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WEST WARWICK — At 100 years old, Albert DeSilva has led quite a life. From growing up as one of five brothers in West Warwick, to serving in World War II, and singing decades later in a barbershop quartet in Florida, DeSilva’s experiences are global and varied. And he remembers it all vividly. 

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JAMESTOWN — Last month, 300 swimmers set off across Narragansett Bay as part of a Rhode Island tradition that’s taken place annually for over four decades. The 1.7-nautical mile journey is quite a feat in any case, but for one Coventry resident, in particular, completing this year’s swim was…

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COVENTRY — Norma Smith has fond memories of the various community events held regularly in Coventry when she was growing up. Images of Old Home Days, for example, play in her mind as she thinks back on her childhood. 

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COVENTRY — Eighty-five years ago, Knotty Oaker roots were planted in Coventry. In the time since, a lot has happened in the hallways and classrooms of Coventry High School: countless friendships have formed, lessons have been learned, championships won. 

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COVENTRY — Before voting earlier this week to extend Ed Warzycha’s contract as Coventry’s interim town manager, the town council discussed the so-far unsuccessful search for a qualified candidate to fill the position permanently.

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COVENTRY — Dressing the World War II monument that sits in front of the Coventry Police Department, patriotic bunting and an emblem bearing the number “75” pay tribute to a milestone anniversary that holds a lot of significance for a number of local veterans.

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WEST WARWICK — Before a packed council chambers, West Warwick this week became the 10th Rhode Island town to officially declare its support of the Second Amendment of the U.S Constitution. 

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COVENTRY — “Eleanor Rigby” echoed from the gazebo outside the Town Hall Annex, as a crowd of Coventry residents relaxed in folding chairs and children danced in the grass and played yard games. In an adjacent parking lot, vintage cars sat on display, their hoods popped to show off the detail…

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COVENTRY — Applause echoed through the council chambers last week as the school committee made the unanimous decision to approve AnnMarie Zaborski for an assistant principal position at Coventry High School. 

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COVENTRY — Approximately $9,000 in State Opioid Response funding awarded to the Coventry School District will help bolster substance abuse prevention efforts in the middle and high schools, Superintendent Craig Levis said this week. 

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WEST WARWICK — A century ago, West Warwick’s American Legion Post 2 was founded with a mission that’s remained steadfast: to look out for veterans and their families. 

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COVENTRY — For years, Coventry fire dispatchers have been stuck in an outdated building using antiquated methods for taking service calls. But with the town council’s approval this week of a proposal to relocate the fire dispatch system into the new Police and Human Services Complex, the dep…

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COVENTRY — John Vanluevan Graichen was four years old the first time he went fishing — he used a cane pole to teach himself during one of his family’s regular trips to Connecticut. 

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WEST WARWICK — A new method for collecting tax bill payments in West Warwick is expected to simplify the process significantly, benefiting taxpayers and the town, alike, the town’s tax collector said this week.

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WEST WARWICK — The streets of Arctic are lined with festive banners and hanging baskets, petunias in various shades of pink draping over their edges. 

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WEST WARWICK — Facing declining Mass attendance, the oldest Catholic Church in the state will merge this summer with one of its nearby counterparts, the Rhode Island Catholic Diocese of Providence announced Monday.

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COVENTRY — School is out, the 2020 budget has been adopted, and it’s official: summer is nearly here. And when it comes to summer fun, the Coventry Parks and Recreation Department has got locals covered. 

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COVENTRY — In the last three weeks, new business owners Michael and Stephen Celio have opened the doors to two ice cream shops — one in Coventry and the other in Cranston. And while that may seem stressful, the brothers are thrilled to be in the business of selling a product loved by nearly …

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KINGSTON — Before family and friends, 340 students became the latest group of Coventry High School alumni during last Thursday’s commencement ceremony, the 85th in the school’s history.  

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WARWICK — After an accident left Michael Lanoue’s wife in a tremendous amount of pain, it was cannabidiol, a compound derived from the hemp plant, that finally brought her the relief she’d so hoped to find. 

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WEST WARWICK — Having just wrapped up her time as a West Warwick High School Player, Myranda Silva, a graduating senior, plans to continue pursuing her passion for musical theater — not only as a student at Rhode Island College, but as a nominee for the coveted Jimmy Award for “Best Performa…

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COVENTRY — The RIConn Historic Airfield was a sea of nostalgia Saturday, as vehicles spanning more than a century sat on display during the second annual Wheels of Wonder transportation show.

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COVENTRY — With a list of goals that includes diverting waste from the landfill and helping local families furnish their homes, Coventry on Friday cut the ribbon to its furniture bank, the first of its kind in Rhode Island. 

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COVENTRY — The results of tests run on water samples collected from Tiogue Lake by a group of Coventry High School students have come back showing bacterial counts “far lower” than the state’s limits for public swimming, Gerry Narkiewicz, president of the Tiogue Lake Association, said Thursday. 

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WEST WARWICK — After approving a resolution authorizing a supplemental appropriation to the town’s pension plan, the West Warwick Town Council heard Tuesday from Carly Iafrate, a labor lawyer representing a group of retired town employees, who suggested the town look into ditching its pensio…

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COVENTRY — With two weeks to go before Coventry residents once again head to the polls to vote on the town’s FY20 budget, the town council this week unanimously approved a revised spending plan that Interim Town Manager Ed Warzycha called an “adequate compromise.”

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WEST WARWICK — The Cowesett Plaza parking lot was filled Sunday with vendors offering all sorts of trinkets and craftwork beside others selling various household goods and cleaning products. 

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WEST WARWICK — Against each one of the monuments that lines West Warwick Veterans Memorial Park, a wreath of red, white and blue flowers was laid gently Monday morning in honor of those Americans whose lives have been lost in armed conflict. 

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COVENTRY — Before a crowd of hundreds in the auditorium at Coventry High School, Superintendent Craig Levis said during Thursday’s school committee meeting that he would continue to advocate for the $73.7 million budget that last week was rejected by voters, and he encouraged others to do th…

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WEST WARWICK - It’s back to the drawing board for the town of West Warwick, after its residents for the first time since 2012 voted during Thursday’s all-day referendum to reject the town’s proposed spending plan.

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COVENTRY — The town hall annex was packed Wednesday with residents frustrated over the cuts proposed in the town manager’s revised FY20 spending plan scenarios, which in the event of level funding could include a $1.4 million reduction to the school district and elimination of the recreation…

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COVENTRY — Annabella Rosa had never imagined that she would one day hope to pursue a career involving children. That was, at least, until she started working at the town summer camp. 

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WEST WARWICK — In the West Warwick High School cafeteria this week, foreign flags draped across a wall and Italian instrumental music filled the air, creating somewhat of a European ambience, as school officials, teachers and family trickled in to celebrate a group of students as they were i…

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WEST WARWICK — More than two decades ago, the West Warwick Jaycees held its first Ecology Day at its Riverpoint Corridor and Arboretum. And last Saturday, as volunteers gathered to plant flowers and honor military members and those lost in the Station Nightclub Fire, the beloved tradition wa…