Coventry http://ripr.org en TheEC: FCC License Renewal http://ripr.org/post/theec-fcc-license-renewal <p>Sharp-eared listeners may have noticed some announcements this morning on RIPR, having to do with our FCC broadcast licenses.&nbsp; In fact, listeners to every radio station in Rhode Island, and all of New England, will be hearing similar announcements today.&nbsp;&nbsp; It&rsquo;s because every eight years, AM &amp; FM broadcast licenses expire and must be renewed; these announcements are required by the FCC as part of that process.</p><p></p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 14:43:46 +0000 Aaron Read 22512 at http://ripr.org TheEC: FCC License Renewal Why WCVY was Off the Air for a Few Days http://ripr.org/post/why-wcvy-was-air-few-days <div>When you’re a broadcast engineer, you get used to receiving calls at odd hours proclaiming things that tend to fall outside the bounds of “normal.” &nbsp; It’s just the nature of the job. &nbsp; But even your intrepid engineer can be surprised sometimes. &nbsp;Friday morning, August 23rd, was one of those times.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><br><br>That morning I got a call informing me that WCVY, our 91.5FM signal for much of Kent County, was off the air.<br><br>Why was it off the air?<br><br><a href="http://www.abc6.com/story/23231541/storm-causes-damage-to-coventry-high-school-roof">The roof collapsed and rain got in</a>.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><br><br>Say what?<br>&nbsp;</div><div> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 06:53:00 +0000 Aaron Read 21030 at http://ripr.org Why WCVY was Off the Air for a Few Days DEM: Raccoon Brought Inside Home Exposed 11 People to Rabies http://ripr.org/post/dem-raccoon-brought-inside-home-exposed-11-people-rabies <p>The state Department of Environmental Management says a baby raccoon found in Coventry has tested positive for rabies. The animal was found May 29<sup>th</sup> in a rural area.&nbsp;</p><p>A family brought it into their home where it had contact with several adults and one child.&nbsp; Nine Rhode Islanders and two individuals from Connecticut who had known contact with the animal are now being treated for rabies exposure.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 19:34:30 +0000 Flo Jonic 16476 at http://ripr.org Lawmakers Give Coventry Fire District Until Sept. 1 http://ripr.org/post/lawmakers-give-coventry-fire-district-until-sept-1 <p>Legislation that would allow the troubled Central Coventry Fire District to collect taxes through September 1<sup>st</sup> of this year is now headed to the Governor’s desk. The Rhode Island Senate passed the bill 29 to seven last night. It would give the district a little more breathing room to come up with a plan to raise funds. But it doesn’t provide a final solution to the town’s problems. State leaders have been reluctant to provide permanent relief to the town’s fire district, which has been operating in the red since last year.</p> Fri, 03 May 2013 17:35:53 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 14635 at http://ripr.org Town Council President: Central Coventry Voters Need More Information http://ripr.org/post/town-council-president-central-coventry-voters-need-more-information <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For several months we’ve been hearing news about the cash-strapped Central Coventry Fire District, fighting to stay open during liquidation.&nbsp;</span></p><p>These financial woes seem like a case study for the challenges many cities and towns face, as they try to provide services through a patchwork of municipal agencies.</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 11:08:58 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison & Natalie Jablonski 14401 at http://ripr.org Town Council President: Central Coventry Voters Need More Information State Leaders Reluctant to Intervene in Coventry Fire District http://ripr.org/post/state-leaders-reluctant-intervene-coventry-fire-district <p></p><p>Legislative leaders signaled Monday that local officials in Coventry should be the ones responsible for addressing the future of a troubled fire district in the town. A&nbsp;Superior Court judge has ordered the Central Coventry Fire District to close April 11<sup>th</sup>.</p><p></p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 13:04:31 +0000 Ian Donnis 12923 at http://ripr.org Paiva-Weed, Fox Bearish on State Help for Central Coventry Fire District http://ripr.org/post/paiva-weed-fox-bearish-state-help-central-coventry-fire-district <p>House Speaker Gordon Fox and Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed offered skeptical notes in response to requests Monday for state help to preserve the Central Coventry Fire District.</p><p>Superior Court Judge Brian Stern last week ordered the district to close April 11. The move came after voters in the district <a href="http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2013/03/voters-reject-budget-for-central-coventry-fire-district.html">rejected a proposed tax increase</a>.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 19:01:30 +0000 Ian Donnis 12888 at http://ripr.org