Council to Chief Galinelli: Thank you (video)

The Warren Town Council gave thanks on behalf of a grateful town last week to Al Galinelli, who will retire at the end of the month after serving 29 years as Warren’s fire chief. In front of a …
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Senior tax change: 'The biggest screw-up I've ever seen'

Dozens of people crowded into the council chambers on Monday night to voice their opposition to the town's new income-based senior tax exemption. One woman called the exemption a "prejudicial act" …

Eco-Depot collection on Prudence Island Saturday

PORTSMOUTH — There will be an Eco-Depot collection of household hazardous waste on Prudence Island on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the island’s transfer …

Warren names new fire chief

James Sousa has been named Warren’s new Fire Chief, replacing veteran Al Galinelli, who will retire at the end of the month after nearly 30 years as the town’s top fire fighter and 50-plus years …

Rail trail demolition protest planned

Bicyclists and walkers are planning a “rally to save the rail trail’ to protest a plan to tear up the newly completed Alfred J Lima Quequechan River Rail Trail in Fall River near the Westport …
Obituaries
Joseph J. Velleca, Jr., 79, of Warwick

Joseph J. Velleca, Jr., age 79, of Warwick, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center after a courageous battle with prostate …

John Borges, Jr., 81, of Chesapeake, Va.

Helen M. Wendt, 87, of Barrington

Rev. Margaret Brown Gunness, of Concord, Mass.

Pauline M. Cooper, 83, formerly of Barrington

Quentin A. Sanford, 88, Westport

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