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Warren housing director’s contract under scrutiny

Warren housing director’s contract under scrutiny

The Warren Housing Authority’s board of commissioners will meet next week to decide the fate of their executive director, who was hired just over a year ago. Members voted Tuesday to meet on Thursday, Dec. 4 to discuss a provision in executive director Carol Ann Costa’s contract that allows them to terminate her employment, providing


Warren welcomes the holidays Friday and Saturday

Year in, year out, one constant in Warren remains: The town comes alive the Friday after Thanksgiving — and Marilyn Mathison is at the center of it all. Warren will hold its 26th annual Holiday Festival this Friday and Saturday, welcoming the holiday season with two days of caroling, lights, food and celebration starting Friday


Police officer spots bluefin tuna in harbor

Police officers see all kinds of things on the job, but Bristol Patrolman Tim Gallison has a fish story that’s hard to beat. Patrolman Gallison was on patrol at the State Street dock just before midnight Sunday when he heard what sounded like a person splashing in the water at the end of the dock.


Stella Blues evicted in Warren

Stella Blues, one of the mainstays of Warren’s downtown restaurant scene for the past 10-plus years, has closed its doors at 50 Miller St. amid eviction proceedings and the impending loss of its victualing license. Property owner Paul Bullock recently initiated eviction proceedings against Stella Blues Inc. in Sixth Division District Court, complaining that the


AG sides with Ryan in Warren open meetings complaint

The Rhode Island Attorney General ruled this week that three members of the Warren Housing Authority’s board of commissioners violated the state’s Open Meetings Act by conducting business in private. However, the AG’s office will not sanction the three, as their violation was not willful or knowing. William Ryan, who was appointed to the five-member


Warren Housing Authority termination talk delayed

A special meeting called Friday to discuss the method for terminating the Warren Housing Authority’s executive director was postponed until next Tuesday, after three of the authority’s five board of commissioners members said they were not notified about the meeting. For months, commissioner Alfred DeAngelis said he had been asking for a meeting to discuss

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M. Raymond Jensen, 84, Warren

M. Raymond Jensen, 84, passed on Tuesday Nov. 18, 2014. He was the husband of Eleanor (Silvia) Jensen. Born in Chicago, he was the son of the late John and Anna (Miller) Jensen. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He received the U.S. Army of Occupation of Germany Medal and


Stephen A. Ferri Jr., 64, Warren

Stephen A Ferri Jr., 64, of Warren, RI, passed away at his home on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. Born to Stephen A Ferri and Orella (Lessard) Ferri in 1950, he was raised in Warren, a town he was proud to be a part of. He grew up closely with his talented sister Ginger (Ferri) Dale. He

Warren Police Sgt. Michael Marcello answers a call on his radio.

Warren police logs: Ash flies, coats car, woman calls

Monday, Nov. 10 A Water Street shop owner reported a shoplifter. An Asylum Road woman reported identity fraud. Police got word of juveniles yelling and swearing at each other on Ellis Avenue. Police pulled a car over on Market Street and arrested Jennifer Lisa Gervais, 24, of Bristol, on a warrant issued by Sixth Division