Saturday, May 25, 2013
Those traveling through Coventry on Monday should be aware of the parade route.
Coventry Police Patrol Captain Rick Heise advises there will be traffic restrictions on Monday, May 27, 2013 on Washington Street (Rt. 117) beginning at approximately 9 a.m. due to the Memorial Day Parade. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. from MacArthur Blvd., and will proceed west on Washington St., ending at the VFW at 29 South Main St. at about 12 p.m. There will be limited travel in the area during this time and motorists are advised to seek alternate routes. The parade is always enjoyable to the many residents who line the sidewalks and parking lots along the route! It is a great Coventry tradition that allows the community to honor the men and women who died while serving their country. Happy Memorial Day, Coventry!
Friday, May 24, 2013
Animal Control officers are seeking information in hopes of returning the pup to his home.
Animal Control officers are asking Coventry residents if they have or know of anyone that has lost a male terrier mix within the past several weeks. The little guy was taken in by Animal Control midweek, but Officer Matthew McCormick said he may have been missing for up to a month based on information from surrounding shelters. McCormick said that the dog has not been neutered and is estimated to be approximately 5 years old. The pup has such a cute face, is well-behaved and has a sweet demeanor, so it's likely that his family is missing him greatly! If anyone has information regarding this animal, please contact Coventry Animal Control at 822-9106.
The following arrest information was supplied by the Coventry Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
John M. Dubis, 48, 15 Nichole Ln., arrested on a bench warrant issued from third district court on May 15 at 1:00 p.m. Andrew J. Greenwood, 21, 110 Lakehurst Dr., charged with DUI first offense on May 15 at 1:09 a.m. Richard J. Hoppman, 38, 4 Lee St., West Warwick, charged with DUI first offense, refusal to submit to a chemical test and speeding on May 15 at 5:52 p.m. Samantha C. Sullivan, 26, 1301 Eddy St., Apt. #3, Providence charged with driving after denial of license on May 15 at 11:15 p.m. Linda R. Chiarini, 56, 336 Shore Acres Ave., North Kingstown, charged with DUI first offense on May 16 at 10:56 p.m. Leonard J. Finnerty, 81, 175 Log Bridge Rd., charged with DUI first offense, refusal to submit to a chemical test and laned …
Completed applications must be turned in by the May 31, 2013 deadline.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
A pending Senate bill will determine how the fire district is authorized to tax multiple property classifications.
Employees, board members and taxpayers of the Hopkins Hill Fire District (HHFD) gathered at 1 Bestwick Trail for the district's annual meeting on the evening of May 4. According to meeting minutes provided to Coventry Patch on May 23, 32 qualified voters of the district were present and voted unanimously to approve the 2013-2014 Operating Budget totaling $1,066,950, which includes personnel and operations costs. Prior to voting on the fiscal 2014 tax rate, Clerk Carol Dion read a resolution which offered the district two options dependent on the passage or rejection of legislation introduced by Sens. Leo Raptakis (D-Coventry, E.G., W.W.) and Nick Kettle (R-Dist.-21 Coventry, Foster, Scituate). The legislation, Senate Bill 0940, if …
A diverse group of residents has been selected to vie for the seven Board seats.
The Coventry citizens' taskforce formed to investigate alternatives to the in-receivership Central Coventry Fire District (CCFD) and at Club Jogues on Wednesday night selected a slate of seven residents to run for CCFD Board seats in the June 29 election. Voting on recommendations of a 3-member taskforce nominating committee consisting of residents Bob Bjorklund, David Henry and Rose Verrier, the group received 11 initial nominations which were narrowed down to the most qualified seven candidates. The committee endorsed its co-chair, Fred Gralinski, a businessman who once served as a Board member of the Harris fire district; Marie Baker, a business systems analyst; Cynthia Fagan-Perry, a retired office manager; R. David Jervis, a former …
Today is Thursday, May 23, 2013 and here are five things you should know about.
CPD Safety Event: The Coventry Police Department will host a free Child Seat Installation and Kids Workshop today from 12-3 p.m. at Walgreens (875 Tiogue Ave.). Community Blood Drive: Be a hero and donate blood today! The Rhode Island Blood Center Bloodmobile will be at the Trudeau-Pathways Center (75 Centre of New England Blvd.) today from 3-6 p.m. CHS Unified Arts Night: Coventry High School's Unified Arts Department will host a unique event tonight at 6 p.m.! The event will commence in the school's courtyard and will conclude with a gallery reception in the library where a collaboration of work and performances from a variety of mediums will be displayed. Wellness Community CPR Course: Has your CPR certification expired or are you …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Today is Wednesday, May 22, 2013 and here are five things you should know about.
Tiogue Night of the Arts: Tonight at 6 p.m., Tiogue Elementary School students will showcase their artwork created during the school year as well as their musical talents through choral and instrumental performances. CANCELED - Planning Meeting: The May 22 meeting of the Coventry Planning Commission scheduled for 7 p.m. has been canceled. Ask-A-Lawyer: The Coventry Senior Center (50 Wood St.) will host Atty. Kristen A. Carren today from 11 a.m. to noon. Topics to be discussed include, but are not limited to wills/trusts, durable power of attorney, health and Medicare issues, reverse mortgages, banking and real estate. There will be a brief presentation followed by a Question & Answer period with a focus on Elder Law. Fire Protection …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Residents advised to monitor weather and seek shelter in event of hazardous weather.
The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Special Weather Statement for the possibility of severe thunderstorms this afternoon. Thunderstorms have already been forming in Southern New Hampshire and additional storms are expected to develop across Massachusetts, Northern Connecticut and Northern Rhode Island during the afternoon hours. Some of these storms will produce damaging wind gusts, hail, lightning and heavy rainfall. The main threats will be gusting winds and heavy downpours, according to the NWS. Residents should closely monitor weather conditions during the afternoon hours and take shelter immediately should dangerous weather develop.
The community group plans to run a slate of endorsed candidates on June 29.
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Tuesday, May 21
The co-chair of the Coventry citizen taskforce working to find an alternative to its in-liquidation fire district Monday applauded the Superior Court’s decision to hold elections for a new board of directors. Superior Court Judge Brian Stern issued a decision Friday that calls for nominations to be filed between May 20 and June 2, and an all-day election held on Saturday, June 29. The court’s full decision can be seen here. “Despite our frustration with the Court’s reluctance to deal more decisively with the Fire District issue, we are pleased with this decision to put taxpayers back into the picture in Coventry," said Fred Gralinski of the Central Coventry Citizens Taskforce for Fire Protection. “Until now, every special interest has …