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New emergency siren bound for Warren Town Hall roof

Sirens, including another headed for Station 6 in Touisset, harken back to days of town’s civil defense alert system

By Ted Hayes
Posted 5/25/18

Back in the days before modern communication equipment, the best way to alert Warren residents of danger in town was via a large siren atop town hall. That siren blared out signals for fires, storms …

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