COVENTRY — Last week, a group of local Girl Scouts got a valuable lesson in democracy during a visit to Coventry’s Council Chambers.
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.
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…
Bill Stearns was a selfless man, whose love for Christmas knew no bounds.
Although U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin is leaving Congress, he plans to keep his voice heard in the state in new and different ways, he said in an interview this week with the Independent.
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.
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…
The University of Rhode Island last week held its final presentation on its reconstruction proposal for the Port of Galilee on Point Judith.
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 …
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…
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.
COVENTRY — In September, when the Central Coventry Fire District couldn’t afford to pay its firefighters, the Coventry Fire District stepped in to help.
COVENTRY — From electing Jonathan Pascua to the town council, to approving nearly every charter change proposed to them, voters in Coventry let their voices be heard during the election Tuesday.
COVENTRY — One of Coventry’s most well-known landmarks, a bridge that connects the town’s past to its present, has a fresh new look.
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.
COVENTRY — If ever Jim Spearman was needed, Timothy Printer said of his grandfather, there was one place where he could almost certainly be tracked down.
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.
COVENTRY — Strolling through the parking lot of DAI Restore on a balmy evening earlier this week was like taking a trip down memory lane.
Paul Hartley was one day shy of turning 50 when he received a diagnosis that would change his life.
COVENTRY — After rejecting the first Fiscal Year 2023 municipal budget proposed to them, voters in Coventry have given approval to an alternate budget.
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.
COVENTRY — Several relics of the Arkwright and Harris mills’ early days, each with its own story to tell, have come to rest at the Pawtuxet Valley Preservation and Historical Society.
COVENTRY — The streets of Wood Estates were awash with red, white and blue Monday morning, as neighbors and friends gathered for the residents association's annual Fourth of July parade.
Summertime is upon us, and with it come all the best warm-weather traditions: backyard cookouts with family, lazy days at the beach, and outdoor concerts among friends and neighbors.
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.
PROVIDENCE — With the General Assembly’s approval of the latest in a series of bills targeting Coventry’s troubled sewer program, Coventry homeowners facing sewer assessments will now be given the option to pay them in installments over a 30-year period.
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.
COVENTRY — Jonathan Pascua has a grand vision for Coventry.
COVENTRY — At the Coventry Town Hall, a rainbow flag flies proud.
KINGSTON — During a high school career defined by pandemic-era uncertainty, Coventry’s class of 2022 demonstrated kindness, initiative, selflessness and a willingness to work together, according to the school leaders who were there to witness it.
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.
COVENTRY — As she prepares to leave the Ocean State for Indiana, Delaney Reynolds is eager to step outside of her comfort zone.
COVENTRY — Outside the Coventry Town Hall, a green and red flag stands in celebration of Portuguese culture and traditions, and of the heritage shared by many in the Pawtuxet Valley.
COVENTRY — At 1075 Main Street, before the town-owned building that most recently housed the police department, a large monument pays tribute to hundreds from Coventry who served in World War II.
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.”
COVENTRY — With help from pandemic relief funds, a symbol of Coventry's past is on track to getting a much-needed makeover.
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.
COVENTRY — Residents of Coventry’s District 1 have made their decision, and Ana Isabel dos Reis-Couto will be the one to join the four current members of the Coventry School Committee.
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.
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…
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.
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.
In the Coventry High School gymnasium on Friday morning, the excitement was palpable.
COVENTRY — Thanks to an outpouring of support, $5,000 worth of K-9 equipment will be given to one very good boy who’s been working hard to keep Coventry safe.
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.
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.
COVENTRY — Local families flocked to the parking lot of Coventry High School Saturday to participate in Safety Day, a free, first-time event organized by the Coventry Substance Abuse Task Force and Coventry Public Schools.
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.
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.
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.
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.