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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…

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COVENTRY — Coventry’s Department of Public Works building was a sea of brightly colored vests at noon on Saturday, as volunteers reconvened for a pizza party after collecting more than a ton of trash from various sites around town.

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According to data released last week by the state, graduation rates in both Coventry and West Warwick saw a spike in 2018, with the overall rates of each landing well above the state average of 84 percent. 

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WEST WARWICK — A new bench at West Warwick High School will serve  to recognize the efforts of a group of students who, in just six months, managed to collect more than 500 pounds of plastic to take a top spot in the Trex Plastic Film Recycling Challenge. 

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COVENTRY — Having acquired the know-how to assist in a range of emergency situations, nine new Coventry RI CERT volunteers who recently completed the FEMA CERT basic training course were recognized Monday by the town council.

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COVENTRY — Tasked last week with determining the ramifications of level funding across municipal departments, Ed Warzycha, Coventry’s interim town manager, presented the town council Monday with a couple hypothetical scenarios, each of which he said would be devastating. 

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COVENTRY — A shiny new sedan sits in the garage at Coventry Career and Technical Center, begging students studying automotive technology to take a peak beneath its hood. 

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WEST WARWICK — A new installation at Main St. Sports Pub speaks volumes of the man for whom it was built. 

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COVENTRY — It’s difficult for Eric Thatcher to imagine a life free of illness. But when he does think about what he’ll do if he receives the kidney he’s been seeking, he said he pictures himself paying hospital visits to young patients like himself. 

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COVENTRY — One hundred years ago, the Nathanael Greene Homestead Association was formed with a couple goals in mind: to keep alive the memory of America’s founding, and to commemorate the vital role of a Coventry resident in that founding. 

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WEST WARWICK - After several years working to help low-income families in the local community with everything from food to Christmas gifts to random acts of kindness, Angel in Action founder Debra Roffo cut the ribbon Saturday afternoon on her latest endeavor, Angel's Closet, a place where f…

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WEST WARWICK – The West Warwick Fire Department swore in five new firefighters and promoted several longtime members during their annual ceremony at West Warwick High School Monday night.

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WARWICK – Representative and Rhode Island House Majority Leader Joseph Shekarchi and Walmart officials took a tour of the Kenney Manufacturing warehouse this week to get a better idea of how the company is doing its part to promote U.S. made products at the local level.

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WEST WARWICK – Rhode Island’s leading non profit supporter of local veterans, Operation Stand Down RI, accepted donations from two local organizations on Friday to support the running of two of their residential homes for veterans.

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WEST WARWICK - On Tuesday night the West Warwick Town Council discussed the consequences of a recent finding by the office of the Attorney General that the body violated the Open Meetings Act during a meeting on March 20, 2018.

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WEST WARWICK - On Tuesday night the West Warwick Town Council discussed the consequences of a recent finding by the office of the Attorney General that the body violated the Open Meetings Act during a meeting on March 20, 2018.

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WEST WARWICK –– The West Warwick Police Department is participating in a new initiative to solve local cold cases such as homicides and missing persons using simple playing cards.