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Resident Ben DeCastro gestures as he calls for a reduction in town officials' salaries at Financial Town Meeting in May. Voters OK'd cuts to the building inspector and other positions but now, the Warren Town Council is reconsidering their vote.

Warren council to reconsider building official salary

Warren council to reconsider building official salary

Four months after voters cut the Warren Building Official’s salary in half, at least one town council member wants to “reconsider” that decision and has scheduled a special meeting next Tuesday, Aug. 26, to do just that. The position was one of several sacrificed at Financial Town Meeting to angry residents who wanted the town to

Paul Brule wants to establish a chicken and cow farm at 335 Market St. He said the old farmhouse is dilapidated and structurally unsound, and needs to come down.

Farmer, neighbors at odds over livestock plan

A plan to develop a new livestock farm off Market Street isn’t sitting well with some neighbors on the western banks of the Palmer River, but the farmer behind the plan says he’s trying to be a good neighbor. Warren farmer Paul Brule will appear before the Warren Zoning Board Wednesday night to ask permission


Union alleges threats, intimidation at Warren Housing Authority

Union employees working for the Warren Housing Authority have taken a vote of “no confidence” in the authority’s management and have asked the Warren Town Solicitor to intercede, saying they “no longer feel safe in their workplace” after allegedly being subjected to threats and intimidation by two members of the authority’s board of commissioners. The vote


Complaints fly amid Warren contract probe

State and federal investigators are reportedly looking into the hiring last fall of the Warren Housing Authority’s executive director, after four members of the agency’s five-member board of commissioners raised concerns that she was given a contract improperly written and signed without their knowledge. Meanwhile, three of those members are themselves being investigated by the

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Joseph M. Vieira, 87, Warren

Joseph M. Vieira, 87, of Libby Lane, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at Miriam Hospital. He was the companion of Gail R. Almeida for over 26 years. Mr. Vieira was born in Bristol, a son of the late Albano C. and Aldina S. ( Carvalho) Vieira. Joseph was a United States Army veteran , serving

Philomena M. Galuppo, 75, Fall River

Philomena M. “ Pearl” ( Agostinho) Galuppo, 75, of Fall River and formerly Warren, RI, died Thursday at the Catholic Memorial Home. She was the former wife of the late Alphonse Galuppo. Mrs. Galuppo was born in Bristol, a daughter of the late Arthur P. and Carmella ( Castigliego) Agostinho. She was a homemaker, and