COVENTRY — The Coventry Town Council this week approved a number of proposed questions to be placed on the November ballot for amendments to the town charter, including one clarifying the process for reappointing the acting town manager and another that would require public comment be includ…
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.
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.
COVENTRY — An adult male was found dead early Thursday morning after a fire engulfed a home on Read Avenue in Coventry, police have confirmed.
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…
COVENTRY — It’s a quiet summer in Coventry.
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…
COVENTRY — While trust in law enforcement wavers nationwide, a car parade organized this week by a Coventry nonprofit aimed to show local police officers that their community has their backs.
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.
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…
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…
COVENTRY — As he set his eyes for the first time on his family's new home, a freshly renovated house on Hoxie Court in Coventry, Bryan Cline was immediately overcome by a feeling of comfort.
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.
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.
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.”
WEST WARWICK — During a public hearing this week on the Fiscal Year 2021 budget, the West Warwick Town Council agreed to earmark funding in the spending plan for a clinician who would work directly with local law enforcement on issues involving mental health.
COVENTRY — As he prepares to enter the Ivy League, Liam Cohen has a bit of advice for the students who in the fall will replace him and his classmates in the hallways and classrooms of Coventry High School.
Robert Haffey, president and chief operating officer of Kent Hospital, recently paid visits to local first responders to offer his gratitude for their service and support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
COVENTRY — Billowing at the top of a flagpole before the Coventry Town Hall, a Portuguese flag stands as a celebration of the heritage shared by many of the town's residents.
WEST WARWICK — The American Legion continued its generosity last week, giving donations to two Rhode Island organizations that contribute to the safety and wellbeing of area families.
WEST WARWICK — It was a tough call to make — incredibly tough, Laurie Swanson said — but after much consideration, the town has chosen to cancel the West Warwick Civic Center Summer Program this year.
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.
WEST WARWICK — Their senior year has been far from normal, but for Megan O’Kelly and Victoria Pelit, who are graduating this week at the top of their class, distance learning hasn’t detracted from the impact West Warwick High School has had on their lives.
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.
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.
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.
COVENTRY — After two local firefighters tested positive for COVID-19 in the early days of the pandemic, Frank Brown, chief of the Central Coventry and Hopkins Hill fire districts, made himself a promise.
COVENTRY — It may have put a halt to most of the annual SkillsUSA Rhode Island competitions, but the coronavirus pandemic didn’t stop one Coventry High School student from snagging a gold medal.
COVENTRY — If there’s one thing Sophia Paliotti hopes the “Adopt a Senior” program gives to her peers in the Coventry High School class of 2020, she hopes it gives them something to look forward to.
WEST WARWICK — John Burke, a Democrat and lifelong resident of West Warwick, has announced his bid for the District 9 state Senate seat.
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.
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.
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.
COVENTRY — Strung across the memorial at 1075 Main Street, dozens of black-and-white photographs of World War II veterans were posted this week in recognition of the day 75 years ago when, following six years of war, Nazi Germany surrendered to Allied forces.
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…
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WEST WARWICK — Social distancing protocols put in place to stem the surge of COVID-19 cases have resulted in all kinds of cancellations nationwide. But at The Arctic Playhouse, Ida Zecco is determined to ensure that the show will go on.
WARWICK — Outside Kent Hospital Tuesday, the night glowed in shades of red and blue.
WEST WARWICK — Earlier this month, a West Warwick landmark and the site of countless gatherings throughout the years was knocked down.
COVENTRY — As he prepares to retire after serving for more than two decades in the Army, Matthew Medeiros is getting used to wearing a new hat — one with a wide brim, a fencing veil and a bulky jacket to match.
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.
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 …
WEST WARWICK — Tricia Sellon created Lilu Love with the mission of making the world a better place. So when the COVID-19 pandemic took hold several weeks ago, there was only one thing to do.