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WEST WARWICK — The West Warwick Town Council voted unanimously this week to put some of the town’s federal relief funds toward compensating municipal employees who have worked during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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COVENTRY — Coventry High School went into lockdown Monday, following multiple reports that someone on campus may have had a gun. 

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COVENTRY — With less than two weeks to go before Thanksgiving, the Coventry High School Navy Junior ROTC has partnered with a local fitness center in an effort to ensure that everyone is able to enjoy a festive meal. 

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COVENTRY — The Coventry High School Alumni Association has announced the latest group of Oakers to be inducted into the Coventry High School Hall of Fame. They’re lifesavers, teachers and givers, and each of them has had a positive impact on the community. 

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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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WEST WARWICK — On Main Street in Arctic Village, a new business beckons passersby with the promise of delicious cakes, fresh-baked pastries, and many of the same Portuguese treats that have been enjoyed by locals for years. 

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COVENTRY — Right off of the Coventry Greenway, located inside a repurposed shipping container at the town’s transfer station, the Coventry Bike Bank is officially open for business. 

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WEST WARWICK — Having risen through the ranks of the West Warwick Police Department, Ernest Lavigne has officially made it to the top.

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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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WEST WARWICK — Two months after residents approved a $7 million road bond, the West Warwick Town Council has voted to award contracts for the rehabilitation of numerous roads throughout the town.  

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

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COVENTRY — In the village of Arkwright, stretched across the Pawtuxet River, an abandoned bridge harks back to the days when area mills flourished and carriages were a common mode of transportation. 

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WEST WARWICK — There’s no substitute for hard work, Meghan Janicki said during a recent interview. Even if something seems impossible, she said, as long you put in the effort, you’re bound to see results.

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WEST WARWICK — After 27 years working in law enforcement for the Town of West Warwick, Col. Mark Knott will officially be wearing a new hat come the end of the month. 

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WEST WARWICK — For Hannah Shindler, the last 15 months were a time of self reflection. It was during that time, as she mulled over her interests while studying remotely, that the plans for her future really took shape. 

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COVENTRY — With less than a week to go before Coventry’s all-day budget referendum, Town Council President Ann Dickson is urging residents to support the $111.7 million budget being presented to them for the fiscal year beginning July 1. 

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COVENTRY — On Dec. 7, 1941, a young Coventry resident was among more than 2,400 Americans killed in the attack that launched the United States into World War II. Nearly four years later, the same war claimed his brother’s life. 

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COVENTRY — On the eastern side of Coventry, a small body of water has long been a favorite spot of swimmers, kayakers and anglers, alike. But with aquatic invasives threatening its future, a group of residents is on a mission to restore the lake they love by keeping the troublesome plants at bay. 

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COVENTRY — As it contemplates what to do about the town’s sewer system, the Coventry Town Council on Saturday welcomed residents to a virtual workshop on the history and potential future of the troubled program. 

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WEST WARWICK — The West Warwick Public Library was announced on Thursday by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) as a finalist for the 2021 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries.