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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. 

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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…

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.  

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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COVENTRY — Two dozen people were hospitalized Thursday night, after a fire broke out at Genesis Respiratory and Rehabilitation Center in Coventry. 

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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. 

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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.”

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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. 

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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). 

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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…

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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…

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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. 

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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.