first to operate in Sou…

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For those who believe a cold plunge into the bay on New Year’s Day is the perfect way to cure a hangover from the previous evening, or those who want to show off their bravery, the 2023 Frozen Clam Dip and Obstaplunge should be right in your wheel house.

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COVENTRY — After much thought, the superintendent of Coventry Public Schools has decided to step away from the role he’s held for the last six years, making way for the current assistant superintendent to take over.

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In the children’s book that he published with his daughter earlier this year, Kevin Cronan has woven some of what he’s learned through his own experiences with loved ones into a heartwarming story meant to help families navigate Alzheimer’s disease.

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COVENTRY — After rejecting the first Fiscal Year 2023 municipal budget proposed to them, voters in Coventry have given approval to an alternate budget. 

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COVENTRY — Two months after rejecting the municipal budget originally proposed to them, voters in Coventry will head to the polls again today to let their voices be heard regarding an alternate budget for the fiscal year that began July 1. 

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With just over four months to go until the 2022 General Election, Rhode Islanders hoping to serve their communities on local town councils, school committees and in the General Assembly this week officially filed their declarations of candidacy. 

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COVENTRY — Hoping to come up with a budget that taxpayers could get behind after last month's failed referendum, the Coventry Town Council this week approved an alternate Fiscal Year 2023 budget with cuts totaling $339,000. 

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COVENTRY — In the days leading up to her high school graduation, Paris Charbonneau could hardly believe that her time in the Coventry Public Schools would soon come to an end.

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COVENTRY — By a vote of 817 to 719, Coventry’s taxpayers voted during Thursday’s all-day referendum to reject the proposed Fiscal Year 2023 budget, a spending plan whose theme, according to Town Manager Benjamin Marchant, was  “a commitment to quality community services.” 

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COVENTRY — Coventry wouldn’t be the town it is if not for the numerous organizations that strive to preserve its history, or offer recreational activities for its youth, or care for its residents — and an event held Monday let local officials prove just how much those efforts are appreciated.

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COVENTRY — With just a couple of months to go before it’s projected to run out of money, the Central Coventry Fire District is hoping for an infusion of funds from the state to keep it from collapsing. 

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COVENTRY — Coventry Regional Career and Technical Center nabbed more medals than ever before during this year’s SkillsUSA Rhode Island Championships, with 29 students awarded medals in gold, silver or bronze after demonstrating expertise in competitions that invited them to showcase their va…

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COVENTRY — In April of 2019, Melissa Salvas opened the doors to Flawless Beauty at 53 Sandy Bottom Road. Three years later, her small business having grown to offer everything from microblading to Botox to haircare, Salvas has made the move to a much larger space next door. 

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COVENTRY — Coventry's town manager this week presented his proposed Fiscal Year 2023 municipal budget, a $114.4 million spending plan that calls for a 2.75 percent increase in revenue from property taxes. 

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COVENTRY — As he wrote “The Death of Harry Crow,” Leith C. MacArthur had no idea what would happen from one scene to the next. The words just seemed to pour from him, and because of that, he said, writing the mystery felt like an almost divine experience. 

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COVENTRY — When Western Coventry Elementary School students return to the classroom in a couple of weeks, they’ll be greeted by a new principal whose passion for education has landed her in the town that she calls home. 

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COVENTRY — The Coventry Town Council voted this week to join a program meant to better the quality of Coventry’s vehicle fleet as it saves the town thousands of dollars in vehicle-related expenses every year.  

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COVENTRY — Town councilors in Coventry heard an update this week on a plan to top the former landfill on Arnold Road with a solar installation — a project that over the next two and a half decades could generate some $2.5 million in lease revenue. 

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COVENTRY — Amid widespread concern from residents regarding a drastic water level drop, a judge last week ordered that the draining of Johnson’s Pond be stopped, and that the water be allowed to rise again.  

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COVENTRY — Nothing says summer quite like watching live music from a lawn chair, perusing classic cars, or catching a flick from the shore of Tiogue Lake.