WEST WARWICK — Each week, hundreds of people from Rhode Island and beyond visit the building at 15 Factory Street to stock up on groceries for only a small donation, no questions asked.
In an old cemetery off of Tiogue Avenue, many of the gravestones had seen better days. Some sat crooked in the ground; several had been broken into pieces. But on Saturday, a group of dedicated volunteers set out to revitalize the historic site.
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.
WEST WARWICK — An event that took place over the weekend at the Pawtuxet Valley Preservation and Historical Society headquarters was one for the history books.
WEST WARWICK — Early on in his career with Cumberland Farms, Steve Genovesi knew that he would be in it for the long haul.
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.
WEST WARWICK — The Rhode Island House speaker stood Saturday morning before a large screen, his hand resting on the tactical belt at his waist. Joseph Shekarchi was unsure how the video scenario projected before him would play out, and he needed to be prepared for anything.
In the Coventry High School gymnasium on Friday morning, the excitement was palpable.
WEST WARWICK — With help from a Rhode Island Foundation grant, a community-driven initiative is underway to ensure those in West Warwick who need it have an affordable, supportive place to call home.
COVENTRY — At the Gen. Nathanael Greene Homestead this past weekend, dozens of local scouts gathered for two days of fun activities, service work and enjoying the great outdoors.
COVENTRY — On Feb. 3, 1943, as the ship they traveled aboard slipped beneath the surface of the frigid Atlantic Ocean, four selfless Army chaplains sacrificed their own lives so that others might live.
COVENTRY — Throughout her life, Lorraine Bramble has turned to writing as a way of expressing herself; whether faced with a tragedy or suddenly inspired by the beauty of her surroundings, Bramble has often dealt with situations by putting pen to paper.
WEST WARWICK — In their first live musical in more than two years, the West Warwick High School Players show that when faced with a crisis, a little optimism can go a long way.
WEST WARWICK — Festive floats and marching bands made their way slowly through Arctic Village this weekend as spectators watched in excitement, Irish flags in hand, shamrocks bobbing above their heads or printed onto their clothing.
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.
WEST WARWICK — On Sunday, for the first time in three years, the town will be painted green.
COVENTRY — A special election to fill the vacancy on the Coventry School Committee has been scheduled for May 3, and one of the two candidates to throw a hat in the ring is Ana Isabel dos Reis-Couto.
COVENTRY —At its core, Coventry’s newest eatery is about family.
COVENTRY — For as long as she can remember, Michelle Lee Costa has had a passion for lifting women up.
COVENTRY — Following the governor's announcement that school districts will have the option beginning March 4 to drop their mask mandates, the superintendent of Coventry Public Schools this week presented a plan to make masks optional in the district's schools.
COVENTRY — Noah Aldana knows that a little kindness goes a long way.
With Rhode Island set to lift its statewide school mask mandate early next month, local school districts have been mulling over just what that will look like in their own buildings.
WEST WARWICK — Before a room filled with their loved ones, more than two dozen members of the West Warwick Fire Department were honored this week during a promotional and swearing-in ceremony that took place at West Warwick High School.
COVENTRY — Next month, Unified athletes, teachers and other members of the Coventry High School community will sprint into the chilly waters of Roger Wheeler State Beach, but not just for the thrill of it — these Oakers will be freezin’ for a reason.
WEST WARWICK — Since earning his badge last year, Ryan Fletcher has enjoyed the variety that each day as a patrolman with the West Warwick Police Department brings.
COVENTRY — Two dozen people were hospitalized Thursday night, after a fire broke out at Genesis Respiratory and Rehabilitation Center in Coventry.
COVENTRY — With plans to study engineering after he graduates this spring from Coventry High School, Alexander Travison was thrilled earlier this month to learn that he’d been awarded $10,000 through a nationwide Junior ROTC scholarship program.
WEST WARWICK — Centers Health Care on Monday presented Project Hand Up with a $2,500 check, a donation made to recognize the nonprofit for its role assisting hundreds of Rhode Islanders weekly.
COVENTRY — Viola Knight Sroka sat Thursday evening at her kitchen table, a sparkling pink tiara on her head and a “100 & fabulous” sash draped over one shoulder.
COVENTRY — Luke Murray has stepped away from the Coventry School Committee, leaving the District 1 seat up for grabs.
WEST WARWICK — As she prepares to graduate from Coventry High School, senior Lauren Chopy has her sights set on pursuing a career in music therapy. Having studied voice privately since age 11, Chopy understands the ability of music to heal.
WEST WARWICK — The West Warwick Town Council this week authorized using some of the town’s pandemic relief funds to upgrade its cybersecurity and IT infrastructure, and to purchase vehicles that the town manager said are “needed to provide vital public safety and inspection services.”
COVENTRY — The Coventry Town Council and Coventry Historic Preservation Commission came together recently to discuss ways that the two groups can collaborate on ensuring important pieces of the town’s past are still here in the future.
COVENTRY — From allocating funds to the town’s fire districts, to tackling projects that will improve the health of its lakes and ponds, residents so far have proposed a range of uses for the federal funds headed Coventry’s way through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
WEST WARWICK — More than 90 years later, Helen Danis still remembers the day that pre-sliced bread loaves first hit the shelves.
WEST WARWICK — In an effort to correct the months-long delays in receiving pension checks that some retired town employees have had to endure, West Warwick’s town manager and human resources director have both joined the pension board in hopes that moving forward there will be no more proble…
COVENTRY — Students on Coventry’s CyberPatriot teams have a lot to be proud of, having earned top spots within their tier during the world's largest cybersecurity competition.
WEST WARWICK — At 102 years old, Dick Hughes has achieved a lot in his lifetime.
COVENTRY — Two years ago, work got underway to create a plan for improving Coventry’s aging school facilities. Countless hours went into developing an $89 million project proposal; the next step was to get the town council’s OK to let voters weigh in on that proposal during a referendum in t…
WEST WARWICK — Thanks to a nearly $50,000 grant, West Warwick Public Library this month launched a program aimed at getting residents affected by the coronavirus pandemic — whether mentally, financially or otherwise — the help they need to recover.
WEST WARWICK — In West Warwick, recently designated as a Tree City USA community for the 20th consecutive year, an appreciation for nature is apparently deeply rooted.
WEST WARWICK — The West Warwick Elks Lodge was filled with guests during a veterans appreciation dinner and tribute to Pearl Harbor on Saturday, 80 years after the attack that thrust the United States into World War II.
WEST WARWICK — For more than 40 years, Christmas Is helped to make the holidays bright for hundreds of West Warwick families in need. With the organization’s recent dissolution, the Christian Hill Community Church is stepping in to ensure no family goes without this Christmas.
WEST WARWICK — Old Glory flies high above West Warwick's Veterans Square, a vivid reminder of all who have fought for freedom. But the flag hasn't always been there.
WEST WARWICK — Just in time for the holidays, The Arctic Playhouse has moved in fully to its theater at 1249 Main Street — and what better way to celebrate than by inviting audience members in to enjoy a Christmas classic.