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WEST WARWICK — Having risen through the ranks of the West Warwick Police Department, Ernest Lavigne has officially made it to the top.

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COVENTRY — Town councilors in Coventry heard an update this week on a plan to top the former landfill on Arnold Road with a solar installation — a project that over the next two and a half decades could generate some $2.5 million in lease revenue. 

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WEST WARWICK — Two months after residents approved a $7 million road bond, the West Warwick Town Council has voted to award contracts for the rehabilitation of numerous roads throughout the town.  

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COVENTRY — Amid widespread concern from residents regarding a drastic water level drop, a judge on Friday ordered that the draining of Johnson's Pond be stopped, and that the water be allowed to rise again.  

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COVENTRY — In the village of Arkwright, stretched across the Pawtuxet River, an abandoned bridge harks back to the days when area mills flourished and carriages were a common mode of transportation. 

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WEST WARWICK — There’s no substitute for hard work, Meghan Janicki said during a recent interview. Even if something seems impossible, she said, as long you put in the effort, you’re bound to see results.

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WEST WARWICK — After 27 years working in law enforcement for the Town of West Warwick, Col. Mark Knott will officially be wearing a new hat come the end of the month. 

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WEST WARWICK — For Hannah Shindler, the last 15 months were a time of self reflection. It was during that time, as she mulled over her interests while studying remotely, that the plans for her future really took shape. 

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COVENTRY — With less than a week to go before Coventry’s all-day budget referendum, Town Council President Ann Dickson is urging residents to support the $111.7 million budget being presented to them for the fiscal year beginning July 1. 

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COVENTRY — On Dec. 7, 1941, a young Coventry resident was among more than 2,400 Americans killed in the attack that launched the United States into World War II. Nearly four years later, the same war claimed his brother’s life. 

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COVENTRY — On the eastern side of Coventry, a small body of water has long been a favorite spot of swimmers, kayakers and anglers, alike. But with aquatic invasives threatening its future, a group of residents is on a mission to restore the lake they love by keeping the troublesome plants at bay. 

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COVENTRY — As it contemplates what to do about the town’s sewer system, the Coventry Town Council on Saturday welcomed residents to a virtual workshop on the history and potential future of the troubled program. 

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WEST WARWICK — The West Warwick Public Library was announced on Thursday by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) as a finalist for the 2021 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries.

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COVENTRY — Once again, the Fiscal Year 2021 budget presented to voters in Coventry was defeated this week — and this time, it looks like level funding will stick.

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COVENTRY — As the new year comes into swing and the pandemic drags on, a free initiative through Westwood YMCA is aiming to assist residents of Coventry and surrounding towns in taking charge of their health in 2021.

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COVENTRY — For the third time in twice as many months, Coventry residents will head to the polls today to either accept or reject a $109.2 million budget for the fiscal year that started more than six months ago.

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WEST WARWICK — The West Warwick Town Council met this week to appoint members to the Charter Review Commission, a board now tasked with sifting through and suggesting amendments to the document that guides the local officials in each of their decisions. 

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WEST WARWICK — A fire in West Warwick early Wednesday morning claimed the life of a 41-year-old man, who the fire chief says died while helping his uncle to safety. 

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COVENTRY — The Coventry Town Council voted unanimously Monday night to adopt a budget for the 2021 fiscal year that if approved by voters will increase the tax levy by 1.98 percent. 

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COVENTRY — Dressed in their best Christmas sweaters, their cars decked out it festive lights and glittering garland, teachers from Coventry High School hit the streets Tuesday afternoon to deliver a bit of holiday cheer to the members of the class of 2021. 

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Coventry is among the latest of Rhode Island's school districts to jump to full remote learning amid soaring COVID-19 cases, the superintendent announced Thursday, shortly after Gov. Gina Raimondo urged districts to continue in-person learning. 

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WEST WARWICK — Every December, the Christmas Is organization strives to ensure the holidays are bright for hundreds of families. As a nonprofit, it relies on the unwavering generosity of others to be able to purchase thousands of toys for West Warwick's children in need. 

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COVENTRY — By a unanimous vote, the Coventry Town Council this week elected Ann Dickson as its president, with newcomer Jen Ludwig earning the title of vice president by a vote of 4 to 1. 

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COVENTRY — Their senior year certainly isn’t playing out as they’d always imagined it would. But with the launch of its "Adopt a Senior" program, a group of parents is determined to ensure that when members of the class of 2021 leave Coventry High School in June, it’s with at least some fond…

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WEST WARWICK — Lt. Gov. Dan McKee stopped by Arctic Village last week to pay visits to some of the local small businesses and nonprofits that have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Joined by Mark Knott, West Warwick's acting town manager, Rep. Tom Noret, of Dist. 25, and members of …

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WEST WARWICK — At polling locations across West Warwick, local high schoolers sanitized surfaces, greeted residents and checked them in to vote. Some of the students weren't even old enough to vote, themselves, yet they played an invaluable role Tuesday in ensuring things ran smoothly during…