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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

Barrington Town Hall, Barrington, Rhode Island

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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Warren council denies bid to raze 1862 home

By   /  November 21, 2012  /  News  /  2 Comments

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The JD Tuell House can stay. Warren Town Council members voted 3-0 Tuesday night to deny a request by the Wilbur Romano Funeral Home to demolish the old home at the corner of Main and Wheaton streets to make way for a parking lot. The council’s vote came after an hour of discussion, mostly from […]

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Bolster: It was an honor to serve

By   /  November 21, 2012  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

To the editor: It was an honor and a privilege to serve on the Warren Town Council, and I thank those who supported my campaign and my efforts as a councilman. Throughout my term, my aim was to treat people with respect, listen more than speak, introduce new objectives, and help solve serious problems facing […]

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Stanley back atop Warren Town Council

By   /  November 13, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

Warren attorney Morphis Jamiel (right) swears in the Warren Town Council Tuesday evening. From left are Scott Lial, Cathie Tattrie, Chris Stanley, David Frerichs and Joseph DePasquale.

Republican Chris Stanley was re-elected president of the Warren Town Council Tuesday when the council chose its officers for the coming term. Named vice president was David Frerichs. The council was sworn in by retiring Warren Probate Judge Morphis Jamiel, who minutes earlier was honored by the council for his patriotism and years of service […]

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DePasquale in, Bolster out in Warren Town Council race

By   /  November 6, 2012  /  Government & Politics, News  /  4 Comments

Joseph DePasquale is the newest member of the Warren Town Council.

Former Warren Town Councilor Joseph DePasquale will get another chance to serve his town. The Independent council candidate placed third in voting for five seats on the council, assuring himself a seat even as voters rejected outgoing councilor Davison Bolster, who finished sixth. Also making the cut were incumbent Democrats David Frerichs, the top vote […]

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Mellor and Silva should be commended for no-show

By   /  October 31, 2012  /  Letters to the Editor  /  15 Comments

To the editor: Warren Town Council candidates Brian Mellor and Richard Silva deserve much credit for refusing to attend the forum for town council candidates that was sponsored by the Rhode Island Voter Coalition. Behind the innocuously-named coalition lurks a sinister force called the Tea Party — a divisive political movement that represents the radical, […]

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Warren Town Council hopefuls state their plans

By   /  October 31, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

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The election is Tuesday, Nov. 6, and the eight candidates vying for five spots on the Warren Town Council were asked this week what one specific action (ordinance, policy, initiative etc) they plan to make if elected. Note that the answers are listed in the order they were received, from first to last: Richard Silva […]

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Vote Independent, for Warren’s sake

By   /  October 31, 2012  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

To the editor: At the recent Town Council candidates forum, candidates were asked if they believed there were two Warrens- the downtown/waterfront vs. the rest of Warren. Though all dismissed the idea as “myth” to be inclusive, it is undeniable that Warren is changing. And as perception is often reality- maybe there are indeed two […]

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Warren council hopefuls: “Here’s what I’ll do if elected”

By   /  October 29, 2012  /  News  /  1 Comment

The general election is one week away, and the eight candidates for Warren Town Council were asked the following this week: If you are elected to the council, what one plan will you bring to the table? Note that the responses are listed in the order received. Richard Silva (D) Candidate An initiative I would […]

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