Monthly Archives: August 2012


Warren could use Liberty Street School as municipal offices

Warren could use Liberty Street School as municipal offices

Having been unable to find a buyer, Warren is looking at a possible new use for the Liberty Street School: Municipal offices. Warren Town Planner Caroline Wells said Friday that there have been discussions about moving some of Warren Town Hall’s more crowded offices into the old high school. It’s just talk at this point,

Disagree with Taxpayers Association at your peril

To the editor: I question the judgment of the Sakonnet Times editors for publishing such a vitriolic letter from the Board of Directors of the Little Compton Taxpayers Association (LCTA). Were I a member of that powerful group whose members hide under a blanket of anonymity, I would be concerned that my board executed such a personal attack on


Warren selling old VFW post

Warren’s old Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) headquarters is on the market. The town is soliciting bids and offers for the modest one-story building at 308 Metacom Ave., across the street from Perella’s Ristorante. Those interested in the property have until the end of November to submit proposals. It’s not a big building, covering only

In middle school lobby, Principal Laurie Dias-Mitchell (right) stands with Interim Assistant Principal David Frerichs.

New principals head Tiverton Middle School

TIVERTON — Tiverton Middle School’s new principal, Laurie Dias-Mitchell, stepped outside into the sun last Thursday morning to water the potted flowers at the front entrance to the building. It was one of many tasks on her check-off list to get the school ready for the first day of classes Tuesday, Sept. 4. A few minutes later she

Barrington Town Hall, Barrington, Rhode Island

Barrington’s BAY Team receives $125,000 grant

The BAY Team recently received $125,000 in grant money from the Office of National Drug Control Policy as part of the Drug-Free Communities Support program. The money is intended to help people in Barrington prevent substance use by young people in town. The BAY Team will specifically work to address underage drinking and marijuana use.

Rabid raccoon bites young Barrington girl

A 4-year-old Maple Avenue girl was bitten by a raccoon last week; the raccoon later tested positive for rabies. The girl’s mother told police she heard her dogs barking outside and when she went out, her daughter said she had been bitten on the finger by a raccoon in the garage. The Rhode Island Department

State police arrest Barrington police sergeant

A sergeant with the Barrington Police Department was reportedly arraigned on a charge of domestic disorderly conduct. According to media reports, Rhode Island State Police arrested Joseph D. Andreozzi, 46, on Thursday, Aug. 30. The state police were brought in at the request of Barrington police. Sgt. Andreozzi was transported to the Lincoln Woods Barracks