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.
COVENTRY — In the American Meteorological Society's latest monthly newsletter, Tiffany Risch shares her thoughts on the importance of showing her students that they’re supported. While distance learning has presented plenty of challenges, she added last week, Risch is pleased with how her st…
WEST WARWICK — Now more than ever, a little bit of kindness can go a long way.
WEST WARWICK — They may be apart, but in a performance uploaded to YouTube last week, their voices blend as if there were no distance between them.
COVENTRY — Superintendent Craig Levis is feeling pretty good so far about how distance learning is going in Coventry, he said Monday. But with the governor’s announcement this week that schools are to remain closed through the end of April because of the coronavirus pandemic, Levis added tha…
COVENTRY — With uncertainty looming as the 2021 fiscal year approaches, the Coventry Town Council met remotely this week to vote on a revised budget calendar and to hear an update from the interim town manager on the fiscal impact on the town of the coronavirus pandemic.
WEST WARWICK — The first week of distance learning in Rhode Island has come and gone, and in West Warwick, Superintendent Karen Tarasevich said Monday that she feels good about how it’s been going.
WEST WARWICK — On his family’s dining room table, a 3D printer spends hours every day slowly producing pieces to be assembled into face shields that will be donated toward the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Students from West Warwick High School have been working from their homes on creating 3D-printed face shields to be donated to front line health and safety workers. Read more about the project this week in the Times. Pictured: junior Seth Giguere wears one of the face masks he just printed.
WEST WARWICK — To assist in reducing emergency room visits unrelated to COVID-19 during the global pandemic, Thundermist Health Center has announced it will keep its doors open for patients with urgent dental needs.
COVENTRY — Since opening her fitness studio three years ago, Cassandra LaPlante has striven to create a space that her patrons look forward to coming to.
Father Michael Woolley has always preferred in-person interactions over virtual. Before the coronavirus pandemic took hold, he never would have imagined himself delivering a homily from Coventry’s Saints John and Paul Parish to a remote audience via Facebook.
WEST WARWICK — More than 200 families visited Be The Change/ Project Hand Up Sunday afternoon, each leaving with a grocery haul valued at around $100.
WEST WARWICK — Since the outbreak of the new coronavirus disease was declared a pandemic two weeks ago, organizations nationwide have had to adapt in the interest of stemming its spread. At the West Warwick Public Library, librarians have turned to the web to ensure patrons are still able to…
COVENTRY — As she read a book in bed one night last week, Tori Pentell got an idea.
COVENTRY — The Coventry School Committee last week voted unanimously in favor of a new three-year contract with the Coventry Teachers’ Alliance that could result in significant savings in the school district’s budget.
WEST WARWICK — As paper products and sanitizer began flying off of grocery store shelves amid the panic surrounding the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, one local boy last week wanted to make sure the elderly and disabled residents of his local housing authority had what they needed.
COVENTRY — As teachers statewide prepare to educate their students remotely beginning Monday, Superintendent Craig Levis is proud to see that Coventry Public Schools staff members are taking the situation in stride.
WEST WARWICK — West Warwick High School sat vacant Monday, as school vacation week got underway a month early amid concerns of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19. But while the rest of the building was silent, in the kitchen, a few Sodexo employees spent hours preparing bagged meals to ensure…
WEST WARWICK — For the first time in six decades, St. Patrick’s Day in the Pawtuxet Valley won’t be commemorated with a parade through Arctic.
WEST WARWICK — In October of 1974, a young West Warwick patrol officer was issuing a traffic ticket on Providence Street when he was struck by a vehicle traveling twice the posted speed limit.
COVENTRY — When he began his career as a patrol officer with the Coventry Police Department 25 years ago, John MacDonald never imagined that he’d eventually be at the helm of the organization.
COVENTRY — After years of anticipation, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) team has come and gone from Coventry High School.
WEST WARWICK — With just two weeks to go before West Warwick’s first budget workshop of the season, the town manager this week offered a glimpse into what can be expected of his proposed Fiscal Year 2021 budget.
WEST WARWICK — If not for the contributions of one Pawtuxet Valley native, Rhode Island’s political landscape may have turned out quite different than it has.
COVENTRY — Where BrewMasters Neighborhood Tavern once served up pub grub and 50-some draught beers, a new establishment now beckons hungry diners with fresh-caught seafood and a relaxed family atmosphere.