COVENTRY, RI (WJAR) ...State Senator Lou Raptakis, has suggested- "The General Assembly could be helpful in solving a growing rift between the pond's new owners and the town. ...People use the pond for fishing, boating, recreation, it's part of Coventry. To have some developer come there and try to use this as a money grab is absolutely unacceptable." Read the full, original, article at 10WJAR.
From the recent East Greenwich News community stories published on their website.
STATE HOUSE – "With a change in leadership in the Governor’s office, there has been considerable discussion about the priorities and procedures for distributing the COVID-19 vaccine. State Senator Lou Raptakis (D-Dist. 33, Coventry, East Greenwich, West Greenwich) is calling for an online registration process for vaccinations for the general public, similar to what was done with COVID-19 testing in the state, where there was an online portal on the RI Department of Health website to schedule testing." Read the full press release- click/tap here.
Patch, RI: An Coventry condo association reported that their billing for water went up more than quadruple in comparison to their previous quarter payment.
"Instead of scrambling to make excuses that make no sense, it's time for the Kent County Water Authority to recognize that something has gone seriously wrong with their billing and take corrective action to address the problem," Sen. Leonidas Raptakis said. "This problem is only going to explode when they send the remaining two-thirds of their bills out and people see they are being wildly overcharged. I'm not going away, my legislative colleagues aren't going away and consumers being victimized by this agency are not going away. The KWCA needs to fix this mess and they need to do it now." Read more about it at The Patch.
spike in water bills: Kent County residents, Sen. Raptakis & RI State House legislators demand answers...
WARWICK, RI - WPRI TV — Live interview with Rhode Island State Senator Lou Raptakis speaking out on behalf of the Kent County residents after a major spike in their recent water bills. Click/tap on graphic to view video.
SEPT. 11, 2020 – COVENTRY, RI – "Coventry State Senator Leonidas Raptakis is again calling for schools to have the option to have a moment of silence to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. On the 19th anniversary on Friday, Raptakis announced his plans to reintroduce the legislation in the upcoming legislation session. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the legislation, introduced last year, did not come to a vote during this session. The new legislative session is set to begin in January.
After the New York law was brought to my attention, I thought this policy would also be useful in Rhode Island’s classrooms," Raptakis explained. "September 11th was one of the most seminal events in our country’s history and as each anniversary of the event goes by, it’s important that we impress the significance of the attack on our students to not only memorialize all that were lost and sacrificed during the attacks, but also to help engage in conversations with students about the impact and history of that terrible day." Read more of Rachel Nunes' Patch story - click/tap here.
State Senator Raptakis in Rhode Island's district #33 (Coventry, East & West Greenwich). Please like the Senator on Facebook.