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.
COVENTRY — Beneath a stream of cold water, a couple dozen local firefighters and their family members welcomed the new year during a modified version of a beloved tradition.
COVENTRY — During a holiday season unlike any other, Don Nester wanted to do something for his grown children that they would never forget.
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.
WEST WARWICK — On Saturday, members of the West Warwick Elks met at the American Legion Post 2 to present $2,000 in grant funds to three local organizations focused on improving the lives of veterans.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
WEST WARWICK — The roof of U.S. Army veteran Nick Cheshier’s home had seen better days. At more than two decades old, it was plagued by wind and sun damage and was in need of replacement.
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 …
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…
It looks like the Coventry Town Council will get three new members, based on unofficial election results from the Rhode Island Board of Elections.
COVENTRY — This year, perhaps more than ever before, kindness matters.
COVENTRY — Kimberly Shockley is tired of the drama that permeates Coventry’s budget adoption every year. And as she vies for a seat on the town council, she's got some ideas that she hopes will lead to a more painless budget adoption process in the future.
COVENTRY — If reelected to the Coventry Town Council, incumbent Debra Bacon has vowed that she’ll “continue to put principle over politics,” beholden to no special interest groups.
WEST WARWICK — As Rhode Island experiences a spike in cases of COVID-19, hundreds of West Warwick residents are well equipped to fight off infection, thanks to Thundermist Health Center and the West Warwick Health Equity Zone.
COVENTRY — During its monthly meeting last Wednesday, the board of the Coventry Fire District unanimously approved a 2021 budget that would reduce the tax levy by 2 percent.
COVENTRY — Voters in Coventry have once again rejected the Fiscal Year 2021 budget presented to them, with hundreds more turning out for this week’s referendum than for the last.
WEST WARWICK — In the wake of Ernest Zmyslinski’s departure from the town manager position, the West Warwick Town Council on Tuesday voted to appoint Col. Mark Knott, the town’s police chief, to the role of acting town manager while it searches for someone to fill the position permanently.
COVENTRY — Three months after rejecting the level-funded Fiscal Year 2021 budget presented to them during the town’s first all-day referendum, Coventry residents will vote again today, this time on a budget that totals $110 million.
COVENTRY — Three years after residents of Hazard Street and Arnold Road first took the town to task over high assessment estimates for the sewer lines being installed in their neighborhoods, the Coventry Town Council has authorized sewer assessments for homeowners on those streets that many …
COVENTRY — Among his goals for Coventry, Bradford Mayer, if elected to a four-year term on the town council, would like to ensure more opportunities for residents to be involved in the decisions made by their local government.
COVENTRY — For years, Gerry Narkiewicz has striven to understand exactly what it is that leads to occasionally high bacteria levels in Tiogue Lake. He’d had a good idea about the cause prior to this year, but after a summer of very little rainfall he now feels certain.
COVENTRY — Jennifer Ludwig isn’t your typical politician, she said during a recent interview. And with a vision for Coventry that includes improved communication between elected officials and their constituents and increased collaboration among school and municipal leaders, she’s thinking th…
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.