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Giant Blount ‘tent’ rises along Warren River

By   /  March 27, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

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Workers at Blount Boats have started installing a large tent-like building along the Warren River that they say will help keep the company competitive and building boats for years to come. More than a year after the Town of Warren approved its construction, the 44’ tall by 150’ long tent ’s frame started rising on […]

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Disappointed in Felag’s pro-union vote

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  1 Comment

To the editor: I was very dismayed to learn that my Rhode Island state Senator voted to approve bill S 2290 “An Act Relating To Labor — Apprenticeship,” that will give unions in this state a deeper reach into the pockets of Rhode Island taxpayers and add another reason for businesses to stay the hell […]

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Helen B. Rodzen, 91, Warren

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  Obituaries  /  No Comments

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Helen B. Rodzen, 91, of Warren Avenue, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence, R.I., surrounded by her loving family. Born in Warren, R.I., she was the daughter of the late Franciszek and Julia (Matula) Rodzen. Helen is survived by her sister, Sophie (Rodzen) Urban of Warren. She was […]

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Former shelter dog wakes family to fire

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

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Way to go, Romeo. A volunteer at the Warren Animal Shelter sent along this nice note about one of their former tenants. According to Anna Palmieri: “On March 16, Romeo, who had been with us for just about a year, was adopted and went home with his new mom in North Kingstown. Well, today we received […]

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My family will miss David Tupaj

By   /  March 25, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  No Comments

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To the editor: There are two more people who would like to say good-bye to David Tupaj: Myself and my son Zak. David had a soft spot for Zak. Every time he saw David, he would run up to him and give him a big hug. He introduced Zak to his son Nick. Instant magic, […]

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Warren man gets four years in infant abuse case

By   /  March 24, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

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A Warren man charged with child abuse a year and a half ago will spend the next four years in prison. Nathaniel Greene, 31, of 36 Barton Ave., pleaded no contest last week to a felony charge of second degree child abuse, amended from first degree, in Rhode Island Superior Court. The judge sentenced him […]

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Police reports: DUIs, domestic assaults keep police busy

By   /  March 24, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

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

Monday, March 17 A Third Street resident reported a car vandalized. Police got an animal cruelty complaint at Main and State streets. It turned out to be no problem. Tuesday, March 18 Sean M. Hackett, 29, of 106 Vernon St., was pulled over at Arlington Avenue at 12:45 a.m. and charged with driving under the […]

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Good going, Mt. Hope ‘A List!’

By   /  March 21, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

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Nineteen special students were honored at Mt. Hope High School Wednesday for their excellent grades through the first three quarters of the year. The “A List” — so-named because each has earned nothing but As during the first and second quarters, as well as the semester, were honored in a luncheon and ceremony at the […]

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Tourister developers redesign key building

By   /  March 21, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

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Developers of the American Tourister Mill have come up with an alternative plan for one of their planned apartment buildings, after members of the Warren Planning Board criticized the look of an earlier design. The new design will be presented to the board Monday night as part of the Tourister Mill LLC’s Master Plan approval […]

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Tourister developers coming back Monday

By   /  March 20, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

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Developers of the American Tourister Mill will be back before the Planning Board Monday night as they flush out their plans to transform the landmark property into a 316-unit apartment complex with commercial space. Developers earlier this month faced a tough crowd when they appeared before the board as part of their master plan approval […]

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