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COVENTRY — When Judi Tessitore Nietupski opened Judi T. Dance Studio more than 40 years ago, it was out of a deep love for dance in its various forms. But despite what its name suggests, Nietupski maintains that she, in fact, didn’t found the successful West Warwick-based dance school. 

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WEST WARWICK — As the town dives into conversations over establishing a program to pick up unwanted textiles right from residents’ homes, one local business plans to go ahead with offering the service, beginning in West Warwick. 

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COVENTRY — With the town council’s approval this week of a resolution authorizing additional manpower in the final stage of the project to close the landfill on Arnold Road, remediation efforts at the site are nearly complete. 

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WEST WARWICK — In a black and white photograph displayed at AJ’s Restaurant, a young Mike Roarke kneels in a field, a Detroit Tigers cap on his head and a wooden bat in his hands. The image, a relic of Roarke’s storied career, was hung recently to pay homage to the late baseball legend in hi…

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WEST WARWICK — A couple of weeks after authorizing Stalwart Films to film parts of season two of “NOS4A2” in town, the town council this week adopted a set of standards to be followed by any filmmaker who wishes to film in West Warwick. 

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WEST WARWICK — With an eye on the exciting future awaiting The Arctic Playhouse, Ida Zecco at the end of the month will bring her one-woman show “Thanks for the Mammaries” to the theater for a couple of benefit performances. 

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WEST WARWICK — There are many words that can be used to describe West Warwick resident Al Albrektson. He’s an artist; a teacher; a veteran. And as of Monday, he’s also a centenarian. 

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COVENTRY — As the new school year kicked off this week, so did a three-year initiative to educate the entire town in addressing the various effects trauma can have on the community and its children. 

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WEST WARWICK — At 100 years old, Albert DeSilva has led quite a life. From growing up as one of five brothers in West Warwick, to serving in World War II, and singing decades later in a barbershop quartet in Florida, DeSilva’s experiences are global and varied. And he remembers it all vividly. 

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JAMESTOWN — Last month, 300 swimmers set off across Narragansett Bay as part of a Rhode Island tradition that’s taken place annually for over four decades. The 1.7-nautical mile journey is quite a feat in any case, but for one Coventry resident, in particular, completing this year’s swim was…

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COVENTRY — Norma Smith has fond memories of the various community events held regularly in Coventry when she was growing up. Images of Old Home Days, for example, play in her mind as she thinks back on her childhood. 

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COVENTRY — Eighty-five years ago, Knotty Oaker roots were planted in Coventry. In the time since, a lot has happened in the hallways and classrooms of Coventry High School: countless friendships have formed, lessons have been learned, championships won. 

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COVENTRY — Before voting earlier this week to extend Ed Warzycha’s contract as Coventry’s interim town manager, the town council discussed the so-far unsuccessful search for a qualified candidate to fill the position permanently.

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COVENTRY — Dressing the World War II monument that sits in front of the Coventry Police Department, patriotic bunting and an emblem bearing the number “75” pay tribute to a milestone anniversary that holds a lot of significance for a number of local veterans.

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WEST WARWICK — Before a packed council chambers, West Warwick this week became the 10th Rhode Island town to officially declare its support of the Second Amendment of the U.S Constitution. 

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COVENTRY — “Eleanor Rigby” echoed from the gazebo outside the Town Hall Annex, as a crowd of Coventry residents relaxed in folding chairs and children danced in the grass and played yard games. In an adjacent parking lot, vintage cars sat on display, their hoods popped to show off the detail…

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COVENTRY — Applause echoed through the council chambers last week as the school committee made the unanimous decision to approve AnnMarie Zaborski for an assistant principal position at Coventry High School. 

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COVENTRY — Approximately $9,000 in State Opioid Response funding awarded to the Coventry School District will help bolster substance abuse prevention efforts in the middle and high schools, Superintendent Craig Levis said this week. 

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WEST WARWICK — A century ago, West Warwick’s American Legion Post 2 was founded with a mission that’s remained steadfast: to look out for veterans and their families. 

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COVENTRY — For years, Coventry fire dispatchers have been stuck in an outdated building using antiquated methods for taking service calls. But with the town council’s approval this week of a proposal to relocate the fire dispatch system into the new Police and Human Services Complex, the dep…

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COVENTRY — John Vanluevan Graichen was four years old the first time he went fishing — he used a cane pole to teach himself during one of his family’s regular trips to Connecticut. 

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WEST WARWICK — A new method for collecting tax bill payments in West Warwick is expected to simplify the process significantly, benefiting taxpayers and the town, alike, the town’s tax collector said this week.

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WEST WARWICK — The streets of Arctic are lined with festive banners and hanging baskets, petunias in various shades of pink draping over their edges. 

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WEST WARWICK — Facing declining Mass attendance, the oldest Catholic Church in the state will merge this summer with one of its nearby counterparts, the Rhode Island Catholic Diocese of Providence announced Monday.

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COVENTRY — School is out, the 2020 budget has been adopted, and it’s official: summer is nearly here. And when it comes to summer fun, the Coventry Parks and Recreation Department has got locals covered. 

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COVENTRY — In the last three weeks, new business owners Michael and Stephen Celio have opened the doors to two ice cream shops — one in Coventry and the other in Cranston. And while that may seem stressful, the brothers are thrilled to be in the business of selling a product loved by nearly …

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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.