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  •  Approved22021-2022 Coventry Budget Passes

    The budget was approved at the May 4, 2021 referemdum with 673 voting yes and 385 voting no. Turnout was about 11.5% of the 9,161 registered voters in town. The Town Council had approved the Budget for referendum on a bipartisan vote.

  • Lisicke BeachTown Planning to Extend Sidewalks on Main Street

    April 27, 2021 - The Town of Coventry has a plan to extend the current sidewalk on Main Street from Hemlock Point Drive (past Ripley Hill Road and Coventry High School) to Cheney Lane and Lisicke Beach Park, a distance of about 2,000 feet.

     The project already has a Community Connectivity Grant of $399,840 from the state Department of Transportation and additional grant funds are being sought.

    According to Town Engineer Todd Penney, at virtual Public Hearing held on Tuesday April 27, 2021, the Town recognized the need to increase public safety as traffic volume and speeds increased. “We established a goal to balance the needs for sidewalks and our rural character, and developed a plan to interconnect our major schools and public facilities” he said.


  • Revenue by sourseCoventry council OKs $42 million budget for 2021-22

    (4/10/2021 Yahoo Finance) - The Town Council on Monday unanimously approved a town and school budget of $42.423 million for the 2021-22 fiscal year, which equates to an increase in spending of $815,105 over this year's budget.

    The proposed budget would require a local tax rate of 31.34 mills to fund it, an increase of 0.17 mills from the current tax rate of 31.17 mills. Residents and businesses in town would pay $31.34 for every $1,000 in assessed value of their property.


  • tyler okunJunior firefighter receives life-saving award

    COVENTRY, CT (Kaitlyn Naples WFSB Apr 7, 2021) - A junior firefighter in Coventry was presented with a life-saving award earlier this week. In a post on Facebook, the town of Coventry said Tyler Okun sprang into action after seeing a child fall through thin ice on a pond. Without hesitation, officials said Tyler ran into the pond and worked his way through the ice to rescue the child. “Tyler brought the child back to shore and provided the child with the shirt off his back to keep the child warm,” the post said. The award was presented to Tyler by Chief Meyers.

  • 4500US democracy on the brink: Republicans wage 'coordinated onslaught' on voting rights

    Fueled by Trump’s election lies, Republicans have doubled down on a brazen effort to restrict rights – and more danger lies ahead.

    The Republican effort comes at a moment when the US supreme court appears wholly uninterested in protecting voting rights. Illustration: Sébastien Thibault/The Guardian



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