COVENTRY — From serving up meals featuring locally-sourced ingredients to collaborating with nonprofits that benefit residents in need, Coventry’s newest restaurant is on a mission to become a powerful force for good in the community.
WEST WARWICK — It’s been months since the coronavirus pandemic pressed pause on many aspects of life. And after months of patiently waiting for things to return to normal, Mya Lemery has decided that for the When I Grow Up theater group, it's time for the show to go on.
COVENTRY — At the Anthony Village Green, a memorial pays homage to more than 200 Coventry residents who served in World War I. The park offers a peaceful place to reflect on their sacrifices, but a recent rash of vandalism at the site has local veterans pleading with whoever is responsible t…
COVENTRY — The coronavirus pandemic has claimed yet another business — in this case, one with a rich history in the community and a reputation for high quality.
COVENTRY — Months after taxpayers in Coventry rejected a Fiscal Year 2021 budget that would have resulted in no increase to the tax rate, the town council earlier this week voted to adopt a new budget to present to residents during a second all-day referendum, likely to take place later this month.
COVENTRY — Every year for more than six decades, Saints John & Paul Parish has hosted its Snowflake Bazaar. The event is the largest fundraiser of the year for the parish, Fr. Michael Woolley said, and has become a beloved holiday tradition among community members.
COVENTRY — As students in Coventry continue the fight to save athletics and extracurricular activities amid a dramatic budget situation, a fundraiser by a group of athletes and parents to save Coventry High School’s fall sports season has earned thousands of dollars in a matter of days.
WEST WARWICK — On a crisp morning this past weekend, members of the board of the Pawtuxet Valley Preservation and Historical Society gathered for a brief ceremony to commemorate the groundbreaking on an addition to the historic building at 1679 Main Street where thousands of local artifacts live.
WEST WARWICK — Despite her long-time passion for writing short stories, Brianna Timpson can hardly believe that she finally gets to call herself a published author.
By KENDRA GRAVELLE
WEST WARWICK — Jim Plummer Jr. had just gotten started raising funds for pediatric cancer research through the Great Cycle Challenge USA when he got a nasty surprise late last week: his bike, an integral component of his mission, had been stolen.
WEST WARWICK —With the Rhode Island Senate Dist. 9 seat up for grabs this year, political newcomer John Burke is hoping he can bring a fresh perspective to the Statehouse.
WEST WARWICK — As the Sept. 8 state primary approaches, Democrat Geoffrey Rousselle said his experience as a small business owner and former town councilor give him a unique understanding of the needs of his potential constituents.
COVENTRY — The results of a well-overdue sewer use rate study have revealed that, after years of no increases, Coventry will need to implement an immediate — and dramatic — increase to its sewer use rate.
Mounted to a wall in the Pawtuxet Valley Daily Times building, Irving Hudson’s portrait spent many, many decades keeping close watch over the newspaper’s editorial staff. He watched as his wife and later his daughters took up the reins following his death in 1949; he bore witness to drastic …
COVENTRY — As school districts statewide struggle to identify funding sources for the pricey upgrades necessary to bring their buildings to safe standards in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Coventry School Committee this week passed a resolution pleading for much-needed help from the state.
WEST WARWICK — Jim Plummer Jr. has a passion for cycling. He struggles with anxiety, he said this week, and nothing eases his mind quite like a ride around town does.
HOPKINTON — Beneath the trees of Camp Yawgoog this weekend, three original members of West Warwick’s newest Cub Scout unit took their first steps into Scouts BSA.
WEST WARWICK — Irene Stoddard sat in her chair at West View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a blue mask across her mouth and nose and a glittering tiara atop her head. Floating just above her shoulder, a couple of balloons indicated her age.
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.