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Warren council snubs would-be restaurateur

By   /  April 15, 2014  /  News  /  12 Comments

The sign outside the former Cheese Plate at Water and State streets says it all, as Fab Goldberg and a partner were denied a request to take over the place last week.

A former restaurant owner denied in her bid to start a new venture here has hired an attorney following a bizarre exchange with the Warren Town Council last Tuesday evening. Fab Goldberg, who owned the Basically British Tea Room in the Cutler Mill before being evicted in June 2009, appeared before the council with partner […]

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Warren Fire Department hit twice by budget cuts

By   /  April 14, 2014  /  News  /  3 Comments

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The biggest financial loser in this year’s budget cuts could be the Warren Fire Department, which will have to make do without $470,000 worth of items officials wanted. Warren budget cuts: A closer look at the numbers As part of their cost-cutting measures, town council members last week eliminated a $225,000 request by the department […]

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Fat Belly’s changes hands — sort of

By   /  April 11, 2014  /  News  /  1 Comment

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No, Fat Belly’s is not closing; just changing hands. Warren residents have been wondering about the 632 Metacom Ave. restaurant’s future this week, as signs at the property have been taken down. But they’re going back up, and the restaurant is under new ownership. On Tuesday, the Warren Town Council approved the sale of the […]

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Gerhardt: Disappointed in Warren council’s decision not to interview me

By   /  April 11, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

To the editor: The Warren Times-Gazette recently ran an article noting that, after 10 years of service on the Zoning Board, I had applied to serve on the the Planning Board. At it’s meeting on March 8, the Town Council decided, as is their right, to appoint another applicant. What concerns me is that “at […]

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Stanley: Lack of tax base, JFC voice crippling Warren

By   /  April 11, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  11 Comments

To the editor: The suggestion that the Town of Warren must “tighten their belts” is empty rhetoric. Against an ominous backdrop the Town of Warren works to craft a responsible budget each year.  The department head, Town Manager and the council work to develop a balanced operating budget that incorporates a combination of conservative economic […]

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Warren cuts summer beach programs, makes broad cuts amid budget crisis

By   /  April 9, 2014  /  News  /  3 Comments

Warren town councilors (from left) Scott Lial, Chris Stanley and David Frerichs go over the numbers at a recent Joint Finance Committee meeting.

Faced with escalating school costs they say were forced on them by Warren’s wealthier neighbors to the south, Warren Town Council members cut $1 million out of the 2014-15 town budget Tuesday night, slashing programs, positions and traditions that they said could change Warren forever. And there’s more pain to come, they warned. With education […]

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State holds off decision on controversial CRMC plan — for now

By   /  January 16, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

The Kickemuit River at sunrise.

A plan that opponents fear would cut the public out of important decisions about the waterfront is on hold as state officials who proposed it review their options. Local groups including the Kickemuit River Council (KRC), Save Bristol Harbor and the Warren and Bristol town councils, have all come out against a plan by the […]

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Warren Town Council removes planning board member

By   /  March 19, 2013  /  News  /  1 Comment

A former Warren Planning Board member who stopped showing up at meetings months ago and never reached out to the town has been removed from the board. Martine Rousseau was removed by a unanimous vote of the Warren Town Council at its meeting last Tuesday, on the advice of town solicitor Anthony DeSisto. Board chairman […]

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Councilors: Proposed BCWA rate hike feels rushed

By   /  December 20, 2012  /  News  /  3 Comments

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The holiday season might not be the best time for holding public hearings and voting on rate hikes. That’s some how some local officials feel anyway, including a few of those on hand for a meeting of the Barrington, Bristol and Warren Town Councils Wednesday night. The majority of the meeting focused on a presentation […]

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Barrington, Warren and Bristol Town Councils meet with BCWA tonight

By   /  December 19, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

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The Barrington, Warren and Bristol Town Councils will meet tonight at 7 p.m. The evening will kick off with a presentation from Bristol County Water Authority officials that is scheduled to include information on the agency’s strategic plan, finance plan and a potential rate hike for next year. The agenda also includes a discussion on […]

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