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COVENTRY — Despite the obstacles thrown in their paths over the last few months of school, students at Coventry High School excelled on the College Board’s Advanced Placement exams compared to their peers around the globe.

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WEST WARWICK — With just a month and a half to go before the beginning of the school year, the West Warwick School Committee this week unanimously approved a Memorandum of Agreement aimed at ensuring a safe environment when buildings finally reopen. 

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COVENTRY — According to her colleagues at Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School, there are numerous words that can be used to describe Cheryl Saucier. She’s fair; she’s dedicated; she’s positive; she’s an advocate for her students. And it’s for those reasons — plus many more — that she’s been n…

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WEST WARWICK — Aliyah Naseer worked tirelessly to be able to purchase her very first car, squirreling away gift money and saving every paycheck she’d earned from her job as a busser at a local restaurant. Then finally, after acing her driver's test, she was able last week to bring her new ca…

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Election season is officially underway, and a number of political newcomers have joined current office-holders in declaring their hopes to appear on local ballots this November.

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COVENTRY — During a virtual ceremony streamed live Thursday on the town's YouTube channel, a variety of awards were given out to students in the Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) program at Coventry High School, before promotions were announced and the unit’s incoming leade…

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WEST WARWICK — It’s been four months since The Arctic Playhouse last welcomed theatergoers into its location on West Warwick’s Main Street for its popular Cabaret Club. But while the theater, itself, remains empty, a new virtual cabaret series is set to bring high quality musical performance…

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COVENTRY — The Coventry Town Council this week voted 4-1 to adopt a Fiscal Year 2021 budget that makes sweeping cuts to department requests, included a reduction to the school district’s proposed budget that the superintendent has said will be “devastating” if ultimately passed by voters.

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WEST WARWICK — The West Warwick Town Council on Monday approved a Fiscal Year 2021 budget of $101.75 million to be presented to voters next month during a virtual financial town meeting. 

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COVENTRY — Olivia Williams needed an escape from the frequent negativity she’d been seeing online since the coronavirus pandemic took hold. So, equipped with a variety of art supplies and plenty of terracotta flower pots, she began to design and make handmade “pot people.” 

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Despite not yet knowing just what reopening their buildings will entail, school districts across the state are forced to grapple with how the next academic year might look as they develop plans for welcoming students and faculty back to the classroom in just two and a half months.  

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COVENTRY — By the time she finally got her organization, Coventry Community Alliance, off the ground in April, Nicole Picard had spent quite some time picturing the town's residents flocking together to create memories that would be looked back on fondly for years to come. 

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WEST WARWICK — A monetary donation from the Department of Rhode Island American Legion to the Emanuel Lutheran Church food cupboard will go a long way in ensuring there’s enough food to go around.  

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WEST WARWICK — Uncertainty over how the pandemic will impact the Fiscal Year 2021 budget lingering, the West Warwick School Committee was given the difficult task this week of laying off nearly a dozen of the district’s teachers.

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WEST WARWICK — An abbreviated Memorial Day ceremony held no less significance, as a small group of local veterans gathered for around 15 minutes Monday morning to pay tribute to all those whose lives have been lost in armed conflict.

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WEST WARWICK — Having dedicated more than three decades to teaching Rhode Islanders to dance, the Coburns have really missed seeing their students since two months ago the COVID-19 pandemic caused them to close the doors to their West Warwick studio. 

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COVENTRY — The Coventry Teachers’ Alliance Scholarship Fund Award Night, an event that typically draws hundreds to the Coventry High School auditorium, took place remotely last week, with 137 graduating seniors awarded scholarships totaling $115,000.

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COVENTRY — Thirty-some years ago, a group of Coventry High School students formed a band covering classic rock songs of the ’50s and ’60s. The young musicians toured all over Rhode Island, playing at homecomings and father-daughter dances in gymnasiums statewide.

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COVENTRY — As a new fiscal year approaches and towns across the state continue to contemplate what next year’s budgets will look like, town councilors in Coventry on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution calling on Gov. Gina Raimondo to convene the General Assembly for a special session s…

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COVENTRY — While municipalities grapple with how the COVID-19 pandemic might impact future budgets, town councilors in Coventry met this week for their first budget workshop of the season to review a document whose numbers paint quite a different picture of the upcoming fiscal year than was …

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COVENTRY — To help them navigate the various obstacles they may be encountering while learning remotely, the Coventry Substance Abuse Task Force will begin today hosting weekly virtual meetings for all interested Coventry High School students.

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WEST WARWICK — As they reviewed the Fiscal Year 2021 budget requests of the various town departments Tuesday, members of the West Warwick Town Council also heard from the fire chief about some of the unexpected costs the department has incurred in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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WEST WARWICK — Planted on lawns all across town, yard signs let passersby know that a member of the West Warwick High School class of 2020 lives there. There are hundreds of them, each representing one of the 235 local students whose senior year was affected drastically by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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COVENTRY — As part of the Coventry school district’s efforts to cut back on what it pays annually for energy, the school committee during its virtual meeting last week authorized a deal expected to save the schools around $100,000 per year. 

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WEST WARWICK — Despite looming uncertainty around what local budgets will look like in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the West Warwick Town Council tonight will meet virtually for its first workshop to discuss the proposed Fiscal Year 2021 municipal budget. 

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WEST WARWICK — With lots of confusion surrounding whether or not residents can expect to have their yard waste picked up while the COVID-19 pandemic keeps the town under a state of emergency, the West Warwick Town Council took time during its meeting last week to address the issue.

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WEST WARWICK — With one foot planted in the traditions that have defined Scouting for more than a century and the other stretched out ahead, West Warwick’s Pack 1913 is eager to forge its own path as a brand new Cub Scout unit within the Narragansett Council. 

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WEST WARWICK — Earlier this month, a West Warwick landmark and the site of countless gatherings throughout the years was knocked down. 

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WEST WARWICK — During a meeting this week that was streamed live on the town website, town councilors in West Warwick got an update on the Fiscal Year 2021 budget adoption from the town manager, who warned that there remains a lot of uncertainty surrounding the process. 

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COVENTRY — In a public service announcement posted online by the town’s COVID-19 task force, video clips of Coventry firefighters, police officers and paramedics dressed in various protective gear are woven together to show residents just what they can expect when first responders arrive at …