Central Coventry Fire District http://ripr.org en 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