Author Archives: Ted Hayes


KMS vandalism spree could cost $7,000 to fix

KMS vandalism spree could cost $7,000 to fix

Warren’s public works chief said it could cost the town as much as $6,000 or $7,000 to clean up the graffiti left by vandals at the Kickemuit Middle School track field earlier this week. Overnight Monday, vandals spray-painted 200 feet of track with white paint, leaving obscene drawings, derogatory messages to the school’s Dean of

Stanley responds to building official funding controversy

The Council recently voted to authorize an over expenditure to restore the Building Official position to full-time. This ensures the public’s general welfare, health, safety and financial interests. This informed decision fulfills our oath of office and ultimately embraces the will of the people.  It protects residents from improperly performed construction, upholds minimum housing standards,

Letter: Endorsements pollute the polling booth

To the editor: Recently on the town’s website I viewed the sample primary ballot, with its stars alongside several candidates’ names denoting “party endorsed.” Standard dictionaries define “endorse” as “to approve, support, or sustain.” I don’t know election law but it seems to me that endorsing or in any way showing bias or favoritism to


Warren reinstates building official funding

Less than four months after voters cut the Warren Building Inspector’s salary in half, town councilors Tuesday night reversed that decision, voting to spend up to $53,000 more this coming year to attract someone to the vacant post. The council’s 4-1 decision came after about two hours of debate on the matter. In all, councilors

Fond memories of Chi Chi Cirillo, a good man

To the editor: My neighbor and friend Chi Chi Cirillo died this week. It feels like a milestone era in Bristol’s history has come to an end. I have been interested to read a few words people have written about Chi Chi this week and to learn all the nice things people thought about him.

Joe Simone (right) and brother John, his partner in the new Simone's, take a quick break during work Monday afternoon on their new restaurant. Simone's opens on a limited basis Tuesday.

Simone’s opens in Warren after more than a year

It’s been nearly two years since Water Street’s venerable and much-loved Sunnyside closed and owner Joe Simone started looking for a new home. Tuesday night, the chef will greet customers — friends, he likes to call them — for the first time at his new Simone’s. The 275 Child St. restaurant has been under construction for

Photo by Manuel C. "Manny" Correira

Bristol, Warren mourn loss of Louis “Chi Chi” Cirillo

He was a long-time member of the Bristol Fire Department, but Louis J. “Chi Chi” Cirillo was well-known to generations of fire fighters in Warren, too. News of his passing late Sunday night hit Warren Fire Chief Al Galinelli particularly hard. “We had a lot of laughs, a lot of laughs,” the chief said Monday

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