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Due to the statewide effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, the Southern Rhode Island Newspapers office will be closed to the public until further notice.

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COVENTRY — It’s been a long time coming, and Johna Lombardi couldn’t be more thrilled to finally be serving up “shakes, teas and smiles” to the people of her hometown.

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COVENTRY — In response to a recent change by the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) in the educator certification regulations process, a group of teachers and administrators has spent countless hours over the last several months to determine just what those changes will look like in…

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COVENTRY — With the deadline for its first application just around the corner, the Coventry School Committee heard an update last week on the progress of the Necessity of School Construction process, a multi-stage application through the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) that will …

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PROVIDENCE — As members of the General Assembly prepared to convene Tuesday for a new legislative session, faith leaders, state officials and activists from across Rhode Island huddled together beneath the Statehouse rotunda to remind lawmakers of their responsibility to fight poverty throug…

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Coventry police settle into new headquarters at 50 Wood Street

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COVENTRY — It was a move-in day several years in the making.

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DEDHAM, MA (January 2, 2019) -- To thank the snowplow drivers for their efforts in New England's bitter winters, D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches surprised select Departments of Public Works and private plowing organizations by presenting them all with free 29" Great Divide sandwiches.

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COVENTRY — Having already spent dozens of hours over the last year clearing brush and removing fallen branches from the site, members of the local Sons Of Union Veterans Of The Civil War chapter gathered Sunday at a historical cemetery in Greene for their final cleanup of 2019.

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For a musician or a band, being stuck inside of an artistic box can be a terrible affliction. It’s even worse when it becomes obvious to  outside observers that an act is sticking to one style. Contrasting that trend is Ontologics, a duo consisting of Coventry natives Ian Campopiano on elect…

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COVENTRY — Coventry’s dining landscape is expected to get somewhat of a makeover in the impending new year, as over the next month some eateries close their doors and at least one other prepares to open.

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COVENTRY — Tucked into the wooded conservation land behind the Coventry Town Hall, stone markers indicate the final resting places of nearly two dozen Rhode Islanders. Bearing dates stretching back some 200 years, many of the stones before this weekend had been knocked to the ground, conceal…

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COVENTRY — Nearly two and a half centuries after Gen. George Washington made Coventry’s own Nathanael Greene his second in command, the legendary founding father and first president of the United States tonight will ride into town.

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COVENTRY — As Coventry’s department of public works continues to encounter curbside recycling bins filled with things like yard waste and trash, it’s proposing that the town’s solid waste ordinance be amended to crack down on those found violating recycling guidelines. 

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COVENTRY — More than a year after ground was broken on the facility, the Coventry Resource and Senior Center is all moved into its freshly renovated home on Wood Street.