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WEST WARWICK — In the center of town, on a piece of land just outside American Legion Post 2, a park installed nearly 90 years ago honors those who have answered the call to serve. The park means a lot to a lot of people, but it’s clear by walking through it that time has taken its toll.

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As the state prepares to launch adult recreational-use marijuana sales, voters in Coventry and West Warwick this November will get a say in whether or not to allow the retail sale and cultivation of cannabis in their own communities. 

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COVENTRY — After rejecting the first Fiscal Year 2023 municipal budget proposed to them, voters in Coventry have given approval to an alternate budget. 

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COVENTRY — Two months after rejecting the municipal budget originally proposed to them, voters in Coventry will head to the polls again today to let their voices be heard regarding an alternate budget for the fiscal year that began July 1. 

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WEST WARWICK — Stigmatization can be incredibly harmful, Sarah Edwards said Thursday, standing at the edge of the Majestic Gazebo. And the stigmas surrounding homelessness, substance-use disorder and mental illness in some cases can cause even more damage to people struggling, she said, than…

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With just over four months to go until the 2022 General Election, Rhode Islanders hoping to serve their communities on local town councils, school committees and in the General Assembly this week officially filed their declarations of candidacy. 

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COVENTRY — Hoping to come up with a budget that taxpayers could get behind after last month's failed referendum, the Coventry Town Council this week approved an alternate Fiscal Year 2023 budget with cuts totaling $339,000. 

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WEST WARWICK — After months without a permanent town planner, the West Warwick Town Council voted unanimously this week to appoint Marilyn Shellman to what the town manager called a “very important position." 

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COVENTRY — In the days leading up to her high school graduation, Paris Charbonneau could hardly believe that her time in the Coventry Public Schools would soon come to an end.

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WEST WARWICK — A grant from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management will be used to expand the Crompton Playground into an accessible recreation area that offers something for everyone. 

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COVENTRY — By a vote of 817 to 719, Coventry’s taxpayers voted during Thursday’s all-day referendum to reject the proposed Fiscal Year 2023 budget, a spending plan whose theme, according to Town Manager Benjamin Marchant, was  “a commitment to quality community services.” 

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COVENTRY — Coventry wouldn’t be the town it is if not for the numerous organizations that strive to preserve its history, or offer recreational activities for its youth, or care for its residents — and an event held Monday let local officials prove just how much those efforts are appreciated.

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COVENTRY — With just a couple of months to go before it’s projected to run out of money, the Central Coventry Fire District is hoping for an infusion of funds from the state to keep it from collapsing. 

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COVENTRY — Coventry Regional Career and Technical Center nabbed more medals than ever before during this year’s SkillsUSA Rhode Island Championships, with 29 students awarded medals in gold, silver or bronze after demonstrating expertise in competitions that invited them to showcase their va…

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COVENTRY — In April of 2019, Melissa Salvas opened the doors to Flawless Beauty at 53 Sandy Bottom Road. Three years later, her small business having grown to offer everything from microblading to Botox to haircare, Salvas has made the move to a much larger space next door. 

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COVENTRY — Coventry's town manager this week presented his proposed Fiscal Year 2023 municipal budget, a $114.4 million spending plan that calls for a 2.75 percent increase in revenue from property taxes. 

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WEST WARWICK — The Rhode Island House speaker stood Saturday morning before a large screen, his hand resting on the tactical belt at his waist. Joseph Shekarchi was unsure how the video scenario projected before him would play out, and he needed to be prepared for anything.