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Warren police: Officers log last marijuana arrest before law change

Warren police: Officers log last marijuana arrest before law change

Monday, March 25 Police were asked to check on the well-being of a dog on Luther Street. A Davis Street woman told police that a neighbor harassed her. A loose dog call came in from Brownell Street. Someone called police to report that the driver of a car on Water Street threw trash from the

Downtown Warren in the Spring.

Warren tax base drops by $89 million

Warren’s real estate has lost $89 million of its assessed value, a new analysis concludes. What does that mean for you? It depends on what happens with the budget. If the proposed town budget is adopted as is, Warren voters would see a tax rate of $18.54 this coming fiscal year, up $1.50 from the


Tough winter saps Warren overtime

It was an expensive winter. The Warren Town Council Tuesday night approved the DPW’s request for $20,000 to help cover the department’s overtime costs for the rest of the year. The department’s account is depleted and most of it was used up during the blizzard, though more recent storms haven’t helped. DPW head John Massed


Photo: Yes, it’s been a tough winter

Don’t think wind can bend steel? Think again. This is the galvanized steel backstop at the Burr’s Hill baseball and softball diamond. The large fence, which faces to the northwest, is bent backwards a good 15 degrees. It’s a victim of recent storms that covered it with heavy snow and ice and buffeted it with

Warren budget hearings continue Saturday

Warren’s municipal budget hearings continue this Saturday. The Warren Town Council, which spent all morning and a good part of the afternoon Saturday talking to town department heads about their various budgets, will meet with several other departments this Saturday as they make their way through Warren’s $xx million budget. Public hearings are set to

The house at 5 Westminster St. as it appeared in February.

Warren house rebuild angers some

Some call it a renovation, others a full-blown demolition. Whatever it is, the construction going on at 5 Westminster St. is hard to miss and may ultimately play a role in changing Warren’s demolition ordinance. The home, an early 1900s tenement owned by 5 Westminster St. LLC, has been completely transformed since work started there


Parking ban starts at 9 p.m. Monday in Warren

With a coastal storm already bringing snow to our area, the Town of Warren has instituted an on-street parking ban. It starts at 9 p.m. Monday and runs through noon Tuesday, though that may be extended. Though the storm isn’t expected to be significant, our area can expect about three to five inches. And once

This view shows Bridge Street looking west to its terminus on the lower Warren River. The area is impassible to traffic.

Work turns Warren street into parking lot

Few people in Warren looked forward to the weekend more than a half a dozen families at the bottom of Bridge Street. Last week was a trying one for some of them, but Friday night broiught some relief. For more than a week Bridge Street, at its intersection with Water Street west to the water,

Warren building permits: Week of Dec. 14

The following building permits were recently approved by Warren Building Official William Nash Jr. Eamon Lawless, 39 Cherry St. Strip and re-roof, install 23 vinyl replacement windows, $17,000. Robert Cembrola, 26 Asylum Road. Re-shingle two dormers on back of house, $2,000. Jeffrey Phillips, 180 Touisset Road. Strip and re-roof, $12,000. John M. Costa, 3 Katie

Adams Lane resident Dana Warren (right) speaks against the Wightman's Farm plan Tuesday night. At far left is project attorney Bruce Cox; at center is applicant Robin Remy.

Council kills Wightman’s Farm plan

Wightman’s Farm will remain open — for now. Warren Town Council members on Tuesday night denied a request to re-zone Metacom Avenue’s largest tract of open space land from residential to commercial, an idea that has been debated in Warren going on two years. It came down to a 3-1 vote, with councilor Cathie Tattrie