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Ken Block is running for governor as a Republican.

Barrington’s Ken Block has a new party

Barrington’s Ken Block has a new party

Barrington resident Ken Block, the founder of the Moderate Party of Rhode Island, is now a Republican. Mr. Block said his shift in parties should not distract people from his intentions, however. He said he still aims to repair the problems of this state, including the fiscal issues. “I got involved in Rhode Island politics

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Six Barrington students named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

Barrington High School boasts one of the highest numbers of National Merit Scholarship semifinalists among all high schools in Rhode Island this year, as six local students earned the distinction. Barrington’s Timothy P. Connor, Cassidy M. Laidlaw, Emma Marguiles, Megan Verner-Crist, Cecilia Yao and Nicholas Zimmerman each qualified for the chance to become one of

This is from an ad that ran in the Warren and Barrington Gazette this week 100 years ago. "They always go together, a happy purse and a good, nourishing loaf of Nelle's Delicious Bread. Our bread doesn't make your purse suffer. It is more economical than baking at home. Try some of our bread. It is a meal fit for the gods."

100 Years Ago in Warren: Thief foiled in the act

Taken from the pages of the Warren and Barrington Gazette this week in January 1913: Fancy new truck George M. Wilbur, the undertaker, has just purchased a new Pierce Arrow, 45-horse power, ambulance. It certainly is a beatuy and will prove of material assistance to Mr. Wilbur in his work. Thief foiled While guests were

The offices of the Warren and Barrington Gazette, forerunner of the Warren Times-Gazette, in 1900. Note the printers at the rear of the photo, courtesy of the Warren Preservation Society.

100 Years Ago in Warren: Riot in the Polish colony

Taken from the pages of the Warren and Barrington Gazette this week in November 1912: Riot in the Polish colony The north end of the town was the scene of a lively scrap on Saturday night last, between the police and a few Polanders who were the worse for too much liquor. There are several

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Water Street sewer project starts this week

After several years of planning, an ambitious project to repair a faulty section of sewer lines along Water Street is about to begin. The $2.09 million project has been needed for years, and town officials hope the work — replacing a series of degraded, broken and inadequate sewer lines — will help clear up water

Veterans lay a wreath on the Town Common Honor Roll during Veterans Day ceremonies Sunday morning.

Warren marks veterans’ sacrifices

A small gathering of Boy Scouts, veterans, town officials and residents gathered at the Warren Town Common Sunday morning to mark the town’s observance of Veterans’ Day. Keynote speaker Chris Stanley, the president of the Warren Town Council, gave this speech: ” Today the First World War can often appear distant to us with so

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Deluge in Warren and Bristol

The remnants of Hurricane Isaac brought a deluge on the East Bay Wednesday, overflowing storm drains, sewers, basements and roads as a heavy band of rain moved in around 11:30 a.m., just as high tide was cresting. The storm incapacitated Route 114 on the Warren and Barrington line, south at Locust Terrace and caused traffic

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Too close for comfort

The driver of this Ryder moving truck pulled a bit too close to the curb in downtown Warren Thursday morning, partially taking out the sign for Federal Hill Pizza and causing some tree damage on the side of Main Street. The truck sustained some minor damage, as well.

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