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Warren salon closes amid prostitution probe

A Metacom Avenue salon that police suspect offered much more than fake tans has closed amid a prostitution investigation by the Warren Police Department — the second such investigation in two years. TanSmart, a small salon tucked into the south side of the former East Bay Chamber of Commerce building at 654 Metacom Ave., closed


Neptune strikes: Is it Spring yet?

Here we go again. Snow-weary residents running out of places to put the white stuff are going to have to try again Sunday, as Neptune has dropped a good eight to 10 inches of snow on Rhode Island. A parking ban remains in place in Warren until further notice. And given that recent bans have

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Florence L. Rhynard, Bristol

Florence L. (Ellis) Rhynard, wife of the late Charles K Rhynard Sr., passed away on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 at St. Elizabeth’s Manor, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Cambridge Mass. on March 1, 1932 to Jennie (Campbell) and John Ellis, she was also loved as a daughter by John “Jack” Weatherbee, who was


Early budget calls for 1% tax hike in Warren

It’s setting up to be a tough budget season. A year after voters upset over a 7 percent tax increase called for widespread spending cuts at the 2014 Finacnial Town Meeting, Warren Town Manager Thomas Gordon has recommended a town budget that includes just a 1 percent tax increase this coming year. But the devil

Water Rower's Peter King (in black) oversees the production line. His firm bought the so-called Wightman's Farm land at 500 Metacom Ave. and wants to expand north.

WaterRower looks to expand in Warren

The future of one of Warren’s most contested stretches of land and perhaps, more than 100 local jobs, hangs in the balance as the Warren Town Council prepares to review a zoning change request for the so-called Wightman’s Farm land on Metacom Avenue. The Warren Planning Board recently recommended that the zoning on a seven-acre

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

Warren man arrested on heroin charge

A Warren man was charged with possessing heroin after a family member called police with her concerns last Wednesday, Feb 4. Police went to the 42 Croade St. home of Justin Silvia, 27, after a family member called to say she was concerned about his possible narcotics use. When police arrived around 3:15 p.m., the

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Stanley D. Achilli Jr., 74, Warren

Stanley D. Achilli Jr., 74, of Warren, died Wednesday, Feb. at Crestwood Nursing Home. He was the husband of Claire (Carignan) Achilli, and they were married for more than 46 years. He was also the husband of the late Angela ( Feeney) Achilli. Stanley was born in Waterbury, Ct., a son of the late Stanley

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

Warren police logs: Shirtless man trying to cool off

Monday, Feb. 2 A young girl on Wood Street asked to speak to an officer about her mother. Police got a call about Market Street residents throwing insults back and forth at each other. Fire crews went out to Elm Street for a report of a chimney fire. A Highview Avenue resident reported being harassed

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Eugenia Znamirowski, 87, Warren

Eugenia (Bento) Znamirowski, 87, of Warren, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, at the Crestwood Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Thaddeus Znamirowski Sr. Born in Plymouth, Ma., a daughter of the late Joseph and Isabel (Silva)Bento, she was a cook for the State of Rhode Island lunch program for more than 25